Language and creativity
Language and creativity

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Language and creativity


This free course was written by Philip Seargeant and Zsófia Demjén, with additional material by Penny Manford.

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Figure 1(1): from Ian McEwan's Atonement 2001, p. 63, published by Vintage.

Figure 1(2): Penguin joke, © unknown.

Figure 1(3): © unknown.

Figure 1(4): Banksy, courtesy of Banksy/New York 2013.

Figure 1(5): © Judy Horacek.

Figure 1(6): © 1963, 1991 by Trustees for E E Cummings Trust from Complete Poems 1904-1962, EE Cummings , edited by George J Firmage. Used by permission of Leveright Publishing Corporation.

Figure 2: from:,_1605_by_Crispijn_van_de_Passe_the_Elder.jpg.

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Figure 4: © Banksy.

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Figure 6: from: Jeremy Deller, Morrissey: A Life In Words, 1995, p. 47 of Joy in People catalogue, written by Deller, J. (2012) Joy in People, London, Hayward Publishing.

Figure 7: Jeremy Deller, Quotations, 1995 (David Bowie) from p. 50 of Joy in People catalogue, written by Deller, J (2012) Joy in People, London, Hayward Publishing.

Figure 8: Jeremy Deller, Open Bedroom, 1993, The Chelsea Smilers mail-out, installed in the Deller family home, p. 10 of Joy in People London: Hayward Publishing.


Video : Activity 6: © The Open University. Content in video Courtesy Jeremy Deller video.

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