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ERIC Number: ED109676
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 9
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The Transformation of Personal Themas in Literary Creation.
Barron, Frank
Many methods in clinical and personality psychology has as their implicit if not explicit aim the eliciting of transformations so that the mind of the subject may be better understood. By offering a graduate seminar in "Psychobiography and Historiometry," the author hoped to deal with the problem of design and transformation in the study of life and literature. Since transformations are in some sense unconscious, a mental leap must occur for the transformation to be made. Furthermore, it is suggested that the transformational process is at the heart of the creative process. Toward further investigating the creative process, the seminar attempted a psychological portrait of William Carlos Williams. Through the use of clay sculpture, the class was able to create diverse structural representations of a selfhood they had found in the writings of the poet. (LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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