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ERIC Number: EJ1109398
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1358-684X
Non-Intentional Invention: The Promethean, Trickster, and Improvisational Invention Heuristics of Academic Writers and Poets
Wirtz, Jason
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v20 n1 p53-67 2013
This essay introduces a novel way to conceptualize writerly invention -- invention as adopting a non-intentional intellectual stance wherein heuristics are experienced as acting upon the writer as opposed to being enacted by the writer. This view of invention complicates and extends the traditional, Aristotelian view of invention as discreet heuristic aids chosen by the writer to develop a topic or position. The non-intentional invention heuristics explored in this essay include promethean, trickster, and improvisational.
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Language: English
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