Embedded engagements : the challenge of creative practice research to the humanities

Yeates, Helen L. (2009) Embedded engagements : the challenge of creative practice research to the humanities. The International Journal of the Humanities, 7(1), pp. 139-147.

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This article explores the opportunities and challenges surrounding a viable cross-disciplinary engagement between the Humanities disciplines and the Creative Practice disciplines within the innovative context of the Creative Industries Faculty at the Queensland University of Technology. This will involve a charting of the intersection of the emerging field of creative practice-led research with various disciplines in the Humanities such as cultural studies. The potential for a reciprocal, transformative process in these creative fields will be addressed. Several examples of postgraduate students’ research will be foregrounded as case studies of the issues involved in fostering a genuine cultural critique both within and through creative practice. Some observers may argue that the research higher degree creative practitioner in effect looks outward from the symbolic material forms being created, in search of an interpretative paradigm, thereby trawling the Humanities for a theory. Several current debates within the postgraduate research arena regarding the balance between the theoretical exegesis and the creative work (e.g. performance, drama, dance, visual art, creative writing, film and screen production, music, interactive media etc) will also be critically examined.

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ID Code: 30330
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Creative practice research, Cultural Studies, Humanities research, practice-led research, exegesis, Research Higher Degree students, Creative Industries, HERN
ISSN: 1447-9508
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified (200299)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Common Ground Publishing Pty Ltd
Deposited On: 09 Feb 2010 22:46
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 04:59

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