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COLLABORATION

Ann Game and Andrew Metcalfe

in Literature and Theology

Volume 14, issue 3, pages 261-275
Published in print September 2000 | ISSN: 0269-1205
Published online September 2000 | e-ISSN: 1477-4623 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/litthe/14.3.261
COLLABORATION

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The Death of the Author-God is a centrepiece of post-structuralist thought, but little attention has been given to its curious relation to religious understandings of creativity. The death of the author holds open the divine space of nothingness in-between writer and text allowing the revitalisation of concepts of inspiration, calling, annunciation and muses. Creativity is not an expression moving from origin to representation, from active subject to passive object, but is born in relations or collaborations with the world. It is a humble rather than ego-driven state of being a celebratory participation in the creation of the world.

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