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RLST3606: Sacred Creativity: Text, Image, Film

The keys to human creativity have long been encoded in religious endeavour. Here we examine the thoughts and methods that have enabled profound artistic and literary responses within, and in response to, religious worldviews. The impact of inspiration, prophecy, dreams, drug-taking, and ritual on great art, literature, and film will be demonstrated.

Code RLST3606
Academic unit Studies in Religion
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in Studies in Religion
RLST2628 or RLST2625

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Students will be able to link accumulated knowledge on religion and sacrality to the analysis of creativity
  • LO2. Students will investigate creative responses to novel problems in the discipline.
  • LO3. Students will work across cultural backgrounds and collaboratively.
  • LO4. Using various disciplinary approaches to creativity and sacrality students will analyse the social role of the creative process
  • LO5. Students will work in groups to reflect ethically as the incorporate new information into prevailing methodological prisms
  • LO6. Students will consider how their own creative processes inform on their research and society more generally.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.