Creativity plays a fundamental role in how we interact and express ourselves. Create a debate about the functions of creativity. The different standpoints of the debate should center around the functions of creativity as:
 entertaining  engaging  creating harmony  creating discord  preserving the status quo  challenging the status quo.
Conclude with a summary of your own opinion/standpoint.
You are expected to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
1.How English (and other languages) may be used creatively, both in everyday and more literary texts and practices;
2.The diverse forms that creativity/verbal art may take in English; how these relate to the affordance (being able to do or provide something without unacceptable or disadvantageous consequences) of different modes and media, genres and social/cultural contexts.
3.The role of different participants – authors, designers, audiences (listeners, readers, viewers) – in the construction of ‘artful’ texts and practices;
4.Different theories of creativity/verbal art, including those that focus on
‘local’ interactional functions and those that appeal to more general explanations – socio-psychological, neurological, evolutionary;
5.Different theoretical and analytical approaches to the study of
English/language (including those that privilege texts, those that privilege contextualized language practices, those that insist on a critical approach to texts/practices) and the relative strengths and limitations of these approaches.
6.A wide range of terminology for describing English language texts and