‘A Positive Legacy? Creative Subjectivities in the Wake of the Pandemic’ Sue: What’s this talk all about, Stephanie? Stephanie: This talk is about creativity. We all understand the word and probably share some similar views about what it means and about the kinds of people who are creative. The understanding and views are part of… Continue reading In Dialogue with Professor Stephanie Taylor about her Talk at the OPRC Launch Event
The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted heavily on the previously celebrated global sector of the creative industries. Contemporary discourses of creativity and creative work derive in large part from psychological research that both draws on and challenges the elite associations of the arts. Professor Stephanie Taylor's lecture adopts a critical discursive psychological approach to challenge accounts… Continue reading A positive legacy? Creative subjectivities in the wake of the pandemic
Professor Stephanie Taylor introduces a new collection of published research. Pathways into Creative Working Lives is a collection of fifteen chapters on new research into the ways that people enter so-called 'creative' work. For more than two decades, policy makers and educationalists have celebrated the ever-expanding range of occupations that make up the global sector of… Continue reading New research on creative workers and creative careers
In this blog, Professor Stephanie Taylor considers the language of COVID-19 and its wider implications. In 1978, the critical theorist Susan Sontag wrote about the metaphors of cancer. She argued that the language used to discuss cancer, which at the time was considered an almost untreatable disease, echoed that of the so-called war against communism,… Continue reading Viral language? The emerging discourses of COVID-19
In this end-of-year blog, Professor Stephanie Taylor questions whether the label of 'part time' is appropriate for Open University study. Are you a part-time student? Do you think part-time university education should be abolished? Before you answer those questions, let's consider exactly what we mean by 'part-time'. The Open University has of course been famous… Continue reading The abolition of ‘part-time’ education?