Ashoka Uni launches The Centre for The Creative and The Critical
NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: Ashoka University on Friday announced the setting up of its new centre, The Centre for the Creative and the Critical. This Centre will provide a forum to raise and address questions around creative practice and critical argument. The Centre aims to bring together novelists, poets, translators, artists, scholars, filmmakers, journalists and publishers who belong to different traditions and histories from all over the world to stimulate intercultural and extra-disciplinary discussions about creative practice, the varsity said in a statement.
It intends to make itself a source for interventions in contemporary debates on varied subjects and develop a new vocabulary for these debates. It will build on partnerships with other institutions around the world, it added. Speaking at the launch of the Centre, Amit Chaudhuri, Professor of Creative Writing and Director, The Centre for the Creative and the Critical, Ashoka University said, ''I am delighted to announce the inception of the Centre for the Creative and the Critical at Ashoka University. The Centre is meant to create a space for thinking about creative practice and critical concepts in a way that is no longer addressed by institutional and academic writing or by the language adopted by publishers, festivals, or the media. In other words, it arises from a genuine desire to depart from the way literature and creativity are discussed in the academy and in the public sphere.