Creativity as a response to chaos: innovation and imagination in post-2003 Iraqi literature and art
Keywords:Chaos, Iraq, literature, art, media, war, disorder, order
My study focuses on Iraq, and, more specifically, on the creative works of fiction and art that emerged in the years following the 2003 US invasion when chaos became a reality. Analysing these works will show how their emergence and flowering during the period after the war, as well as the decades of censorship and stagnation prove the existence of a viable connection between chaos, creativity, and knowledge. In other words, I will show how the violence and disorder in the post-war period stimulated creativity in two Iraqi authors and artists. [...] Their works show how imagination can spring from chaos to describe it, embrace it, or suggest certain ways to resist it.
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