Title of Presentation
Creativity and Religious Forms as Healing
Date of Presentation
Name of Conference
Perspectives on Creativity Conference
Date of Conference
Location of Conference
Modern Languages and Literatures
Many Francophone works are marked with a sense of fragmentation, estrangement, and at times a paralyzing depressive or self-destructive state of the individual, who seeks a sense of unity within the self, as well as a meaningful connection with the other. Julia Kristeva, a Freudian psychotherapist points out that a sense of reconnection and unity can be achieved through religious and artistic forms that bridge the gap between the individual who feels estranged and the surrounding world. Religious and artistic discourse, shared within a particular culture, imposes an imprint of symbols and establishing a symbolic lineage that retrieves meaning and the hope for life.
Kupper, Nelly. Creativity and Religious Forms as Healing. Perspectives on Creativity Conference. Holy Family University, Philadelphia, PA. 2010, March.