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Summoning Ghosts and Releasing Angels: Challenging the Tyranny of the Blank Page
Author: Amina Alyal; Oz Hardwick
Amina Alyal and Oz Hardwick consider visual hallucinations and pareidolia, and how writers might, access pre-existing texts, as suggested in the testimony of a poem’s evolution.
Attachments: Summoning Ghosts and Releasing Angels.pdf

ABSTRACT
In this article, the authors challenge the notion of “the blank page” and, with reference to visual phenomena such as Charles Bonnet Syndrome and pareidolia, suggest ways in which the page can be reconceptualised as a space in which the text already exists, along with ways in which they may be accessed by the writer.

KEY WORDS
Blank page; Charles Bonnet Syndrome; Ghosts; Hermeneutics; Pareidolia; Phenomenology; Reader-response; Synaesthesia

 
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