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Feminist Speculations and the Practice of Research-Creation
Writing Pedagogies and Intertextual Affects

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ISBN 9780367612627
September 6, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
192 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Feminist Speculations and the Practice of Research-Creation provides a unique introduction to research-creation as a methodology, and a series of exemplifications of research-creation projects in practice with a range of participants including secondary school students, artists, and academics.

In conversation with leading scholars in the field, the book outlines research-creation as transdisciplinary praxis embedded in queer-feminist anti-racist politics. It provides a methodological overview of how the author approaches research-creation projects at the intersection of literary arts, textuality, artistic practice, and pedagogies of writing, drawing on concepts related to the feminist materialisms, including speculative thought, affect theories, queer theory, and process philosophy. Further, it troubles representationalism in qualitative research in the arts. The book demonstrates how research-creation operates through the making of or curating of art or cultural productions as an integral part of the research process. The exemplifications chapters engage with the author’s research-creation events with diverse participants all focused on text-based artistic projects including narratives, inter-textual marginalia art, postcards, songs, and computer-generated scripts.

The book is aimed at graduate students and early career researchers who mobilize the literary arts, theory, and research in transdisciplinary settings.

Table of Contents

Interstice: And  Preface: ‘What do Books have to do with Education?’  1. Theoretical Precursors: Tracing My Methodology for Research-Creation  2. Minor Interferences: Marginalia as Research-Creation;  Interstice: Citations  3. Affective Public Pedagogies: Youth Writing the Intersections of Race-gender-power  4. More-than-linguistic Rhetorics: Writing (Speculative) Mappings of Place  5. Postcards from Strangers: Queer-non-arrivals on a Long-distance Walk along St. Cuthbert’s Way;  Interstice: Oblique Curiosities  6. Tweets & Critiques from @postqual Diffractor Bot  7. Undisciplined: Reaffirming Transdisciplinarity in Social Science and Humanities Research;  Interstice: Hyphens

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Sarah E. Truman is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Melbourne, Australia, where she researches English literary education and speculative fiction at the Literary Education Lab. Sarah is co-director of the international research-creation project WalkingLab, and one half of the electro-folk duo Oblique Curiosities. Her projects and publications are detailed at www.sarahetruman.com