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Writing Academic Texts Differently
Intersectional Feminist Methodologies and the Playful Art of Writing

Edited By

Nina Lykke

ISBN 9781138283114
Published November 16, 2016 by Routledge
252 Pages

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Book Description

This edited volume combines cutting-edge research on feminist and intersectional writing methodologies with explorations of links between academic and creative writing practices. Contributors discuss what it means for academic writing processes to explore intersectional in-between spaces between monolithic identity markers and power differentials such as gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality and nationality. How does such a frame change academic writing? How does it make it pertinent to explore new synergies between academic and creative writing? In answer to these questions, the book offers theories, methodologies, political and ethical considerations, as well as reflections on writing strategies. Suggestions for writing exercises, developed against the background of the contributors' individual and joint teaching practices, will inspire readers to engage in alternative writing practices themselves.

Table of Contents

Editorial Introduction  Nina Lykke, Anne Brewster, Kathy Davis, Redi Koobak, Sissel Lie and Andrea Petö  Part One: The Politics of Writing Differently  1. Intersectionality as Critical Methodology  Kathy Davis  2. Passionate Disidentifications as an Intersectional Writing Strategy  Nina Lykke  3. Writing the Place from Which One Speaks  Redi Koobak and Suruchi Thapar-Björkert  4. Whiteness and Affect: The Embodied Ethics of Relationality  Anne Brewster  5. Feminist Crime Fiction as a Model for Writing History Differently  Andrea Pető  Part Two: Learning to Write Differently  6. Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast: How I Came Across My Research Topic and What Happened Next  Redi Koobak  7. The Infinite Resources for Writing  Sissel Lie  8. From an Empty Head to a Finished Text: The Writing Process  Sissel Lie  9. The Choreography of Writing an Introduction  Nina Lykke  10. Politics of Gendered Remembering: Feminist Narratives of "Meaningful Objects"  Andrea Petö  11. Making Theories Work  Kathy Davis  12. Making Language Your Own: Brainstorming, Heteroglossia and Poetry  Anne Brewster  13. Writing in Stuck Places  Redi Koobak  14. Publish or Perish: How to Get Published in an International Journal  Kathy Davis.  Postscripts  On (Not) Reading Deleuze in Cairns  Susanne Gannon.  Authors’ Aphorisms: A Year of Writing…

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Nina Lykke is Professor of Gender and Culture, Unit of Gender Studies, Linköping University, Sweden.