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Creative Writing Methodologies: Art as Radical Research

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Arts based research promises and responds to moments of “existential crisis” (Denzin 2002) for teachers, artists, and researchers in embodied and affective ways.This talk asks readers to consider the ways in which arts based research effectively bridges political, pedagogical and intercultural gaps, and facilitates new ways in which we “make community” (Hooks 2003). Through arts-based research practices, students, teachers and researchers are “border-crossers” (Giroux 2005) at the forefront of innovative pedagogies which are, by their nature, collaborative, radical and full of hope.

About the Speakers

Anne HarrisDr Anne Harris, PhD is a Senior Lecturer at Monash University (Melbourne), and researches in the areas of arts, creativity, performance and diversity. She is a native New Yorker and has worked professionally as a playwright, teaching artist and journalist in the USA and Australia. She has published over 50 articles and 8 books, including Video As Method (Oxford University Press, 2016) and Writing for Performance (co-authored with Stacy Holman Jones) (Sense Publishers, 2016). She is the book series editor of Creativity, Education and the Arts (Palgrave), and a frequent contributor to The Conversation.

stacey-holman-jonesDr Stacy Holman Jones is a Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at California State University, Northridge, and a Professor of Performance Studies at Monash University Faculty of Arts, Centre for Theatre and Performance (Melbourne). She’s written over 50 articles and 8 books: Kaleidoscope Notes: Writing Women’s Music and Organizational Culture (AltaMira,1998), Torch Singing: Performing Resistance and Desire from Edith Piaf to Billie Holiday (AltaMira, 2007), Handbook of Autoethnography (Left Coast Press, 2013 co-edited with Tony E. Adams and Carolyn Ellis), Autoethnography (Oxford University Press, 2015, co-authored with Tony E. Adams and Carolyn Ellis), Identity, Place, Exile: Storying Home (Lexington 2015, co-edited with Devika Chawla), Queer Autoethnography (forthcoming 2018, Routledge, co-authored with Anne Harris), Writing for Performance (Sense, 2016, co-authored with Anne M. Harris) and The Handbook of Performance Studies (Wiley Blackwell, forthcoming). She is the founding editor of Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, a journal dedicated to publishing innovative, experimental, aesthetic, and provocative works on the theories, practices, and possibilities of critical qualitative research.

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