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"Safe home": Approaching a writing position

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Join us for a Research Commons by Vicki Crowley, who will present her paper "Safe home": Approaching a writing position.

Abstract: This paper plies the concept of “Safe home” (a softball term for reaching home base and a precarious overarching metaphor) to pursue the vexed question of ‘a writing position’ for a non-Indigenous researcher working in an invited project of archiving, presenting, representing and curating the story of softball with, and for, the women of Amoonguna.

Acknowledging the past 30+ years of the politics of voice, the presentation and writing takes as its starting point the necessity for a re-visioned practice that seeks conversation with contemporary contexts of Indigenous creative interventions.

The paper calls up words and language from would-be colonisers and colonial histories. Being as much about an approach as it is a position, this early tentative move draws on poetics and poesis as a means of exploring the need for something more at this present point of time.

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