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|Title:||Constructing imaginary narratives: Practice-led research and feminist practice in creative writing|
|Author(s):||Enza Gandolfo, (Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia)|
|Citation:||Enza Gandolfo, (2012) "Constructing imaginary narratives: Practice-led research and feminist practice in creative writing", Qualitative Research Journal, Vol. 12 Iss: 1, pp.61 - 74|
|Keywords:||Creative arts research, Creative writing, Feminism, Narratives, Practice-led research|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/14439881211222732 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – Deleuze and Guattari have argued that in art, including literature, the senses get hold of the world in a non-conceptual or “sensational” way, adding “new varieties” that can lead to new ways of knowing and seeing. The purpose of this paper is to explore the nature of multi-disciplinary, practice-led research in creative writing as a form of knowledge making in qualitative research.
Design/methodology/approach – The author uses her own writing, especially the novel
Findings – By using her own practice of fiction writing and research as a case study, the author explores the ways that constructing an imagined narrative – in this case a novel – can make a contribution to knowledge and raise questions about representation, truth and subjectivity.
Originality/value – In this paper, through a few examples from her novel, the author's aim has been to write a narrative of the process, of “material thinking” that led to the final work.
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