Performative Writing as a Method of Inquiry With the Material World: The Art of the Imperative

  • Esther Fitzpatrick The University of Auckland
  • Alys Longley University of Auckland
Keywords: performative writing, imperative, posthuman, intra-action, arts-based

Abstract

Understanding writing as a performative material practice, this paper highlights the “imperative” as a strategy to enhance writing practices in our classrooms and academic workshops. Drawing on posthuman theories and intra-active relationships, it describes how performative arts-based writing can provide a way to engage with the human and nonhuman, the embodied, sensory elements of our writerly worlds. Employing a critical collaborative autoethnographic methodology, the two authors provide a narrative account of a year as two research Fellows in a university exploring writing as a method of inquiry through designing and implementing a series of performative arts-based writing activities.

Published
2020-06-13
How to Cite
FitzpatrickE., & LongleyA. (2020). Performative Writing as a Method of Inquiry With the Material World: The Art of the Imperative. LEARNing Landscapes, 13(1), 115-128. https://doi.org/10.36510/learnland.v13i1.1007