Narrativity-Reflexivity Day (18th Feb 2011)
(This is an edited version of the introduction to the collection of texts which we circulated in preparation for the day. The texts contributed by particpants were then extensively discussed on the day itself …)
A Second Narrativity-Reflexivity Seminar
We have (so far) texts from the following participants: Magdalena, Julian, Richard, Lou, Juup, and Vivien. We also have texts from virtual participants – Tanya, Susan, Helen and Magda – and we may also still get some from Mariam, Shaun and Clare.
In family-name alphabetical order, these texts are reproduced in the resource below, face-to-face participants first and then ‘absent friends’. Last Friday, we had a series of engagements (involving presentation and clarification of the texts’ purpose etc, and then individual and collective engagement with them) with the participants’ texts.
The main objective was that through these discussions and readings each of us would have an enriched sense of how the process of writing ourselves into our accounts of (parts of) our research/ scholarship might work in different hands and thereby bring this enriched set of perspectives into our own ongoing developing practice in this regard. It is this personalised writing agenda that could now form the basis of the blog follow-up activities. So, enjoy the readings …
(To download the texts please click here. Reactions, observations and comments welcome from one and all: the was-there, the wished-you-were-there and the curious-more-info-please.)