The notion of all knowledge as situated connects the broad spectrum of feminist academic practices. This insight has influenced feminist writers for decades, leading to a plethora of different writing styles and methodologies.
In this tutorium we will engage with some of the many ways situated and embodied knowledge can influence and find expression in our own (academic) writing. By concentrating especially on the question of how to apply intersectional modes of analysis in our research, we will look into how writing and thinking are connected and how we can express the complexity of lived experiences through text.
Throughout the semester we will engage with questions such as:
How is what we know connected to how we write?
What can creative writing practices bring to our research?
Can we translate embodied knowledges into text?
Do our feelings and emotions belong in our research writing, and if yes, how?
What role could poetry, fiction and autobiography play in our (academic) writing?
Can our (academic) writing be a feminist tool?
How do the metaphors we employ in our writing influence the knowledge we gain and communicate?
How can we make our own writing more accessible, interesting and informative?
Because of the research-learning format of the tutorium, we will not only read and discuss texts on these topics, we will also try out different methods of writing, continually connecting research practice with epistemological discussion.
The primary language in the tutorium will be English, but participants are welcome to write in the language they feel most comfortably in.
The tutorium is open for all students in all stages of their studies who are interested in feminist writing practices. As the tutorium will be especially focused on the participants own writing practices, everyone will be able to engage with the topics that interest them, as well as the space will be particularly fruitful for those already engaged in writing BA or MA thesis or other bigger writing projects.