miun.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
The Professor's Chair: An Untimely Academic Novella
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2010 (English)In: Life Writing, ISSN 1448-4528, Vol. 7, no 2, 155-172 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

This reflexive article aims to construct academic textuality beyond the author – to elaborate possible forms of the symbolic, visual and sensory, in research. The story is set in a university, the writing happens both in the process of writing by the author, and for the main character, in the novella in other places. It can be described as critical reflexive strategy inspired by poststructuralist feminist theory and literary fiction, and additionally by methodological approaches in the humanities and social sciences, such as theorising letters (Jolly & Stanley 2005), memory work (Haug et. al 1987) and theoretical autobiography (Overall 1998). In particular, it draws on work by the theorist, critic and writer of fiction, Hélène Cixous, and the feminist author and theorist Charlotte Perkins Gilman, drawing on interpretation of Cixous´ essay Enter the Theatre and Gilman´s story The Yellow Wallpaper. . The Professor’s Chair has been published in Swedish in the book Genus och det akademiska skrivandets former (Gender and forms of academic writing) (Eds Bränström Öhman & Livholts, 2007). This reflexive article consists of a selection of translated sections, some newly written text and a photograph to help strengthen the visual and symbolic dimensions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge , 2010. Vol. 7, no 2, 155-172 p.
Keyword [en]
reflexive academic writing, feminist theorising, personal narrative, social change
National Category
Social Work Gender Studies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-6546Local ID: 5534OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-6546DiVA: diva2:31585
Available from: 2008-12-07 Created: 2008-12-07 Last updated: 2013-02-11Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Livholts, Mona
By organisation
Department of Social Work
Social WorkGender Studies

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Total: 217 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf