In dialogue with fiction on the craft of transforming life into a research text: A collaborative writing strategy when you are alone

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This paper describes a collaborative writing strategy when you are alone. It is the story of how I came to bring Phineas, the protagonist in A.S. Byatt’s A Biographer’s Tale (2001), into my writing process as a third voice in my dialogue with my data. It is a self-reflective “messy text” (Denzin, 1997, p. 225) that shows how co-writers are always present, even when you might feel that you are writing all alone.
In A Biographer’s Tale, the academic Phineas renounces his post-structural dissertation project in literature to search for “things” and “facts”. He decides to write a biography. However, Phineas discovers that “facts” are slippery and not easily “pieced together”. Phineas writes about his struggles, and so do I. Through co-writing with Phineas, I gradually found a voice of experience, which helped me to transforming my ethnographic data into research texts.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato17 maj 2013
StatusUdgivet - 17 maj 2013
BegivenhedInternational Congress of Qualitative Inquiry - University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, USA
Varighed: 15 maj 201318 maj 2013
Konferencens nummer: 9

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KonferenceInternational Congress of Qualitative Inquiry
Nummer9
LokationUniversity of Illinois
LandUSA
ByChampaign, Illinois
Periode15/05/201318/05/2013

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Wegener, C. (2013). In dialogue with fiction on the craft of transforming life into a research text: A collaborative writing strategy when you are alone. Abstract fra International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign, Illinois, USA.
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