The art of making interpretative research through the use of the threefolded mimesis

Susanne Dau

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This paper aim to investigate the potentials of using the threefold mimetic process as a hermeneutic arch in the interpretation of data collected through narrative and open ended focus-group interviews. The creative element of these interpretations lies in the possibilities of generating novel and useful knowledge in a process of mimetic interpretation. It´s a process that implies figuration, configuration and refiguration. A process that unfold past, present and future, plots and metaphors’, narratives in interpretation, understanding and explanation, but also facts’ and fiction. The methodology draws upon both phemenology and a critical hermeneutical tradition, and it acknowledge influences of both semantic, structualism and pragmatism. This paper address the pro and cons of a Ricæur inspired interpretative mimetic research process in the investigating of spaces in blended learning, in undergraduate education. The paper highlights potentials and limits, in the use of the mimetic interpretation of the empirical data, and how it can be understood at a process of art and creativity.

TitelIHSRC 2013 Abstracts Papers, Symposia, Posters
Publikationsdatoaug. 2013
StatusUdgivet - aug. 2013
BegivenhedInternational Human Science Research Conference - Aalborg, Danmark
Varighed: 13 aug. 201316 aug. 2013


KonferenceInternational Human Science Research Conference


  • Mimesis
  • blended learning
  • narratives
  • undergraduate education
  • creativity