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'In an arts-based inquiry, an exegesis is that dissertation or thesis that accompanies a creative production (artefact) that may be a novel, a memoir, a computer game, poetry, sculpting, paintings … The examinable outcome for the scholarly artist comprises both the creative work and the thesis. To substantiate the production of knowledge and find recognition as a scholar, the artist must document. As a method of inquiry an exegesis is core documentation. It is the written component that speaks to the production of knowledge. It is the record that makes visible the scholarly artist’s knowing. This paper examines the impulse to write, looks at the memoir and, with self-examples, reveals the exegesis as a type of memoir that gives insight to creative production. In it the researcher describes the process of creating, articulates and searches answers to a research question refined across stages of the study. The exegesis is both a product and a process that involves inward reflection and discernment. As the researcher shapes, substantiates, makes connections between creating art and showing research gains, the emergent exegesis is also a decisive memoir that an examiner must use to determine the logic or illogic of new knowledge through creative art.' (Abstract)

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    y separately published work icon New Writing vol. 14 no. 3 2017 11713345 2017 periodical issue

    'In order to function, your imagination employs an intensity of feeling. It can function only through such intensity because it needs to create, only from your memories, emotions, knowledge and perceptions, representations of activities and things that are not immediately present and not therefore accessible to your senses.

    'Your imagination’s intensity of feeling is empowered by your emotions. Emotions are widely shared human assessments, psychological and physiological reactions to events, people, experiences, the world, thoughts. Your feelings are how such emotions are individually described by you. Two people can have similar psychological and physiological reactions and one of them might describe the feeling as ‘love’ and the other person describe the feeling as ‘affection’. Because the imagination is key to creative writing, the place of feeling is heightened and your individual interpretation of emotions (yours and those of others) is therefore essential to creative writing.' (Editorial)

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