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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Being in the Archive : Affect and Scholarly Distance
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'Working in the archives of living writers provides exciting possibilities for extended interpersonal research as well as ethical challenges. This article explores the author’s experience of working in Helen Garner’s restricted archives and negotiating the demands of scholarly objectivity with an increasingly felt empathic engagement. The author traces a chronological path through the archives relating to Garner’s three substantial works of non-fiction: The First Stone (1995), Joe Cinque’s Consolation (2004) and This House of Grief (2014). She draws attention to some of the ways in which distance and objectivity can be influenced not only by contact with a living writer but also by the space in which the archive is encountered. With a deliberate focus on the lived experience of researching, rather than a scholarly examination of archival theory, the author offers a case study of how the interaction of archives and living subject can shape research and publication.'  (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon Archives and Manuscripts vol. 46 no. 1 2018 13380115 2018 periodical issue

    'This issue presents a number of articles and reflections about some women’s archives from the perspectives of some archivists, activists and researchers. It addresses some major, significant and challenging archival and research projects relating to women’s archives. Most of the settings for the archives discussed in this issue could be described as ‘traditional’ archives among whose primary purposes is to support research.' (Katrina Dean Editorial introduction)

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