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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 (Re)Meeting Ms. Logos : Problems of Privilege in and through Creative Writing Pedagogies
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'This article considers the violences of identity-based privilege in university teaching. Pedagogical practice bears both possibilities for undoing privilege and risks for reperpetuating it – even when the educator intends otherwise, for privilege is often invisible, and educators may not always recognise its operations in their classrooms. Creative writing research can usefully make invisible privileges visible, which creates scope for questioning privilege and realising (making real) more livable ways of being. Following previous creative writing-based research into privilege and/or marginalisation (Kon-yu 2010; Bellette 2013; Williams 2013; Gandolfo 2016b), this article engages knowledge-generation practices of writing and self re-reading: I present and discuss Meeting Ms. Logos, a narrative penned five years ago, about teaching offshore in Singapore for an Australian university. At the time, the piece disturbed me, so I shelved it. But now, heeding privilege scholar Peggy McIntosh’s call for academics to ‘map our experiences’ of both privilege and marginalisation (2012: 197, 203-4), I re-confront Ms. Logos in order to avoid becoming Ms. Logos. This process is one I share because the exchange of narratives about coming-toawareness of privilege ‘allows us to know ourselves better, know others better, and recognise the matrices of power we are all in’ (McIntosh 2012: 203).' (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon TEXT Special Issue Website Series Identity, Politics and Creative Writing no. 53 October 2018 15271841 2018 periodical issue

    'This special issue of TEXT explores issues related to identity, politics and creative writing from the perspective of creative writers and creative writing academics. The question of who can speak and what stories can be told is central to any discussion of contemporary writing and writers, and to the literary industry including publishing, reviewing, awards and education.' (Natalie Kon-yu and Enza Gandolfo : Introduction)

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