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Becoming Baglady: Collective Storytelling with Posthuman and Feminist New Materialism theories

Albin-Clark, J, Latto, L, Hawxwell, L and Ovington, J A (2022) Becoming Baglady: Collective Storytelling with Posthuman and Feminist New Materialism theories. In: ARCE 2022 'Transitions and Transformations: Educational Research in Rapidly Changing Contexts', 14.07.22 - 15.07.22, Edge Hill University.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)


Our paper shares our collective endeavour as four doctoral and early career researchers who are transitioning and becoming-with theories inspired by posthuman and feminist materialisms. Such theoretical frames are often understood as abstract and dense. Yet, we have found collegiality and understanding by reading and making with theories as a research collective known as the Bagladies. Our
inspiration is the science fiction writer Ursula Le Guin (1989, 2019) and her text ‘The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction’. This paper shares how we have employed storymaking where the human, non-human and more-than human come together as a lively relationality. We share our experiences in working as a collective that puts storytelling to work as a means of demystifying complex theory.


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Depositing User: Julie Ovington


Item ID: 14943

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ORCID for J Albin-Clark: ORCID iD
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Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2022 14:03
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2022 14:03


Author: J Albin-Clark ORCID iD
Author: L Latto ORCID iD
Author: L Hawxwell ORCID iD
Author: J A Ovington ORCID iD

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