(Re)Scripting the self: creative writing, effeminacy and the art of subjectivity

Baker, Dallas J. (2017) (Re)Scripting the self: creative writing, effeminacy and the art of subjectivity. Writing in Practice: the Journal of Creative Writing Research, 3. ISSN 2058-5535

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This paper describes how a practice-led research methodology used to produce a creative writing artefact, a script, had a transformative impact on a number of levels: on the artefact, on the writing practice itself and on my own self-knowledge, my gender identity or subjectivity. The creative writing artefact in question is a television miniseries script entitled The Tree. The script and this paper explore the notion of effeminacy as a liminal masculinity of considerable discursive potency that simultaneously disrupts both masculinity and femininity. The paper also discusses how the practice-led research methodology itself facilitated the development of fresh understandings around the liminal masculinity of effeminacy and how these new understandings interacted with my own lived gender and embodied subjectivity.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2017 06:15
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2018 23:27
Uncontrolled Keywords: creative writing, self-making, effeminacy, performativity, scriptwriting
Fields of Research : 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190402 Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/31081

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