Queering practice-led research: subjectivity, creative practice and performative research

Baker, Dallas J. (2011) Queering practice-led research: subjectivity, creative practice and performative research. In: 2010 Cultural Studies Association of Australasia National Conference: A Scholarly Affair (CSAA 2010), 7-9 Dec 2010, Byron Bay, Australia.

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Practice-Led Research (PLR) is gaining acceptance in the tertiary sector as a rigorous and innovative research methodology in the creative arts. To date, scholarship on PLR has focussed on what constitutes research. This paper, in contrast, discusses what constitutes ‘practice’ and describes a form of PLR that is influenced by Queer Theory. This queered PLR foregrounds subjectivity as a practice in itself and views both creative practice and critical research as components in an ‘ethics of the self’ (Foucault 1978) or ‘self-bricolage’.
A queered PLR can be seen to reframe creative practice and critical research as a Foucauldian style ethical intervention into subject formation and knowledge production. The paper uses Creative Writing as an exemplar of the relationship of creative endeavour and discourse to the constitution of subjectivities.
The pairing of PLR and Queer Theory is innovative and can provide the creative arts researcher with innovative tools to enrich creative practice, diversify research pathways and increase points of connection with disparate creative artefacts or products.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright Statement: Articles first published in the Proceedings may subsequently be published elsewhere by authors, provided the next version acknowledges this original publication.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Arts - School of Humanities and Communication
Date Deposited: 19 May 2017 05:40
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2018 02:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: creative writing, practice-led research, queer theory
Fields of Research : 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190402 Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting)
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200599 Literary Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
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/31091

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