Writing together at a distance

Linda Henderson, Louise M. Thomas

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In this chapter, we consider concepts of space and place in relation to academic writing. Arising from a flow of emails, ideas/thoughts/feelings began to emerge in-between us as two academics. Located separately, both geographically and institutionally, our writing emerged from mo(ve)ments – both physically and affectively. One of us moved institutions, the other moved out of academic institutions. We found ourselves needing to re-make/re-consider/re-create our spaces and places in which to do the work of ‘academia’, and ‘re-be/come’ as academics in these new spaces. Through this there was a seeking out of mo(ve)ments of connections. A seeking to engage in the task of academic writing capable of embracing mo(ve)ments of becoming-academic, rather than ‘being’ academic. In so doing, the chapter engages with minor writing to disrupt/disturb striated forms of academic writing and enable multiple ways of being and becoming as academic.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademic Writing and Identity Constructions
Subtitle of host publicationPerformativity, Space and Territory in Academic Workplaces
EditorsLouise M. Thomas, Anne B. Reinertsen
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9783030016746
ISBN (Print)9783030016739
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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