Sharing a different voice: attending to stories in collaborative writing

Kitrina Douglas*, David Carless

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Through three stories, we hope to reveal how sometimes contradictory or unrecognizable aspects of our lives, selves, and stories can create tensions in the collaborative writing endeavor. We begin with a story that illuminates some of the narrative tensions that surface during a decade of writing collaboratively. In an effort to navigate these tensions, we explore two further stories in dialogue as a way to reveal how dominant narratives shape our lives and the stories we might tell. One aim of sharing these stories is to reveal how problematic ways of being are often inseparable from one’s cultural legacy. Making previously obscured narratives visible paves the way for imaginary leaps that are necessary for change. We hope these insights are useful for other writers and collaborators and those who seek caring, responsive, and nurturing writing relationships yet realize this journey can be problematic.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-311
Number of pages9
JournalCultural Studies - Critical Methodologies
Volume14
Issue number4
Early online date14 Apr 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • autoethnography
  • collaborative writing
  • dialogical research
  • horizon of interest
  • relationships
  • sport
  • story

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