“These Waves ...”: writing new bodies for applied e-literature studies

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dc.contributor.author Ensslin, Astrid
dc.contributor.editor O'Sullivan, James
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-15T13:17:05Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-15T13:17:05Z
dc.date.issued 2019-07-17
dc.identifier.citation Ensslin, A. (2019) '“These Waves ...”: Writing New Bodies for Applied E-literature Studies', [Video] Electronic Literature Organization Conference & Media Arts Festival (ELO2019), University College Cork, Ireland, 15 -17 July. Available online: http://hdl.handle.net/10468/8779 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/8779
dc.description.abstract In this talk I am going to reassess the social and psychological possibilities of e-lit research and practice by riding a new wave of applied, interventionist e-lit scholarship. I report on the methods and early findings of the “Writing New Bodies” project (“WNB”; SSHRC IG 435-2018-1036; Ensslin et al. 2019), which aims to develop a digital fiction for a new form of contemporary, digital-born bibliotherapy. In following the principles of critical community codesign and feminist participatory action research, WNB engages young women ages 18-25 in envisioning worlds where they feel at home in their bodies. Our workshops encourage them to engage, conversationally and through reading, co-designing and writing digital fiction, with key challenges facing young women today, including cis- and heteronormative gender relations, racism, anti-fat attitudes, ableism, and familial influences on the ways young women “ought to look” (Rice 2014). Part of the intervention is for the participants to hyper-textualize experiences, anxieties and desires they associate with their bodies, and to explore diverse options for reimagining and developing resilience to appearance-driven neoliberalist pressures. The end product will be a work of or a platform for digital fiction developed in community-tested iterations by leading feminist e-lit artist and WNB post-doctoral research-creationist, Christine Wilks. References: Ensslin, A., C. Rice, S. Riley, M. Perram, H. Fowlie, and C. Wilks (2019) Writing New Bodies. Project website. https://sites.google.com/ualberta.ca/writingnewbodies/home.; Rice, C. (2014) Becoming Women: The Embodied Self in Image Culture. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. en
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dc.publisher University College Cork; Electronic Literature Organization en
dc.relation.uri http://elo2019.ucc.ie/
dc.relation.uri https://eliterature.org en
dc.rights © 2019 the author. en
dc.subject e-lit research and practice en
dc.subject “Writing New Bodies” project en
dc.subject Digital fiction en
dc.subject Electronic Literature Organization en
dc.subject ELO2019 en
dc.subject Electronic literature en
dc.subject Literary and digital culture en
dc.title “These Waves ...”: writing new bodies for applied e-literature studies en
dc.type Conference item en
dc.type Video en
dc.internal.authorcontactother James O'Sullivan, Digital Arts And Humanities, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: james.osullivan@ucc.ie en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.internal.conferencelocation University College Cork, Ireland en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress james.osullivan@ucc.ie en

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