Creative writing practice can be a performative act, a process through which a range of subjectivities can be construed and disseminated. This essay responds to Rebecca Solnit's provocation on stories and Sara Ahmed et al.'s assertions on home/belonging. What sort of “inventive, chance-taking” text might appear, that acts up, or “performs”? I investigate questions of definition, prepositional thinking, affect, and the grammar of dying and death as essay, poetic prose, and the “unconvention” of toggle and weave in a kind of “collective transit.”
“Crossing It”: Transgenre Notes towards Transit
Francesca Rendle-Short is Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Writing and Publishing in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University. Correspondence to: Francesca Rendle-Short, School of Media and Communication, RMIT University, 124 La Trobe Street, Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, VIC 3053, Australia. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Francesca Rendle-Short; “Crossing It”: Transgenre Notes towards Transit. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 December 2018; 7 (4): 7–17. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2018.7.4.7
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