In this collaborative response, we write and perform against the hegemony of academic canons. We draw on embodied, performative, and poetic means to interrogate canonical prejudice, canonical domination, and canonical exception as they emerge in and are adjacent to our own academic careers. In so doing, we seek to disrupt normative modes of knowledge production and argue for a futurity that is incoherent. And it should be—to the existing structure of domination guiding the discipline.
An Ode to Incoherent Canons
Benny LeMaster is Assistant Professor in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University. Correspondence to: Benny LeMaster, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Arizona State University, PO Box 871205, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amber L. Johnson is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Saint Louis University. Correspondence to: Amber L. Johnson, Department of Communication, Xavier Hall 300, Saint Louis University, 3733 W. Pine Mall, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA. Email: email@example.com.
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Benny LeMaster, Amber L. Johnson; An Ode to Incoherent Canons. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 December 2019; 8 (4): 57–63. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.4.57
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