Academic writing from the depths: an autoethnographic and organisational account

Agnes Bosanquet

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    In “Birds, Women and Writing”, Cixous (2004) refers to opening “the back door of thought” (p. 169), a place where the unthought, the risky and the impossible can be imagined. She suggests that writing comes from “deep inside” this space: “Somewhere in my stomach, my womb” (p. 172). What becomes possible when academic writing acknowledges the depths? From a critical feminist perspective, this chapter explores the troublesome subjectivities, temporalities and spatialities of being an academic writer in the imaginary space of the academy. First: I write from (and for) myself. Second: I write from (and for) a university.
    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 pages16
    ISBN (Electronic)9783030016746
    ISBN (Print)9783030016739
    Publication statusPublished - 2019


    • academic writing
    • academic identities
    • autoethnography


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