Riding the waves of collaborative-writing-as-inquiry: Some ontological creative detours

Ken Gale, Jonathan Wyatt

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We are interested in collaborative writing as a process of ‘writing to it’: how, whatever it is we are seeking to examine or explore, ‘writing to it’ is what leads to new experimentations and productive writing practices. In this chapter we take the notion of ‘writing to it’ further in picking up this book’s necessary and urgent call for finding ways to resist the hegemony of ‘conventional’ academic writing. Through writing both with and against notions of ‘creativity’ and ‘detours’, we bring the two together as we seek to reconceptualise creative detours even as we follow them; or – better – as they take us with them. We write our collaborative way into an ontological re-configuring of creative detours.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCultivating Creativity in Methodology and Research
Subtitle of host publicationIn Praise of Detours
EditorsCharlotte Wegener, Ninna Meier, Elina Maslo
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783319602165
ISBN (Print)9783319602158
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture


  • Deleuze and Guattari
  • collaborative writing
  • place
  • materiality


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