Radical practice? Writing 'beyond' system

Strange, Shane 2012, Radical practice? Writing 'beyond' system, in Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs, [Australasian Association of Writing Programs], [Geelong, Vic.].

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Title Radical practice? Writing 'beyond' system
Author(s) Strange, Shane
Conference name Australasian Association of Writing Programs. Conference (17th : 2012 : Geelong, Vic.)
Conference location Geelong, Vic.
Conference dates 25-27 Nov. 2012
Title of proceedings Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2012
Conference series Australasian Association of Writing Programs. Conference
Publisher [Australasian Association of Writing Programs]
Place of publication [Geelong, Vic.]
Keyword(s) creative research
Summary Might writing be at once the context or system that restricts and forms us but also, in some instances, the means to evade or transform this very system? The question posed in the call for papers for this conference outlines the very grounds upon which the writing subject may be seen as negotiating questions posed by artistic practice and creative research. Here these are formulated around ‘encounters’ between seemingly autonomous or pre-determined realms: between subjects and objects, between knowing and being, between aesthetic systems however defined. This view accepts the fragmentary definitional world of capitalist social relations. What I suggest is that the kind of subject that is at stake in creative practice and research has much in common with a kind of radical subjectivity. What I suggest is that writing is a practice that can be seen through the lens of Karl Marx’s notion of purposeful activity. Writing, in other words, is a critical/creative practice founding a radical view of subjectivity that attempts to overcome the dualism of subject and object via the category of human practice. Against an individual expressivist paradigm, or modes of thought that envision writing (and language) objectively, this might be called radical practice in that writing is a critical/creative practice: critical in that it is against what exists, and creative in that it seeks to move beyond it.
ISBN 9780980757361
Language eng
Field of Research 190402 Creative Writing (incl Playwriting)
Socio Economic Objective 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30050555

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