Playing the essay: feminist approaches to interactive writing

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Playing the essay:
An introduction to feminist approaches to interactive, non-linear and ‘glitch’ thinking in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Drawing on New Media and feminist theories of technology, we will use the open-source software Twine to experiment with a gameplay ethos in our research and writing — both as a generative tool and organisational logic. We will explore how this digitally-born approach to essaying encourages a high degree of interactivity with future readers, and what scholarly and ethical possibilities this may lead to.

Spring into Methods:
This workshop is for everyone with an interest in the practice, processes, and power relations of feminist research methods. Feminist Research Methods Across Universities is a participatory and interdisciplinary workshop to introduce postgraduate researchers to advanced issues in feminist research methods, offering inspiration, space for critical reflection and practical toolkits for your own research methodology.

In this workshop, participants can expect to encounter hands-on learning about researcher positionality, the politics of feminist knowledge, intersectionality, decoloniality, power relationships, participatory methods, feminist writing, queer sharing and creative methods conducted with collaborators. This workshop is for everyone who is open and eager to learn about doing feminist research!

You will learn from an interdisciplinary team of feminist researchers from the Universities of Edinburgh, Stirling, Strathclyde and Queen Margaret University. You will encounter practical workshop activities grounded in real-world feminist research projects, within and beyond the university. You will have the opportunity to explore questions of sharing and representing feminist research, including in activist collaborations and creative practice.
Period26 Apr 2024
Event typeWorkshop
LocationStirlingShow on map


  • feminist methods
  • PGR
  • performance
  • play
  • research methods
  • glitch
  • workshop
  • creative writing