Writing into the Open

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  • 1 Birkbeck, University of London, , UK
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This Open Space article poetically explores the potential of writing as a transformative practice. The interweaving of analytical and creative registers generates an intertextuality that is influenced by Hélène Cixous’s concept of ‘écriture féminine’. This practice is taken as a methodology and contributes to the article through providing examples of the ways in which different forms of writing are capable of pushing boundaries and, in due course, effecting change. In light of the profound impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, I attempt to illustrate how writing across and through genres and disciplinary boundaries might offer hopeful alternative ways of thinking and being.

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