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ERIC Number: EJ1115716
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec-28
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ISSN: EISSN-1554-8244
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Author in the Arts: Composing and Collaborating in Text, Music, and the Visual Arts
Gerben, Chris
Across the Disciplines, v12 n4 Dec 2015
Many disciplines share similar terminology for making: creating, composing, writing, and authoring. The last term authoring, however, is problematic in how it privileges an end goal of individual authority and reward. To interrogate this term, and argue for its importance in future collaborative, interdisciplinary work, this article examines a historical course from the University of Michigan in 2001. The course produced performances from instructors and students representing writing, music, and art studies. This article explains the genesis of the course, offers a specific case study of a performance from the course, and revisits literature related to authorship and collaboration in order to better understand how future courses and scholarship related to these concepts may learn from past experimental courses such as the one featured here.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan
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