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ERIC Number: EJ850878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1077-8004
Re-Imagining Possibilities: Honoring the Work of Carolyn Ellis and Art Bochner
Santoro, Patrick; Boylorn, Robin M.
Qualitative Inquiry, v14 n2 p195-211 2008
As co-chairs of a tribute panel for their academic mentors, Carolyn Ellis and Art Bochner, the authors knew what the traditional responsibilities would require, but as a performer and a poet, they were inspired to do something more creative. Something poetic. Something performative. Something different. In this article, the authors present a performance text which acknowledges Carolyn's and Art's vulnerability and their humanity as university professors. The performance text combines factual and fictional possibilities, poetry and parody, and imagery with voice as the authors layer the emotions and experiences of their work. Using poetic strategies of repetition and rhythm, they transcribed excerpts from their published works to "dramatize the data", creating a script that is both performative and poetic. The spontaneous emersion of the script leads to intentional transitions that shift sporadically, bridging the pain and hope of personal experiences. They use Carolyn's and Art's stories as a venue to tell their own--wrapping themselves in the possibilities that their vision created. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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