Conferencing otherwise: a feminist new materialist writing experiment

Osgood, Jayne ORCID:, Taylor, Carol A., Andersen, Camilla Eline, Benozzo, Angelo, Carey, Neil, Elmenhorst, Constance, Fairchild, Nikki, Koro-Ljungberg, Mirka, Moxnes, Anna, Otterstad, Ann Merete, Rantala, Teija and Tobias-Green, Karen (2020) Conferencing otherwise: a feminist new materialist writing experiment. Cultural Studies <-> Critical Methodologies, 20 (6) . pp. 596-609. ISSN 1532-7086 [Article] (doi:10.1177/1532708620912801)

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This paper attempts to reconfigure hegemonic framings of ‘the academic conference’ and thereby offer a means to (re-)encounter the spatial, temporal and affective forces that conferences generate, differently. We are a geographically dispersed but multiply entangled group of academic researchers united by theoretical fault lines within our work that seek to ask what if (Haraway, 2016) and what else (Manning, 2016). This ‘what if’ and ‘what else’ thinking has manifested in experimental and subversive doings otherwise at a series of academic conferences. The storying practices presented in this paper were made possible by the vital materialism (Bennett, 2010) of a shared google.doc. It was within this virtual environment that we attempted to weave diffractive accounts of what conferencing otherwise produces. This writing experiment offers a series of speculative provocations and counter-provocations to ask what else does conferencing make possible. This article is an invitation to the reader to plunge in and wallow (Taylor, 2016) within the speculative accounts which ensue and to contemplate the possibilities of breaking free from sedimented ways of neoliberal conferencing.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education
Item ID: 29751
Notes on copyright: Osgood J, Taylor CA, Andersen CE, et al. Conferencing Otherwise: A Feminist New Materialist Writing Experiment. Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies. 2020;20(6):596-609. Copyright © 2020 SAGE Publications. DOI:
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Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2020 13:47
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