CRSCEES: Back to Bodies: Corpora and Embodied Practice

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In the last year and a half, we have sharply refocused on the body and how the body frames us as researchers, while also framing the research itself. Starting by considering the role that embodied practice can play in area studies, this seminar series engages two related topics: collaborative research and rethinking the corpus. By reflecting on researchers as embodied persons we are forced to reconsider how we work with the people and texts that make up our research and teaching. In particular we reflect upon the ways that we work with our research participants, and the possibility of a locally generated corpus in area studies. Can we think of our research participants as research collaborators? How would this alter the kind of research we are doing? how might reflecting on embodiment help us to rethink decolonising our curriculums? Can a locally generated corpus lead to new ways of teaching languages, literature, and cultural practises?
PeriodSept 2021Feb 2022
Event typeCourse