Saturday 2nd December 2023 - 10am to 11.15pm (UK time)
Presenter: Victoria Field
‘The Pilgrim-Writer: The transformative potential of the language arts and pilgrimage’ with Victoria Field
In ‘Staying with the Trouble’, Donna Haraway (2016, p.12) writes, ‘It matters what stories we tell to tell other stories with; it matters what knots knot knots, what thoughts think thoughts, what descriptions describe descriptions, what ties tie ties. It matters what stories make stories.’ This statement helped me frame my research on ‘The Pilgrim-Writer: The transformative potential of the language arts and pilgrimage’. Donna Haraway became one of three ‘theoretical friends’ (along with David Abram and Jeffrey Kripal) on my research journey. Her ideas of ‘tentacularity’ and ‘entanglement’ were especially helpful. In this interactive presentation, I will look at Haraway’s influence on my own thesis, and, more generally, explore how we locate ourselves and find ‘friends’ in research.