Two hours or more away from most things: Re:writing identities from no fixed address

  • Rolling J
  • Brogden L
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How do we construe and re:construe the (archi)textures of (written) life? What is belonging when identities are temporal and where naming remains elusive or unknown? This article plays writing collaborative writing, deconstructing textual hierarchies between the ìmainî text body and footnoted text as a means of interrogating ways identities are written/performed. It is inspired by correspondences between the authors, generated in relation to three previous works published in Qualitative Inquiry, James Haywood Rolling, Jr.ís {ìMessing} Around with Identity Constructs: Pursuing a Poststructuralist and Poetic Aesthetic,î {ìSearching} Self-image: Identities to be Self-evident,î and Lace Marie Brogdenís {ìNot} Quite Acceptable: {Re:Reading} my Father in Qualitative Inquiry.î We share correspondences between academics, using spaces created in writing ìbetween friendsî while constantly becoming through the re:writing of our identities from no fixed address.

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  • Auto/biography
  • Identity
  • Naming
  • Subjectivities

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  • James Haywood Rolling

  • Lace Marie Brogden

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