Jogging alongside or bumping off? oral history and fiction in dialogue
Van Luyn, Ariella (2012) Jogging alongside or bumping off? oral history and fiction in dialogue. Oral History Association of Australia Journal, 34, pp. 62-70.
This paper emerges from my practice-led PhD thesis investigating the ways fiction writers can enter a dialogue with the project of oral history in Australia. In this paper, I survey the current literature in order to identify the status of fiction within the practice of oral history in Australia. I argue that oral historians and fiction writers are, among other things, both concerned with understanding subjectivity. I consider how one of the specific qualities of fiction, that of character, can provide a space to explore subjectivity, and rely on my own writing practice in order to demonstrate how oral history theory can enrich fictive writings. This paper, while positioned in the field of oral history, exists within a wider debate around how the past can legitimately be represented; I argue oral historians and fiction writers can enter a dialogue around shared concerns.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Fiction, Oral History, Subjectivity, Practice-led Research, Creative Writing|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting) (190402)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY (210000) > HISTORICAL STUDIES (210300) > Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) (210303)
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > Creative Writing & Literary Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 Oral History Association of Australia|
|Deposited On:||19 Sep 2012 00:08|
|Last Modified:||07 Feb 2013 06:09|
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