Loose thinking: Writing an eisegesis

Rendle-Short, F 2010, 'Loose thinking: Writing an eisegesis', Text Journal, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 1-11.


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Title Loose thinking: Writing an eisegesis
Author(s) Rendle-Short, F
Year 2010
Journal name Text Journal
Volume number 14
Issue number 1
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Publisher Australian Association of Writing Programs
Abstract This paper explores the idea of writing an eisegesis as part of a creative doctorate. Not that its more commonly named cousin, the exegesis, is not such a bad way to describe, in general terms, what is being written when writing 'the other bit' of a creative writing higher degree dissertation, but it has its limitations. Eisegesis allows for a more subjective exploration of text, for play and uncertainty - 'faulty interpretation' - which in turn can lead the creative researcher to a more expansive way of approaching and writing the companion volume necessary to the fulfillment of a higher degree by research. In this essay I will expand on the idea of writing eisegetically through the prism of my own experience of writing a doctoral dissertation, by harnessing visual images and association and the 'irresistible field' of play
Subject Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting)
Keyword(s) exegesis
eisegesis
creative writing
ISSN 1327-9556
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