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Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies
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ISSN (Online) 1916-4467
Published by Canadian Society for the Study of Education Homepage  [3 journals]
  • Poetic Breath

    • Authors: Natalie Honein, Amanda Gulla, Adam Henze, Nicole Morris, Adam Garry Podolski, Molly Sherman
      Pages: 1 - 4
      Abstract: This special issue of JCACS amplifies and intersects multiple themes that challenge our capacity to access air. We invited research presented at the 2019 International Symposium on Poetic Inquiry, as well as new poetic inquiry that engages, plays with, ignites and challenges notions of action in a time of legislated inaction, work that counteracts silencing the breath inside our bones. We looked for oxygen where there was none. The editors of this special issue all use poetry as a form of inquiry in their lives and academic work, and we are delighted to share the work of our colleagues from the poetic inquiry community. We believe that this issue demonstrates the value of using poetic inquiry in academia to highlight the voices of those underrepresented and thus is a vital contribution to the research community.
      PubDate: 2022-06-27
      DOI: 10.25071/1916-4467.40811
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 2 (2022)
  • Illustrating Inner-Landscapes

    • Authors: Adam Garry Podolski
      Pages: 5 - 8
      Abstract: Artwork and exegesis, provided by the artist.
      PubDate: 2022-06-27
      DOI: 10.25071/1916-4467.40812
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 2 (2022)
  • The Knot Itself: Tangling with Multiculturalism

    • Authors: Sonja Boon, Deirdre Connolly
      Pages: 9 - 28
      Abstract: Multiculturalism has defined Canadian identity, both within and beyond its borders, for fifty years. Supporters laud the policy’s celebration of unity through difference. Critics, meanwhile, argue that this celebration is superficial. Canada’s multiculturalism policy, they say, obscures the workings of power in processes entrenching structural inequalities. Taking a reflexive approach, we—a mixed-race settler immigrant who arrived in Canada as a young child in 1975, and a White settler Canadian born in Halifax in the 1990s—interrogate our experiences and understandings of multiculturalism. Using collaborative autoethnography and found poetry, we examine our affective encounters and engagements with settler multiculturalism. In the process, we tangle with questions of (non)arrival, belonging, migration, branding and identities. Ultimately, we suggest that thinking through the knot and knottiness of multiculturalism can offer a path towards more nuanced and complicated futures.
      PubDate: 2022-06-27
      DOI: 10.25071/1916-4467.40692
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 2 (2022)
  • Signs of Life: Affect, Language and (Extra)Humanness

    • Authors: Adrian Downey, Gonen Sagy
      Pages: 29 - 49
      Abstract: Fragmented and aiming toward provocation rather than elucidation, this article shares excerpts from the ongoing conversation between two scholars in education. The authors frame their conversation as response to the tensions raised by Monica Prendergast between the discourses of the ontological turn and the humanistically rooted field of poetic inquiry. Through engagement with posthumanisms, the affective turn, Indigenous refusal and Achille Mbembe’s writing on necropolitics, the authors suggest possible avenues of change for poetic inquiry given the tumultuous nature of the current moment. They conclude with the suggestion that resistance through language may be a necessary component of staying human amid the chaos of these times.
      PubDate: 2022-06-27
      DOI: 10.25071/1916-4467.40689
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 2 (2022)
  • A Poetic Inquiry Into (Re)Connecting With the Language of the Land:
           Walking with dįį ndéh

    • Authors: Anita Lafferty
      Pages: 50 - 63
      Abstract: In this article, I strive to move beyond the pervasiveness of colonial ideologies and intellect, decolonizing my experiences by learning through the physical act of being and doing on the Land, while provocatively listening to the silences. It is through the exploration and ingenuity of poetry that the language and knowledge of my ancestors evolved. Weaving in and out of poetic and storied landscapes, I engage with learning from and with dįį ndéh as the medicine stories of my matriarchs begin to unfold.
      PubDate: 2022-06-27
      DOI: 10.25071/1916-4467.40711
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 2 (2022)
  • Dot-Dot-Dot: A Feminist Critical Poetic Inquiry of Silence in Teacher
           Candidates’ Responses to Teaching Sexual Assault Narratives

    • Authors: Amber Moore
      Pages: 64 - 84
      Abstract: This project emerges from a larger feminist study where 23 teacher candidate participants took up reading a trauma text set of sexual assault literature and responded to pedagogy for teaching such narratives with adolescents in Canadian K-12 public schools. This critical feminist poetic inquiry (Faulkner, 2016; 2018a; 2018b; 2020a; 2020b; Ohito & Nyachae, 2018; Prendergast, 2015) represents a significant piece of this project: how breath, pauses, slivers of silence(s), and slow pacing surfaced during teachers candidates’s disclosures of violence while discussing their learning about the pedagogical potential of Tarana Burke’s MeToo movement, centering sexual assault narratives in the English literature classroom, and resisting rape culture(s). Because participants’ testimonies of diverse trauma experiences demanded poetry of witness (Davidson, 2003), poetic inquiry allowed for attendance to these offerings through the composition of visual ‘silence poems’ that re-transcribe the disclosures by capturing nonverbal moments: gaps, pauses, trailings off, etc. With the aim of thinking ahead to how secondary English teachers might cultivate radical classroom communities prepared to cultivate radical solidarity as resistance to patriarchal violence, this paper explores how poetic inquiry might especially offer a significant methodological entrypoint for antirape research.
      PubDate: 2022-06-27
      DOI: 10.25071/1916-4467.40712
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 2 (2022)
  • Ordinary Things: A Reflection on Race and Capital in the Pandemic

    • Authors: Lana Parker
      Pages: 85 - 104
      Abstract: In response to the race-based, capitalist logics further exposed during the pandemic, I engage in poetic inquiry by weaving the words of Arundhati Roy in a multimodal Vox Justitia. I begin with brief rationale for the inquiry, noting that the pandemic has sharpened the harms of racism and capitalism, and has exposed the fragility of contemporary democracy. I then describe why poetic inquiring in general, and a Vox Justitia in particular, engaged through the writing of Arundhati Roy, offer a useful way to grapple with this moment. Finally, I proceed through the five movements of my Vox Justitia, employing images, news headlines, and excerpts from Roy’s writing, to contextualize my poetic analysis.
      PubDate: 2022-06-27
      DOI: 10.25071/1916-4467.40684
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 2 (2022)
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