Theses Doctoral

Sympoiesis in Turbulent Times: Reading/Literacy in the Chthulucene

Conway, Jessica

Donna Haraway’s Chthulucene suggests a world in which humans and non-humans are inextricably entangled, a world in which global ecological devastation demands new ways of relating across disciplines and across differences, a world in which strategic coalitions across disciplines—fluid transdisciplinary coalitions—are badly needed. Haraway suggests sympoiesis, or making-with, as a move toward response-ability. In this project, I embrace the rich fabric of Narrative Inquiry in English Education and knit a diffractive, transdisciplinary reading of current debates in reading/literacy studies, composing speculative fiction as I compose my own approaches to teaching and research and figure a sympoietic pedagogy.


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More About This Work

Academic Units
English Education
Thesis Advisors
Vinz, Ruth
Ph.D., Columbia University
Published Here
July 14, 2020