Silent Footsteps – Renga Poetry As A Collaborative, Creative Research Method Reflecting On The Immobilities Of Gender- Based Violence In The Covid-19 Pandemic

Mel Parks, Amanda Holt, Sian Lewis, Jess Moriarty, Lesley Murray

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Abstract

In the Covid-19 global crisis, gender-based violence (GBV) has been reshaped and reconfigured, with increases in some places and decreases in others. During our exploration of the changes in GBV through trans/feminist collaborative reflexive storying, we noticed the fragmentary nature of our storied recollections, which both represented and heightened the emotions in the work (Atkinson, 2018). With an intention of distilling the words even further, we challenged ourselves, as transdisciplinary researchers, to create a collaborative renga poem, which we titled: ‘Silent Footsteps’. An ancient Japanese form, the renga is a series of short, linked verses.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCultural Studies - Critical Methodologies
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 12 Apr 2022

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Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

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