Using pregnant text as a lure for collective writing and its monstrous effects

Mirka Koro-Ljungberg, Adam T. Clark, Timothy Wells, Jorge Sandoval

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This chapter uses the introduction to this edited book as a “lure” for collective writing and its potentially diverse monstrous effects. The authors draw from the texts pregnant with futurity and possibility, otherness, and content which have some potential for creating monstrous effects in writers and readers. In exploring the notion of infinite “otherness” from Deleuze, each section of this collaborative writing experiment conceptualizes and discusses some of the diverse forms otherness might manifest and produce. Drawing from Haraway, the collaborative texts issue something “inappropriated” into the void, so as to displace what otherwise might function in its place. The authors propose that collaborative writings can never truly represent or locate monstrous effects, but rather explore them through their intermingling intensities and relationalities. Furthermore, the authors initiate explorative departures through nonsense, deception, and secrets in academic writing structures, and re-consumption through writing scams and tricks. Even though this chapter anticipates that monstrous effects and connections might lurk in all texts and in unexpected linguistic, visual, and theoretical connections, the authors are not sure what happens if anything happens at all.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWriting with Deleuze in the Academy
Subtitle of host publicationCreating Monsters
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9789811320651
ISBN (Print)9789811320644
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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