“NARRATIVIZING INJUSTICE” THROUGH FICTION

Authors

  • Anna Nguyen Leibniz Universität Hannover

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18432/ari29552

Keywords:

fiction, literary theory, method, inclusion

Abstract

In this theoretical musing, I propose a methodological and normative framework for including fiction writing in interdisciplinary research. Reviewing some traditional literary and rhetorical analyses alongside social theory, I reflect on ways of reading and citing, which inform our own fiction writing practices. In the first section, I consider how to read the text seriously as the starting point of sharing literary social worlds, followed by a vignette of critiquing fiction through citations to subvert dominant narratives. I end with an aspirational call for academics to consider fiction as a space where inclusivity and narrativizing injustice must be centered.

Author Biography

Anna Nguyen, Leibniz Universität Hannover

Anna Nguyen is a Ph.D. student and a teaching research fellow in the Division of American Studies and English Department at the Leibniz Universität Hannover. Since January 2020, she has been a visiting research fellow at the Program on Science, Technology & Society at Harvard University. Her research focuses on tracing the rhetoric of science throughout food writing, first by examining the significance of the novels of the 18th and 19th centuries for the creation of science as a discipline. More broadly, she is interested in the construction of scientific authority, the counter narrative of technology as a literary foil, and the novel as an object of public inquiry.

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Published

2021-04-22

How to Cite

Nguyen, A. (2021). “NARRATIVIZING INJUSTICE” THROUGH FICTION. Art/Research International: A Transdisciplinary Journal, 6(1), 1–10. https://doi.org/10.18432/ari29552