|Published online: May 26, 2015||$US5.00|
This paper conceptualizes an arts-based qualitative methodology of research called poetic inquiry as a responsive methodology of research. It showcases poetic inquiry as a multifaceted way of knowing-expressing and features both narrative-discursive and lyrical-performative modes of inquiry in one figurative play of research. The narrative-discursive part is the customary form of research in the humanities and social sciences with the academic research community as its audience; the lyrical-performative part, or poetry, appears as a chorus and responds to the enactment of the research narrative. Since the act of inquiry involves both the self and the other and is facilitated through language, the performance of responsiveness is directed towards the construction of the self and the other by the researcher through the rhetorical operations of language. As a result of the researcher’s appearance as a poet in the play of research, a dynamic dialogue becomes activated between the lyrical and the discursive modes of research, turning the play of research into a spectacle or event of inquiry. This paper draws from Michael Bakhtin’s and Emmanuel Levinas’s concepts of ethical responsiveness to form the concept of lyrical responsiveness as the act proper to the chorus of inquiry.
|Keywords:||Poetic Inquiry, Research, Responsiveness, Dramatic Chorus|
The International Journal of Communication and Linguistic Studies, Volume 13, Issue 2, June 2015, pp.1-14. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: May 26, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 442.071KB)).
Ph.D Candidate, Center for Cross Faculty Inquiry, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada