Embedded Engagements: The Challenge of Creative Practice Research to the Humanities

By Helen Yeates.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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This article explores the opportunities and challenges surrounding a viable cross-disciplinary engagement between the Humanities disciplines and the Creative Practice disciplines within the innovative context of the Creative Industries Faculty at the Queensland University of Technology. This will involve a charting of the intersection of the emerging field of creative practice-led research with various disciplines in the Humanities such as cultural studies. The potential for a reciprocal, transformative process in these creative fields will be addressed.
Several examples of postgraduate students’ research will be foregrounded as case studies of the issues involved in fostering a genuine cultural critique both within and through creative practice. Some observers may argue that the research higher degree creative practitioner in effect looks outward from the symbolic material forms being created, in search of an interpretative paradigm, thereby trawling the Humanities for a theory. Several current debates within the postgraduate research arena regarding the balance between the theoretical exegesis and the creative work (e.g. performance, drama, dance, visual art, creative writing, film and screen production, music, interactive media etc) will also be critically examined.

Keywords: Creative Practice Research, Cultural Studies, Humanities Research, Practice-led Research, Exegesis, Research Higher Degree Students

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp.139-148. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.151MB).

Ms Helen Yeates

Academic, Film and Television, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Helen Yeates teaches and researches in approaches to enquiry and creative practice methodologies in higher degree research, as well as in film and television, in the Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology. She is also interested in transnational cinema, the state of film criticism, film festivals, and ageing masculinities in popular culture.


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