Journal article

SF! Haraway’s Situated Feminisms and Speculative Fabulations in English Class

SE Truman

Studies in Philosophy and Education | Springer Verlag | Published : 2019

Abstract

This article draws on Donna Haraway’s call for feminist speculative fabulation as an approach to qualitative research methodologies and writing praxis in schools. The first section of the article outlines how I conceptualize speculative thought, through different philosophers and theorists, and provides a brief literature review of speculative fiction used in secondary English curricula. The article then focuses on an in school creative writing project with grade 9 English students. In the student examples that I attend to, speculative fabulations and situated feminisms (race, gender, sexuality) are entangled, rendered complex, and in tension. In the final section, I discuss the Whiteness of..

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Grants

Awarded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Ottawa)


Funding Acknowledgements

Grant Title: Future Literacies in secondary school English: technological innovation and social critique through reading and writing speculative fiction