Course Schedule

Veranstaltungen von Postdoc Lydia Jørgensen


Writing organization (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Lydia Jørgensen

Einzeltermin | Mi, 25.10.2023, 10:15 - Mi, 25.10.2023, 13:45 | C 40.530 Seminarraum | Raum für Einzeltermine
Einzeltermin | Mi, 08.11.2023, 10:15 - Mi, 08.11.2023, 13:45 | C 40.530 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Mi, 22.11.2023, 10:15 - Mi, 22.11.2023, 11:45 | Online-Veranstaltung | Online
Einzeltermin | Mi, 06.12.2023, 10:15 - Mi, 06.12.2023, 13:45 | C 40.530 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Mi, 20.12.2023, 10:15 - Mi, 20.12.2023, 13:45 | C 40.530 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Mi, 10.01.2024, 10:15 - Mi, 10.01.2024, 13:45 | C 40.530 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Mi, 17.01.2024, 09:30 - Mi, 17.01.2024, 13:45 | C 40.530 Seminarraum

Inhalt: ‘As writers create textual images of organizations and the people within them, they impose meaning on experience. Writing is not a neutral conduit of meaning, it actively constructs that which it ostensibly seeks to represent. Acknowledging this highlights the power that is played out in the writing of research—a power through which to write is to take control through text.’ (Rhodes, 2001: 4) The seminar aims to provide students with an understanding of writing as a central aspect of how we know organization and people. As Rhodes mention, writing is not a neutral process, but relates to methodological and epistemological concerns as well, including the power position that presenting ‘realities’ within cultural and social studies involves. Working with selected, relevant approaches to writing, and writing organization in particular, students will learn to critically examine academic writing through writing academically. There is a long-standing discussion of the relationship between research and writing. For the purposes of this seminar, writing is not seen as just a question about writing up your research, but as a method of inquiry in itself, one that offers different perspectives on how we know, learn and teach (see St.Pierre, 2018; Rhodes, 2001; Gilmore et. al., 2019). This kind of ‘writing’ has become a matter of concern in social and cultural thought as well as organization studies, related to discussions on e.g., ‘writing as method’, ‘writing differently’, ‘dirty writing’, ‘queer writing’, ‘art-based-methods’ and ‘performative methods’. Discussions that challenge the existing ‘scientific’ norms of academic writing in order to bring other perspectives and phenomena to the fore such as affective concerns, emergent atmospheric phenomena, feminist perspectives, empowerment and ethical aspects, which further often also addresses the researchers (power) position of knowledge. The seminar will zoom in on recent performative and art-based approaches to writing, and it endeavours to ‘test’ their applicability and potency. To do so, the seminar will introduce selected recent debates on writing, which reflect underlying ontological, epistemological and methodological assumptions. By focusing on organization, the seminar seeks to tap into how writing can be a way to critically inquire into and research organization and everyday organizing. Based on these debates, students will be asked to conduct a small fieldwork on everyday organization and organizing, which builds the ground for exploring and reflecting upon their material and findings through writing. To do that, the seminar will dedicate specific sessions to experimentation with and different ways of writing, such as art-based, collaborative and ficto-critical approaches. Finally, student will engage with critically assessing their own writing.