My book Feminist Speculations and the Practice of Research-Creation: Writing Pedagogies and Intertextual Affects is coming out in September, 2021.
“In this wide-ranging study, Sarah E. Truman argues for research-creation as a situated speculative feminist approach to education in our times. Drawing on everything from Twitter bot interventions and postcard excursions, to walking and writing workshops with high school students, Truman foregrounds queer, anti-racist thinking in our spaces of teaching and learning, offering a clear, cogent discussion of research-creation as an interdisciplinary methodology that defamiliarizes and challenges normative educational models. A vital book for anyone attuned to social and ecological justice, art, and pedagogy today.”
— Natalie Loveless, Associate Professor, Contemporary Art History and Theory, University of Alberta, Canada; Director, Research-Creation and Social Justice CoLaboratory
“In this book, Sarah E. Truman brings a vibrant array of theoretical lenses with which to creatively rethink and redo educational theorizing and methods. Written in compelling critical prose, Truman models her creative thinking practice throughout each chapter of the text. This ground-breaking book is of interest to emerging and experienced researchers who are turning to speculative methods in a time when conventional and empirical methods have failed to address and represent the affective elements of educational events and relations. I highly recommend this text to scholars grappling with how to think, examine, do, and compose education in and as the uncertainty of our times.”
— Aparna Mishra Tarc, Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director, Culture, Language & Teaching, York University, Canada
“It is hard to imagine a better traveling companion than Sarah E. Truman. She knows how to forge entirely original paths through the thickets of contemporary theory and pedagogic encounters, artfully, ethically, critically, with such immense feeling. Sarah knows when to use a map and how to make your own, and it is usually the latter. Trust her guidance! And rest assured: there will always be pee breaks.”
— Gregory J. Seigworth, Professor of Communication Studies, Millersville University, USA