The Impossible Constellation: Practice as Research as a Viable Alternative

Barrow, Sarah (2016) The Impossible Constellation: Practice as Research as a Viable Alternative. In: The Academic Book of the Future. Palgrave Macmillan UK, pp. 24-30. ISBN 978-1-349-88797-2

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Abstract

This chapter draws attention to the features, values and debates of Practice as Research, arguingfor its approaches, methods and outputs to be considered as equivalent to those used by more traditional humanities scholars, i.e. the ‘academic book’. Indeed, it asks us to rethink our fetishisation of the physical book artefact as the pre-eminent model of publication in academic terms, and suggests we explore and support the development of other forms that might be more relevant to the digital age, and that attempt to break down the walls between theory and practice. It ends with a focus on the video essay form, which has the potential to reshape the subjects of Media and Film Studies in particular.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Film, Television and Media
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2017 05:07
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2020 11:10
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/64562
DOI: 10.1057/9781137595775_4

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