Writing at the Edge

Aspin, Stephanie (2021) Writing at the Edge. In: Senses of Focusing. Eurasia, Athens, pp. 261-276. ISBN 978-618-5439-50-7

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This chapter explores the role of language in the process of tracking the felt sense. Taking what Gendlin has to say about language as a starting point, it looks at how this process in action may be observed in Emily Dickinson’s poetry. Finally the chapter sets Gendlin’s thought in the context of the post-structuralist account of language which models language as a chain of signification with its own dynamics. The chapter concludes that, seen in this way, language is something more than a vehicle for expressing the felt sense which changes with regard to our experiencing; rather, language is also a player in the development of the felt sense which contributes to the way in which that sense unfolds in a dialectic process in which language itself becomes the edge of experiencing.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: focusing,emily dickinson,poetry therapy
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education and Lifelong Learning
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2022 11:54
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2022 11:54
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/87736

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