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Writing with Deleuze in the Academy

Creating Monsters

  • Stewart Riddle
  • David Bright
  • Eileen Honan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Eileen Honan, David Bright, Stewart Riddle
    Pages 1-14
  3. Mirka Koro-Ljungberg, Adam T. Clark, Timothy Wells, Jorge Sandoval
    Pages 15-30
  4. Eileen Honan
    Pages 31-43
  5. Thekla Anastasiou, Rachel Holmes, Katherine Runswick-Cole
    Pages 45-60
  6. Stewart Riddle
    Pages 61-71
  7. Dagmar Alexander, Jan Bradford, Susanne Gannon, Fiona Murray, Naomi Partridge, Zoi Simopoulou et al.
    Pages 107-117
  8. Linda Henderson
    Pages 141-159
  9. Carolina Cabezas-Benalcázar
    Pages 161-177
  10. Maggie MacLure
    Pages 205-209
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 211-212

About this book


In this book, authors working with Deleuzean theories in educational research in Australia and the United Kingdom grapple with how the academic-writing machine might become less contained and bounded, and instead be used to free impulses to generate different creations and connections. The authors experiment with forms of writing that challenge the boundaries of academic language, moving beyond the strictures of the scientific method that governs and controls what works and what counts to make language vibrate with a new intensity.

The authors construct monstrous creations, full of vitality and fervor, hybrid texts, part academic part creative assemblages, almost-but-perhaps-not-quite recognisable as research. Stories that blur the lines between true and untrue, re-presentation and invention.

The contributors to this book hope that something might happen in its reading; that some new connections might be made, but also acknowledge the contingency of the encounter between text and reader, and the impossibility of presuming to know what may be.


Deleuze Academic Writing Education Research Onto-epistemology academic publishing research as writing Research policy Research assessment research problems research writing

Editors and affiliations

  • Stewart Riddle
    • 1
  • David Bright
    • 2
  • Eileen Honan
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Southern QueenslandSpringfield CentralAustralia
  2. 2.Monash UniversityClaytonAustralia
  3. 3.Fiji National UniversityLautokaFiji

About the editors

Dr Stewart Riddle is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood at the University of Southern Queensland. His research interests include social justice and equity in education, music-based research practices and research methodologies. He also plays bass in a band called Drawn from Bees.

Dr David Bright is a Lecturer at the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia. His research interests include student and teacher identity/difference, post-structural theory, post-qualitative research methodologies, and creative approaches to academic writing. David's PhD study of international schools in Vietnam was awarded a Graduate School Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research in a Higher Degree Thesis and the N. V. Varghese Prize for Comparative Education, both presented by the University of Queensland, as well as the 2015 Illinois Qualitative Dissertation Award (Experimental) presented at the 12th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. He teaches in the areas of English as an additional language/teaching English to speakers of other languages, Indigenous education, inclusive education, and sociology of education.

Dr Eileen Honan is Professor of Educational Research at Fiji National University, where her work centres on supporting early career academics to develop their research capabilities. She is interested in postqualitative research methods and inquiry and the application of Deleuzean philosophy to the ontology and epistemology of educational research.

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