Riding the Waves of Collaborative-Writing-as-Inquiry: Some Ontological Creative Detours

  • Ken Gale
  • Jonathan Wyatt
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture book series (PASCC)


We are interested in collaborative writing as a process of ‘writing to it’: how, whatever it is we are seeking to examine or explore, ‘writing to it’ is what leads to new experimentations and productive writing practices. In this chapter, we take the notion of ‘writing to it’ further in picking up this book’s necessary and urgent call for finding ways to resist the hegemony of ‘conventional’ academic writing. Through writing both with and against notions of ‘creativity’ and ‘detours’, we bring the two together as we seek to reconceptualise creative detours even as we follow them; or—better—as they take us with them. We write our collaborative way into an ontological reconfiguring of creative detours.


Collaborative writing Deleuze and Guattari Place Materiality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ken Gale
    • 1
  • Jonathan Wyatt
    • 2
  1. 1.Plymouth UniversityPlymouthUK
  2. 2.University of EdinburghEdinburghScotland

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