In this chapter we explore the methodological underpinnings of this book and ask how do we do feminist research which works towards the gender just society we hope for? Here we ground our work in the writings of HÃ©lÃ¨ne Cixous and Sara Ahmed, two different women writing at different times in different places but arguably searching for ways to work within/against the in-between-ness of womenâ€™s experiences. Drawing on Cixousâ€™ Ã©criture fÃ©minine as a â€˜willfulâ€™ methodological approach (after Ahmed, Willful subjects. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014) allows us to reconsider what constitutes knowledge, research practice and ultimately power that opens up a space for the reception of feminist academic voices. It makes room for us to consider writing as speaking â€˜other than patriarchyâ€™, that it is to speak and write like feminists.
|Title of host publication||We Only Talk Feminist Here: Feminist Academics, Voice and Agency in the Neoliberal University|
|Place of Publication||London, United Kingdom|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|