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Searching for Lauren Berlant: Reflections on writing, temporality and loss

Johnson, Clare

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Clare Johnson Clare.Johnson@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Art & Design



Abstract

This article reflects on the difficulties of writing with/alongside creative practice during periods of lockdown endured as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It follows my search for Lauren Berlant's writing on the pandemic and my desire to make sense of the claustrophobic intensity of that time through their writing on attachment, precarity and 'cruel optimism'. In reflecting on the failure to write, this article journeys through temporal rhythms, critiques of neo-liberalism, temporalities of care and unending lists to argue for the importance of hidden work in writing and/as ordinary life.

Citation

Johnson, C. (2022). Searching for Lauren Berlant: Reflections on writing, temporality and loss. Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, 15(2), 264-274. https://doi.org/10.1386/jwcp_00041_1

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 7, 2022
Online Publication Date Sep 1, 2022
Publication Date Sep 1, 2022
Deposit Date Sep 16, 2022
Publicly Available Date Sep 2, 2023
Journal Journal of Writing in Creative Practice
Print ISSN 1753-5190
Electronic ISSN 1753-5204
Publisher Intellect
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 15
Issue 2
Pages 264-274
DOI https://doi.org/10.1386/jwcp_00041_1
Keywords Lauren Berlant, writing, temporality and loss, loss, temporality, Creative Practice, Creative writing
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/9987541
Publisher URL https://intellectdiscover.com/content/journals/10.1386/jwcp_00041_1
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© 2022 Intellect Ltd. This is the author’s accepted manuscript.The definitive, peer reviewed and edited version of this article is published in Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, Volume 15, Issue Ways of Writing in Art and Design, Sep 2022, p. 264 – 274.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1386/jwcp_00041_1





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