Staring at the Park - Book Launch
Professor Emeritus Jane Speedy
4.10, 35 Berkeley Square, BS8 1JA
Introductions by Professor Susan Robertson (GSoE University of Bristol), Dr Jonathan Wyatt (University of Edinburgh) and Dr Ken Gale (University of Plymouth).
Staring at the Park: A Poetic Autoethnographic Inquiry
Acclaimed qualitative scholar Jane Speedy’s world was upended completely after suffering a severe stroke when only in her late 50s. After returning home from the hospital, Speedy took to her iPad to write and draw as a way of making sense of her experience and to aid her recovery. The poetic text and images comprising Staring at the Park depict the events of this difficult journey. It provides an alternative model of engaging the self in a research project in an evocative and artistic way.
About the Author:
Prolific scholar Jane Speedy maintains an international reputation for developing innovative interdisciplinary qualitative research methodologies. Professor Emeritus in the Department of Education at the University of Bristol, she teaches narrative inquiry and other research methods at the intersection of arts and social sciences.
Refreshments will be available from 5pm.