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A Diffractive Reading (2023)

Engman, M., Ennser-Kananen, J., & Saarinen, T. (2023). A Diffractive Reading. In J. Ennser-Kananen, & T. Saarinen (Eds.), New Materialist Explorations into Language Education (pp. 175-186). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-13847-8_10

JYU authors or editors

Publication details

All authors or editors: Engman, Mel; Ennser-Kananen, Johanna; Saarinen, Taina

Parent publication: New Materialist Explorations into Language Education

Parent publication editors: Ennser-Kananen, Johanna; Saarinen, Taina

ISBN: 978-3-031-13846-1

eISBN: 978-3-031-13847-8

Publication year: 2023

Publication date: 11/10/2022

Pages range: 175-186

Number of pages in the book: 190

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

Place of Publication: Cham

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-13847-8_10

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/83571


Towards the end of the editing process, we started to see the book as something more than a collection of chapters around a theme: as an assemblage, which included, of course, the community of authors. When we put out the first call for contributions in May 2018, most authors volunteered a contribution rather quickly, others joined a bit later, and some dropped out for different reasons, underlining the dynamic nature of our assemblage. In pre-pandemic times, we met on and off campus, introduced some of our ideas at conferences, and had a workshop day to brainstorm, plan chapters, and reflect on the process and the purpose of the book. We were connected by common meals, jokes, writing, thinking, and by annoying and challenging each other as colleagues and collaborators. Sometimes, we managed to give space to the other lives we lead: our families, homes, and hobbies. We are thankful that these were invited into our work and being-together. This chapter provides a concluding diffraction, not only as a metaphor of a prism that collects and reconfigures our varied ideas, but as a socio-material view into the book process itself.

Keywords: diffraction; writing; cooperation (general); communality; editorial work; compilations; ontology (philosophy); ethics; research

Free keywords: diffraction; ontological variation; relationality; agential realism; entangled ethics

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Preliminary JUFO rating: 2

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