This paper details an experiment with how the process of writing, specifically writing fictional narratives, can take my queries into teacher subjectivity in unexpected directions, into what St. Pierre (2011) called the post-qualitative landscape. Building on the idea of writing as inquiry (Richardson, 1994), I produce fictional texts that expand the boundaries of traditional qualitative research and push the limits of what counts as knowledge. Specifically, as a former high school teacher, I question conventional constructs of teacher by writing her as me/not me, as fiction in search of a truth. Such methodological experiments work to develop epistemological elasticity and to resist movements toward a normative science that defines itself in opposition to artful expression.
- © 2012 by The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.