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Writing-As-Shadow-Work: An Aesthetics of Jungian Psychoanalysis (2023)
Thesis
Newsome, R. (2023). Writing-As-Shadow-Work: An Aesthetics of Jungian Psychoanalysis. (Thesis). The University of Salford

Taking a personal experience of Jungian psychoanalysis as a starting point, Writing-As-Shadow-Work: An Aesthetics of Jungian Psychoanalysis shows how I integrated the concepts and practice of Jungian psychoanalysis with creative life writing to devel... Read More about Writing-As-Shadow-Work: An Aesthetics of Jungian Psychoanalysis.

Sociography: writing differently (2022)
Journal Article
Kilby, J., & Gilloch, G. (2022). Sociography: writing differently. Sociological Review, 70(4), 635-655. https://doi.org/10.1177/00380261221108842

Sociology is just as much an art form as it is a science. And while sociologists and those in cognate disciplines have long experimented with their writing, the search for new academic forms and practices has acquired new urgency and potentiality. Ho... Read More about Sociography: writing differently.

Tagging and identity in the age of social media : a cultural critique (2020)
Thesis
Bozzi, N. (2020). Tagging and identity in the age of social media : a cultural critique. (Thesis). University of Salford

This thesis explores online identity through a cultural critique of tagging on social media. In particular, I discuss social media tagging in relation to historically and socially grounded labelling practices. While labelling has often been theorised... Read More about Tagging and identity in the age of social media : a cultural critique.

Saving the girl : a creative reading of Alice Sebold’s Lucky and The Lovely Bones (2018)
Journal Article
Kilby, J. (2018). Saving the girl : a creative reading of Alice Sebold’s Lucky and The Lovely Bones. Feminist Theory, 19(3), 323-343. https://doi.org/10.1177/1464700117752773

Although Alice Sebold abandoned the writing of what would turn out to be her phenomenally successful novel The Lovely Bones in order to write her 1999 rape memoir Lucky, it is not possible to separate them, and thereby split fact from fiction, as, in... Read More about Saving the girl : a creative reading of Alice Sebold’s Lucky and The Lovely Bones.

The future of testimony : interdisciplinary perspectives on witnessing (2014)
Book
Kilby, J., & Rowland, A. (2014). The future of testimony : interdisciplinary perspectives on witnessing. Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203743836

Celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the ground breaking Testimony, this collection brings together the leading academics from a range of scholarly fields to explore the meaning, use, and value of testimony in law and politics, its relationship t... Read More about The future of testimony : interdisciplinary perspectives on witnessing.

The visual fix : the seductive beauty of images of violence (2013)
Journal Article
Kilby, J. (2013). The visual fix : the seductive beauty of images of violence. European Journal of Social Theory, 16(3), 326-341. https://doi.org/10.1177/1368431013476539

This article questions the value of photographs of violence and suffering. Taking Nancy Scheper-Hughes and Philippe Bourgois’ anthology Violence in War and Peace (2004) as a point of departure and return, it will explore the significance of the inclu... Read More about The visual fix : the seductive beauty of images of violence.

The future of trauma (2010)
Book Chapter
Kilby, J. (2010). The future of trauma. In R. Crownshaw, J. Kilby, & A. Rowland (Eds.), The future of memory. Berghahn

Judith Butler, incest, and the question of the child's love (2010)
Journal Article
Kilby, J. (2010). Judith Butler, incest, and the question of the child's love. Feminist Theory, 11(3), 255-265. https://doi.org/10.1177/1464700110376277

In contrast to Judith Herman, who understands incest exclusively in terms of power, Judith Butler insists on the importance of the child’s love for our understanding of incest. Butler’s thinking in this respect is suggestive but underdeveloped, whi... Read More about Judith Butler, incest, and the question of the child's love.

A withdrawn vision: art, realism and the scene of incest (2004)
Journal Article
Kilby, J. (2004). A withdrawn vision: art, realism and the scene of incest. Journal for Cultural Research, 8(3), 317-334. https://doi.org/10.1080/1479758042000264966

Via a reading of incest survivor art, this essay explores the possibility of a political aesthetic based on the unrepresentability of trauma. Key to this essay is the idea that trauma cannot be redeemed by art and it is therefore necessary to develop... Read More about A withdrawn vision: art, realism and the scene of incest.

The writing of trauma: trauma theory and the liberty of reading (2002)
Journal Article
Kilby, J. (2002). The writing of trauma: trauma theory and the liberty of reading. New Formations: A Journal of Culture, Theory, Politics, 47, 217-230

Analyses the recent upsurge of interest in trauma theory in cultural studies.