A writing workshop for the special issue: E-motional Stories of Women’s Displacement in Africa, by Lotte Pelckmans and Sophia Stille (September 2021)

On September 27th and 28th, a workshop to discuss advancements on the Special Issue “E-Motive histories of female displacements” took place in Gilleleje, Denmark. Close to the refreshing sounds of the Danish Sea, the contributors Lotte Pelckmans, Marie Rodet, Ann McDougall, Francesca Declich and Clare Oxby had productive discussions, presentations and writing sessions to advance the Special Issue. Robin Chapdelaine and Ibrahim El Hadj were able to join some of the sessions remotely.

The workshop started with all participants presenting their draft papers and receiving peer feedback, which often developed into fruitful discussions about writing styles, the use of terminology and specific context related aspects. Ann McDougall kindly took over the task of presenting the papers of contributors who could not participate this time, so that all authors received extensive feedback.

On Tuesday, a more general discussion about the Special Issue followed. Ann McDougall, as general discussant, led the debate on terminology, positionality and methodology. Due to the multiplicity of context-specific case studies, this Special Issue will be a rich exploration of motion, emotion and female displacement. The discussions helped to advance the ideas of all contributors and clarified common guidelines. These could be incorporated during writing sessions throughout the rest of the workshop. All in all, the workshop was a success and offered interesting discussions, advancements in the writing process and fruitful in-person conversations.

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Last week, on September 27th and 28th, a workshop to discuss advancements on the Special Issue “E-Motive histories of female displacements” took place in Gilleleje, Denmark. The contributors came together to present their draft papers (in person as well as on Zoom) and received peer feedback by the other participants. This also sparked fruitful discussions on general writing style, use of language and positionality of the authors. The presentations were followed by writing sessions, where the new ideas and feedback could be directly incorporated into the papers.


 

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