An ode to incoherent canons

Benny Lemaster, Amber L. Johnson

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In this collaborative response, we write and perform against the hegemony of academic canons. We draw on embodied, performative, and poetic means to interrogate canonical prejudice, canonical domination, and canonical exception as they emerge in and are adjacent to our own academic careers. In so doing, we seek to disrupt normative modes of knowledge production and argue for a futurity that is incoherent. And it should be-to the existing structure of domination guiding the discipline.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-63
Number of pages7
JournalDepartures in Critical Qualitative Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2019


  • Domination
  • Incoherency
  • Poetic inquiry
  • Queer failure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Linguistics and Language
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Communication


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