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Cultural Assemblages: Using Creative Writing as Tool to Explore Questions of Contemporary Identity

Research Theme
Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities
Lead Researcher
Dr. Brent Cottle
Duration of Project
SSHRC Explore
Project Description

In this project, I will use the strategies of short fiction to address cultural questions about identity and its formation in the age of social media saturation and celebrity adulation. The creation of character, setting, and figurative imagery are uniquely intimate ways of exploring these questions. The deliverables of this project are two short stories (6000 - 10,000 words each) to be submitted for publication to notable literary journals. I have published short fiction in the past, and look on these anticipated publications to enhance and add dimension to those credentials.