Imagining the Arts-informed Thesis or Dissertation
Edited by J. Gary Knowles, Sara Promislow and Ardra L. Cole
An inspiring collection of writing that offers insight into the art and craft of creating art-related theses and dissertations. Authors illuminate issues associated with imagining, developing and completing non-traditional, qualitative, social science research projects as well as some of the barriers, complexities and rewards of guiding and facilitating such exciting work.
With over 30 chapters (more than 350 pages) written by thesis researchers (some with their supervisors) an array of experiences of doing alternative work informed by the arts are made explicit. Contributors include writers from the University of Toronto, University of British Columbia and other Canadian universities, as well as individuals situated in the United States of America, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
For both new and established arts-related researchers this compilation makes a valuable addition to the growing literature on arts-informed research. It honours the individual and collective pathways taken to developing representations of research that are beyond traditional modes of expression.