I’ve been experimenting with a new method for my research which involves poetry. This is excellent – We need more poetry in politics !
Tiina Vaittinen & Saara Särmä
We have just finished teaching a course on feminist perspectives on global politics at the University of Tampere, with an international group of students with different disciplinary backgrounds. During the course, we introduced the students to a wide range of readings on feminist IR, and towards the end of the course Saara gave them a creative assignment, originally picked up from Elina Penttinen’s pedagogical tools. The results, based on the students’ readings of some of the contributors and/or readers of this blog, were so amazing that we want to share the work with you.
Here is the assignment that was given to the class:
The poem can be any length, but should capture the essence of the original text (the main argument etc.), write by hand or…
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