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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Eleventh International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning

The Daimon, The Scarebird and Haiku: Repeated Narrations

Alexandra Fidyk, Jason J. Wallin.

The Daimon, The Scarebird and Haiku: Repeated narrations is a discursive braiding of three texts surrounding the lived experience of embodiment. Read against and through one another, this manuscript is in part an experiment in textual disruption and derailed communication, inhabiting a liminal space teetering between recognition and the anxiety of crisis. The main body of this manuscript is haunted by multiple voices. The process of writing the main text of this manuscript is disclosed in italics, revealing in part the concepts and assumptions made by the authors prior and during the development of this work. The notes and thoughts of the authors during the writing of this manuscript appear in bold, and point toward the inner difficulties and contested spaces of this work. As a reflexive methodology, The Daimon, The Scarebird and Haiku: Repeated narrations might be read as an attempt at co-authoring which, while recognizing the familial, disrupts its own attempt at meaning making. The use of multiple voices and textual disruption is integral to this project as it attempts to explicate and interrupt the phenomenon of embodiment.


Alexandra Fidyk  (Canada)
PhD Candidate
Graduate Division of Educational Research
University of Calgary

Alexandra Fidyk is a doctoral candidate and instructor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary. She has studied and taught secondary literature in Finland, Japan, England, China, USA, Colombia and Egypt.

Jason J. Wallin  (Canada)
Curriculum Leader
Calgary Board of Education
The University of Calgary

Jason Wallin is a graduate of the University of Calgary’s Early Childhood Education Program. He is currently a curriculum leader for the Calgary Board of Education, with particular interest in critical studies.

  • Writing
  • Communication
  • Narration
  • Reflexive writing
  • Polyvocality

(Virtual Presentation, English)