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I’m going to set you to boiling baby, script
Text: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses
  • Dallas J Baker, Southern Cross University
Document Type
Creative work
Publication Date
1-1-2013
Peer Reviewed
Peer-Reviewed
Abstract
This work is a creative and Foucauldian-style ethical intervention into the author’s childhood memories. Specifically, it re-imagines a moment in the author’s youth when he first acknowledged his sexuality and gender difference. The script fuses nonfictionand fiction methodologies to produce a dramatic narrative. The finished work is neither fact nor wholly imagined. The script was developed using aninterdisciplinary approach including factual research (evidence from author diaries and interviews with family members and such like) and fiction techniques such asassociative and stream-of-consciousness writing. In this way, a script was produced that adheres to the core components of the “true” story whilst refiguring others toemphasise aspects of the author’s experience that were wholly internal and even nonverbal (associations, imaginings, latent feelings etc). The result is a work thatoperates both as memoir and as an intervention into memory.
Citation Information

Baker, DJ 2013, 'I’m going to set you to boiling baby', script, Text: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses, special iss. 19.

Script available on Open Access