Literary Experiments in Ethnography

The poetic, the fictional, the twitter essay, the dramatic, the satirical, the memoir … these forms of literary experiments influence the writing of many anthropologists but there are not a lot of spaces where we get to share the experimental writing that many of us engage in, or want to engage in. This summer series of Imaginings offers a range of literary experiments from anthropologists and ethnographically informed writers working in many different fieldsites. We simply asked our colleagues and members if they might want to submit a post, under 750 words, that was creative in form, borrowing from the literary arts.

For more information or to provide feedback, contact series editor, Denielle Elliott, at