Building a Collaborative Artistic Research Alliance Symposium
Bangor, Wales, UK
24 January 2019
Published as a journal article: Ensslin, Astrid, R. Lyle Skains, Sarah Riley, Joan Haran, Alison Mackiewicz, and Emma Halliwell. 2016. “Exploring Digital Fiction as a Tool for Teenage Body Image Bibliotherapy.” Digital Creativity 27 (3): 177–95. https://doi.org/10.1080/14626268.2016.1210646.
This presentation reflects on the findings of the interdisciplinary ‘TransForm’ project, which aimed to explore how reading and writing digital fictions (DFs) might support young women in developing frameworks for more positive thinking regarding body image. The project included a review of existing DFs thematising and/or problematising female corporeality; cooperative inquiries with young women regarding challenges related to body image and their responses to the DFs; and an interventionist summer school in which participants explored body image issues via writing DFs. This presentation reports on the project findings and draws conclusions for future research needs.
Cite as: Skains, R. Lyle. 2019. “Digital Fiction as Intervention for Teenage Body Image.” In Building a Collaborative Artistic Research Alliance Symposium, 24 Jan 2019. Bangor, Wales, UK.