Key Articles and Book Chapters

Performative Inquiry

Fels, L. (2015). Performative Inquiry: Reflection as a Scholarly Pedagogical Act. In Warren Linds & Elinor Vettraino (Eds.). Playing in a house of mirrors: Applied theatre as reflective pedagogical practice. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense.

Fels, L. (2012). Collecting Data Through Performative Inquiry: A Tug on the Sleeve. Youth Theatre Journal, 26 (1), 50–60.

Fels, L. (2011). A Dead Man’s Sweater: Performative Inquiry Embodied and Recognized. Shifra Schonmann (Ed.). Key Concepts in Theatre/Drama Education. Netherlands: Sense. 339-343.

Fels, L. (2010). Coming into Presence: The Unfolding of a Moment. Journal of Educational Controversy, 5(1). Bellingham, Washington: Western Washington University.

Fels, L. (1998). In the Wind, Clothes Dance on a Line. JCT: Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 14 (1), 27-36.

Fels, L. & Stothers, S. (1996). Academic Performance: Between Theory and Praxis. Drama, Culture and Empowerment. J. O’Toole & K. Donelan (Eds.). Australia: IDEAS. 255–261.

Performative Pedagogy

Fels, L. (2016). Performing Leadership: John Cage’s 4’33” Reprise. LEARNing Landscapes, 9 (2), 213-228.

Nilson, M. Fels, L. & Gopaul, B. (2016). Performing Leadership: Use of Performative Inquiry in Teaching Organizational Theories. Journal of Leadership Education, 15 (3), 170–186. DOI:1012806/V15/13/R7.

Fels, L. (2015). Performative Inquiry: Releasing Regret. In International Yearbook for Research in Arts Education: The Wisdom of the Many—Key Issues in Arts Education, 3, 510-514. New York: Waxmann.

Wardrop, A. & Fels, L. (2015). Stepping through the looking glass: Embodying hospitality through transitions. In Carter, M., Prendergast, M., Belliveau, G. (Eds.) Drama and Theatre Education: Canadian Perspectives. Polygraph Book Series, Canadian Association of Teacher Education.

Fels, L. (2013). The Upside Down Picnic Table: The Wonder of Learning though Improvisational Play. In Kieran Egan, Ed. Wonder-Full education: The centrality of wonder in teaching and learning across the curriculum. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis/Routledge.

Fels, L. (2009). Performative Inquiry: Arresting the Villains in Jack and the Beanstalk. Journal for Learning through the Arts. Irvine, Cal.: University of California.

Fels, L. (2009). When Royalty Steps Forth—Role Drama as an Embodied Learning System. Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education. 124–142.

Fels, L. (2004). Complexity, Teacher Education and the Restless Jury: Pedagogical Moments of Performance, Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 1(1), 73–98. http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/complicity/article/view/8716/7036

Fels, L. (2003). Performance, Place & Possibility: Curricular Landscapes, Curricular Songs. Curriculum Intertext: Place/Language/Pedagogy. W. Hurren & E. Hasebe-Ludt (Eds.). Toronto, Ont.: Peter Lang. 173–188

Fels, L. (2002). Spinning Straw into Gold: Curriculum, Performative Literacy and Student Empowerment. English Quarterly, 34 (1,2), 3–9.

Fels, L. & McGivern, L. (2002). Intertextual Play through Performative Inquiry: Intercultural Recognitions. Body and Language: Intercultural Learning Through Drama. G. Brauer (Ed.). Greenwood Academic. 19–35.

Meyer, K. & Fels, L. (1998). Einstein, the Universe and Us: Science Hits the Stage: Performative Inquiry Within a Co-Evolving Curriculum. JCT: Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 14 (1), 22-26.

Fels, L. & Meyer, K. (1997). On the Edge of Chaos: Co-evolving world(s) of Drama and Science. Journal of Teaching Education, 9 (1), 75-81.

Performative Writing

Women Writing Women Collective. (2014) Learning wisdom through collectivity: the Women Writing Women Collective. NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 7(1).

Fels, L., (2013). Catching my breath: In full flight over the prairies. Emotion, Space and Society, 3 (5). 1-9.

Wiebe, S. & Fels, L. (2010). Thinking Around Tenure-Track: Ducking Under the Finish Line. Journal of Educational Thought, 44 (1), Special Issue, 11-26.

Fels, L., Linds, W., & Purru, K. (2008). “Performing Impossibility: Decolonizing Representation in Arts-Informed Dissertations” Creating Scholartistry: Imagining the Arts-informed Thesis or Dissertation. J. Gary Knowles, Ardra L. Cole, Lorri Neilsen and Sara Promislow (Eds.). University of Toronto, Toronto. 39–53.

Women Writing Women Collective. (2008). Evoking desire...and irreverence: A collection of women writing women. Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity Science and Education, 5(1), 131–139.

Fels, L. (1995). In Dialogue and Interaction with Grumet: Erasing the Line. Educational Insights. Vancouver, B.C. 3(1) (19 pp).

Performing Personal Narratives

Fels, L. (2015). Woman Overboard: Pedagogical Moments of Performative Inquiry. In Susan Walsh, Barbara Bickel, and Carl Leggo, (Eds.) Arts-based and contemplative practices in research and teaching: Honoring presences. New York, N.Y.: Routledge.

Fels, L. (2013). Waiting for my Son’s Call. In W. Hurren & Erica Hasbe-Ludt (Eds.). Contemplating Curriculum: Genealogies/Times/Places. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis/Routledge.

Fels, L., (2012). Each Moment, a Child of Duration. In C. Chambers, E. Hasebe-Ludt, C. Leggo, & A. Sinner, (Eds.). A heart of wisdom: Life writing as empathetic inquiry. New York: Peter Lang.

Fels, L. (2008). A Fine Reach Home: Excerpts from a Sailor’s Wind Journal. Canadian Journal of Environmental Studies, Special Issue. 13(2), 180–191.

Performative Inquiry and Therapeutic Learning

Frantzich K, Fels L. (2018) Embodied Theater Ecology: illuminating the gap through bridging Depth Psychology's encounter with Performative Inquiry. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 46(3), 272-281. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03069885.2017.1371668

Fels, L. (2004). Kneeling in this moment still: Performative inquiry. Arts Informed: The Centre for Arts-Informed Research, 3(2), 5-8.

Performative Inquiry Through A Lens of Technology

Fels, L., & Ricketts K. (2015). BodyHeat Encounter: Performing Technology in Pedagogical Spaces of Surveillance and Intimacy. International Journal of Education & the Arts, 16(9), 1-24.

Ricketts, K., Fels, L., & Pritchard, R. (2014) Icarus and the Extension Cord In Robyn Ewing, Ardra Cole, & J. Gary Knowles (Eds). Performing scholartistry. Halifax, NS: Backalong Books and the Centre for Arts-informed Inquiry Series. 169-209.

Fels, L. & Ricketts, K. (2012). The Poetics of Technology: Performing technology in poetic spaces of surveillance, encounter, and intimacy. In S. Thomas, A. Cole &S. Stewart (Eds.). The art of poetic inquiry. Halifax, NS: Backalong Books.

Arts for Social Change

Fels, Lynn. (2018). Working the Margins of Community-Based Adult Learning: The Power of Arts-Making in Finding Voice and Creating Conditions for Seeing/Listening. Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education 30 (2). https://cjsae.library.dal.ca/index.php/cjsae/article/view/5461.

Yassi A, Spiegel JB, Lockhart K, Fels L, Boydell K, Marcuse J. Ethics in Community-University-Artist Partnered Research: Tensions, Contradictions and Gaps Identified in an ‘Arts for Social Change’ Project. Journal of Academic Ethics. (2016 April).

Writing Research Beyond Prison Gates

Meyer, K. & Fels, L. (2014). Imagining Education: An Arendtian Response to An Inmate’s Question. (1-19) Canadian Journal of Education, 36 (3). (Authorship is shared equally).

Fels, L., Meyer, K. & Martin, R. (2011). Angel Words Inside Prison Gates: Participatory Action Research As An Action Of Restorative Justice. (69-88). In J. Charlton, S. Pavelka, & PJ Verrecchia (Eds.), International perspectives on restorative justice in education. Kanata, ON: JCharlton.

Meyer, K. & Fels, L. (2009). Breaking Out: Learning Research from The Women in Prison Project. International Review of Qualitative Inquiry, 2(2), 269–290. (Authorship is equally shared).

Ann, Danita, Devon, Julie, Lynn and Shelley. (2009). “Can you imagine…What if Women Were Sentenced to Education?” Women Speaking Out Inside the Gate. (301–306.) In C. Leggo, P. Sameshima, M. Prendergast (Eds.). Poetic Inquiry: Vibrant Voices in the Social Sciences. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense. *Last names withheld due to confidentiality. Authorship is shared equally.