Poetic Ponderings of Being at Home/Not at Home: (Em)bodiment in the Spaces In-Between


  • Cristyne Hébert York University


home, place, in-between, self, representation


This poetic inquiry grapples with the notion of home—what it means to be at home in all of its de/generative possibilities of dis/placement, be/longing, and be/coming. Home, as a place that one is from, is explored by way of the tensions in-between place and self, highlighted through a series of personal vignettes. In working through what it means to inhabit the space in-between, the author calls attention to the limits of language for representing the in-between within a text, detailing the constraints of the dash and ampersand and offering the slash as a possible means of representation.

Author Biography

Cristyne Hébert, York University

Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Research on Digital Learning




How to Cite

Hébert, C. (2016). Poetic Ponderings of Being at Home/Not at Home: (Em)bodiment in the Spaces In-Between. Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies, 14(1), 166–181. Retrieved from https://jcacs.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/jcacs/article/view/40309



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