ENGLISH DEPARTMENT NEWS
Graduate Student Samira Grayson Published
English PhD candidate Samira Grayson published the article "Writing Together or (Co)-Writing Together?: Collaboration and Co-Authorship in 10 years of Peitho" in the journal Peitho 24.4 (Summer 2022).
Abstract: This article presents an exploration of trends in co-authorship in the Peitho journal archive inspired by a Twitter exchange between Damon Albarn and Taylor Swift, where Albarn was quoted in an interview with the LA Times as stating that Swift doesn’t write her own songs—that co-writing is not the same thing as writing. Swift responded to Albarn via Twitter, saying that not only was his claim false, but damaging. The public uptake of the exchange draws attention to conversations surrounding co-authorship and perceptions of its credibility and reputability. Given Peitho’s decade of publishing feminist work and in this way representing feminist scholarship, it is useful to examine this archive to better understand if we have fared any better than Taylor Swift in our work to understand co-authorship and collaboration in nuanced ways.