The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing

‘The index of heightened sensations’: collaboration between a skilled indexer and a creative writer to produce a special-purpose index

The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (2014), 32, (1), 12–15.

Abstract

Lynn Jenner’s PhD thesis in creative writing, Everyday life in the ancient world, is a four-part mixed-genre work about human responses to loss. ‘The index of heightened sensations’ is Part Four. In three hectic weeks over the summer of 2012–13 Lynn, a creative writer with an interest in genre-crossing poetry, and Tordis, an indexer with an interest in creative writing, collaborated to construct this index. In this article they outline their individual perspectives about the processes of collaboration and the outcomes to date.

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Jenner, Lynn

Flath, Tordis