In this short response, I connect my own mother-daughter story to Nicollini's article. Drawing on Silin and Stewart, I consider the ways that vulnerabilities lead to expression and a fluency of thought. In particular, how Covid-19 draws out affective intensities that lead to compositions. Inspired by Nicollini's honest and brave framing of her anxieties about her child, I reflected on a similar sense of fear and deep sadness years ago, at a different time and place.

Author Biography

Jennifer Rowsell

Jennifer Rowsell is Professor of Literacies and Social Innovation and Deputy Head of School at University of Bristol’s School of Education in the United Kingdom. Her research interests include multimodal, makerspace and arts-based research with young people; digital literacies research; digital inequalities; and adopting post-qualitative approaches to literacy research. She is co-editor of the Routledge Expanding Literacies in Education book series with Carmen Medina (Indiana University) and co-editor of Digital Culture and Education.



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