Exploring the Rhizomal Self

  • Clive Baldwin St. Thomas University
  • Michelle Greason St. Thomas University
  • Caroline Hill Nous Group


Theories of the Self abound both across and within disciplines. Following a discussion of two frameworks for understanding the Self—the essentialist and the dialogic—we explore the nature of what we call the rhizomal Self. Through autobiographical material we present a rhizomal narrative as a means of understanding the Self as narrative performance. We conclude with a brief discussion of some of the advantages of this way of conceptualizing and representing the Self.
How to Cite
Baldwin, C., Greason, M., & Hill, C. (2018). Exploring the Rhizomal Self. Narrative Works, 8. Retrieved from https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/NW/article/view/28920