Questioning the givens in academic writing across the disciplines: a theoretical and pedagogical approach
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Who this event is for
JHB 303, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
What is academic writing? In this symposium we undertake a transdisciplinary stance to examining the tightly regulated practices of disciplinary writing. So doing, we will shed light on some of the hidden dynamics and tensions within.
Our intention is to position academic writing as an object of inquiry from different methodological and epistemological perspectives such that alternative theoretical and pedagogical approaches to this central aspect of both student and educator everyday life might be facilitated.
Whilst this will be a one-off event, we intend it to be the first step in building a research community focused on exploring different approaches to theorising and teaching writing in and across the disciplines.
Starting at 10 am and finishing at 3.30 pm, the day will include:
- two transdisciplinary panels on theorising and teaching writing in and across the disciplines
- workshop sessions to spark ideas, dialogue and collaboration
- morning coffee and lunch
University-wide writing development: What could it look like?
Mary Deane is an experienced writing developer based in Oxford Brookes’ Centre for Staff & Learning Development.
Writing across the disciplines - what can academic writing learn from the practice of fiction?
Sarah Franklin is a Senior Lecturer in Publishing at Oxford Brookes University. She is also a novelist, with her second book to be published by Bonnier Zaffre in February 2020.
What selves might we be in humanities and social sciences academic writing practices?
Juliet Henderson is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics whose research investigates the productive regularities producing academic writing and writers.
Writing, academic writing and discipline-specific writing - what can/should we expect from our students?
Sandra Kotzor is a Senior Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics at Oxford Brookes University and a Research Fellow in Psycholinguistics in the Language and Brain Laboratory at the University of Oxford.
Using humour, irony and sympathy to appeal to the reader
Dan O’Brien is Reader in Philosophy at Oxford Brookes University. He works on epistemology, philosophy of religion, philosophy of art and David Hume (1711–76).
Writing a way to academic identity from the outside: the case of academic developers
Jackie Potter is head of OCSLD (Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development.
BAME academic identity: negotiating belonging and essays as sites of protest
Mariama Sheriff is an OBU Lecturer on the Pathways foundation programme (OBBS), and Associate Lecturer on first-year Communication, and Study Skills courses.
Using computational linguistics resources as new tools to support academic writing
Fridolin Wild is a Senior Research Fellow of Oxford Brookes University and Director of the Performance Augmentation Lab.
View the list of presenters and their foci here.