CfP – CHASE PG Journal Brief Encounters (deadline: 17 June)

The editors of Brief Encounters are pleased to open a call for papers for the journal’s fourth issue and warmly invite research students and staff to submit a short article, review or creative piece of work for publication. Submissions deadline: Monday, 17th June 2019.

Brief Encounters is an open access, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, postgraduate journal organised by CHASE. All postgraduate research students, regardless of their funding status, are welcome to submit to the journal as are staff.

For students in particular, publishing in the journal offers the opportunity to experience the peer-review process, to give their research exposure, and to build their publication record.

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Call for Papers – Brief Encounters – Issue 4

URL: http://briefencounters-journal.co.uk/BE/pages/view/call-for-submissions

Brief Encounters is now open to submissions from research students and staff at CHASE-affiliated institutions (see below for the list). We welcome submissions in the form of academically rigorous and original articles (500–4,000 words), reviews (500–1,000 words) and creative works.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, 17th June 2019.

Brief Encounters welcomes submissions from any field. The journal’s aim is to improve the exchange of ideas between geographical or disciplinary boundaries. The journal provides a space where researchers can publish short articles and share findings which might not be long enough for publication in another journal. We also aim to help students in creative disciplines share their work and engage with other researchers (see below for more information about this).

There is no theme and all submissions will be considered on their own merits. In the past, articles have reflected the academic diversity of our author-base, with work touching on concepts like belonging, embodiment, sustainability, change, identity, space, deviation and division.

Submitting to the journal provides a valuable opportunity for authors to experience the peer-review process in a constructive environment – something especially valuable for postgraduate students and early-career academics.

What is Brief Encounters?

Brief Encounters is an open access peer-reviewed postgraduate journal, run by doctoral researchers from the CHASE doctoral training partnership to showcase the work of research students, staff and alumni of CHASE-affiliated institutions (see here for the list).

About reviews

Reviews can cover new publications, films, theatre productions, documentaries, and major exhibitions engaging with any aspect of the arts and humanities. Reflecting the ethos of CHASE, we are particularly interested in emerging scholarship and innovative interdisciplinary publications and productions.

About creative works

The editorial board is especially keen to receive submissions for its creative section; potential submissions could include (but are not limited to): video essays, creative writing, documentaries, posters, musical interpretations, and photography. These must be accompanied by a critical commentary of no fewer than 500 words.

Who can submit?

  • CHASE-funded students (see a list of institutions)
  • Postgraduate students at CHASE institutions (regardless of funding status)
  • Alumni of CHASE institutions
  • Individuals employed by CHASE institutions
  • Individuals employed by Non-HEI CHASE partners

Submission guidelines

Submission should be made by the deadline, Monday, 17th June 2019, through the Brief Encounters on-line submission process (see our step-by-step guide).

All submissions will follow MHRA style guidelines (footnotes and bibliography). Please see our style guide for further details.

Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.

Along with your article, please submit an abstract (max. 300 words), and a list of key words (max. 5). When you register as an author on the website, please provide a brief bio statement (max. 200 words).

If you have any queries please contact journal@chase.ac.uk

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Chase Creative Writing BAME Masterclass – Deadline 18 March 2018

Applications are invited to attend a Chase funded residency for creative writers in May. One week at a beautiful modernist barn conversion in Norfolk for creative writing PhD students. It will include a masterclass by the extraordinary Sarah Hall, as well as student led workshops and classes. There will also be plenty of time for students to work on their own writing and also to get to know one another, swim in the pool, enjoy the gardens etc. It’s open to all creative writing or creative/critical writing PhD candidates (whether or not funded).

http://www.chase.ac.uk/creative-writing-residency

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Birkbeck Poetry Workshop – 5 September 2017 7pm

BBK PWS 20170905 SEP

BIRKBECK POETRY WORKSHOP

THIS EVENT IS ORGANISED BY ALUMNI. MOST WELCOMED IS ANY POET, (INCLUDING CURRENT STUDENTS,) TO PRESENT A POEM FOR DISCUSSION.  

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Tuesday 5th September   7 pm till 9 pm Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square.

Chair: Richenda Power

Themes:

1) Lake

2) Stone

3) Skirt

Forms:

a) Free

b)Sonnet

c) Ballad

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Please feel free to bring along 12 photocopies of a poem to share, have constructively criticized or praised.

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Practice Based – Corkscrew Spring Term 2017

CORKSCREW: SPRING 2017

Show and Tell

Hosted by Bruno Roubicek, artist and Birkbeck PhD student, show and tell sessions invite practice-based research students to present work in progress. It’s an opportunity to share your emerging practice and receive feedback in a supportive environment. Sessions through the year will consider how practice and scholarship can work together to generate insight and understanding. What is “doing knowledge” and how can practice be made evident to examiners?

On Monday 27 February, 2-5pm, join us for the spring Show and Tell session. Alongside presentations, we will discuss Sophie Hope’s article ‘Bursting paradigms: a colour wheel of practice-research’, Cultural Trends, 25, 2 (2016), 74-86 (NB. Senate House Library membership needed for access via this link).

Show and Tell takes place in G10, School of Arts. The summer date will be announced later in the year.

RSVP to Bruno here.

The Particularities of Conference Presentation

On Friday 3 March, 9.30am-12.30pm, join us for a 3-hour workshop that offers training in delivering conference presentations effectively.

Conference presentation is an essential aspect of the working life of a professional researcher.  Yet doctoral students often acquire skills in this area somewhat unevenly, learning through trial and error.  This workshop approaches the conference presentation as a moment of public performance.  It asks: what are the formal features of an effective presentation?  What techniques can a presenter use to communicate with his or her audience – whether in the context of scholarly conferences, public lectures, or arts venues?  This workshop is run in collaboration with artists from Haranczak-Navarre Performance Projects.

Participating students can then either attend or present research on collaborative practices at Twofold: the Particularities of Working in Pairs (Friday 3 & Saturday 4 March 2017) – a symposium that explores the duet as a mode of collaboration across the disciplines.  See the foot of this email for the CFP – deadline Friday 27 January.

The Particularities of Conference Presentation is supported by the CHASE Cohort Development Fund.  Places are free but limited to 20 – booking is essential.

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Call for Papers: Thinking through Fiction, deadline 4 March 2016

Thinking through Fiction

A conference at the University of Kent
Centre for Creative Writing
21st-22nd June 2016
Grimond Building

This 2-day conference will explore the complex relationship between fiction, writing, and thought.

How do we use fiction to explore ideas? What do we create when we create writing? In what ways can fiction offer a means of examining, questioning, understanding the world? What are the relations between text, representation, form, language and thought? Where is the boundary between creative and critical writing—and how might we test the unstable, shifting, flexible nature of that boundary? How might we consider other art forms in these terms?

Creative Writing is now widely taught at universities across the UK and beyond, and the parameters of what constitutes a valid route of academic inquiry—the furtherance of knowledge—are adjusting accordingly.

Call for Papers
For interested participants:
We welcome perspectives from creative writers both within and beyond the academy, and from other fields such as linguistics, philosophy, arts, film, and social sciences. Contributions are welcome from all: academic staff, postgraduate students, and other practitioners.

Panels might include (an indicative, not an exhaustive list):

  • The ‘novel of ideas’ past and present
  • (How) can we render thought in prose and other creative mediums?
  • Streams of consciousness
  • Philosophy and the novel
  • Writers writing about writing
  • Creative-critical boundaries
  • Experimental fiction(s)
  • Genre fiction and allegory
  • Politics and polemics

Please send a short abstract of 200-300 words for a 20-minute paper or presentation to a.sackville@kent.ac.uk by 4th March 2016.

We are open to creative approaches to presenting, from the formal academic paper to the performative reading.

This event is mounted by the Centre for Creative Writing at the School of English, University of Kent.
The convenor is Amy Sackville (a.sackville@kent.ac.uk)

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Call for Papers: ‘Writing Between the Lines’, deadline 31 March 2016

Writing Between the Lines

A One Day Postgraduate Symposium Exploring Creative Writing as a Research Methodology.

Cardiff School of Education, Cyncoed Campus, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wales, UK

Saturday 3rd September 2016

Keynote Speaker: Professor Kevin Mills (University of South Wales)

Settling words together in new configurations lets us hear, see, and feel the world in new dimensions (Richardson, 1994).

With a fusion of theory and imagination, fresh visions may be realised and broader evaluations become possible.  If research is the methodical investigation of a subject or subjects in order to discover, uncover, develop and provide new knowledge then Postgraduate study in Creative Writing and Critical Practice becomes a powerful and worthy combined discipline within the academy.

This symposium seeks to bring together postgraduate candidates, teachers and practitioners to examine the relationship between theoretical study and creative practice with the aim of improving and upholding the sustainability of this expanding discipline at Masters and Doctoral level.  We invite papers which examine the lively dynamic between praxis and critical appraisal; explore the nature of creative writing as a research methodology; investigate its position within pedagogy and evaluate how it may be developed in order to elevate approaches to high quality research.

 

Call for papers

Proposals are invited, from PhD research students and independent scholars, for 20-minute papers. The symposium is open to contributors from all subject areas and disciplines, though it is anticipated that it will be of principal appeal to those interested in creative writing as a research methodology within the following fields: literary studies; visual arts; philosophy; creative writing; film production; education; performance; cultural geography; critical and cultural theory. Topics for papers will be organised into panels, which might include or resemble, but are definitely not restricted to, the following:

  • Cultural, global and political writing
  • Post-humanism
  • Psycho-geography and travel writing
  • Environmental and sustainability issues
  • Gender studies
  • National identity
  • Poetics
  • The relationship between Science and Literature
  • Digital Technology and Creative Writing
  • The Theory and Craft of Writing
  • Pedagogy and Research

Creative work, critical papers or a combination of the two are welcome.

 

Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words for a proposed 20-minute presentation and include a short biography. Proposals are to be submitted electronically here. The deadline for submission is 31st March 2016.

All delegates are invited to join a round table discussion of the research aspects within the creation of Dr David Oprava’s forthcoming experimental novel entitled: The Codex Epiphanix, directly following this symposium.

 

Queries and correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to Dr Lucy Windridge luwindridge@cardiffmet.ac.uk  or Selina Philpin sephilpin@cardiffmet.ac.uk.

Queries regarding organisation, accommodation and logistics should be addressed to Huw Jones and/or  Donna O’Flaherty, conference administrators at: cseenterprise@cardiffmet.ac.uk

For more information regarding this symposium please visit: Writing Between the Lines

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