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We are excited to confirm that we are collaborating again with the wonderful team at the Royal Literary Fund to deliver a range of bespoke academic writing workshops. Further information and application forms can be found at M3C & Royal Literary Fund Writing Retreats 2019. The deadline to apply for these opportunities is 7 December 2018.   
An international symposium on ‘Multilingual Practices in Early Modern Literary Culture’ will be held at the University of Birmingham on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 January 2019. For more information, see:https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/edacs/departments/english/events/2019/multilingual-practices-in-early-modern-literary-culture.aspx https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/edacs/departments/english/events/2019/multilingual-practices-in-early-modern-literary-culture.aspx .…
A group of University of Nottingham PhD students are designing a CDF bid to host a workshop that gives fellow postgraduates an opportunity to develop their understanding of blended learning pedagogy. Blended learning is learning that supports students’ face-to-face education through digital mediums and takes advantage of the pedagogical opportunities offered by Virtual Learning Environments such as Moodle.…
Are some approaches and pathways favoured more than others? How does research that deviates from traditional practice enact its criticality? Do institutional or other boundaries affect/effect your research? Can questioning the familiar elicit the unfamiliar? Is provocation necessary to re/define your research territory? Does defining your research confine your research? How can addressing these sorts of questions provide possibilities for the Arts and Humanities more broadly?…
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This summer, after writing professionally for eight years, I finally penned my very first short story. To some readers of this blog this may come as a surprise. Creative writing guides often advise those getting started to begin with short fiction: it is regarded by many as part and parcel of the traditional apprenticeship that writers must undergo. The short story, according to the theory, is the training ground where we’re supposed to hone our craft, to find our voice, to tighten our prose,…
  I'm delighted to be involved in this years Philosophy in Progress Postgraduate Conference. Our call for abstracts https://pipconference.wordpress.com/blog/ is now live - the deadline is 15th September. Info about accessibility can be found here https://pipconference.wordpress.com/contact/. 
Early Career Researcher's Project Development Workshop http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?…
Stepping back
This week I wrote. That probably seems like a fairly unremarkable thing for a novelist to say. But in fact this was the first time since last summer that I’d produced any substantial creative work at all. Sure, I’d scribbled down musings from time to time: a phrase; a sentence; sometimes as much as two sentences in a row. I’ve put together a quick-fire story in ten minutes as part of an exercise during a writing workshop that I led recently.…

 

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