Doctoral writing in the visual and performing arts: Challenges and diversities
Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney
17 and 18 November 2011
Background to the symposium
Since the first Australian doctorates in the visual and performing arts in the late 1980s, institutions, supervisors and candidates have faced many challenges in preparing and evaluating these theses.
This symposium focuses on doctoral research which combines a creative/performed component with a written component; more specifically on the nature of the written component which has been identified as posing a particular challenge.
Focus of the symposium
The symposium will bring together writing teachers, researchers, students and supervisors involved in doctoral writing in the visual and performing arts to explore and understand the diversity of doctoral theses in the visual and performing arts.
This symposium draws on the outcomes of an ARC-funded project Writing in the academy: The practice-based thesis as an evolving genre.
The day will include presentations from the project as well as paper presentations on the topic of doctoral writing in the visual and performing arts.
We hope the day will provide a state-of-the-art overview of research and current developments in this area.
A half-day workshop on doctoral writing for research students in the visual and performing arts led by Professor Brian Paltridge (University of Sydney), Associate Professor Sue Starfield (University of New South Wales) and Associate Professor Louise Ravelli (University of New South Wales).
A full day symposium on current research and practice in doctoral writing in the visual and performing arts.
Jane Gavan, Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) at the Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney University, will open proceedings.
The opening plenary speaker for the symposium will be Professor Su Baker, Director of the Victorian College of Arts at the University of Melbourne.
The closing plenary speaker will be Brad Buckley, Professor of Contemporary Art and Culture at the Sydney College of Arts.
Call for Papers and registration has now closed.
Conference registration sessions will be held in the Auditorium (Building 21) from 12 - 12:30 on Thursday and from 8:30 - 9:00 on Friday.
Tea and coffee will be available in the courtyard by the Auditorium during morning and afternoon breaks on Thursday and Friday.
A complementary light lunch will also be available on Friday.
The SCA cafe will be open both days and will have a selection of cold drinks, cakes, coffee, pies and sandwiches available for purchase.
This event is funded by the ARC-funded project Writing in the academy: The practice-based thesis as an evolving genre. There will be no charge for attending the workshop or the symposium.
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