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Journeyfromstudentofwritingtoacademicorwriter 120805012328-phpapp02

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Colloquium Presentation on PhD candidature in Creative Writing

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Journeyfromstudentofwritingtoacademicorwriter 120805012328-phpapp02

  1. 1. The Journey from Student of Writing to Academic and/or Industry publication Carol-Anne Croker PhD Candidate 2007-2010
  2. 2. Tertiary Writing Network Biennial Colloquium. Auckland 2008.INTRODUCTIONThe journey from “here”to “there” ,for a ‘mature-aged’postgraduate.
  3. 3. The artefact and exegesis are not parallel conversations that do not touch directly upon one another. The link between the two is the ability to reflect upon the writing, the reading, the thinking the process as it is occurring by the keeping of a ‘reflective journal’. The easiest way to understand this in traditional terms is to see this reflective journal as the data for the exegesis. After all, the new contribution to knowledge is BOTH the creative/personal product AND the insights into how the author brought this about.• Arnold 2008, p.6.Supervising PhD candidates in Practice Led Research degrees. Paper presented Paris International Conference on Education, Economy & Society. 17-19 July 2008.
  4. 4. PhD completions1614121086420 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Total students = 30
  5. 5. Masters of Arts (Writing) Enrolments 2005-2008 potential PhD (Writing) Candidates Swinburne Online Enrolments - Writing140 TP1120 TP2100 TP380 TP460 TP140 TP2 TP320 TP4 0 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
  6. 6. The exegesis should:• place the writing and the reflections upon it within the relevant academic and intellectual discussion• have a literature review and methodology• display/signpost the literature review clearly even if (perhaps especially if) the literature review is embedded in the sections. If there is no formal lit. review, but it’s contextual, establish the grounds for it and the space it operates in as well as the field of the creative work/artefact.• engage vigorously with the literature about the area under discussion to demonstrate your critical thinking. The candidates must make it clear that they don’t just canvass others’ opinions, but put their own as well. This is often the heart of scholarly engagement, so make it clear where the lit. review sits in the exegesis, which is a ‘manifesto of the performative’.• have DEPTH rather than BREADTH: the exegesis has a relatively small word count and every word should count!
  7. 7. The exegesis should:• engage vigorously with the literature about the area under discussion to demonstrate your critical thinking. The candidates must make it clear that they don’t just canvass others’ opinions, but put their own as well. This is often the heart of scholarly engagement, so make it clear where the lit. review sits in the exegesis, which is a ‘manifesto of the performative’.• have DEPTH rather than BREADTH: the exegesis has a relatively small word count and every word should count!
  8. 8. The artefact should:> The exegesis should clarify the relationship betweenthe exegesis and the artefact and show how they arealigned.> The exegesis should present a clear idea of theresearch question/s showing what the candidate set outto discover, investigate or extend.The exegesis will have a contextualised literature reviewthat may be embedded in the development of theexegesis or presented in a section of its own.
  9. 9. The artefact should:> The methodology should demonstrateknowledge and practice of Practice LedResearch, and how the writer’s working journalcontributed to the project as a whole.> It should show clearly the scope of the researchand its contribution to scholarship, that is, to theoryand knowledge.
  10. 10. Submission for my Exegesis• For a more detailed look at the PhD by Artefact and Exegesis, my exgetical component will be availble through the• Swinburne Research Bank and within the Australian Digital Thesis archive upon submission late 2012 early 2013.• Meanwhile contact can be via email: cacroker@gmail.com.

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