Polyphony, listening, legacy #NAWE30

Some final thoughts on the 30th anniversary National Association of Writers in Education Conference. Followed by a train journey of semi-doom where not only did the train break down, but also my cheap-as-about-fifty-portions-of-chips Hudl tablet crashed somewhere around Huddersfield (Hudlsfailed?! Sorry sorry sorry). ‘Polyphonic Place: Putting Sound Into Words’ and ‘Loving Your Legacy: A Poetry … More Polyphony, listening, legacy #NAWE30

Teaching & the critical-creative PhD #NAWE30

Hello reader. This is where the writer-scholar takes time out to think about teaching and about the critical-creative PhD. Plus, I’ve just realised that this blog heading sounds like a pants attempt at writing a Harry Potter book title. Here are some thoughts and notes from sessions that I attended at today’s National Association of … More Teaching & the critical-creative PhD #NAWE30

“A common treasury for all”: reflections on the AHRC Common Ground Event

On Tuesday I travelled to the University of York for the Arts and Humanities Research Council‘s first Common Ground Event.  As you will see from the link, it was an exceptionally ambitious and dynamic programme, which could have been spread across a Glastonbury Festival‘s worth of days (but without the mud, dubious dancing, and Coldplay). While … More “A common treasury for all”: reflections on the AHRC Common Ground Event

“…but ony buddi e Rachde knone us it is so…” Oliver Ormerod and Dialect Writing

The following blog post is an extension of a poster presentation given at the Manchester Metropolitan University’s 8th Postgraduate Research Conference held on the 5th November at the Manchester Metropolitan University. Please click this link to view: poster for MMU Innovation 2015. And follow the hyperlinks in the text below for more information. Dialect is … More “…but ony buddi e Rachde knone us it is so…” Oliver Ormerod and Dialect Writing