[EDLING:822] CFP: Writing Programs Conference (Australia)

Francis M Hult fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Mon May 16 18:30:16 UTC 2005

> Tenth Annual Australian Association of
> Writing Programs (AAWP) Conference
> Alchemy: Blending Research and Creativity
> 24-27 November 2005, Perth, Western Australia.
> Invitation to Attend
> The 2005 organising committee extends a warm invitation to attend the 10th
> Annual AAWP Conference which will be held in Perth, Western Australia from
> 24 to 27 November 2005 inclusive. We are planning an invigorating three-day
> conference from Friday 25 to Sunday 27th and a full-day pre-conference
> postgraduate workshop on Thursday 24th November.
> The conference theme is Alchemy: Blending Research and Creativity. The
> program will include keynote speakers, plenary panels and papers that
> recognise the nature of research in the creative and professional writing
> disciplines and that propose both concrete and innovative strategies for
> enhancing and developing research-related activity in these disciplines. A
> range of high-profile plenary speakers and specially-invited panel session
> members will be attending, including Mandy Thomas, Executive Director for
> the Humanities and Creative Arts at the Australian Research Council, as well
> as representatives from the Australian Society of Authors, the publishing
> industry and high-profile researchers/writers from around the country.
> Call for Papers and Panels
> * Individual papers of approximately 20 minutes are invited. Please send a
> 200-word abstract.
> * Panels of 3 speakers and a chair (total of 60 minutes) are also invited.
> Please submit panel title and an abstract for each paper (200 words each).
> Papers are invited that investigate research in the context of the creative
> and/or professional writing disciplines. Some of the areas to be
> investigated might include:
> * Recognising the value of creative production as research
> * The ethical issues relating to research for creative and professional
> writers
> * How professional authors outside the academy approach research
> * Research funding and the creative arts in Australia & New Zealand
> * The nature of research in the creative writing and/or professional writing
> disciplines
> * Frameworks for higher degree research theses in the writing disciplines
> * Recognising published researchers as professional writers
> * Research challenges and opportunities for regional and isolated writers
> * Industry and the writing disciplines: productive research connections
> Note: Delegates intending to present papers or to be involved with panels
> need to be financial members of the AAWP at the time of the conference.
> Membership fees should be paid beforehand by contacting Treasurer, Brenda
> Glover, at Brenda.Glover at uts.edu.au or posted to Brenda Glover, 3 Cover
> Street, Birchgrove NSW 2041.
> Abstracts should be sent directly to Dr Sally Scott
> sally.scott at curtin.edu.au by 1 August 2005.
> For further information (including advice about panels), please contact the
> conference program managers: Dr Anne Surma a.surma at murdoch.edu.au or Dr
> Sally Scott sally.scott at curtin.edu.au
> Postgraduate Day
> Thursday 24 November will be devoted to a full-day postgraduate workshop for
> higher degree (research) students in the creative and professional writing
> disciplines. Various speakers will be presenting, including recent
> graduates, academics who have acted as creative and/or professional writing
> thesis examiners and selected keynote/plenary speakers from the three-day
> conference.
> Last year's inaugural postgraduate day at the AAWP conference at Flinders
> University in South Australia proved a great success and was booked out, so
> get in early (max. 30). Those attending the 2004 postgraduate day
> particularly appreciated the opportunity meet with fellow postgraduates from
> universities across the country, sharing their experiences and concerns, and
> taking away some timely and sound advice from specialist academics
> representing a range of universities.
> Enquiries (postgraduate day) to: Sally Scott sally.scott at curtin.edu.au
> Julienne van Loon, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Media, Society and Culture,
> Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA  6845, Australia. Phone 08 9266
> 3255. Fax 08 9266 3166. CRICOS provider code 00301J.

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