Research and writing: live seminar
Instructor: Adam Staley Groves
Beginning February 15, this online writing-for-research course module is specially designed for advanced graduate students and early-career scholars. Participants get to share ideas and drafts, discuss research techniques and writing skills, and, under supervision, hone their academic craft. Join in this live online seminar and get a special rate for our upcoming Summer School and conference in Gdynia, Poland. First seminar: Wed February 15 at 15h30 CET on Zoom. Sign up to receive logon details.
Each of the six seminar meetings will develop one of these threads:
- Developing a thread
- Identifying objects of inquiry
- Synergetic incorporation — threading objects
- Peer to peer (interlocution)
- Drafting revisions
By “thread” I mean the primary, personal incentive to research which would hopefully be nudged forth by our philosopher in the “academic seminar” — with emphases on the students own unique, idiomatic quality.
The thread is not a thesis. Students are tasked to find analogous opportunities or enterprise with other knowledge domains. Let’s imagine I am an IT manager and I want to study consciousness so i can grasp the idea of sentient AI. Thus I’d consider consciousness in a variety of ways, traditions, contents, religions, etc. Students are encouraged to engage with each other as muses and co-inspirators.
Once the student has developed a interlinkage, a webbing of the thread — they are tasked to draft; to write. This second part of the series will emphasise technique — to write naturally — writing from what you know about your topic without references. Emphases here is on deep embodiment which makes for better writing and rhetoric. Writing without reference simply means don’t look at the screen, books etc., drafting should never be stressful, posturing or concern the element of a personae other than the knowledge embodied. Peer to peer would then concern issues or questions that may arise, interlocution to drive forward the critical maintenance of the thing. Revisions is the final stage to prepare for the