The Lonely Page

Creative writing theory focuses on the writing process – its tools, contexts, approaches, and intentions – rather than the writing product. Research in the field, often interdisciplinary, can link literature with anthropology, linguistics, education, psychology, politics, performance, history – even computer programming and beyond.

The Lonely Page, a conference at Queen's University Belfast in March 2009, covered all aspects of the study of creative writing theory: refining ideas through scholarly debate, the thoughtful critique of creative work, and the performance of creative work for an audience. Delegates came from the UK and Ireland, and from Greece and the United States. The essays, poetry and prose included in this eBook are a record of much of the work presented at The Lonely Page.
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Writing for Scholarly Journals: Publication in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences  

edited by Daniel P.J. Soule, Lucy Whiteley and Shona McIntosh is the first eBook to be published by eSharp.

The book contains articles by Professor John Corbett (Glasgow), Professor Graham Caie (Glasgow), Dr. Alaric Hall (Helsinki) and Clare Morton (Oxford University Press) and provides a valuable insight for postgraduates into the world of academic publishing - from those in a position to know!

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Academia: The View from Within

edited by Johanna Green and Ellen Bramwell

Doctoral study is an apprenticeship, a training process during which we, as students, are expected to gain the skills required to pursue a career, either in academia or beyond. Every year in their progress reviews, students need to prove they have engaged in training activities that are aimed at developing their transferable skills or graduate attributes; many of these activities follow the Joint Statement of the UK Research Councils' Training Requirements for Research Students  produced to outline the basic skills all doctorate students should be able to demonstrate upon graduation.

The 2007 lecture series Academia: The View from Within addressed these issues. The aim of this series was to move beyond the standard advice on teaching and learning and give postgraduate students a flavour of academic life, teaching and research as it really exists within modern universities. Established academics based at the University of Glasgow and beyond, were invited to give lectures which provided current postgraduates with an insight into academia. The book contains articles by Profs. Graham Caie, Jeremy Smith and Dr. Susan Stuart.

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