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starting the PhD – write and write regularly

The PhD is not only about the actual research that you do. It is also about your capacity to: explain why your research is necessary show how your inquiry fits with and builds on existing research clearly state and justify … Continue reading

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five days five quotes challenge -#5

The last of my quotations addresses the need for writers to live in, and with, all manner of writings.  Read poetry every day of your life. Poetry is good because it flexes muscles that you don’t use often enough. Poetry expands … Continue reading

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five days five quotes challenge – #4

Today’s writing-related quotation is about notebooks. I have lots of them and I do mainly ethnographic research, so it’s not surprising that this speaks to me.  ( Keeping) the field notebook or diary (is) the making of a fetish: the construction, guarding, cherishing, … Continue reading

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five ways to structure a literature review

You’ve read. And read. And read. You’ve noted. And noted. And how. You’ve written summaries and memos. You’ve made groupings and mind-maps of the reading. But you’re still a bit away from actually writing about the literatures. You’re still not sure how to … Continue reading

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tate summer school – Friday

Throughout the school we have been extensively documenting our activities, then projecting, hanging and displaying the results. Sometimes this has been by ‘arranging’ the actual objects, at other times, by filming images, filming filming, filming performances, filming exercises, filming films. Projections … Continue reading

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tate summer school – Thursday

Today was Analog Day with artist Bill Leslie. Bill is currently doing a PhD at Kingston asking the question “How do sculptures change when they are filmed or photographed?” We began the day hand colouring a strip of 16 ml … Continue reading

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tate summer school – Wednesday

  There was no Wednesday. Well, there was, of course, but I wasn’t at it. I had to go to a meeting in Manchester so I couldn’t be in both places at once. Having to miss a day of field work, … Continue reading

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