Graduate Research Project
This is the page for the Graduate Research Seminar 2017-2018 run by Kate Briggs and Mike Sperlinger.
The outcome of the seminar is a Graduate Proposal (1000 words) and Writing Component (8000 words).
The seminar will comprise individual tuition with your writing tutor and occasional group sessions on specific methods (including peer to peer commentary, editing and proofing)
This page will be used to upload information on your Project Proposal and Writing Component (AKA, thesis)
PROJECT PROPOSAL FINAL VERSIONS
WRITING COMPONENT - FIRST 2000 WORDS - 4 December 2017: Deadline
Upload your first draft material here: Writing Component, first 2000 words
WORKING NOTES ON WRITING COMPONENT/STUDIO RELATIONSHIP: 12 December 2017
Here is a link to the Google Doc with your working notes (based on interviews) about how you imagine the relationship between your writing component and what happens in the studio for the rest of this year: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1g6r70VO3HQtpQ3LP02QYrvPvsMBltq2-n9puQ3dVMQ8/edit
The idea is that these are a point of reference as your writing develops, a way to keep in mind the relationship develops and to help other tutors get a sense of the overall GRP. They are a way to track your own progress, rather than a commitment to the programme, so if it is helpful you can keep editing/refining them as you go.
GUIDELINES AND KEY DATES
Here is the link to the
Graduate proposal guidelines (a form to get you started)
Course Handbook (proposal guidelines, which give more detail)
Writing Component guidelines (from current handbook)
Here are the key dates for the Writing Component:
1 September: Deadline submit summer writing assignment
5 October: Graduate Proposal writing workshop: a day-long workshop to share ideas and start drafting your proposal for the work you plan to accomplish this year (both in the studio + writing).
9 October: Deadline submit proposal draft to your writing tutor
16 October: K or M will offer feedback on your proposal
23 October: Deadline submit final version of proposal to the PZ office
16-17 November: first writing supervision meetings + group session 1, Friday pm
21 November: group session 2: visit and workshop in PrintRoom 10am-1pm
4 December: Deadline submit a plan + first 2000 words
11-12 December: writing supervision meetings + group session 3, Tuesday pm
8 January: Deadline 4000 words
22-23 January: writing supervision meetings + group session 4, Friday pm
5 February: Deadline first full draft
15-16 February: writing event + tutorials with Maria Fusco
22-23 February: writing supervision meetings + group session 5, Friday pm
5 March: Deadline revised / edited full draft 8000 words
TBC March: group session: daylong workshop with Experimental Publishing
15-16 March: final writing supervision meetings
26 March: proof-reading day!
29 March: Deadline submit THE FINAL FORMATTED THING to the PZ office One pdf version + 6 printed copies
WRITING COMPONENT SUPERVISION 2017-18
with Kate Briggs and Mike Sperlinger
How the process will work:
The rhythm of the writing component will be a one-hour tutorial with your writing tutor once in November, once in December and then at a rhythm of once every two weeks until the final deadline in April. There will also be a group session at the end of each set of tutorial days. This is a flexible time which we can decide how to use depending on your needs and interests: we could use it for the purposes of a reading group, circulating and reading each other’s texts, working on our bibliographies, working on the unit of the paragraph, the line break etc. We’re of course open to all suggestions.
A tutorial day will typically look like this:
10am - 4pm: hour-long tutorials with supervisees (with a break for lunch)
2pm – 4pm: group session
We hope that to have an allocated “writing day” once a fortnight will encourage you put dedicated time aside for your writing projects, while at the same time ensuring that it is kept in proportion to the time you give to your studio work.
Please note that participation in the group sessions is optional: some sessions may feel more useful than others. But we see it as a regular moment to share and discuss issues in relation to writing and your research.