Doing Narrative Analysis a 3 day Summer Course

  Hi everyone, this is a short reflection on a 3 day summer course I attended. On August 23rd I travelled to Holland with the purpose of attending a 3 day workshop on  Narrative Analysis. This course was provided by the University of Twente in Enschede. As I am currently in my second year (meaning that Read More …

Adrian Holliday on PhD students, interculturality, reflexivity, community and internationalisation

Abstract Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development  DOI:10.1080/01434632.2015.1134554 Interviews with a small group of doctoral students at a British university indicate that the students feel that the programme provides an environment within which they develop interculturality through reflexive engagement with the PhD community and in some cases with the participants in their research. Significant here Read More …

ME-Search and Research

Me-Search and Re-Search A Guide for Writing Scholarly Personal Narrative Manuscripts   Robert Nash, The University of Vermont DeMethra LaSha Bradley, University of Vermont Published 2011 From the Foreword: Robert and DeMethra’s book, Me-Searching and Re-Search, has caught my fancy in a number of ways. The book title cleverly captures what SPN is all about—it Read More …

Narrative Works

Dear Narrative Matters 2010 Participant, We are delighted to announce the publication of Volume 1, Issue 1, of Narrative Works: Issues, Investigations, & Interventions, the new online, peer-reviewed journal published by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Narrative at St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. We invite you to visit the Narrative Works website Read More …

Julian @ TESOL – presenting his new reflexivity book

Julian writes: You could check out the script of my TESOL Convention presentation, and the accompanying powerpoint expertly created by Eljee Javier, via the edgeblog link: Even more fun, however, especially if you are interested in traditional folkloric responses to the affordances of international travel, is this one:  

Narrativity-Reflexivity Day (18th Feb 2011)

(This is an edited version of the introduction to the collection of texts which we circulated in preparation for the day. The texts contributed by particpants were then extensively discussed on the day itself …) A Second Narrativity-Reflexivity Seminar We have (so far) texts from the following participants: Magdalena, Julian, Richard, Lou, Juup, and Vivien. We also have Read More …

A 2nd 'Narrativity-Reflexivity' Session

As mentioned eearlier in this discussion area of the Doctoral Community blog, the first ‘Narrativity-Reflexivity’ gathering back in October seemed to have been enjoyable and of value. Therefore, we have raised the possibility of a follow-up 2nd session involving as many of our travelling, part-time and fll-time members of our community as possible. The most promising dates seem to Read More …

From reflexivity to emotion ….

THE POSTINGS BELOW BEGAN IN THE REPORT ON THE EXPLORATORY NARRATIVITY-REFLEXIVITY SEMINAR ….   Leah Davcheva on 30 Oct 2010 …. I feel privileged to be,occasionally, part of your discussions. Thank you for this tremedous opportunity. Right now I am at the stage of deciding what direction I want to take in furthering my research Read More …

An idea for the follow-up seminar …

Positioning our research and ourselves in our research: An exploration of the reflexive and narrative aspects of our research texts One idea I have had about the follow-up seminar – maybe timed for February when some of our more ‘distant’ colleagues can be here – is as follow – for each of us to: * provide a shortish Read More …

An initial reflexivity-narrativity seminar

Positioning our research and ourselves in our research: An exploratory seminar on reflexive and narrative aspects of research (texts) This exploratory/initial seminar took place on 25th October 2010, as attended by Tanya, Shaun (Best), Magdalena, Richard, Eljee, and Viv. Richard set the context for the event (see below) and rehearsed again his reflexivity-narrativity visual presented in Read More …

I must be a profound thinker, and men like that naturally don’t speak very much

I was intrigued by Magdalena’s recent reflexivity post, but – in a shamelessly selfish way – what I took away from reading the post seems to reveal more about myself than her. This extract was quite illuminating, especially if one considers what could be there but isn’t: There was also the discussion on the narrative-reflexivity Read More …

Eljee's developing researcher narrative: where am I?

I enter into the discussion melee rather late in the game.  I’m not a great blogger and end up lurking online bouncing between posts and forums.  But I would like to (finally) add my thoughts on the discussion on reflective/reflexive area.  Since I’m late in the conversation I won’t address the plethora of what’s been Read More …

On Reflexivity (again…)

This post is partly motivated by the fact that the original reflexivity thread has grown rather too long, and partly by the need for me to make a ‘new beginning’ as regards my understanding of what reflexivity is and how it bears on my research. I am conscious that my current understanding diverges somewhat from Read More …