Reflections on BAAL/Routledge Workshop

Please note that the first two paragraphs of this post were written by me, and the last two paragraphs were written by Nahielly. I and Nahielly had the opportunity to give a presentation at BAAL/Routledge Workshop ‘Expectations of and on international students in UK HE’ on 16th September at Manchester Metropolitan University. This workshop brought Read More …

ALA 2016 Conference

I recently participated in the ALA 2016 Conference hosted by the Association for Language Awareness (ALA) at UW Wien (Vienna University of Economics and Business) from July 19th to 22nd, 2016.   I presented a joint paper with Richard (who was there in spirit). Our paper entitled ‘Raising interculturally-oriented ELF awareness of EFL teachers in Read More …

Dewey 2016 [Abstract Accepted]

Dear All, I am pleased to let you know that my abstract for the Dewey 2016 conference has been accepted. ABSTRACT Understanding Reflexivity in Light of Dewey’s ‘Trying’ and ‘Undergoing’ 1 Introduction Drawing on John Dewey’s Democracy and Education (1916), this paper focuses on one of the text’s central themes, namely that of ‘learning from Read More …

Papers accepted for QI 2016

Abstracts recently accepted for The Twelfth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (hosted by University of Illinois, USA, 18th-21st May, 2016): Halldorsdottir, T. (2016, May). Warring wor(l)ds: stories as soft weapons and resources of hope. Fay, R., Andrews, J., Frimberger, K. and Tordzro, G. (2016, May). Creative interthinking: interthinking creatively. Huang, Z. (2016, May). Through the eye of visual-creative-arts: exploring intercultural personhood. Read More …

Call for papers: ‘Difference’, an international, interdisciplinary Post Graduate conference, Glasgow, May 2016

The College of Arts and Humanities, University of Glasgow, invites proposals for papers on the theme of ‘Difference’ for its fifth international, interdisciplinary conference. The conference will be held on the 24th-25th May 2016. For full details, please see Call for papers.Postgraduates are invited to submit abstracts of 200-300 words via email to artspgconference16@gmail.com by the 5th February. (Please Read More …

Reflections on the Leed’s event of ‘Language Research, Performance and the Creative Arts’

In this reflection, I want to share my experience of presenting and participating in the one-day event on Language Research, Performance and the Creative Arts at the University of Leeds. It was one of my most enjoyable academic experience as the event provided a rich space of critical discussions. I have got inspired from the researchers of Read More …

12th ELIA Conference reflections

¡Hola! I have just come back from the sunny, beautiful and civilized city of Seville, Spain where I attended and presented my paper (please see the abstract here): http://lantern.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/?p=7265#comment-2295). Last month Richard, Fitri and I also participated at a conference at the University of Cordoba, Spain. Some of the experiences I gained from participating at Read More …

Reflections on BAAL Language Learning and Teaching SIG Conference 2015 – Edinburgh

Last week, I presented at the 11th Annual Conference of the BAAL Language Learning and Teaching SIG in Edinburgh. (See abstract  here) It was my second conference presentation out of the university this year after the one in Cordoba, and coincidentally, it was also my second visit to Edinburgh. Before telling you about my presentation and Read More …

Using the creative arts in the research process

I fly to Brussels later today for the 3rd Symposium of our AHRC-funded “Researching Multilingually at the Borders of Language, the Body, Law and the State” project. On this occasion, rather than giving a formal paper, I will form part of an 8-strong team of performers (including our colleague Mariam Attia) presenting a piece, collaboratively Read More …

BAAL IC SIG 2015 (Sheffield) reflections

I co-presented a paper with Richard (aka “the boss”) at the BAAL IC SIG (British Association for Applied Linguistics: Intercultural Communication Special Interest Group) Annual Seminar which was held at the University of Sheffield from May 14th to 15th 2015. (Please see the original post and Richard’s reflection here: http://lantern.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/?p=7291). Our paper’s title was “ASEAN Read More …