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Teaching Writing in Higher Education

The Warwick Writing Programme
Provisional Programme
Monday 26 March 2001

 
9:00-11:00Registration (Rootes Social Building): Room keys will not be available at this time but baggage may be checked in. Morning Tea/Coffee served in Upper Foyer of Arts Centre. Warwick University Bookshop open, featuring conference book display.
  
11:00-11:10
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Welcome and Introduction
Jeremy Treglown, Chair of the Warwick Writing Programme

 
  
11:10-12:30
Arts Centre
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Opening Plenary Panel
Chair: Lisa Ganobcsik-Williams, The Warwick Writing Programme

Andrea A. Lunsford, Roz Ivanic, and Mary R. Lea'Teaching Expository Writing: A Transatlantic Exchange' 
  
12:45-1:45Buffet Lunch (Rootes Social Building)
  
2:00-3:30

Panel Session 1(Social Studies Building)
Room 010 A. Junctions Between Creative & Academic Writing
Chair: Carole Angier
, Royal Literary Fund Fellow (University of Warwick)
 Diana Barsham, Department of English (University Of Derby): '"Ignoble Archives" . . . "Paradises of Thought": Working with the Essay as both Discipline and Play'
 Catherine Davidson, University Writing Coordinater (Richmond, The American International University in London): 'Composing Creative Writing; Creating Composition: Myths, Stories, Ideas and an Argument about the relationship between Composition and Creative Writing'
 Rebecca Stott and Tory Young, Department of English (Anglia Polytechnic University): 'The Speak-Write Project: Creativity and Key Skills'
Room 011 B. Approaches to Teaching Creative Writing
Chair: Peter Wilson, School of Arts and Humanities (University of North London)
 Jon Cook, School of English & American Studies (University of East Anglia): 'Workshops'
 Livi Michael and Ian Pople (Sheffield Hallam University/University of Manchester): 'Workshopping the Fiction Process'
 Anna Garry, School of English & American Studies (University of East Anglia): 'Creative Writing Teaching: A Learner-Centred Approach'
Room 013 C. The Limits of U.S. Models of Expository Writing
Chair: Helen Dennis, Department of English (University of Warwick) 
 Joan Mullin, Director of Writing Across the Curriculum (University of Toledo, Ohio): 'Don't Repeat Our Mistakes! Learning From-Not Duplicating-U.S. Theory and Practice'
 John Heyda, Department of English (Miami University): 'Sentimental Education: the Expense of Requiring First-Year Writing in U.S. Colleges and Universities'
 Jackie Pieterick, School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences (University of Wolverhampton): 'Notes From a Small Island about Importing Writing Programmes Made in America'
Room 017 D. Teaching Writing in Literature Departments
Chair: Stacy Gillis, Department of English (University of Exeter)
 Richard Kerridge, Course Director: Creative Writing (Bath Spa University College): 'Ethics in the Workshop'
 Peter Mack, Department of English & Comparative Literary Studies (University of Warwick): 'Process, Genre and Audience in Teaching Writing to English Students'
Room 018 E. Subject-Centred Approaches to Academic Writing (I)
Chair: Sheena Gardner, CELTE (University of Warwick)
 Theresa Lillis, Centre for Language and Communications (The Open University): 'Re-imagining Student Writing as a Site of Dialogue'
 Teresa O'Brien, Department of Education (University of Manchester): 'Student Writing and Academic Register: A Comparison of Coursework and Examination Writing'
 Alexander Spiteri, Institute of Linguistics (University of Malta): 'Can Writing for Specific Purposes be Taught Creatively?'
  
3:30-4:00Afternoon Tea/Coffee (Upper Foyer of Arts Centre)
  
4:00-5:00
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Plenary Panel
Chair: Peter Mack, Department of English (University of Warwick)

Blake Morrison and Hilary Spurling: 'Do the Conventions Matter?'
  
5:00-6:00Break Delegates may pick up room keys and baggage at Rootes Reception desk and check into their rooms. Warwick University Bookshop open until 5:30.
  
6:00-7:00Drinks Reception (EAT! Restaurant, Arts Centre):

Reception hosted by The Royal Literary Fund 

  
7:00-8:00
Arts Centre
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A Reading by Andrew Motion and Russell Celyn Jones
Chair: David Morley, The Warwick Writing Programme

 
  
8:00-11:00Dinner (Chancellor's Suite, Rootes Social Building)
  
11:00-12:00Cash Bar extension (Chancellor's Suite)
  
  

Provisional Programme
Tuesday 27 March 2001

 
7:30-9:00Breakfast (Rootes Restaurant)
  
9:00-10:00
Arts Centre
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'Royal Literary Fund Initiatives in Teaching and Research'
Chair: David Morley, The Warwick Writing Programme

Lisa Ganobcsik-Williams (University of Warwick): 'Teaching Writing at University: A Question of Evidence'

Sue Drew (Sheffield Hallam University): 'So what could a Royal Literary Fund Fellow do for us?'

  
10:00-10:20Morning Tea/Coffee (Upper Foyer of Arts Centre
  
10:30-12:00Panel Session 2(Social Studies Building)
Room 010 A. Expository Writing: Are 'Skills' Enough?
Chair: Lotte Rienecker, Academic Writing Centre (University of Copenhagen)
 Alan Evison, Learning Development Unit (Queen Mary & Westfield College): 'Developing a Writing in the Disciplines Programme at QMW'
 Mary Jane Curry, Centre for Languages & Communications (The Open University): 'Non-Native Speakers Writing in the University: Learning from "Basic Writing" in the United States'
 Jan Skillen, Learning Development (University Of Wollongong, Australia): 'A Paradigm Shift in Supporting Students' Development of Writing in Higher Education'
Room 011 B. Assessing Creativity
Chair: Lynda Morgan (Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College) 
 Jane McKie, Department of Continuing Education (University of Warwick): 'Valuing Creative Writing in Adult Education'
 Celia Hunt, Department of Continuing Education (University of Sussex): 'Assessing Personal Writing'
 Fiona Sampson, Freelance Author (Director of the Stephen Spender Memorial Trust): 'Theorising the Writing Process: Private Experience or Public Practice?'
Room 013 C. Research on Student Writing
Chair: Dr. Adrian Stokes, Centre for Academic Practice (University of Warwick) 
 Susan Orr and Margo Blythman (London Institute of Fashion): 'Designing Your Writing: Writing Your Design'
 Andy Ward and Rose Lonsdale (University of Wales, Aberystwyth): 'Problems in Academic Writing: Views of Copy-editors and Sub-editors'
 Gerard Sharpling, CELTE (University of Warwick): 'A Balancing Act: How Non-Native Postgraduate Students Construct and Develop Sentences in English'
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D. University Writing and the World of Work & Community
Chair: Tory Young, Department of English (Anglia Polytechnic University)

James Dubinsky, Director of Professional Writing (Virginia Tech, USA): 'The "Ideal Orator" Revisited: Writing Well to Bridge School and Work and Serve the Community'

Rick Hudson, Lecturer in Writing (Southampton Institute): 'This is Not a Writing Circle'

Jane Taylor (Surrey Institute of Art & Design): 'Teaching Writing to Journalism Students: Art or Craft?'

Room 018 E. Teaching Teachers To Teach Writing
Chair: Diana Barsham, Department of English (University of Derby)
 Geoffrey Lewis (Northern College, Aberdeen): 'Supporting Student Teachers in Their Writing'
 Rowena Murray, Centre for Academic Practice (University of Strathclyde): 'If not Rhetoric and Composition, then what?: Teaching Dissertation Writing'
 Sada Amhad Daoud, ESP Centre (Damascus University, Syria): 'EFL Writing Teachers' Needs: Implications for Teacher Education Programmes'
  
12:00-1:30

Panel Session 3(Social Studies Building)
Room 010 A. Writing From School To University
Chair: Peter Stray Joergenson, Academic Writing Centre (University of Copenhagen)
 Mary Scott, (London Institute of Education): 'Students in Transition: Writing About Literature at A-level and at University'
 Ann Hewings, Centre for Language & Communication (The Open University): 'Undergraduate Writing in Geography-The Development of Disciplinary Awareness'
 Robert Catt and Gerry Gregory, Department of Education (Brunel University): 'The Point of Writing: Developing HE Student Writing - or just Assessing it?'
Room 011 B. Subject-Centred Approaches to Academic Writing (II)
Chair: Dave Peggs, Warwick Writing Programme (University of Warwick)
 Stella Smyth, English Language Teaching Unit (University of Leicester): 'The Custody of Creativity in a Legal Essay'
 Alison Ahearn, Department of Engineering (Imperial College, London): 'Engineering Writing'
 John Turney, Department of Science & Technology Studies (University College London): 'Explanation in Search of a Theory'
Room 013 C. Error Analysis in Student Papers: Research on Feedback
Chair: Jane Mallinson, English Department (Leiden University, NL)
 Nicola Coupe and Denise Hayes, Department of English (Newman College): 'Looking for Rouge Results: Patterns of Error in Undergraduate Writing'
 Pat Hill, Department of English, Media and Theatre Studies (University of Huddersfield): 'Feedback on Feedback'
 Sheena Gardner, CELTE (University of Warwick): 'Formative Feedback on Academic Term Papers'
Room 017 D. Historical Perspectives On Creative And Academic Writing
Chair: Alistair Wisker (Ruskin College, Oxford)
 Graeme Harper (University of Wales, Bangor): 'Creative Writing and Academe, 1890 to the Present: Writers, Literary Culture, and the Modern University Campus'
 Rebecca O'Rourke, School of Continuing Education (University of Leeds): 'In and Against Education: Some Origins and Consequences of Teaching Creative Writing'
 Alice Tomic, Department of Communication & Fine Arts (Richmond, the American University in London): 'Hybridity in Action: A Critical Narrative of the Evolution of a UK/US University Writing Programme'
Room 018 E. Reflection & Personal Voice In Academic Writing
Chair: Candida Clark, The Warwick Writing Programme (University of Warwick)
 Robert Root, Department of English (Central Michigan University): 'Centering the Writer in the Writing' 
 Phyllis Creme, School of Cultural & Community Studies (University of Sussex): '"Transitional" Writing'
 Jennifer Moon, Staff Development (University of Exeter): 'What is Reflective Writing?'
  
1:30-2:30Buffet Lunch (Rootes Social Building)
  
2:45-4:15

Panel Session 4(Social Studies Building)
Room 010 A. The Politics of Writing Centres & Writing Programmes
Chair: Aled Williams, Department of English (University of Warwick)
 George Layng, Department of English (Westfield College, Massachusetts) 'Writing Centres, the "Literacy Crisis," and the Place of Creativity'
 Vivienne Johnson (Independent Scholar): 'The Writing Centre: An Essential University Resource'
 David Morley, Warwick Writing Programme (University Of Warwick): 'A Model of a Writing Programme as a Business'
Room 011 B. Effects of Creative Techniques on Student Writing
Chair: Susan Orr (London Institute of Fashion)
 Varvara Richards and Heather Ker, Teaching & Learning Development Unit (University of Waikato) and Department of Communication (The Waikato Polytechnic) New Zealand: 'Poetry for Praxis, Too'
 Sue Burge (University Of East Anglia): 'Using Creative Writing in the EFL Classroom'
 Ramona Tang (University Of Birmingham): 'Putting a Personal Stamp on Academic Writing'
Room 013 C. Creative Writing as Research/Integrating Critical and Creative Writing
Chair: Gill Frith, Department of English (University of Warwick)
 Susan Bassnett, British & Comparative Cultural Studies (University of Warwick): 'The Uses of Creative Writing in Literature Programmes'
 Vic Sage, School of English & American Studies (University Of East Anglia): 'Two PhD's in One? Theory and Practice in the Creative Writing PhD'
 Peter Wilson, School of Arts & Humanities (University of North London): 'Creative Writing as Critical Response'
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D. Writing & Technology
Chair: James Dubinsky, Department of English (Virginia Tech, USA)

Stacy Gillis, Department of English (University Of Exeter): 'Creative Technology/Technological Creativity: Using the Web to Teach Writing'

Christine Zaher (Richmond, The American International University in London): 'From Chalkface to Blackboard'

Peter Hartley and Noel Williams, Department of Communication Studies (Sheffield Hallam University): 'Talking to Write: Towards a Framework for Voice Recognition in Writing'

Room 018 E. Changing Higher Education to Teach Writing
Chair: Mary Jane Curry, Centre for Language and Communications (Open University)
 David Wray, Institute of Education (University of Warwick): 'Writing in the Disciplines: General or Specific Skills?'
 James Hartley, Department of Psychology (Keele University): 'The Effects of Teaching Psychology Students to Write Structured Abstracts'
 Ian Davidson, Department of Continuing Education (University of Wales, Bangor): 'Within and Without: The Self and Other in a Part-Time and Flexible Creative Writing Programme'
  
4:20-5:20
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Plenary Panel and Concluding Remarks
Chair: Jeremy Treglown
, The Warwick Writing Programme

Andrew Motion: 'What is "Creative Writing"?'

Carolyn Steedman: 'Writing and the Definition of the Self'

Stefan Collini: 'Beyond "Skills": Writing in the Humanities'

  
5:20-5:45Tea/Coffee (Upper Foyer of Arts Centre)
  
  

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