RMeS Network Event

How do YOU (Re)Write?

Thursday February 26, 13:00 – 17:30 in Utrecht

Doing research, and writing a dissertation specifically, is a continuously iterative process. Rewriting is a major component of such iterations, starting with the initial proposal, the first outline, the draft, and going all the way through jotting down your notes, transcribing your interviews or going back to the first chapter only to find it requiring a major change. Following the success of last year’s “How do you work” event, where participants exchanged their own successful strategies in employing various software tools, “How do YOU (re)write?” invites PhDs and RMAs to elaborate on their own process of writing and rewriting. How do you rewrite chapters into articles or vice versa? How do you write on methodology? And how do you rewrite a chapter already rewritten several times? The 2015 RMeS network event goes beyond courses on academic writing or methods books by offering you the opportunity to share and compare these specific rewriting experiences with fellow PhD’s and RMAs in media studies.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Weaving the theoretical chapter with the rest of the dissertation.
  • Writing on methodologies before and after the act.
  • Dealing with changes in research questions and research plans.
  • Turning chapters into articles or vice versa.
  • Confronting your own position in your text.
  • Advancing from separate chapters to one coherent thesis.
  • Turning large sets of data or a series of separate case studies into a coherent and lively text.

The event will take place next year on Thursday February 26, 13:00 – 17:30 in Utrecht.
Drinks afterwards. Additional details TBA.

For questions of any kind please contact us by email at phdcouncil.rmes@gmail.com

We are looking forward to meeting you!
The RMeS PhD Council (Birte, Alex, Niels, Arno, Lianne, Maarten)