What my novel taught me about my thesis: approaches to creative and/or academic writing

Guest Lecture with Dr. Christina Neuwirth
Lecture poster
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We imagine creative writing and academic writing as different and separate genres and skills: one is made up, one is factual; one is, perhaps, entertainment, while the other is solely intended for the transfer of knowledge. However, as a novelist and researcher, Dr. Christina Neuwirth has found that the two forms of writing have many features in common, and that approaches to one can support work in the other. In their lecture, Dr. Neuwirth will draw on this experience of writing in different forms and for different audiences, broadening out to introduce the work of other writers and scholars who have drawn on scholarly and creative techniques, to argue for playful, boundary-blurring approaches to academic writing.

When? October 24, 6 PM
Where? S1 (Schlossplatz 2)

Dr. Neuwirth will also offer a workshop for doctoral students on October 25. Places are limited; please register via HIS-LSF.

Dr. Christina Neuwirth is a researcher, writer and bookseller based in Edinburgh.They hold a PhD from University of Stirling, University of Glasgow and Scottish Book Trust, which examined gender equality in contemporary Scottish publishing. Using a feminist community-based and participatory mixed-methods approach, it focused closely on Scottish literary sector output from 2017-2019. This doctoral research was funded by a Creative Economies Studentship by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Prior to undertaking this doctoral research project, Christina graduated from the MSc in Creative Writing at University of Edinburgh (2014) and holds a BA in English and American Studies from University of Graz (2013). Christina’s debut novella Amphibian was published in 2018 (Speculative Books, Glasgow) and has been shortlisted forseveral awards, including Scotland’s National Book Awards. Their other short fiction writing has been published in Gutter and We Were Always Here: A Queer Words Anthology (404 Ink, 2019), and their non-fiction can be found in 404 Ink’s bestselling anthology Nasty Women. Christina is also a volunteer assistant librarian for Bi/Pan Library. More information can be found on www.christinaneuwirth.com.