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Symposium on Writing and Research

Welcome to a one-day symposium on Writing and Research at the Research Seminar, Linnaeus University, on April 25, 2018. Coordination and introduction by professor Vasilis Papageorgiou.

Morning panel between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon, N House (N1030)
Lars Gustaf Andersson
Adnan Mahmutovic
Marie Silkeberg

Moderator: Cecilia Davidsson

Afternoon panel between 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm, F House (Dacke)
Alison MacLeod
Risto Niemi-Pynttäri
Magnus William-Olsson

Moderator: Magnus Eriksson

The guests and all participants will be invited to discuss the many ways
writers do research before or during the process of writing a literary text. The
latter could be in any genre and placed in any time in history, past, present or
future. This form of artistic research will be discussed together with the one
that is done after a text is written as a kind of meta-text, or in the form of
artistic or philological commentary. Is there any difference between these
two research activities? How do they contribute to the creation, receiving,
understanding and evaluating a text? Can these two kinds of research be done by other researchers than the writers themselves? Are there any more kinds of research pertaining to the creation and analysis of a text? How do we
approach literary texts that are a combination of art and research, that are
both fiction and essay at the same time? Is there any work of art that does not
already include research? And while writers turn research into a work of art
that a literary text is, how do the same writers or any other turn a work of art
into a subject for research? These are some of the questions that we hope to
analyze and discuss together. Other questions will present themselves as the
participants are both teachers and writers: How do we teach research in
relation to creative writing? What is most imperative in teaching creative
writing: The writing itself or the research done in relation to it both before
and after the text is written?

N House (morning) and F House (afternoon) Vasilis Papageorgiou Add to your calendar