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Wednesday 7th December 2016

Acting out: rhizovocality in post-graduate supervision practices; An ethno-drama in 3 parts

Wednesday 7th December 2016: 16:00 – 17:30, Brooks Building, Room G16
Amanda French and Professor Alex Kendall, Birmingham City University

This joint paper explores how our attempts at post graduate supervision practices and post-qualitative pedagogies encouraged us to use new forms of subjectivity and non-representational methodologies, which may pose a risk as they challenge dominant research discourses in the academy. We suggest moreover that doctoral supervision should enable and encourage students and supervisors to shapeshift and cross disciplinary boundaries, moreover we explore the idea that the different writing and professional selves produced through the supervision process are not always what anyone could anticipate. As supervisor and supervisee we perform our experiences of doctoral work in personal and emotional terms interwoven with some recorded extracts from an academic paper we have written about the performance. This reworking of the original ethno-drama material offers another voice on the subject, still our own but remade and re-presented for a different audience.

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