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The 1st Work-in-progress seminar : Workshopping Our Writing

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  • Date25 October 2013
  • Time2:30pm - 4:00pm
  • VenueRoom 815, THEi Building
Speaker: Dr Stephanie VILLALTA PUIG, Assistant Professor/GE
Date: 25 October 2013 (Friday)
Time: 2:30-4:00pm
Venue: Room 815, THEi Building




Most of us in General Education are early career researchers. We have all submitted a major piece of scholarship, where we wrote for an audience of three or five examiners for a research degree. And yet, most of us have never been taught how to write. Better or worse, we have all had different types of supervisors. Some may have liked to micro manage our writing while others may have liked to let things go. Some of us may have had someone read over our work and edit it. Others of us did it alone. When we get to the journal submission process, we have to change our writing. The more prestigious the journal, the more insistent its editors are that we drop our originality and employ a different register or tone. This workshop is an opportunity for us to share our techniques and experiences of writing: what worked, what did not work. Through exercises and reflections, the workshop aims to give you the toolkit to allow you to write what you want to say, to write, that is, in your own voice and tone.


Bio Data

Dr. Stephanie Villalta Puig is a graduate of the Australian National University. For her doctoral studies, she received an Australian Bicentennial Scholarship from the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies at King’s College London. Dr Villalta Puig researches the History of the British Empire in China and, in particular, the British medical construction of the Chinese. She also has research interests in Cultural History, Social History, and, more generally, Global History. Dr Villalta Puig last taught at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and she has worked at the University of Hull, La Trobe University, Macquarie University, and Australian National University.