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Both sides now: the fear-less exegesis

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Fear is an overlooked aspect of the PhD experience, both for the creative writing doctoral

    candidate and the supervisor. The exegesis can be a source of fear precisely because of

    questions around what it is and what it should look like. Drawing on experiences on both

    sides of the supervisory relationship, this article proposes that clear structural models for

    the exegesis allow students to focus their efforts on the substance of the academic

    component of their research project. We also argue for the rewarding nature of a research

    project that engages both in practice-led research and critical scholarship. We propose

    that alternating between the exegesis and the creative project can yield surprising results

    for creative writers attempting a large-scale academic work for the first time.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Cosgrove, S. & Scrivenor, H. "Both sides now: the fear-less exegesis." Text Special Issue .44 (2017): 1-10.

Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 10

Volume


  • Special Issue

Issue


  • 44

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • Fear is an overlooked aspect of the PhD experience, both for the creative writing doctoral

    candidate and the supervisor. The exegesis can be a source of fear precisely because of

    questions around what it is and what it should look like. Drawing on experiences on both

    sides of the supervisory relationship, this article proposes that clear structural models for

    the exegesis allow students to focus their efforts on the substance of the academic

    component of their research project. We also argue for the rewarding nature of a research

    project that engages both in practice-led research and critical scholarship. We propose

    that alternating between the exegesis and the creative project can yield surprising results

    for creative writers attempting a large-scale academic work for the first time.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Cosgrove, S. & Scrivenor, H. "Both sides now: the fear-less exegesis." Text Special Issue .44 (2017): 1-10.

Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 10

Volume


  • Special Issue

Issue


  • 44

Place Of Publication


  • Australia