II Aedean Doctoral Seminar University of Alicante, 9 and 10 July 2020
The following scholars have agreed to organise two plenary sessions:
- Rosario Arias (Universidad de Málaga) – “Managing Ethical Research and Responsibility: Tips and Golden Rules”
This talk will cover several aspects dealing with ethical and responsible research such as intellectual property and authorship, managing collaboration in research, how to face ethical dilemmas, and managing relationships with tutors, supervisors, collaborators and peers.
- Macarena García-Avello (Universidad de Cantabria) – “Writing in Question: Moving Forward the Dissertation Process”
Despite the numerous difficulties that it entails, academic writing is frequently approached as an instinctive and spontaneous process. The purpose of this session is to reflect critically, raising awareness of the different stages that we tend to carry out implicitly during the writing process underlying dissertations, articles, and academic writing in general. More specifically, I will draw on the American PhD system that includes Comprehensive Exams in order to engage in a writing strategy based on the identification of the significant questions that will prompt the articulation of the main thesis structure. This, in turn, will lead us toward an understanding of the writing process as intrinsically linked to the method of question and discovery, and facilitate generative, on-task writing to help move forward the dissertation process.
There will be three parallel sessions with papers on both Literature and Culture, and Linguistics.
Question and answer session
In addition to the plenary sessions and the paper presentations, the Q&A session will provide some basic information and guidance for all doctoral students with advice on writing and defending a thesis, and some reflections on the experience of doing a PhD.