Call for Participants Creative Critical Writing Workshop 27-28 June 2018 Newcastle University

Recent years have witnessed increasing interest in regarding research as a creative practice and developing innovative ways of presenting academic work, what we here term Creative Critical Writing. This is a research method that treats the form of academic writing as constitutive of its conceptual argument. It draws inspiration from a tradition of thought that includes Plato’s dialogues, Montaigne’s Essais, Nietzsche’s aphorisms, Walter Benjamin’s Denkbilder, Jacques Derrida’s deconstructive play with language, and Hélène Cixous’s écriture féminine as well as more recent experiments with digital media, disruptive translation and various types of performative or site-specific writing.

In response to the feedback from the Creative Critical Writing Workshop held at UCL in June 2017 we are aiming to establish an annual series of workshops that will provide a platform for graduate students and early career researchers interested in CCW. The goal is to showcase existing work, inspire future research, and offer a chance to network with researchers from different disciplines with similar interests. This year we will place more emphasis on participants presenting their own work. Together we will explore the creative aspects of our critical practices and develop imaginative responses to questions that we face in our work.

This call is aimed at graduate students and early career researchers of all disciplines with cultural and/or critical elements, including, but not limited to:




Digital Humanities

Environmental and/or Medical Humanities

History of Art

Modern Languages





If you are interested in taking part, please submit a brief outline of your current research that includes a few sentences on how your work relates to the workshop theme as well as a short bio (max. 750 words).

Please email to

Deadline for expressions of interest is 9th April 2018. Selected participants will be notified in early May.

The registration fee of £15 will include lunch and coffee breaks on both days.

We may be able to offer some contributions towards accommodation or travel expenses (tbc).

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Prof Timothy Mathews Dr Mathelinda Nabugodi
Emeritus Professor of French and Comparative Criticism PhD Creative Critical Writing


Mathelinda Nabugodi

Research Associate

School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Newcastle University