BAAL/Cambridge University Press Seminar: Creative Inquiry in Applied Linguistics: Purposes, Practices, Possibilities

This seminar aims to foster discussion to address the questions: 'What is creative inquiry?' and 'What are its affordances for applied linguistics?".

Our objectives are:

a) to explore some of the different uses, contexts and practices of creative inquiry in applied linguistics;

b) to generate a collective working definition of creative inquiry in applied linguistics;

c) to consider the theoretical, empirical, methodological and practical implications of working with creative inquiry and the implications for the future of applied linguistics.

Confirmed speakers include Dr George Androulakis (University of Thessaly), Dr Roslyn Appleby (University of Technology, Sydney), Dr Heather Connelly (University of Lincoln), Professor Tony Crowley (University of Leeds), Dr Maria Grazia Imperiale (University of Glasgow), Dr Vicky Macleroy (Goldsmiths, University of London), Professor Kate Pahl (Manchester Metropolitan University), Dobrochna Futro (University of Glasgow), Dr Heli Paulasto (University of Eastern Finland), Sophie Liggins (Essex), Marta Descepoli (Edinburgh Napier) and Dr Louise Atkinson (artist-researcher).

Seminar discussants are Dr Judith Hanks (University of Leeds), Dr Andrea Milde, (Nottingham Trent University), Dr James Simpson (University of Leeds) and Professor Maggie Kubanyiova (University of Leeds).

Roundtable participants include Professor Mike Baynham (University of Leeds), Dr Simon Coffey (King’s College London), Professor Angela Creese (University of Stirling) and Dr Gameli Tordzro (University of Glasgow/Pan African Arts Scotland).

Book your place

The registration fee is £50 for both days. The seminar is designed to develop as a conversation over the two days, therefore all participants must commit to attendance on both days.

For more information, contact Lou Harvey:

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