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College of Arts: Reflexivity and Interdisciplinarity

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AAD Building: Room AAD2W17

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Lincoln

LN6 7TS

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This session is open to all postgraduate research students, with priority given to College of Arts Students for registration.

To become reflexive researchers means to turn a critical, interrogatory gaze upon the assumptions underpinning our research projects, to evaluate their origins and impacts. It is to explore the rhetorics, perspectives and claims for authority that are core to our practice and which, to a large extent, take shape within the conventions of particular disciplines. However, is it ever truly the case that a research theme, topic or question belongs exclusively to a single discipline? And, if it doesn’t, then what does this imply, for example, with respect to the ‘originality’ requirement of the Ph.D? Can there be ‘originality without disciplinary transgression?

In this session we will explore the connections between reflexivity, disciplinarity and interdisciplinarity and how they shape the knowledge we produce - and might themselves be transformed through the process of knowledge production.

This session will introduce the concepts of reflexivity and (inter)disciplinarity, opening up discussion of a range of meanings and debates that are relevant to research in the arts and humanities. It will also ask you to explore the implications of the concept for your own research; and, secondly, to participate in a collaborative generation of suggestions for practical ways in which we can become more reflexive researchers.


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