Research School SIG Writing
The two-day research school Integrating multiple perspectives on writing will precede the SIGWriting 2022 conference in Umeå, Sweden. We invite PhD researchers and other emerging researchers to apply.
Arrival: Friday 17th June 2022 between 15:00 and 18:00
Departure: Sunday 19th June 2022, late afternoon
Location: Strömbäck Folkhögskola, with the possibility to attend via a low-cost zoom alternative. This budget zoom version will not provide an equivalent experience, but rather a window into the research school. Some aspects of the research school will be sub-optimal via the zoom alternative.
The research school, Integrating multiple perspectives on writing, provides an interactive environment where approaches to researching writing, and the advantages and challenges of integrating them will be discussed. In the beautiful Swedish countryside you will get a unique opportunity to learn about the latest ideas and methods in writing research, to participate in thematic workshops, and to discuss your project with writing research experts.
We welcome proposals from all research fields related to the study of writing, and at any stage of the research process.
We offer a range of presentations forms. Please select the form that best fits where you are in your project and in relation to the type of feedback you need:
Paper presentations last 30 minutes, including 15 minutes for questions and discussion. Please plan your presentation in a way to allow some questions within your presentation time and end your presentation with a couple of questions in order to stimulate discussion after the presentation.
The research poster is a popular method of presenting research findings succinctly through a combination of text and graphics. At this research school posters must be printed and the space available is A0 portrait, i.e., 1189mm (height) X 841mm (width). At the poster session, all author will first pitch and summarize their poster for 5 minutes, before people will mingle and you will have the chance to explain your research in more detail and answer questions in one-to-one /small group conversations.
To start the discussion you will give 5-minute summary of your paper. Then a more senior academic will discusses your manuscript with you with a view to improving your draft article and the written presentation of your work. If you are accepted to this presentation form you will be expected to submit a max 7000-word manuscript by 15th May 2022.
Transportation from Umeå to Strömbäck
Transportation will be arranged from Strömbäck back to Umeå on Sunday afternoon, however participants will need to arrange their own transportation from Umeå to Strömbäck on Friday.
905 82 Umeå
Bus: Länstrafiken line 126 Umeå - Norrmjöle - Hörnefors. Please note, the bus stop is roughly 500 meters from the venue.
To Länstrafiken's travel planner
From Umeå: Take the E4 south and turn off towards Norrmjöle. Cross the viaduct and continue for 11 kilometers along the same road. Shortly after the sign Strömbäck, it is time to turn left. Then continue 350 meters straight ahead. Parking is on the left side.
From the south: Take the E4 north. Turn off at Sörmjöle and drive towards Norrmjöle. Wind your way 13 km along the crooked road and then turn right into Strömbäck. Continue 350 meters straight ahead. Parking is on the left side.
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E-mail your abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org before 31 October 2021. Use “SIGWRITING 2022 Research School abstract” as the subject line. Notifications about acceptance will be emailed on the 1 December 2021.
Please contact Nina Vandermeulen email@example.com if you have any questions.
We are looking forward to meeting you in Umeå! (or in the low-cost budget zoom alternative)
Erika Sturk, Nina Vandermeulen, and Maria Levlin