14th November 2020
My tutor asked me to try and provide a submission framework for CS. The problem is that I am not sure how long each element will take.
Here is my proposal.
|WRITING SUBMISSION PLAN: Morris Gallagher 513748 CS – L3|
|10th Dec||A 1: Visual culture essay|
|10th Feb||A 2: Literature Review|
|10th March||A 3: Plan|
|10th May||A 4: First Draft|
|10th July||A 5: Final Draft|
I am 4 weeks into the degree. I have completed the CS course work but not the BOW course work: I was keen to do BOW A1 to get a sense of what my tutor was like and what was expected of me. I realise that the standard is high. I will do the BOW course work next, but also have a collaborative ‘photo-voice’ project which is exciting but needs a lot of work, as well as a film, and autoethnography, using a pin-hole camera…
Probably the writing plan is needed, but I see the BOW having a life of its own as long as I do the work, and my nature is probably to do too much. Maybe I need a plan for the next 6 wks of BOW?
Writing as process
I have always seen research and writing as tied together, so I have written text already for the literature review and I have some ideas for a two hypotheses on of which is about the conditions of future representation of doctors. I think that is fine, and is it is iterative some text and searches will survive or be discarded – an iterative approach.
I recently read ‘Maxwell Street’ by Tim Creswell who is a social anthropologist, now at Edinburgh (Cresswell, 2019). There is a fantastic first chapter about the interrelation of writing with research about place – Maxwell Street is a market is Chicago. It is theoretical and marks research about place, psycho-geography and Benjamin and Barthes are present in the analysis.
When I did my doctorate I read a book called something like “Doing a PhD.’ One key ideas is about progressively reducing uncertainty by doing – knocking down the obstacles. I in a phase of working most days on my degree to do this. There is no other way to go.
Cresswell, T. (2019) Maxwell Street. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.