The SMA’S next PGR writing club has been organised for the 12th January 2019, at Senate House, University of London. Dr Daniel Elphick (Royal Holloway, University of London) will be chairing the session.
The writing club is an informal meeting open to the SMA’s postgraduate members, in which we can share and discuss one another’s writing in a friendly environment. As many of you are working within specialised fields, with highly technical and often cumbersome vocabulary, we hope that you will seize this opportunity to receive feedback on your writing from peers working in a similar field, and who are at the same stage of their professional development.
The event itself will be divided into two two-and-a-half-hour sessions (10:00-12:30 and 13:30-16:00). Approximately 4 papers will be discussed across the day. We request that you read (having donned your most fetching and constructively critical pair of goggles) all of the papers before attending, as we hope to spark lively discussions that will be valuable to all who attend (for those whose work is being discussed and those in attendance).
We welcome any paper that falls under the broad scope of analysis. If you wish to offer up your work for discussion, please contact us by emailing by Monday 3rd December 2018, giving details of what you would like to present (i.e. thesis chapter, conference paper, journal submission), a rough idea of the word count (5,000-word maximum), and your submission deadline. We will notify you of acceptance as quickly as possible, and will then ask the chosen papers to be sent to us by Saturday 17th December 2018, to be circulated before Christmas to all attendees.
If you’re interested in getting involved, please get in touch at There is no charge for attendance, catering will be provided and a limited number of bursaries will be available to assist with the cost of attending.