A creative writing workshop with the title 'Writing Pedagogy Workshop: Writer Identity and Writing Fantasies' will be offered on Friday May 29th, 2015, by Dr. Zoe Charalambous (Institute of Education, UCL).
This creative writing workshop is going to take place at School of English Library (New Philosophy Building 3rd floor) between 18:00-20:00.
**A certificate of attendance will be provided**
This event is organized by the School of English Book Club 'Transparent Windows.'
For more information about our group please click on the following link: http://www.enl.auth.gr/trans_windows_en.html
I am not a poet, but a poem. A poem that is being written, even if it looks like a subject. (Lacan, 1981)
Every endeavor of creation, inscription, writing begins with an “I.” Or does it? What elements constitute the “I” that facilitate or obstruct learning? How might we as teachers or writers open up ourselves to the new, new ways of “being” and “learning”?
In this workshop, my aim is to show you the immense potential of using a psychoanalytic perspective to analyze how someone writes and how we might use this insight into our teaching. The crux of my research has produced and explored a mode of reflexivity, a specific mode of thinking about how we use language, which might facilitate, rather than obstruct learning.
The first part of the workshop, after a small introduction of how this research began and some basic theory, will include a collective creative writing exercise followed by a Lacanian psychoanalytic interview with volunteer students attending the workshop. The second part of the workshop will initiate a “live-analysis” of the data produced during the first part through the interview and the writing. We will finish with a discussion on how this mode of thinking about one’s writer identity might constitute a useful mode of reflecting about your teaching or writing practice; what I have named an enigmatic pedagogy allowing for the “new” to emerge. If you are intrigued by the Other side of learning, writing, self and teaching this is not a workshop you would want to miss.
Dr. Zoe Charalambous received her Ph.D. in Psychosocial Studies from the Institute of Education, UCL in November 2014. She is a poet and a psychosocial studies lecturer/researcher interested in subjectivities, pedagogies of writing and Lacanian psychoanalysis. She currently works as an English teacher at Anatolia College, Thessaloniki.