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ResTES: Collaborative Autoethnography: Opportunities and Challenges

14th June 2023 @ 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Free – £10.00

Online via Zoom

Registration closes on June 12th (MON) at 5pm BST. We will email you a zoom link a day before the event. Please email if you have any issues with the registration or haven’t received a system-generated confirmation of your registration.


Building on EAP practitioner experience of collaborative autoethnography (CAE) (e.g., Carr et al, 2021), this online ResTES will provide a forum to discuss CAE and the opportunities and challenges it may offer to EAP practitioners. We will first outline and reflect on our experiences of a collaborative autoethnography process and how we began together. We will then move onto ethical considerations and other questions relevant to CAE, drawing on insights offered by Lapadat (2017) and others. Finally, session participants will identify opportunities and challenges for CAE in their own EAP and other related learning and teaching contexts, what might be involved, and what their next steps might be.

Speakers’ Bios

Clare Maxwell is Lecturer in EAP within the Language Centre at the University of Leeds. She is currently seconded to the School of Design where she is responsible for in-sessional provision for taught postgraduate students. She is also Programme Lead for the Social Science and Arts content-based summer pre-sessional modules. Her scholarship interests are around academic writing, genre, and disciplinary difference and specificity, particularly in the context of EAP in Design and the wider creative disciplines.

Jennifer Sizer is a Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes at the University of Reading. She is the Academic Language and Literacy Liaison for Henley Business School (UG), School of Arts and Communication Design and School of Built Environment. Jennifer is also Convener for the BALEAP Creative Disciplines Special Interest Group. Her research interests include EAP in the creative disciplines (particularly architecture) and ethnographic approaches including textography and collaborative autoethnography.

Ania Rolinska is an English for Academic Purposes Lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art, UK. She is responsible for designing, teaching on, convening and evaluating academic English provision on the International Foundation Programme as well as the School’s bespoke pre-sessional course in English for the creative disciplines. Ania’s research interests include academic and digital literacies, learner identity and agency, creativity in academia and the interplay between multimodality and academic discourse.

Clare Carr is an Assistant Professor (Education) in Durham Centre for Academic Development, at Durham University. She is Programme Leader for the Foundation Social Sciences Programme, and teaches on the Academic Language and Literacy Programme, where she is Faculty Lead for Arts and Humanities. Her scholarship interests include teaching EAP in the Creative Disciplines (particularly Music) and the experiences of students progressing from Foundation programmes to Social Sciences degrees.


14th June 2023
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Free – £10.00
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