Honours reflective charts for the year.
- what I know about my problem
- what I know about doing research
- my understanding of what research is
- my self understanding as a learner/researcher
- my certainty
2015 Honours student Jianni Tien has been awarded a Hong Kong Government Fellowship to undertake a PhD investigating:
Through case studies of electronic literature works, this research asks 1) How does conceiving of works of electronic literature as a network, or media ecology, lead to new knowledge of the work? 2) What new research practices within the field contribute to non-anthropocentric readings of electronic literature? 3) How can a new language of analysis be applied to a work of digital literature without intimate knowledge of code?
The scholarship provides a tuition waver and a monthly studentship of approximately AUD2,500. Jianni’s honours research undertook a materialist reading of John Cayley and Daniel C. Howe’s Poetics of Reading and was examined by Lori Emmerson and Rita Raley.
In research strategies you’ll find the set text, and what to have done by our first class (week 2). Don’t leave this, start it immediately. Yoko’s, Francesca’s, and Adrian’s studio blogs are happening, read them regularly. (Adrian’s has the set text, and what is to be done.) Lab membership is online and current and we have a FaceBook group you need to find and ask to join – it’s called 2016 Consilience Lab. Finally, all assessment is listed….
Imagine a drum roll…. 2016 labs (as of 12:16pm 26/02/16)
z Lab – Francesca Rendle-Short Tuesday 9:30am
- Alix Palmer
- Christopher Cody
- Darius Kedros
- Hazel Gordon
- Josefina Huq
- Louisa Buchanan
- Philippa Newell
- Tobias Brodel
- Tristan Barr
- Hazel Gordon
x Lab – Yoko Akama Thursday 1pm
- Claire Griggs
- Emmeline Kildea
- Hope Lumsden
- Matt Adair
- Michelle Wallace
- Mikaila Siegersma
- Nam-Chi Tran
- Ryley Lawson
- Timothy Snowdon
- William Yanko
y Lab – Adrian Miles Friday 9:30am
- Angela Kasprowicz
- Brendan Eichholzer
- Christopher Vik
- Fan Ching Wong
- Geordie Mcdonald
- Jake Reeder
- Jake Troughton
- Jessica Junor
- Mollie Cowell
- Zoe Blain
A 2015 honours student’s observations:
Best: Having a year to explore your obsession and work out what you are really passionate about and where you really want to go in life. I also loved the motivation and community of the cohort- my peers literally got me through the submission process and took a lot of time out of their study to read my stuff. My fellow students influenced the content of my thesis over anyone else. I also loved the coursework as it was relevant to the bigger picture and helped to embellish the final project.
Hardest: I think the hardest part was the self doubt at the start of the year in that weird phase where we were all trying to impress each other with our credibility as academics. I felt this odd concern that I wasn’t worthy of writing about my chosen topic but this was thought through and dealt with in the coursework in semester 1.
Advice I’d give: Try very hard to enjoy honours because it can be the best year of your life! Working with each other and being friendly and open will pay off at the end of the year where you will be each other’s champions. My friends read my thesis more times than my supervisor actually did.
Advice I wish I had listened to: Honours can actually be fun, enjoy it!
The timetable page for honours has been updated to show semester one….
Letters are being prepared, envelopes sealed, posties posting the invitation to this years two day pre-honours workshop. Wednesday 24 February and Thursday 25 February. 10am to 4pmish each day, in 9.2.6. More details will be in the letter.
Second round offers have been made for Media and Communication honours in 2016. Everyone who has not received an offer has also had their application processed so you will receive notification that your application has been successful. Places this year were particularly competitive, and as has been the case each year, we find ourselves having to say no to more and more applicants.
In semester one everyone does Research Strategies and Media and Communication Futures. They are taught as a single large group. The only other subject you will do is your research lab. There are three different research labs (X, Y, and Z), which you will hear about during the honours orientation. You do one, and as there are three each will be on at a different time. Also, you won’t know which one of the three you will be in until after orientation. All honours classes are held in 9.2.6
The two subjects that you all do together are provisionally scheduled as:
- Media and Communication Futures, Tuesday 1:30 to 4:20
- Research Strategies,
Wednesday, Friday, 9:30 – 12:20
Everyone does one of the labs. There are three labs, you will be allocated a lab as part of the orientation workshop. The provisional lab times are (remember, you will be doing one of these):
- Lab Z Tuesday 9:30 – 12:20
- Lab X Thursday 1 – 3:50
- Lab Y Friday 1:30 – 4:20