Workshop on Academic Writing/Publishing-ICL2018

This workshop aims to explore the process of academic writing/publishing with a focus on an Asian context, and hopefully provide postgraduate students and early career scholars in the field of literary studies with some useful guidelines and practical examples. It proposes to begin by examining the nature of academic writing/publishing in general and then offers an opportunity for participants to share individual experiences and discuss their own academic practices in a more localized situation. The workshop will be presented in two parts. The first part looks at different types of academic writings, including dissertations, conference papers, and book chapters, focusing particularly on the analysis of the constituent parts of a journal article in the field of literary studies. The second part uses The Wenshan Review (along with other relevant international literary journals) as an example to explore publishing-related issues, such as article submission and revision, publishing delay and procrastination, and cross-cultural/interdisciplinary collaboration, providing some troubleshooting advice and reflecting upon the challenges and advantages that literary students and early-career scholars in Asia might have in the world of academic writing/publishing.

 

 

 

INVITED SPEAKER

 

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr Li-hsin Hsu

English Literature Department,
National Chengchi University, Taiwan
   
Dr. Hsu, Li-hsin is Associate Professor of English at National Chengchi University. She holds a PhD in Transatlantic Romanticism from the University of Edinburgh. She has published in a number of international journals, such as the Emily Dickinson Journal, Symbiosis, Cowrie and Romanticism. She is currently editor-in-chief of The Wenshan Review (“Wenshan” means “the Literary Mountain” in Chinese), an international academic journal devoted to the promotion of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to literary and cultural studies. Her research interests include Dickinson studies, Romanticism, Transatlantic studies, Reception history, Orientalism, and Ecocriticism. Her recent project, funded by the Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology, involves the Keatsian notion of cold pastoralism in Dickinson and a contemporary Taiwanese poet.