Just a quick note to post these two papers.
Both of them will be published soon by Brill in an edited collection that I co-edited with Cally Guerin from the University of Adelaide. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Cally and we were able to form a friendship through Skype and emails while working on this manuscript.
This process highlights what I enjoy most about academic work. All the authors were collegial, helpful and committed to the book. Everyone worked together really well. The editorial review and production process also went smoothly and was conducted very professionally with both the editors and the publishers doing all they could to help us along. (This is proof that academic writing and review work doesn’t have to be painful!)
Anyway – here are the two papers. The first is the introduction to the book where we use memes as an entry point.The second is a paper from a project on graduate research writing that I’ve been working on with colleagues and it’s about using visual tools (mind-maps, sketching) as a way of thinking through research before writing.