Catherine Rosenberg

Catherine Rosenberg wins leadership award

by Jeanette Sakel
Our team were really successful at the UWE staff awards again this year, with a wide range of nominations, three staff shortlisted for awards and one winner: Catherine Rosenberg won the award for outstanding leadership / excellent people management 2014. Well done, Catherine, this is really well deserved!


Bristol Centre for Linguistics Christmas events

by Jeanette Sakel

The BCL has two great forthcoming events (all students, staff and interested parties welcome!):

Tomorrow, Wednesday 11. December 1-2pm in 3E24 Catherine Rosenberg is going to talk about her thesis, presenting a talk on ‘Making sculptures out of smoke’: using narrative and creative writing to develop students’ reflexivity’

Next week, Monday 16. December 2-3pm in 4E21b Meredith Marra (Victoria University Wellington) is going to present ‘Constructing equality through talk: negotiating hierarchies in the workplace’ (followed by a data workshop)

Here’s a photo of Meredith – and another photo of Petros Karatsareas, who presented at the BCL last week:

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Congratulations Catherine!

by Jeanette Sakel

We have a new Dr amongst us – Catherine Rosenberg passed her EdD viva yesterday at Bristol University. WELL DONE x

Aspects of her work were conducted in partnership with a number of our students – especially those on her final year creative writing module. Here’s her abstract:


‘Making sculptures out of smoke’: an exploration of reflexive teaching and learning in Higher Education

‘Writing is product and process, noun and verb.’  (Colyar 2009:422)

 This dissertation explores the journey taken in devising and implementing a third year undergraduate module.  The journey started with the undertaking of my doctoral studies and a developing appreciation of the value of creative writing as a form of inquiry into the self and context, and the associated reflexivity involved in this process.  Bringing this work to bear on the design of the module, I became aware of a shift in the teaching and learning taking place in my classes.  The focus of this study is an investigation of this change in pedagogy.

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