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Breaking down disciplinary walls: redefining the teaching of Translation for Intercultural Dialogue (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Penman, C., & Wilkinson, J. (2021, May). Breaking down disciplinary walls: redefining the teaching of Translation for Intercultural Dialogue. Paper presented at Breaking down the walls of Babel: dialogues in translation, University of Warwick

The study of translation is experiencing a revival and a transformation as recognition of its pedagogical value beyond the training of future translators grows. Training in translation not only enhances linguistic competence (Cook 2010) in both first... Read More about Breaking down disciplinary walls: redefining the teaching of Translation for Intercultural Dialogue.

Considering Generic Study Skills and the roles of Academic Advisers (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Richards, K., & Pilcher, N. (2021, January). Considering Generic Study Skills and the roles of Academic Advisers. Presented at ScotHELD Winter 2021 Conference, Online

In this short session we draw on work we have done over a number of years but primarily on a recent paper published in Teaching in Higher Education entitled ‘Study Skills: neoliberalism’s perfect Tinkerbell.’ We outline our own roles in the UK and Au... Read More about Considering Generic Study Skills and the roles of Academic Advisers.

Role requirements in Academic Recruitment for Construction & Engineering (2020)
Journal Article
Pilcher, N., Galbrun, L., Craig, N., Murray, M., Forster, A., & Tennant, S. (2021). Role requirements in Academic Recruitment for Construction & Engineering. European Journal of Engineering Education, 46(2), 247-265. https://doi.org/10.1080/03043797.2020.1725451

Two ongoing and recurrent debates in the employment of academic staff are (1) how much industry experience should faculty staff have? and (2) what priority is given to research, teaching or both? Such debates take place worldwide and are particularly... Read More about Role requirements in Academic Recruitment for Construction & Engineering.

Unlikely hikers? Activism, Instagram, and the queer mobilities of fat hikers, women hiking alone, and hikers of colour (2019)
Journal Article
Stanley, P. (2020). Unlikely hikers? Activism, Instagram, and the queer mobilities of fat hikers, women hiking alone, and hikers of colour. Mobilities, 15(2), 241-256. https://doi.org/10.1080/17450101.2019.1696038

This paper investigates a nascent, primarily online community of so-called 'unlikely hikers', united in the premise that hiking is good for everyone's mental and physical health and that diversity can and should extend to outdoor spaces including nat... Read More about Unlikely hikers? Activism, Instagram, and the queer mobilities of fat hikers, women hiking alone, and hikers of colour.

Rewriting 'Selves' and 'Others' in 'Postmigrant' Theatre (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Wilkinson, J. (2019, November). Rewriting 'Selves' and 'Others' in 'Postmigrant' Theatre. Paper presented at Translating Cultures, Cultures in Translation (19th Annual Conference of the International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication), Universitat de València, Spain

The last decade has witnessed a proliferation of German-language plays engaging with stories of migration. After a relatively slow ‘trickle’ of plays narrating the experiences of Turkish ‘guest workers’ throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the opening of... Read More about Rewriting 'Selves' and 'Others' in 'Postmigrant' Theatre.

Dialogicity, monologicity and the crisis of hospitality in Elfriede Jelinek's Die Schutzbefohlenen. (2019)
Journal Article
Wilkinson, J. (2019). Dialogicity, monologicity and the crisis of hospitality in Elfriede Jelinek's Die Schutzbefohlenen. Austrian Studies, 26, 91-105

This article argues that the combination of dialogicity, monologicity and polyphony in Jelinek’s play Die Schutzbefohlenen [Charges] serves to present Austria and the EU’s so-called ‘refugee crisis’ as a crisis of hospitality. Specifically, it analys... Read More about Dialogicity, monologicity and the crisis of hospitality in Elfriede Jelinek's Die Schutzbefohlenen..

Ethnography and autoethnography in ELT research: Querying the axiomatic (2019)
Book Chapter
Stanley, P. (2019). Ethnography and autoethnography in ELT research: Querying the axiomatic. In X. Gao (Ed.), Second Handbook of English Language Teaching. Switzerland: Springer

With a view to suggesting ways forward in qualitative ELT research, this chapter surveys two related fields of literature in order to question the taken-for-granted. The first field reviewed is ethnography and here the focus on its intellectual histo... Read More about Ethnography and autoethnography in ELT research: Querying the axiomatic.

Evaluating the key factors of green port policies in Taiwan through quantitative and qualitative approaches (2019)
Journal Article
Tseng, P., & Pilcher, N. (2019). Evaluating the key factors of green port policies in Taiwan through quantitative and qualitative approaches. Transport Policy, 82, 127-137. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2018.12.014

This paper presents a holistic picture of the factors that affect green port policies through the use of both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Quantitatively, fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (FAHP) method with 25 questionnaires was used to i... Read More about Evaluating the key factors of green port policies in Taiwan through quantitative and qualitative approaches.

The Use of Humour in the Off-task Spaces of the Language Classroom (2019)
Journal Article
Victoria, M. (2019). The Use of Humour in the Off-task Spaces of the Language Classroom. ELT Journal, 73(2), 186-196. https://doi.org/10.1093/elt/ccy054

The focal point of most investigations into classroom discourse tends to be on the institutionally sanctioned and legitimized on-task exchanges between teachers and students with particular attention to the IRF/E structure. Liminal spaces of interact... Read More about The Use of Humour in the Off-task Spaces of the Language Classroom.

Doing Politics: Discursivity, performativity and mediation in political discourse (2018)
Book
M. Kranert, & G. Horan (Eds.), (2018). Doing Politics: Discursivity, performativity and mediation in political discourse. https://doi.org/10.1075/dapsac.80

This edited volume explores the discursive, performative and mediated dimensions of contemporary political discourse. The strengths of the volume are manifold: it contains cutting edge interdisciplinary research on political discourses by internation... Read More about Doing Politics: Discursivity, performativity and mediation in political discourse.

Political myth as a legitimation strategy: The case of the golden age myth in the discourses of the Third Way (2018)
Journal Article
Kranert, M. (2018). Political myth as a legitimation strategy: The case of the golden age myth in the discourses of the Third Way. Journal of Language and Politics, 17(6), 882-906. https://doi.org/10.1075/jlp.17059.kra

Golden age myths as an answer to political crises are a recurrent phenomenon. This article demonstrates how the idea of a past golden age as the answer to a crisis of society was employed in the discourses of the Third Way: At the turn of the 20th ce... Read More about Political myth as a legitimation strategy: The case of the golden age myth in the discourses of the Third Way.

Music Generated Narratives: Elaborating the Da Capo Interview Technique (2018)
Journal Article
Cortazzi, M., Pilcher, N., & Jin, L. (2018). Music Generated Narratives: Elaborating the Da Capo Interview Technique. Qualitative Report, 23(10),

Qualitative researchers draw on multiple, creative ways to elicit participant narratives. Our previous use of playing researcher-selected music to participants to elicit narratives at the end of a traditional interview, in what we call the ‘Da Capo’... Read More about Music Generated Narratives: Elaborating the Da Capo Interview Technique.

Western and Eastern Building Conservation Philosophies: Perspectives on Permanence and Impermanence (2018)
Journal Article
Forster, A. M., Thomson, D., Richards, K., Pilcher, N., & Vettese, S. (2019). Western and Eastern Building Conservation Philosophies: Perspectives on Permanence and Impermanence. International Journal of Architectural Heritage, 13(6), 870-885. https://doi.org/10.1080/15583058.2018.1490827

In this conceptual paper, we illuminate Western building conservation philosophy practice with insights into Eastern conservation philosophy and associated aesthetic understanding. We frame dialogue recognising individual and societal perspectives on... Read More about Western and Eastern Building Conservation Philosophies: Perspectives on Permanence and Impermanence.

The verbal and the visual in language learning and teaching: insights from the ‘Selfie Project’ (2018)
Journal Article
Victoria, M. (2021). The verbal and the visual in language learning and teaching: insights from the ‘Selfie Project’. Language Learning Journal, 49(2), 93-104. https://doi.org/10.1080/09571736.2018.1484797

That ‘a picture can stimulate a thousand words’ aptly summarizes the role of the visual in the field of language learning and teaching. The power of the image to generate language output has been widely acknowledged in the field of second/foreign la... Read More about The verbal and the visual in language learning and teaching: insights from the ‘Selfie Project’.

Populistische Elemente in den Wahlprogrammen von AfD und UKIP (2018)
Journal Article
Kranert, M. (2018). Populistische Elemente in den Wahlprogrammen von AfD und UKIP. Aptum: Journal of Language Criticism and Language Culture, 14(1), 61-77

Seit dem Erstarken neuer rechter Parteien in Europa und der Wahl Donald Trumps zum 45. Präsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten dominiert Populismus als politischer Kampfbegriff den politischen Diskurs und rückt ebenfalls als analytische Kategorie der pol... Read More about Populistische Elemente in den Wahlprogrammen von AfD und UKIP.

‘Intercultural competence’ as an intersubjective process: a reply to ‘essentialism’ (2017)
Journal Article
Zhou, V. X., & Pilcher, N. (2018). ‘Intercultural competence’ as an intersubjective process: a reply to ‘essentialism’. Language and Intercultural Communication, 18(1), 125-143. https://doi.org/10.1080/14708477.2017.1400510

In this paper, we problematise a competence-oriented reflective approach to intercultural education by drawing on four students’ reflective essays about their experiential learning experiences on an ‘Intercultural Competence’ (IC) module. Their refle... Read More about ‘Intercultural competence’ as an intersubjective process: a reply to ‘essentialism’.