Event Title

“Exploring Writers Block”

Presenter Information

David Godoy

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

College

College of Art & Letters

Major

English

Location

RM 215-218

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Mary Boland

Start Date

5-27-2014 1:00 PM

End Date

5-27-2014 5:30 PM

Abstract

My research question will focus on the causes of Writer's Block and how this phenomenon can be counteracted. My question is significant because Writer's Block occurs to writers throughout various fields of study. The fact that Writer's Block is so widespread renders it an important issue to explore more deeply. By culling from various sources, I hope to find greater insight on the subject matter as well as a better understanding of its roots and means for mitigating it. I aim to serve the conference's audience members through my research by providing them insight on this common phenomenon that many of them may face frequently. Methods: My project draws from sources that regard the issue of writer's block through the lenses of different fields of study. This includes Psychology, Kinesiology, and even Neurology as it deals with writing and creativity. Intended Results: I expect to glean an understanding of Writer's Block and its counterbalance(s) to be an amalgamation of varying factors. Final Statement: This project's implications not only contribute to the field of Composition, but also to the widespread fields of study that employ writing.

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May 27th, 1:00 PM May 27th, 5:30 PM

“Exploring Writers Block”

RM 215-218

My research question will focus on the causes of Writer's Block and how this phenomenon can be counteracted. My question is significant because Writer's Block occurs to writers throughout various fields of study. The fact that Writer's Block is so widespread renders it an important issue to explore more deeply. By culling from various sources, I hope to find greater insight on the subject matter as well as a better understanding of its roots and means for mitigating it. I aim to serve the conference's audience members through my research by providing them insight on this common phenomenon that many of them may face frequently. Methods: My project draws from sources that regard the issue of writer's block through the lenses of different fields of study. This includes Psychology, Kinesiology, and even Neurology as it deals with writing and creativity. Intended Results: I expect to glean an understanding of Writer's Block and its counterbalance(s) to be an amalgamation of varying factors. Final Statement: This project's implications not only contribute to the field of Composition, but also to the widespread fields of study that employ writing.