The European Graduate School
EST. 1994

Arts, Health and Society Division



Arts Based Writing & Research

Spring School Malta Arts based Writers and Research Colloquium

May 9th – 15th 2019

New Approaches to Academic Writing & Research in Expressive Arts

The Arts, Health & Society Division of The European Graduate School EGS is excited to announce the Pilot Project of a new Program on academic writing and research within Expressive Arts.

In writing and research in the field of Expressive Arts we often face challenges to articulate subjective aesthetic experiences and to communicate and transform them into adequate language and accessible knowledge. The multiple art disciplines demand qualities here that most traditional writing and research methods cannot capture. With this Colloquium we offer and provide a supportive and professional environment for your academic writing and research development in the field and for the exploration and application of new tools.


Margo Knill, Dean of the Arts, Health & Society Division, and Sally Atkins, Professor Emeritus from Appalachian University — these two leading, well-known and experienced writers and core faculty member of the EGS will guide the new format.

As main faculty of this Colloquium, we feature Thomas McLaughlin, Professor Emeritus from the English Department of the Appalachian State University, who is an expert in 'low risk writing’.

Jacques Stittelmann from L'Atelier Switzerland is invited to share his expertise in the field of Expressive Arts research.

What is the Colloquium for?

Whether you need or want to get started, to progress or complete your project, this colloquium is designed to improve your writer's skills and to find your own style. It serves as an opportunity to move away from daily life and to get nurtured and inspired by professionals and peers, and to gain new perspectives.

  • Do you want to overcome a writer´s block?
  • Do you need some frame for your self -study / requirements towards your Portfolio, MA Thesis project, qualifying paper, or dissertation proposal and research?
  • Do you want to achieve an innovative, stringent and comprehensible contribution to the field of the Expressive Arts?
  • Are you interested to use methods of the Expressive Arts in writing?
  • Do you want to get acquainted with research methodology indigenous to the field of Expressive Arts?
  • Are you interested in methodical studies and explorations of arts-based research?
  • Do you want to encounter the Arts as evidence in scientific practice?

For whom?
CAGS/Ph.D. candidates, MA candidates, BA waiver candidates, Alumni, Authors, EGS Faculty/Advisers, and anybody interested in arts-based writing and research.

Further Information and Contact

EGS administration office or