After a busy few weeks, and months, I am delighted to report that I have submitted the second draft of my thesis to my supervisors (almost) on time.  This version marks a huge difference between Drafts 1 and 2 but I think it is necessary to go through the pain of Draft 1 before finding oneself able to develop the writing and thinking.  I have completely rewritten the whole thesis to ensure a strong narrative thread with a focus on recording moments of insight in practice and research.  It has been a really hard slog but I now feel as if I can see the wood for the trees although that is not to say it is finished, I have a very long list of things to attend to in Draft 3 and while many are doing endless checks on the consistency of referencing and numbering for example, others require more research or rewriting sections that are not clear.  I also need to ensure I do not have too much repetition although I recognise that some might be good.

But that is for another day.

As an aide memoir to myself here is a list of some of the things I have to do but there will be more from my supervisors . . .

  • Review blog inserts and check web links.  Put links as footnotes
  • Check style, flow and clarity of argument through sections, chapters and the whole
  • Review all images and change as appropriate
  • Emphasise moments of insight – both practice and theory
  • More references to photographers
  • Finalise all references
  • Check Endnote is using Harvard
  • Check all visual heuristics for clarity and content
  • Insert more about Bruno Latour

There are not many days when I am not working on my PhD but perhaps today will be one of them!

Alison Price

Alison Price

My name is Alison Price and for the past ten years I have travelled the world photographing wildlife, including Alaska, Antarctica, Borneo, Botswana, the Canadian Arctic, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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