Karen is course leader for the new BA (Hons) Creative Writing, commencing September 2019. The creative writing degree aims to equip students and graduates to embark upon a viable and productive writing life graduate in English Studies (language, literature and creative writing) Karen holds post graduate qualifications in specialist dyslexia tuition and in teaching in the post-compulsory sector.
Karen has taught across the University’s undergraduate and post graduate programmes developing writing as a creative practice and facilitating her Tactile Writing Workshops which break down barriers to both academic and creative writing. Karen is studying for a doctorate in education at Sheffield Hallam University. Her thesis title is Stories from an art institution: the writing lives of students with dyslexia. Her research method is narrative inquiry. Her research focuses on making writing a viable and rich contributor to creative practice, and a creative practice in its own right. She is committed to the democratic nature of writing, particularly its powerful role within the Arts University. This research is ongoing and to date has manifested itself in published written, oral and filmed formats.
Karen is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Royal society of Arts. She is a member of NAWE, the national association of writer’s in education and a member of the Poetry Society. Her own practice is that of a short story writer, poet and art reviewer.
Contact Karen on 0113 2028052 or email email@example.com
The art of writing about art- in 500 words or less!
Karen Tobias-Green demonstrates how to write in a meaningful and accessible way about contemporary art in 500 words, taking into account audience, media and content. Mitra Saboury: Growth Spurt, The Arthouse Wakefield, Corridor8, September 2018
Osgood, J., Taylor, C., Andersen, C. E., Benozzo, A., Carey, N., Elmenhorst, C., Fairchild, N., Koro, M., Moxnes, A., Otterstad, A. M., Rantala, T., and Tobias-Green, K. (2019) ‘Conferencing otherwise: a feminist new materialist writing experiment’, Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies.
Tobias-Green, K. (2017) ‘Challenging the cult of normalcy: art education and transdisciplinary practices’, Visual Inquiry: Learning & Teaching Art, 6 (3), pp. 335-346.
Tobias-Green, K. (2015) ‘Portraits of a Queen: the photography of Paul Bennett-Todd’, Journal of Arts Writing by Students, 1 (1), pp. 85-89.
Tobias-Green, K. (2015) ‘Unpicking the past: Debra Roberts’ textile archaeology’, Yorkshire Art Journal. January 2015.
Tobias-Green, K. (2015) ‘Karen Tobias-Green’, PhD by Design – Instant Journal #1: Making knowledge travel, pp. 28-29
Tobias-Green, K. (2014) ‘The role of the agreement: Art students, dyslexia, reading and writing’, Art, Design & Communication in Higher Education, 13 (2), pp. 189-199.
Tobias-Green, K. (2014) ‘I only see what the camera sees – the digital pinhole photography of Chris Ireland’, Yorkshire Art Journal. November 2014.
Tobias-Green, K. (2013) ‘Students with dyslexia, visual language and written language: forging links’, Journal for Research and Practice in Adult literacy, 80, pp. 17-19.
Tobias-Green, K. (2013) ‘Exploring layers of meaning’, Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, 6 (2), pp. 325-328.
Tobias-Green, K. (2005) ‘Working with Non Traditional Learners’, Journal for Research and Practice in Adult Literacy, Autumn Edition.
Tobias-Green, K. (2017) Walking in Urbana. The Rotunda, Leeds Arts University, Leeds. 27 January – 18 April 2017.
Conferences, Talks & Presentations
Tobias-Green, K. (2016) ‘Challenging the cult of normalcy in higher education’, Is there room for mature learners in art education?. Leeds Arts University and SIM University, Singapore [paper delivered by webinar]. 3 September 2016.
Tobias-Green, K. (2016) ‘Walls have ears, and they have voices too: positioning narratives in an art institution’, 12th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI), Qualitative inquiry in neo-liberal times. University of Illinois. 18 – 21 May 2016.
Tobias-Green, K. (2016) ‘Under the radar: communities of practice, value issues and recognising the existence and worth of alternative pedagogies’, Nordic Educational Research Association (NERA) 44th Congress Social Justice, Equality and Solidarity in Education. University of Helsinki, Finland. 9 – 11 March 2016.
Tobias-Green, K. (2015) ‘Not dead yet: narrative and archive’, The Process Continues Symposium. Leeds Arts University. January 2015.
Tobias-Green, K. (2016) ‘Walking in Urbana: 20 images’, Walking Women, Live Arts Development Agency (LADA). Somerset House, London. 17 July 2016.