Institute of Culture, Discourse and Communication (ICDC).
Master of English and New Media Studies
Master of Arts (Applied Language Study)
Master of Language and Culture
Bachelor of Arts (English and New Media)
Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing).
Discourse of new and social media
Art and design communication (educational and professional contexts)
Discursive construction of creativity
Academic literacies (especially in creative disciplines)
Corpus and genre analysis
Current Research Projects:
A selection of current and completed research supervisions:
PhD: Creating a computer programme to determine patterns in context in a corpus (co-supervisor).
PhD: Critical Discourse Analysis of Sawaleif Satirical Articles (co-supervisor).
PhD: An investigation into how and when international L2 students consciously apply their IELTS learning in their first year undergraduate writing practices (co-supervisor).
MA: Rolling back the years: A comparative discourse study of anti-ageing product advertisements in the1970s and 2000s (secondary).
MENMS: What conceptualisation of feminism is constituted through online feminist news media and how does this differ from feminism presented in key theoretical feminist texts? (primary)
MENMS: Influences on the ability to recognise fake news in social media (primary).
MENMS: Instagram, influencers and influencing (primary).
MENMS: The benefits of integrating WeChat cell phone messaging into a Chinese College English Course for non-English major students (primary).
MENMS: Reflections on the design and development of language educational resources in the three-dimensional virtual reality environment High Fidelity (primary).
BA (Hons): A metaphor analysis of New Zealand news media's coverage of Internet MANA and the marriage of convenience (primary).
BA (Hons): "I'm in ur memes, discoursin' ur languagez': Investigating everyday creativity in internet memes (primary).
Hocking, D. (2018). Communicating Creativity: The discursive facilitation of creative activity in arts. Basingstoke, England: Palgrave Macmillan.
Dellar, H., Walkley, A. and Hocking, D. (2004). Innovations: a course in natural English. Intermediate [Coursebook]. London, UK Thomson/Heinle.
Dellar, H., Hocking, D. and Walkley, A. (2003). Innovations: A course in natural English. Upper-intermediate. 2nd edition [Coursebook and Teachers’ Book]. London, UK Thomson Heinle.
Dellar, H. and Hocking, D. (2000). Innovations [Coursebook and Teachers’ Book ]. Hove, UK Language Teaching.
Hocking, D. (2015). The use of corpus analysis in a multi-perspectival study of creative practice. In P. Baker & T. McEnery (Eds.), Corpora and discourse studies: Integrating discourse and corpora. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.
Hocking, D. (2018). Conversation words in art and design practice: A corpus-based ethnography. Journal of Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice, 13 (1-3). 196-220
Willmore, J. and Hocking, D. (2017). Internet meme creativity as everyday conversation. Journal of Asia Pacific Pop Culture, 2 (2) 140-166
Hocking, D. (2016). Motivation in the tertiary art and design studio: A multi-perspectival discourse analysis. Text & Talk, 36 (2) 155-177.
Hocking, D. (2011). The discursive construction of creativity as work in a tertiary art and design environment. Journal of Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice 7(2) 235-255.
Hocking, D and Fieldhouse, W. (2011). Implementing academic literacies in practice. New Zealand Journal of Education Studies, 46 (1) 35-47
Hocking, D. & Toh, G. (2010). EAP writing: Reflections on divergent perceptions and expectations among tutors and students. Asian Journal of English Language Teaching, 12. 161-184.
Toh, G. & Hocking, D. (2010) Good idea and opinion seem not important: Reflections on students' conceptualisations of academic writing. TESOL Journal 3, 49-63.
Hocking, D. (2003). The genre of the postgraduate exegesis in art and design: An ethnographic examination. Hong Kong Journal of Applied Linguistics 8(2): 54-77.
Turner, J. & Hocking, D. (2004). Synergy in art and language: positioning the language specialist in contemporary fine arts study. Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education 3(3) 149-162.
International conference presentations
Hocking, D. (2017). The discursive construction of creativity as ideas. 7th Conference on Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines (CADAAD). Aalborg University, Denmark
Hocking, D. (2016). Metaphor, power, inequality and the facilitation of student creative activity. 4th International Symposium on Discourse Analysis: Discourse and Social Inequalities. Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Hocking, D. (2014). Enriching the study of academic discourse through case studies of professional practice. 4th International Conference Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice. University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.
Hocking, D. (2014). Motivation in the tertiary art and design studio: A multi-perspectived approach to the critical analysis of discourse. 5th International Conference Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines (CADAAD), Loránd Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary.
Hocking, D. (2012). A multi-perspective study of motivation in the situated context of a tertiary art and design studio. 2nd International Conference, Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice. UTS, Sydney, Australia.
Hocking, D. (2011). The discursive construction of creativity as work. 3rd New Zealand Discourse Conference. Auckland, New Zealand.
Hocking, D. (2011). The brief genre and the facilitation of creative activity. Genre Variation in English Academic Communication: Emerging Trends and Disciplinary Insights. An International Conference hosted by CERLIS. University of Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy.
Hocking, D. (2010). The discursive construction of creativity as work: facilitating creative practice in the tertiary art and design studio. Second Conference of the Asia-Pacific Rim LSP and Professional Communication Association, Petaling Jaya Hilton Hotel, Selangor, Malaysia.
Hocking, D. (2006) Negotiating an emergent disciplinary genre: An ethnographic examination. Joint AAAL & ACLA/CAAL Conference, Hotel Hyatt Montreal. Montreal, Canada.
Hocking, D & Fieldhouse, W. (2003) Academic literacies in visual communication: uniting content and language to develop critical literacies in western visual arts education. International Conference of Language, Education and Diversity, Waikato University, Hamilton.
Hocking, D. (2002) The visual arts dissertation: A socio-historical analysis of an emerging genre situated at the nexus of modern and post modern cultural trends. Knowledge and Discourse 2, University of Hong Kong.
Hocking, D. (2001). The genre of the visual arts dissertation. Summer Colloquium. English Language Institute, University of Michigan.
Hocking, D. (2000). The citation in arts and humanities writing: a genre analysis and pedagogy. CLESOL, Auckland.
Hocking, D. (1999). The visual arts dissertation: a genre analysis located in rhetorical frameworks. International Language for Specific Purposes Forum, Univerzita Karlova (Charles University), Prague.
Hocking, D. (1998). Reading texts and the argument construct: using citations effectively. British Association of Lecturers for Academic Purposes, Professional Interest Meeting. Glasgow University, Glasgow.
Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor's Commendation for Academic Excellence (2014).
Auckland University of Technology, Faculty of Culture and Society Research Awards, Commendation (2014).
Auckland University of Technology, Distinguished Teaching Award (2003).
Morley Scholarship English Language Institute, University of Michigan, USA (2001).