609777 Research and Master Thesis: Postcolonial Theory

summer semester 2013 | Last update: 20.03.2013 Place course on memo list
609777
Research and Master Thesis: Postcolonial Theory
KO 2
10
weekly
each semester
English
The aim of this course is to provide a forum for students already writing or about to write their diploma or doctoral thesis to discuss their work, ask questions especially about methodology, share their experience with people in similar situations and thereby become able to locate their own position within the writing process.
As the subtitle of this course indicates, our focus will be mainly on postcolonial theory. However, this should not deter students writing their diploma theses in other areas from coming to the classes, as there will no doubt be room to engage also on a more general level on the questions concerning the completion of a diploma thesis. 1) Questions of methodology: How does one find a topic? How does one begin working on one's topic? Which approach (e.g. comparative, contrastive, historical, structuralist, deconstructionist, feminist, postcolonial, ...) is best suited for which topic? Which key concepts must one incorporate in one's approach? Which theories should one base one's argument on and why? 2) Questions of presentation: What should a diploma thesis look like? What form of quotation is best suited? How does one deal with illustrations? How long should individual chapters be? To what extent can one place information in footnotes or endnotes? ... 3) Theoretical questions: What is literary representation? What is the role of the author in the text? What is the place of the literary text within certain contexts? What happens to a literary text in the process of its didactic application? How do fiction and historical truth correlate? What forms of identity can we identify in a literary text? What is the role of metafiction/metadrama/metapoetry? etc. 4) Questions pertaining to individual texts and topics
class discussions
continuous assessment
to be announced
Group 0
Date Time Location
Tue 2013-03-05
17.30 - 19.00 60433 SR 60433 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2013-03-12
17.30 - 19.00 60433 SR 60433 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2013-03-19
17.30 - 19.00 60433 SR 60433 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2013-04-09
17.30 - 19.00 60434 SR 60434 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2013-04-16
17.30 - 19.00 60434 SR 60434 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2013-04-23
17.30 - 19.00 60706 SR 60706 SR
Tue 2013-04-30
17.30 - 19.00 60433 SR 60433 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2013-05-07
17.30 - 19.00 60433 SR 60433 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2013-05-14
17.30 - 19.00 60433 SR 60433 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2013-05-21
17.30 - 19.00 60433 SR 60433 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2013-05-28
17.30 - 19.00 60434 SR 60434 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2013-06-04
17.30 - 19.00 60433 SR 60433 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2013-06-11
17.30 - 19.00 60433 SR 60433 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2013-06-18
17.30 - 19.00 60433 SR 60433 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2013-06-25
17.30 - 19.00 60433 SR 60433 SR Barrier-free