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Cursus: TLRMV16206
TLRMV16206
Thinking Literature: Creative Forms of Knowledge
Cursus informatieRooster
CursuscodeTLRMV16206
Studiepunten (ECTS)5
Categorie / NiveauM (Master)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geesteswetenschappen; Utrecht Graduate School of Humanities; Domein Talen, Literatuur en Communicatie RMA;
ContactpersoonS.M.A. Ferwerda
E-mails.m.a.ferwerda@uu.nl
Docenten
Docent
dr. K. Driscoll
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
S.M.A. Ferwerda
Overige cursussen docent
Contactpersoon van de cursus
S.M.A. Ferwerda
Overige cursussen docent
Blok
1  (06-09-2021 t/m 05-11-2021)
Aanvangsblok
1
TimeslotB: B (DI-ochtend, DO-middag, DO-namiddag)
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 31-05-2021 09:00 t/m 27-06-2021 23:59
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
Na-inschrijvingJa
Na-inschrijving geopendvanaf 23-08-2021 09:00 t/m 24-08-2021 23:59
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure(Sub)school
Cursusdoelen
- Gain familiarity with the theory of discourse and discursive formations in relation to literature and literary theory;
- Ability to apply theoretical insights critically to particular cases and to formulate questions for research in the field;
- Ability to speak and write, using specialised vocabulary, about literature and literary studies as forms of knowledge production.
Inhoud
This seminar focuses on the comparative study of literature as a site for the production of knowledge and ways of being in the world. How does literature relate to other discourses (e.g. philosophy, anthropology, history) and other forms of knowledge (e.g. in the social and natural sciences)? And what are the tools and concepts available for studying this relationship? Furthermore, this seminar will reflect on literature and literary studies as distinct yet interrelated forms of knowledge production. How have other fields and disciplines looked to literature and literary theory for ways to address conceptual and methodological problems, and how has the study of literature in turn been influenced by these interdisciplinary and interdiscursive encounters? Three fundamental and interrelated questions will guide our inquiry: 1) If literary knowledge is neither empirical nor factual, what kind of knowledge is it? 2) What is truth and how does it relate to fiction? 3) How do different conceptions of truth and knowledge relate to different conceptions of the human? 
 
Aanvullende informatie
This seminar is taught in English and forms a compulsory part of the Research MA Comparative Literary Studies. It is an elective for students in the following Research Master programmes: Gender Studies; Media and Performance; Religious Studies. This seminar is also open to exchange students with a humanities background.

Career orientation
This course serves as preparation for a PhD program in the Humanities, as well as non-academic careers, by training students in the following transferable skills: critical thinking and writing, discourse analysis, communication and presentation skills, peer-review and advanced language skills.
Competenties
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Ingangseisen
Je moet voldoen aan de volgende eisen
  • Alle onderstaande cursussen zijn behaald
    • Mastercursussen Geesteswetenschappen (200501100)
Verplicht materiaal
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Werkvormen
Seminar

Algemeen
One three-hour seminar per week. In-depth discussion of readings, presentations by groups of students, as well as group work.

Voorbereiding bijeenkomsten
Students are expected to read assigned texts carefully in advance of each session and to critically reflect on them in weekly written responses; to participate actively in discussion and to work in smaller groups to prepare presentations and discussion questions.

Bijdrage aan groepswerk
Students are expected to give short presentations and lead discussion in groups. The presentation group should provide a handout with a short summary (250 words max.) of the assigned readings and two or three discussion questions for each text, along with key passages for the class to look at more closely. Presentations should also refer to other students’ responses.

Toetsen
Actieve deelname
Weging20
Minimum cijfer5,5

Opdracht
Weging30
Minimum cijfer5,5

Paper
Weging50
Minimum cijfer5,5

Beoordeling
Final essay: knowledge of relevant theories and discourses, ability to apply theoretical insights to particular cases; essay should be clearly and correctly written (academic style), and find a balance between evidence and argumentation; shows independent, critical thinking, and ability to adopt a position vis-Ă -vis existing scholarship.

Deadlines
To be announced in syllabus.

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