Prof. Sarah Bracke (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and prof. dr. Anne-Marie Korte (UU).
This intensive text reading seminar aims to explore formative texts for the interdisciplinary study of religion within the humanities and the qualitative and conceptual studies in the social sciences, in particular from gender critical, postcolonial, and post secular perspectives. It focuses on the multiple and changing manifestations of religion in diverse social and cultural contexts, and it investigates gender at the intersection of feminist, sexuality, queer, masculinity and diversity studies.
The course aims at supporting the participants during their PhD-work (and Research Master thesis preparation) by introducing them to current issues of scholarly debate and by developing their dissertation skills through participation in expert meetings.
– The student is able to assess and to discuss theoretical and methodical aspects of research in the interdisciplinary study of religion, in particular from gender critical, postcolonial, and post secular perspectives.
– The student is able to participate in collegial discussions of PhD work in progress, and to relate his or her own research project to current main debates in the interdisciplinary study of religion.
Required reading: Selected readings concerning current debates in the interdisciplinary study of religion, in particular informed by gender critical, postcolonial, and post secular perspectives (to be announced)
Teaching methods: Reading assignments, short lectures, presentations, responses and discussions
Testing methods: Active participation, assessment of presentations and other assignments
Participation and registration: Registration is required through the NOSTER website. When logged in to your personal account on the NOSTER website a register button will appear on the right. A certificate of attendance will be given to the students after finishing the course. In case you are an external student your promotor has to send NOSTER an email (firstname.lastname@example.org), giving his or her consent with your participation.
Number of sessions: Ten meetings during 2016 – 2017. The course consists of text readings sessions with debates and invited international guest speakers (speakers to be announced).
Level: The seminars are open to students of accredited Research Master programmes and to PhD-students. In some cases, research-oriented students from other master programmes may be admitted. For further information, please contact the office (email@example.com).
Course-specific admission requirements: The course is open to PhD-students and Research Master students involved or interested in the study of religion and gender within the humanities and/or the qualitative and conceptual studies in the social sciences.
Costs: Participation is free for NOSTER members. For those who are no NOSTER members the fees are €250,-.