Nederlandse Onderzoekschool voor Theologie en Religiewetenschap
Netherlands School for Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion

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Intensive Text Reading Seminar ‘The Challenge of Difference’


Teaching staff: Professor dr. A.J.A.C.M. (Anne-Marie) Korte (UU).
Course description: 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.
Course objectives: The course aims at supporting the participants during their research by introducing them to current issues of scholarly debate and by developing their dissertation skills through participation in expert meetings.
Final qualifications:

  • The participant is able to assess and discuss theoretical and methodical aspects of research in the interdisciplinary study of religion, in particular from gender-critical, postcolonial, and post-secular perspectives.
  • The participant is able to take part in collegial discussions of ongoing ReMA or PhD research and to relate his or her own research project to current main debates in the interdisciplinary study of religion.

Assessment methods: Participants will receive 5.0 EC given that (1) they have twice introduced one of the texts from the preparatory readings; (2) they have given a presentation on their own research at the final meeting; (3) they have been present at and have actively participated in at least 8 out of 10 sessions.
Teaching methods: Reading assignments, short lectures, presentations, responses and discussions.
Participation and registration: Once you have created a personal account on this website and have logged in, you can register for this Research Seminar by clicking the green “Register for this item” button on the right. If you participated in this Research Seminar in the previous academic year, please register again for the new academic year.
Costs: Participation is free for ReMA students and PhD candidates registered at NOSTER or at any other research school in the Humanities. For others, the fees are €250. For more information about membership and costs, click here (for ReMA students) or here (for PhD candidates).
Place: Utrecht.
Credits and workload: 5.0 EC. There are 10 sessions per year. Preparation for and participation in each session takes on average approx. 14 hours altogether.



  • 12 Jul 2019 14:00 17:00
    Janskerkhof 13, Utrecht, Nederland


Janskerkhof 13, Utrecht, Nederland
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