Arts, Narrative, and Identity

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode LWX079M05
Vaknaam Arts, Narrative, and Identity
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
ECTS 5
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Arts, Narrative, and Identity
Leerdoelen 1.Assess how narrative may be used to map, organize, shape and express identity (A.8.)
2.Formulate an analysis of a case in which narrative and identity converge in their own art discipline (theatre, music, literature or film studies). (B.1.)
3.Set up a small-scale research project on the convergence of narrative and identity, according to the relevant academic standards (B.2.)
4.Critically assess theories and academic analyses of narrative and the convergence of narrative and identity. (C.1.)
5.Prepare and give a presentation that conveys, lucidly and engagingly, an analysis of the convergence of narrative and identity (D.1.)
6.Write a medium-length essay that meets the relevant academic standards, and that conveys a clear and well-argued analysis of the convergence of narrative and identity (D.1.)
Omschrijving Scholars from many different disciplines – philosophy, anthropology, psychology, literary studies, cognitive sciences… - have advanced the claim that narrative art works as a moral laboratory and fulfils an important role in transmitting and also questioning values, attitudes and ways of world-making. More specifically, this narrative laboratory has been repeatedly linked to the notion of identity: narrative may serve, both as a means to organise and express our identity, and as a means to experiment with who we are and who we could be.

For such claims, various explanations are offered, which usually are connected to specific narrative devices (emplotment, character, perspective, etc.). During this course, we will consider such claims and submit them to critical reflection, after first gaining (further) understanding of the concepts of narrative and identity by reading several classic texts on these topics.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm werkcollege
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. S.J. Moenandar, PhD.
Docent(en) R.E. de Vos, MA. ,dr. S.J. Moenandar, PhD.
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Course units for exchange students 4 semester I b verplicht
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