Res. Seminar I: Representing Europe

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode LUX013M10
Vaknaam Res. Seminar I: Representing Europe
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II

Uitgebreide vaknaam Res. Seminar I: Representing Europe
Leerdoelen 3. Thorough knowledge and understanding of theoretical and methodological approaches, in particular constructivism and comparativism which allow for independent research in the academic field involved;
4. Thorough knowledge and understanding of different regional and national perceptions of the European integration process from a cultural-social perspective including awareness of the push and pull factors in the process of European identity formation and in relation to third countries;
6. Performing and presentation of the outcomes (in oral and written form) of independent research by making efficient use of primary and secondary sources (e.g. libraries, computerised material, bibliographical material);
8. High level analysing and synthesising competency to identify and problematise issues related to inter-, trans- and multiculturalism;
9. Ability to locate, select from a variety of sources and manage information required for addressing problems related to key issues as identity/ies and civil society/ies;
12. Ability to Identify topics in the public debate in a reflexive way and with an eye for socio-culturally sensitive matters;
14. Ability to apply different methods and strategies of study to different tasks and to undertake independent study;
17. Experience in and knowledge of successfully planning, designing and managing complicated medium-term (research) projects in a transnational and multicultural environment;
19. Capability for self-analysis, that is the ability to accept and give critical constructive feedback, on the basis of a well-developed awareness of one’s own identity and related norms and values;
20. Productive participation in group work and taking the lead on occasion, presiding over debates and discussions in an international / multicultural group.
Omschrijving In this research seminar the focus will be on the politics of the (aesthetic) representation of Europe in the process of constructing an answer to the question “Who is depicted/represented as European and who not?” and “What does this ‘Europeanness’ look like?”. A theoretical investigation and conceptual history of the concept of ‘representation’ – grounded in cultural studies - will form the point of departure in this seminar. Thereafter, different aspects to and dimensions of the construed European identity will be considered. An important point of consideration throughout the seminar will be how cultural identity plays a role in the construction of socio-cultural communities. Another aspect that stands central throughout the research seminar will be that of politics and power: how power is negotiated through (hegemonic) representations. Students are strongly invited to contribute and introduce their own research interests during this seminar.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm excursie, hoorcollege, werkcollege
Toetsvorm presentatie, schriftelijke opdracht(en), werkstuk(ken)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. M.C. van der Waal
Docent(en) prof. dr. M.C. van der Waal
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
To be announced. Reader
Entreevoorwaarden toelating tot de master Euroculture, maar geïnteresseerde studenten die passen in het profiel(exchange studenten) zijn ook welkom om mee te doen na beoordeling Examencommissie Euroculture.
Opmerkingen Alle te becijferen onderdelen van deze cursus dienen met ten minste een 5.5. te worden afgerond om de cursus te kunnen slagen.
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ma Europese Studies: Euroculture 1 semester II keuzegroep