The course gives PhD candidates working with texts (in particular authoritative texts, but also other kinds of historical and contemporary texts) a thorough introduction to relevant scholarly approaches to reading and interpretation of texts. It further addresses potentials and challenges of reading and interpreting texts as historical artefacts and from contemporary experiences and concerns. There will be a particular focus on intercultural, interreligious and emancipatory interpretative perspectives.
- Text theory (what is text, different types of texts)
- Different approaches to text analysis (e.g. historical analysis, narrative analysis, discourse analysis)
- Hermeneutical theory (classical hermeneutics, critical hermeneutics/hermeneutics of suspicion, intercultural and interreligious hermeneutics)
- Postcolonial theory
PhD students at VID must sign up for the course in Studentweb. The deadline for registration is 15 February.
Admission can also be granted to PhD students from other institutions. External students must register with Christine Myrdal Lukash by 15 February.
Students will be required to submit both a pre-coursework and a post-coursework.
You will receive information about the pre-coursework directly from the lecturer(s)
The deadline for submitting the post-coursework is 24 April.