PhD Courses in Denmark

”Writing for Journals in the fields of Art, Literature and Cultural Studies” (Workshop series)

Graduate School, Arts at Aarhus University

Description:

This PhD course aims to improve the ability of PhD students to write articles aimed for specific academic journals. To do so, the course offers a series of workshops where the participants and the organizer will exchange tricks of the trade by discussing selected texts on academic writing, exemplary articles picked by the participants as well as the participants’ own drafts. Throughout, the course will focus on the art of advancing an argument, making claims for relevance, and addressing the specific audience and gatekeepers of the journal in question. It will also engage with the differences (or barriers) between national and international publishing.

Program

26/9 1300-1600: Introduction

In this workshop, we will discuss general guidelines for academic journal publishing, drawing on selected texts on academic writing. The aim is to stress the importance of advancing an argument, making claims for relevance, and addressing the specific audience and gatekeepers of the desired journal.

10/10 1300-1600: Identifying Silent Norms I

In this workshop, we will discuss exemplary articles selected by the participants. The aim is to identify the implicit academic and rhetorical norms of the desired journal.

17/10 1300-1600: Identifying Silent Norms II

In this workshop, we will discuss exemplary articles selected by the participants. The aim is to identify the implicit academic and rhetorical norms of the desired journal.

14/11 1300-1600: Addressing Silent Norms I

In this workshop, we will discuss the participants’ own drafts. The aim is to cultivate the ability to shape arguments and claims for relevance in accordance with the norms of the desired journal.

21/11 1300-1600: Addressing Silent Norms II

In this workshop, we will discuss the participants’ own drafts. The aim is to cultivate the ability to shape arguments and claims for relevance in accordance with the norms of the desired journal.

Literature:

Pre-readings will be circulated at a later point.

Target group:

The target group is PhD-students in the humanities. Participants will be required to submit a draft of an unpublished article.

Language:

Danish or English

Form:

The course consists of five modules, all in workshop/discussion group format.

Lecturer:

Tobias Skiveren

Submission:

To apply, fill out the application form at https://au.phd-courses.dk/CourseCatalog/ShowCourse/954 . As a part of the application, applicants should submit a brief prose text (0,5-1 page) that lays out the topic and scope of the article that the applicant would like to work on during the workshop. Deadline is August 29.

Dates: 

2022: 3 October, 10 October, 17 October, 14 November, and 21 November. From 13.00 - 16.00

Venue:

Hybrid format: online or Campus Aarhus, Langelandsgade 139, Bulding 1586-114

Application deadline:

Please sign in via this link https://au.phd-courses.dk/CourseCatalog/ShowCourse/954 no later than 15 August 2022.