University of Copenhagen, Faculty for Humanities, PhD School
The course is co-led by Amy Devitt, University of Kansas, and Sune Auken, University of Copenhagen.
No matter where you go in society, and no matter what you do, you will be encapsulated by genres. Genres are active in social interactions, in understanding, and in communication. Culturally speaking, we live and breathe through genre. Thus, the concept of genre enables studies of all types of cultural and social activities, such as job interviews, tv-shows, methods of teaching, corporate writing, or aesthetic works.
By consequence, contemporary Genre Studies has developed into a multifaceted interdisciplinary research interest engaged in many different scholarly fields. Scholars can approach genre from different research areas, and knowledge established in one field will prove to be of importance within others. This interchange is exactly what is invited with this course.
During the four days we will explore a wide range of approaches to Genre Studies, and discuss specialized as well as interdisciplinary problems related to genre. The course program will consist of lectures, workshops, plenary sessions and student presentations with feedback. Participants are therefore invited to prepare paper presentations.
ECTS-value: 3 without paper/ 4,5 with paper.
Date and time: 5 Oct - 8 Oct 2015 – every day from 9:00-16:00.
Registration: Please register no later than September 14th, 2015.
Max. number of participants: 22, with paper max. 12.
Co-coordinator: Mette Møller, PhD student (Department of Media, Cognition and Communication).