Semester: Wintersemester 2016/2017

3.90.143 Discourse Analysis


Veranstaltungstermine

  • Di , 01.11.2016 09:00 - 13:00
  • Mi , 02.11.2016 16:00 - 20:00

Beschreibung

This workshop is organised in the context of the study programme EMMIR - for readings and further information please contact emmir@uol.de

Outline
Discourse Analysis is – as much as its area of interest, i.e. discourse itself –not a clearly defined concept. Much rather, whoever decides to analyze a topic or object from a discourse analytical perspective will find varying options to do so. From critical discourse analysis to linguistic discourse analysis, the methods are various and manifold. Nevertheless, the origin of this academic method has been commonly attributed to Michel Foucault and his work on human sexuality and madness, as well as on institutions for punishment and reform. Foucauldian discourse analysis – as we will conceptualize it – provides a method for bringing together statements made in different media (such as books, newspapers, comics, television and film, radio, theater, performances) in a structured manner. In our course we will briefly locate this discourse analytical approach in the context of other approaches available. In order to remain practice-oriented, we will develop a concrete set of questions which you can apply in your project and bring to whatever field you wish to intervene in – be it the realm of politics, culture or the social, if you are confronted with historical or contemporary material, if you deal with government statements, newspaper articles, television series, movies or performances.
Workload: about 50 pages of reading material, discussion of material, experimental application of discourse analytical method on selected material or within your own projects.

Readings
Foucault, Michel, 1986. The Discourse on Language. In Hazard Adams and Leeroy Searle (Ed.), Critical Theory since 1985. Talahassee: Florida State University Press, pp.148-162.

Bionote
Daniel Šíp is lecturer at the Department of English and American Studies.

DozentIn

Studienmodule

  • mir120 Evaluating und Developing Research Methods for Transcultural Contexts
  • mir320 Theory and Methods in Migration Studies

Lehrsprache
deutsch

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