From Creation to Reflection: A Research Writing Lab 

Praxisfeld BN: Vorbereitung MA-Thesis
Praxisfeld RE, SC, TP, DR: Wahl

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Nummer und TypMTH-MTH-PM-01.23H.001 / Moduldurchführung
ModulPraxisfeld 01 ECTS 
VeranstalterDepartement Darstellende Künste und Film
LeitungDr. Ramona Mosse
Anzahl Teilnehmende4 - 12
ECTS1 Credit
VoraussetzungenPlease bring along a short description (ca. 2 paragraphs) of a topic you might be interested in researching.
Lernziele / KompetenzenThis module introduces students to methods and strategies of conducting academic research and gives them the tools to develop an independent research project in the arts as a way of reflecting on their own artistic practice. The goal is to help them prepare for and accompany them in their research and writing process for the MA-Thesis.
InhalteHow do artistic creation and scholarly research in theatre and performance come together and enhance one another? What knowledge do we as artists have? These will be our starting questions for this course that gives students an overview of how to approach academic research in an artistic context, read academic articles, structure their own theoretical arguments, formulate a research question and devise ways of how to use research to reflect their own work as artists and to participate in current debates on theatre and performance today.

This course is conducted as a research writing laboratory, in which students will be able to devise and workshop their MA-thesis proposal, develop an argument, experiment with writing in an academic context and receive feedback on excerpts of their writing in progress. The course will be conducted in English, however students can choose to write in either English or German for the course. Texts will be provided in class.
Bibliographie / Literatur
  • Bertolt Brecht, The Messingkauf Dialogues (Excerpt)/Dialoge aus dem Messingkauf (Auszug)
  • Umberto Eco, How To Write a Thesis
  • José Esteban Muñoz, The Burden of of Liveness
  • Robin Nelson, Practice-As-Research and the Problem of Knowledge
  • Plato, “Allegory of the Cave” in The Republic
  • Susan Sontag, Against Interpretation

Bei Bedarf kann noch ein weiterer Termin im neuen Jahr stattfinden. (nach Absprache)
DauerJeweils donnerstags, 09:00 – 10:30 Uhr
Bewertungsformbestanden / nicht bestanden
SpracheDeutsch und Englisch
BemerkungRamona Mosse is the Head of the Theatre Program in the Department of Performing Arts and Film at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste. She is a theatre scholar and dramaturg, and has trained and worked in the US, UK, and Germany. Her research focuses on digital arts and performance practices, theatre in the Anthropocene (with a focus on water in performance) and questions of intermediality, adaptation and transfers in modern/contemporary theatre and performance. She is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, co-curates the Transmedia Arts Seminar at metalab and the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University and is a founding member of the research platform “Performing Water”; she also is a former VolkswagenFoundation Fellow. She holds a PhD in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University.
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