ASIAN 506 - Seminar in Asian Studies: Writing
Winter 2019, Section 001 - Scholarly Writing in Theory and Practice
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s).
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This is a course designed to help you generate writing for a broad range of career paths and to develop a keener sense of the stakes of your own rhetorical moves in the scholarly traditions you work from and in so that you might appeal to multiple constituents (including beyond academia). This course will combine a seminar-style investigation of the versatile forms scholarly writing takes across languages, disciplines and time periods, with workshop-style experimentation drafting, editing and giving feedback on your own writing. We will read a range of academic, quasi-academic, and public-facing work translated from a number of non-English languages — including Arabic, Chinese, German, French, Hindi, Japanese, and Marathi — to ask how each specific writing style conveys a unique theoretical intervention, and how their theoretical insights dictate form. Those who can read the source text directly will be encouraged to.

Course Requirements:

There will be weekly in-class writing exercises related to the assigned readings, except on days (three times in the semester) when revised versions of the student-generated writings will be discussed in the workshop. At the end of the semester, students are required to present on one stylist of interest and to revise one of the short exercises discussed in the workshop.

Intended Audience:

This course is intended to create more versatility for those who work across languages and is appropriate for candidates writing dissertations, in addition to pre-candidates still doing regular coursework.


ASIAN 506 - Seminar in Asian Studies: Writing
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001 (SEM)
 In Person

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