The course addresses potentials and challenges of reading and interpreting texts as historical artefacts and from contemporary experiences and concerns. There will be a particular focus on intercultural, interreligious and emancipatory interpretative perspectives.
The course has the following main focus areas:
- Text theory: what is a text, different types of texts
- Different approaches to text analysis: historical analysis, narrative analysis, discourse analysis
- Hermeneutical theory: classical hermeneutics, critical hermeneutics/hermeneutics of suspicion, intercultural and interreligious hermeneutics
- Postcolonial theory
Time and place
Teaching and compulsory activities
The course is offered as an intensive course week with with 3 days of lectures and seminars. Students are required to submit both pre-coursework and post-coursework.
Submission of post-course work: essay, 3000 words (+/- 10%)