Module The Art and Architecture of Language
10 - 31 October 2023
Tuesdays and Thursdays (7 sessions)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM IST
Worldwide Registration Open
Online via Zoom
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About the Course
Why should readers care about your text? How do you build on existing points of view? How do you deliver new positions and findings? How do you form a thesis statement? What strategies of narrative flow best deliver your arguments? How do you effectively transition between sentences and between paragraphs? How do you meet your readers’ expectations?
In this course, students will learn to write argumentatively, whether for applications, catalogues, newspapers, business pitches, speeches, journals, magazines, blogs, or for academic courses and publishers. Over 7 sessions, we will address the ideal architecture of completed texts, helping you draw readers into the narrative flow and arguments you wish to present.
About the Professor
Rohit Goel is Director/Professor of the Bombay Institute for Critical Analysis and Research (BICAR). He is the editor of Future Perfect: Catastrophe and Redemption in the Contemporary (Kaph 2023) and the co-editor of Lacan contra Foucault: Subjectivity, Sex, Politics (Bloomsbury 2019). Rohit has taught courses in critical theory, historiography, and politics at the University of Chicago, Sciences Po Paris, the American University of Beirut, and Jnanapravaha Mumbai. He received the Fulbright IIE and Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) fellowships to pursue years of Arabic language study in Syria and was awarded the Fulbright DDRA and Andrew C. Mellon Fellowship for PhD dissertation research in primary sources in Lebanon. He completed his BA from Harvard College and, as Harvard University’s Paul Williams Fellow to Emmanuel College, was granted an MPhil in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge.
Students who complete the course (attendance) are eligible for a BICAR Certificate of Completion. Those who complete all three Write courses - Style, Argument and Logic - over two calendar years are eligible for a BICAR Diploma in The Art and Architecture of Language.
We will refund your mode of payment — minus a 25% processing fee — if you choose not to take this course after the first session. Or, you can ‘roll over’ your balance to another or future BICAR course without a fee deduction.
To register, we can facilitate two modes of payment — either a direct bank transfer to our Indian account or we also have a PayPal link: