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Module The Art and Architecture of Language
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3 April - 1 May 2023
Mondays and Fridays
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM IST
Worldwide Registration Open
April 3, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, May 1
About the Course
This course treats the ‘body’ parts of written texts: how should writers conceive, style, and organize justifications of the claims you make to readers?
Too often, writers presume that sheer statement of arguments or claims persuade readers:
‘Our company is an industry leader…’ ‘I am the most suitable candidate for this position/university/fellowship…’ ‘Technology is a curse…’ ‘Capitalism, an exploitative system…’ etc. Or, when writers do try to justify their claims, they often do not organize and stylize their evidence, methods, and interpretations in a logical, convincing way.
We always write to inform readers - to make claims about the world that readers take seriously - whether in email, blog posts, journal and newspaper articles, press releases, advertisements, academic papers, fellowship applications, really in any form of writing. This course will teach you how to ground the claims you write with clarity and persuasion.
About the Professor
Rohit Goel is Director/Professor of the Bombay Institute for Critical Analysis and Research (BICAR). He is the co-editor of Lacan contra Foucault: Subjectivity, Sex, Politics (Bloomsbury) and 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. Rohit 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: