Writing Academic Texts

Online via Zoom

Workshop The Art and Architecture of Language

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22 & 29 May, 2022

Sundays (2 Sessions)

INR 4,500


11:00 AM - 3:30 PM IST

Worldwide Registration Open

About the Course

All academic writers – students writing final papers for classes, essayistic journalists with a pressing due date, professors who can’t seem to hit send on a book manuscript – have experienced the terror of ‘writer’s block’, the literal petrification of the hand with pen in front of a blank sheet or, in this day-and-age, the paralysis of our fingers on computer keyboards while staring into the abyssal, white nothingness of an unwritten ‘Word Doc’.


BICAR’s two-day workshop on ‘Writing Academic Texts’ will provide necessary reprieve, teaching concrete skills to students, long-form journalists, public intellectuals, and professors who know what they’re thinking critically but get stuck honing and translating that thought in written form. We’ll see how the solutions are so simple, concluding the workshop with a collective laugh at ‘writer’s block’.

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 will receive a Certificate of Completion upon successful attendance of the workshop.

Refund Policy

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.


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