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PC: Writing Your Literature Review


May 27, 2022 from 10:00 to 03:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200)



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This workshop is aimed at GCSC/GGK doctoral researchers in all disciplines. The aim is to complement one of the objectives of the Aufbaukurs, namely to present an initial chapter, usually the introduction, which includes a literature review/Forschungsstand. The course will give insight into a general practice for writing a critical literature review for a dissertation. We will consider overall questions of how to structure a literature review and explore ways of constructing convincing critiques and drawing broader assessments of the current state of research.

Participants are asked to submit one week before the course: 1) a two- to five-page sample of their existing literature review. This could come from a chapter that has been or is being written for the dissertation or, for those at an earlier stage of their research, it could come from the exposé; 2) a two- to five-page sample of a literature review that has been published in a work that you have found useful for your own research (this could be from a book or it could come from a review essay/Sammelrezension). Text contributions may be submitted in German or English.


This workshop is scheduled as an in-person event. In exceptional cases, online participation via BBB is possible. Please contact Somaye Rezaei for details.


// Prof. Dr. Katharina Stornig (GCSC)