This course is concerned to propose a sequence of tasks which deal very concretely with the practicalities of research. It is not a theoretical account of research but a detailed account of the issues that need to be considered and incorporated into the domestic engine of the work.
- The overall characterisation of PhD work as a process of editing.
- The function of an outline throughout the PhD.
- The creation of different files and their relation to research notes.
- The housework of the PhD.
- The divisions of the text – the relation of outline to chapters and from chapters to paragraph and from paragraph to sentence.
- The notion of converting the ‘academic’ into the argument, what we will call the subjective.
- The footnote, the bibliography, the appendix and images.
- The writing of the text.
The sessions will take place Fridays at 11.00am starting on 6 October in the PhD Studio.