International Journal of Arts and Sciences

hazz

Posted On October 1, 2015By hadzantonis@hotmail.comIn 2015-oct-20, 2015-oct-20-fm

Critical theory: Part 4

In Parts 1, 2, and 3 of Critical theory, we introduced Critical theory. I discussed that it represents both a school of though and a methodology. I noted that Critical theory works on at least four levels. At the first level, at its simplest, Critical theory requires the critic to have a sound knowledge context. The second level, to aid a Critical theory methodology, the reader positions the text and the audience in various strategic ways. However, we can take this further. At a third level, agency moves toward the reader in aRead More
hazz

Posted On September 30, 2015By hadzantonis@hotmail.comIn 2015-sep-19, 2015-sep-19-fm

Critical theory: Part 3

In Parts 1 and 2 of Critical theory, I introduced the methodology, its fundamental framework, and the first of a proposed 4 types of modus operandi. For the first level, I discussed Critical theory as a thorough review and interpretation of a text and its subjective set of contexts. For the second level, we view Critical theory as a way in which the the reader positions the text and the audience, that is the reader. As we read text, we continuous place ourselves in positions of semiotic correctness, and henceRead More
hazz

Posted On August 1, 2015By hadzantonis@hotmail.comIn 2015-aug-18, 2015-aug-18-fm

Critical theory: Part 2

In part 1 of Critical theory, I introduced the methodology, and its fundamental framework. But how does Critical theory operate? I suggest that Critical theory operates on (at least) four different levels, each of which I will elaborate on separately. The first level, at its simplest, requires the critic to have a sound knowledge of a/the context. The critic or analyst determines inconsistencies and contradictions between the text, and the knowledge and beliefs of the analyst. The analyst subsequently argues for realignment of the text with current beliefs. Here, the critic/analyst should notRead More
harvard

Posted On May 10, 2015By hadzantonis@hotmail.comIn 2015-may-15, 2015-may-15-fcs, Education

Academic disciplines
– United States

The Academic disciplines conference will be held on the Harvard campus, in Boston, between the 26th to the 30th of May, 2015. The 5-day conference, organized by the International Journal of Arts and Sciences, on the Harvard campus, gathers researchers from various disciplines. Spanning over 3 adjacent states, it showcases multidisciplinary research and the splendors of New England in summer. The IJAS Conference Series takes place annually in several cities across Europe and North America. The series has three primary aims. To provide opportunities for academics from a range of disciplines and countriesRead More
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