Graduate School

Research Seminar II

This course is part of the programme:
Humanities (Third level)

Objectives and competences

In this course, the student augments the following competencies:

  • ability to read professional literature and its critical appraisal,
  • the ability of presenting research findings,
  • the ability to communicate with the public,
  • the ability of polemical discussion of the results obtained,
  • the ability of active participation in the research community.


A successfully completed Research Seminar I.

Content (Syllabus outline)

Student gets broader insight into the research activities:

Writing and publishing scientific papers in international scientific journals

Scientific journals and their ranking

Scientific monographs

Scientific Publishers

Research databases

Research projects, basic and applied

Applications for domestic and foreign research projects

International Conference

The paper at an international conference


Research groups

Working in the research group

Research programs

Evaluation of research


Socio-economic effects of research

The transfer of research results into economy

The usefulness and applicability of research results.

Intended learning outcomes

The student is able to present her research work (the doctoral disposition) to professional community (students and academic staff), including a critical evaluation of the results obtained, in solving potential problems, and the proposal for further work; taking into account modern guidelines and trends in science, which were presented in the seminar.


Relevant literature in the field.


Oral presentation of research work: • clarity and succinctness of presentation of doctoral disposition: method, hypothesis, objectives, work plan, • the ability of the relevant scientific discussions and arguments before a professional audience, • communication skills.

Lecturer's references

Assist. Prof. Dr. Aleš Vaupotič is a lecturer in literature at the School

of humanities, University of Nova Gorica. His research areas include

literary realism, theory of new media art, and theory of discourse. He is

also a video and new media artist. Selected articles:

VAUPOTIČ, Aleš. Teorija tehno-slike Viléma Flusserja. V: ZORMAN, Barbara

(ur.), VAUPOTIČ, Aleš (ur.). Literatura in gibljive slike : tematski sklop

= Literature and moving images : thematic section, (Primerjalna

književnost, ISSN 0351-1189, letn. 37, št. 2). Ljubljana: Slovensko društvo

za primerjalno književnost, 2014, str. 151-163. [COBISS.SI-ID 55122274]

VAUPOTIČ, Aleš. The book and the World Wide Web. Primer. književ., jun.

2012, letn. 35, št. 1, str. 201-211, ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 49282658]

VAUPOTIČ, Aleš. Realism revisited : Dicken’s Hard Times as a narrativized

archive. V: MONTANDON, Alain (ur.). Fortunes et infortunes des genres

littéraires, (Caietele Echinox, vol. 16). Cluj-Napoca: Université

“Babeş-Bolyai”, Le Centre de Recherches sur l’Imaginaire: University

Phantasma, The Center for Imagination Studies, 2009, str. 175-185.

[COBISS.SI-ID 2190075]

VAUPOTIČ, Aleš. Literarno-estetski doživljaj in novi mediji – prihodnost

literature?. Primer. književ., 2007, letn. 30, št. 1, str. 203-216.

[COBISS.SI-ID 34809186]

University course code: 3IK043

Year of study: 2

Course principal:




  • Seminar: 30 hours
  • Individual work: 90 hours

Course type: mandatory

Learning and teaching methods:
• guided discussion. • individual work. • teamwork.