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.


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.

• Howe, Stephen. Phrasebook for Writing Papers and Research in English. The Whole World Company, Cambridge, 4th edition, 2013.
• Turabian, L. Kate, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses and Dissertations. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2018.
• Hewings M., Cambridge Academic English, CUP, Cambridge, 2012.
• Glasman-Deal H., Science Research Writing (For Non-Native Speakers of English). Imperial College Press, London, 2010.


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]