Working Academically

Semester: WS 18/19
Lecturer: Univ.-Lekt. Mag. Dr. Kristina Pia Hofer, M.A.

This course provided a basic survey of methods and strategies for academic research and publishing across different disciplines. Focus of this class was on qualitative research for the humanities and social sciences. It further provided the opportunity to develop practical skills by testing the newly acquired methodological tools and concepts in classroom meetings. Through field trips to relevant institutions insight into hands-on critical engagement with artworks and media technologies on site were provided.


  • Jessop, Martyn. “Digital visualization as a scholarly activity.” Literary and Linguistic Computing 23, no. 3 (2008).
  • Hofer, Kristina Pia. “Exploitation Feminism: Trashiness, Lo-Fidelity and Utopia in She-Devils on Wheels and Blood Orgy of the Leather Girls.” Transatlantica, 2016.
  • Haraway, Donna. “Situated knowledges: The Science question in feminism and the privilege of partial perspective” Feminist Studies 14, no. 3 (1988): pp. 575-599.
  • Sullivan, Graeme. Art Practice as Research. Inquiry in Visual Arts. California: Thousand Oaks, 2010.
  • Hall, Stuart. Introduction to Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices. London: Sage, 1997.
  • Tuhiwai Smith, Linda. Decolonizing Methodologies. Research and Indigenous Peoples. London: Zed Books, 2012.
  • Corrigan, Timothy. A Short Guide to Writing about Film. New York: Pearson Longman, 2004.
  • Barnet, Sylvan. A Short Guide to Writing about Art. New Jersey: Upper Saddle River, 2008.
  • Clerejo, Clarinda. “A 10-step guide to make your research paper abstract more effective.” Editage. 2017.

Individual Project
Format: Paper
Topic: Cubism in digital art – Letting go of self-centered perception