The aim of the course series Research Methodology Seminar I-IV is to give students help in writing their research papers and ultimately their theses by familiarising them with the most fundamental principles of academic research, writing and presentation in a highly practical form. In addition to contributing to the effective development of compositional skills and thus supplementing the course Essay Writing, Research Methodology Seminar II provides an opportunity for gaining an in-depth knowledge of the research process in literary studies.