Centre for Languages and Literature

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

LCM: French Literature in the World


Course code: LIVR24
Swedish title: Litteratur-kultur-medier: Franskspråkig litteratur i världen
ECTS credits: 15


NB! The course is not given this semester. The information below was about spring 2016.

Study period: spring 2016
Type of studies: part time, day
Study period: 2016-01-18 – 2016-06-05
Language of instruction: Swedish

Course coordinator: Björn Larsson


The course examines the dispersal, role and status of literature in French in the French speaking world and beyond, from both historical and current perspectives, and also the sources from which information concerning this can be acquired: Literary histories, academic and non-academic commentaries and periodicals, bibliographies, and the internet. The question as to what literature is and its objective is discussed at length, from the viewpoint of both the author and the reader. Emphasis is on issues which concern the problematic relationship of literature with the real world of the author and the reader, and the role of literature as a dialogue and meeting place from trans-national and multicultural perspectives.

Furthermore, the students define a problem for analysis with help from the lecturer and other students. They also put together a corpus of approximately ten literary works which is then used in the analysis of the chosen problem. In addition to the literary corpus, students write a short bibliography of relevant secondary sources consisting of both texts pertaining to literary studies and general texts of a scholarly nature.

The course is included in the Master of Arts programme in Literature – Culture – Media with a specialisation in French literature. It is also offered as a single course.


The course is not open for applications through / next semester. Please contact the department for more information!

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.

Extended application deadline

Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.

First or Second Admission Round?

All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.

The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.

Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

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EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

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