Course code: LIVA05
Swedish title: Litteraturvetenskap: Den samtida litteraturen
ECTS credits: 30

NB! The information below was about spring semester 2022. The course is also given this semester. Choose semester above for more information!

Teaching – spring semester of 2022

From 9 February, more teaching will be conducted on campus. During the gradual return to campus, some digital teaching will continue. Hence, it is very important that you pay attention to information from your teacher and potential changes in your schedule in Canvas and/or TimeEdit.

Study period: spring semester 2022
Type of studies: full time, day
Study period: 2022-01-17 – 2022-06-05
Language of instruction: Swedish
Application code: LU-72301
Eligibility: General and studies equivalent of the courses History 1b or 1a1 and 1a2 and Social Studies 1b or 1a1 and 1a2 from Swedish Upper Secondary School.

Introductory meeting: 2022-01-17 at 13:15 – 15:00

Teachers: Oscar Jansson, Karin Nykvist, Cristine Sarrimo, Christina Skagert, Paul Tenngart


Zoomlänk till introduktionsmötet:

Module information

  1. Contemporary Literature - An Introduction, 6 ECTS
  2. World Literature, there and here, 6 ECTS
  3. In the Boundaries of Fact and Fiction, 6 ECTS
  4. The Venues of Poetry, 6 ECTS
  5. Specialized Assignment on Contemporary Literature, 6 ECTS



Kursen ger kunskaper om samtidens litteratur från millennieskiftet och framåt, i Sverige, Europa och världen. Kursen behandlar en rad samtidslitterära fenomen och tendenser samt introducerar litteraturvetenskapliga begrepp och perspektiv som är relevanta för studiet av samtidslitteraturen. Efter genomgången kurs ska den studerande ha tillägnat sig grundläggande färdigheter i att analysera, tolka och kontextualisera litteratur från de senaste 20 åren. Kursen ger också en förmåga att med praktiska tillämpningar i tal och skrift förmedla kunskaper om och erfarenheter av litteratur.

Kursen består av följande delkurser:

  1. Samtidslitteratur – en introduktion, 6 hp
  2. Världslitteraturen där och här, 6 hp
  3. I gränslandet mellan fakta och fiktion, 6 hp
  4. Poesins mötesplatser, 6 hp
  5. Samtidslitterärt specialstudium, 6 hp

Kursen ges terminsvis från och med VT17.

Important dates – autumn semester 2023

Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång

Dagtid Lund, heltid
In Swedish
28 August 2023 – 14 January 2024

Sista anmälningsdag den 17 April 2023

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

Full course tuition fee: SEK 55,000
First payment: SEK 55,000
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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.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

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.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions

Comparative Literature

More about the subject, research, staff etc.

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