Swedish title: Litteratur-kultur-medier: Världslitteratur/interkulturell förståelse
Programme affiliation: Part of Master's Programme in Literature - Culture - Media
NB! The course is not given this semester. The information below was about spring semester 2023. The course is also given spring semester 2024. Choose semester above for more information!
Type of studies: part time, 50 %, day
Study period: 2023-01-16 – 2023-06-04
Language of instruction: English
Application code: LU-72350
Eligibility: 90 ECTS credits in Comparative Literature, English, French, Spanish or Russian (or the equivalent).
- Exam schedule
- Canvas LIVR03 - Literature-Culture-Media: World Literature - Intercultural Understanding
- Library Guide Literature - Culture - Media
- Library Guide Litteraturvetenskap
The course examines literature and other media as important sources of intercultural understanding. Works from both within and beyond the Western world are therefore included. The course studies processes and contexts which are brought to the fore when literature and other media are considered in a global context. With both early and contemporary works as points of departure experiences of exile, ethnicity, national identity and differences in the relationships between cultures are examined. The establishment of the canon, migrant literature, the representation of orality in literary texts and "hybridisation" are also discussed.
The course consists of two equal parts: i) The Idea of World Literature and ii) The Processes of Translation, Interpretation and Transformation. The first part allows the students to familiarise themselves with various aspects of the concept of world literature, from Goethe to current debates on the topic. In addition, a number of i mportant works of world literature are read and analysed.
The second part of the course examines works from various periods and cultures with particular consideration given to problems associated with translation and the subject matter of Translation Studies. Here, not only linguistics is of importance, but also historical, economic and cultural- political aspects.
The course is included in the Master of Arts programme in Literature – Culture – Media. It is also offered as a single course.
Important dates – spring semester 2024
Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång
15 January 2024 – 2 June 2024
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 universityadmissions.se. 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.
Full course tuition fee: SEK 27,500
First payment: SEK 27,500
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.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
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 universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.
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