Swedish title: Litteratur - kultur - medier: Samtida engelskspråkig litteratur
ECTS credits: 15
Type of education: only campus
Type of studies: part time, 50 %, day
Study period: 2020-08-31 – 2021-01-17
Language of instruction: English
Application code: LU-34341
Eligibility: B. A. Course in English Literature (ENGK01), or equivalent.
This course offers a survey of contemporary writing in English across a range of genres (poetry, drama, fiction) and from a variety of national and cultural contexts, from the 1980s until the present day. The course examines the major currents of contemporary writing in English and explores, through a combination of close-reading and theoretical perspectives, the status of contemporary literature in English as both a discipline and an institutional practice. The course considers, in addition, the perspectives offered by contemporary writing in English on identity (gender, class, race/ethnicity, nationality); genre; and other key positions in contemporary critical philosophy, including post-structuralism, postmodernism, queer theory, and ecological criticism.
Seminars will comprise mini-lecture and close, group discussion of the texts, and will be supported, as needed, by a selection of appropriate secondary material and other resources.
The course is included in the Master of Arts programme in Literature – Culture – Media with a specialisation in English Literature. It is also offered as a single course.
How to apply
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Extended application deadline
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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.
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EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
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