The course is included in the Master programme in English.
Upon completing the course students will be able to
identify and discuss the themes, concerns, and aesthetic strategies of 21st century literature written in English, and situate this literature within its socio-historical context
show a solid knowledge of some of the major theoretical and critical arguments regarding this literature
demostrate methodological awareness in interpreting and discussing contemporary literature
display proficiency in their use of critical material in a written literary analysis
show a good ability to participate, orally and in writing, in a discussion of literary works in fluent and grammatical English.
The course explores the diversity of 21st century literature written in English. Beginning by exploring claims concerning the end of postmodernism, it provides students with the opportunity to engage with a range of contemporary literature and with how this literature has been theorized. In examining this literature, the course also explores how literature has responded to the events and problems that have shaped the century thus far, including climate change, the financial crisis, and the rise of the national security state.
Group sessions. Instruction, class discussions, and examinations are in English. All teaching materials are in English.
Students are examined continuously by means of oral presentations and written assignments. Grades are fail, pass, or pass with distinction.
Students who fail a regular examination will be offered a make-up examination within a reasonable period of time after the regular examination.
Students who fail an examination twice have the right to apply to the head of the department for permission to change examiners or examination forms.
Please contact the student counsellor for transitional regulations in connection with changes in the curriculum.
If the curriculum or the course literature for a course module is changed, students have the right to be examined on the original curriculum and course literature on three occasions during the following three terms. After these three opportunities, the right normally expires. No other limitations apply regarding the number of examination opportunities.
week 27, 2018
A visit from the Goon Squad
1. Anchor Books ed.: