Department of English

Literature and Critical Practice 2017/2018 (7.5 credits)

Autumn 2017 weeks 35-44 (late August - early November) - 50 % - Campus

Application Deadline: 2017-04-18

Enrolment Code: UU-55030 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Uppsala

Selection: All qualified applicants will be admitted.

Entry Requirements: English C or 90 credits in a language subject or in comparative literature.


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Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12500

About the course:

The course focuses on the practices of literary criticism. What do critics do when they analyse or contextualize a text? What do they look for and how do they look for it? What is the nature of literary criticism, and how does it differ from other forms of writing about literature? How do we criticize the critic? To answer such questions students will read literary texts alongside relevant critical material covering such topics as narrative structure, the poetic imagination, literary representation, authorial intent, figurative language, interpretive frameworks, and historical contextualization. In addition, writing assignments and independent projects will offer students the opportunity to develop their own critical skills.

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Department of English

Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3 L

Box 527, 751 20 Uppsala

Telephone: 018-471 1245 018-471 1247

Fax: 018-471 1229


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Telephone: +46 18 471 12 47

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