All qualified applicants will be admitted.
English C or 90 credits in a language subject or in comparative literature.
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Application Fee: SEK 900
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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.