Department of English

Englishness and the Making of Cultural Identity 2018/2019 (7.5 credits)

Autumn 2018 weeks 36-45 (September - mid-November) - 50 % - Campus

Application Deadline: 2018-04-16

Enrolment Code: UU-55058 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:

What does it mean for literature to be ‘English’? How does ‘Englishness’ get constructed in literature, and how does that compare with ‘British-ness’ and ‘English’ culture outside of the British Isles? These and related questions will be explored in a brief survey of literature in English, from the early modern to the contemporary period, which will also introduce the student to varieties of genres and modes of writing in English, to images of locality, nationhood, empire and marginality as they have appeared over several centuries, and structures of feeling concerned with such topics as gender, wealth, urbanity, ruralism, fellowship and enmity.

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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


Study Counsellor

Telephone: +46 18 471 12 47

Fax: +46 18 471 12 29