Department of English

The Elements of English Literature 2017/2018 (7.5 credits)

Spring 2018 weeks 03-12 (mid-January - March) - 50 % - Campus

Application Deadline: 2017-10-16

Enrolment Code: UU-05010 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.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12500

About the course:

What role has weather played in the history of English literature? Taking as their starting point Roland Barthes’s observation that “There is nothing more ideological than what the weather is doing”, students on this course will read landmark literary works from a range of historical periods and genres, together with a selection of critical and theoretical writings, in order to explore the ways in which literary producers have represented factors such as climate change, seasonal shifts, meteorological patterns, and freak weather events. The course examines “literary weather” in relation to the individual’s experience of the natural world and to social developments such as urbanisation, technological modernity, national identity, and new reading practices.

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Department of English

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Box 527, 751 20 Uppsala

Telephone: 018-471 1245 018-471 1247

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