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:
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.