EKIS409 Cinematic Narratives of Identity, Difference and Diversity (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Department of Language and Communication Studies
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



A specific focus in the course is multilingual film, including such genres as migrant and diasporic film, Hollywood cinema and science fiction. Drawing on narrative and film theory, as well as sociolinguistics and discourse studies, these cinematic products will be investigated from the perspective on how their mixed and heterogeneous language uses and dialogue serve as means for building up multi-dimensional narratives of identity, difference and diversity.

Completion methods

Readings, group discussions, guided group work, presentation, final report
Attendance policy: 100% attendance is usually expected.

Assessment details

- Attendance and participation in discussion 33 %
- Group work & presentations 33 %
- Final report 33%

Learning outcomes

This course is suitable for students who are interested in narratives, how they are built and structured, and how, in the late modern globalized world, they are centrally concerned with questions of identity, difference and diversity. For language experts and language teachers alike, it is important to understand how cinematic narratives constitute an influential discourse mediating particular representations of identities, differences and diversities which can contribute to the ways we see and deal with ourselves and The Other.

Study materials

Available in the course Optima site

Completion methods

Method 1

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Parts of the completion methods
Unpublished assessment item