EKIA4100 Cultural Currents in Literature (5 cr)

Study level:
Intermediate studies
Grading scale:
0-5
Language:
English
Responsible organisation:
Department of Language and Communication Studies
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023

Description

Content

In this course, culture is approached as the totality of intellectual, spiritual and aesthetic development, signifying practices and ways of life (Williams 1983). Movement and interrelationality - aspects that characterise culture and cultural production - are starting points from which literature is studied. We ask the question: how do literatures from different parts of the English speaking worldinterrelate with the sociocultural situations in which they were produced? The literatures studied represent the mobility, cultural variety and multivoicedness of the Anglophone sphere. Moreover, we will also approach literature as literary texts based on certain narrative choices and thus, the course offers some basic reading tools to approach literary presentation.

Completion methods

Contact teaching: participating to lectures, reading and discussion tasks and a final essay.

Assessment details

Active participation to lectures, final essay

Learning outcomes

On completing the course, the students

  • Are familiar with contemporary Anglophone literatures from different parts of the English speaking world,
  • Are aware of the multiformity of the relationships between cultural phenomena and literary representation,
  • Can refer to some theories of culture and literature when analysing the above relations,
  • Are able to analyse and explain some of the basic literary devices such as genre, narrative, narration, narrator, plot, character and time.

Additional information

Attendance policy 80%

Study materials

To be specified later

Literature

  • A list of literature is provided at the beginning of the course

Completion methods

Method 1

Description:
Attendance policy 80%
Evaluation criteria:
Active participation to lectures, final essay
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Participation in teaching (5 cr)

Type:
Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
0-5
Evaluation criteria:
Active participation to lectures, final essay
Language:
English
Study methods:

Contact teaching: participating to lectures, reading and discussion tasks and a final essay.

Study materials:

To be specified later

Literature:
  • A list of literature is provided at the beginning of the course

Teaching