KVVS9002 Cultural Encounters in Literature (3 cr)
In the last decades thinking and writing about cultural encounters have become one of the major challenges in cultural studies. In this course we will examine two key questions related to this challenge: How have the intensified cultural encounters shaped today´s literary theories, e.g. the conception of literature in a worldwide intercultural context and, of course, how do writers reflect on these encounters and their different implications in their literary texts? We will explore these and similar questions using selected texts that will allow us to understand both, theory and the representation of cultural encounters in literature.