Criticism and Theory: Current debates in the Humanities

7.5 credits

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The course introduces essential theories and concepts in the humanities and the social sciences. It has a particular focus on the critical theoretical debates that have been crucial to the development of postcolonial theory. You will explore and discuss the conceptualization of past and present practices of relations of dominance, subordination, resistance and revolt. You will also be challenged to reflect on representations of orientalism, eurocentrism, decolonization, nationalism, and diaspora.


Roughly 15 minutes with a bike from the city centre, you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. It is like a small society with the university, student accommodation, and student life. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.

What will you come across on an excursion in Växjö – the city of contrasts? You will find good restaurants, a celebrated hockey team, and cozy cafés where you can enjoy a latte with lingonberry flavour. In Växjö, beautiful nature is always just around the corner; the city is surrounded by lakes and forests. Students like the combination of the city centre and the active student life on campus. Your dream of the future starts here!

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