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English Literature - A Themes Course

15 credits

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This course offers a hands-on introduction to literary theory. Theoretical tools will be put into use in analysing a range of texts written in English, from poetry to films and everything between. The main working methods will be discussion and reflection, aiming at developing critical reading skills.

The course consists of two 7.5 modules. Module 1 provides an up-to-date overview of key theoretical frameworks such as gender studies and ecocriticism, while Module 2 dives more deeply into a specific area of literary study. (See the syllabus for details.)


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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