At Linnaeus University you can choose to study English in individual courses or as part of a degree programme. Some of our courses are distance-based and others are offered on campus in Kalmar or Växjö. We also offer courses and study programmes at the postgraduate level.
The English subject conducts research in literature, linguistics and didactics. Both historical and contemporary perspectives on the English language and its literature are illustrated and analysed.
You can also study English as an exchange student at one of Linnaeus University's many partner universities around the world.
Many of our alumni work as teachers or translators, but advanced knowledge of language and literature is also necessary within fields such as public administrations, the media, communication and culture.
By studying English at Linnaeus University you can broaden and develop your knowledge. Choose from the range of courses and programmes offered, or contact us for a course or continual professional development tailor-made for your workplace.
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Research groups affiliated to the English subject
The Linnaeus University English-German-Swedish Corpus (LEGS) In the LEGS research group, we compare linguistic structures across English, German and Swedish. For this purpose we are compiling a…
Linnaeus University Centre for Intermedial and Multimodal Studies (IMS) Linnaeus University Centre for Intermedial and Multimodal Studies is an interdisciplinary research environment that aims to take…
Research projects affiliated to the English subject
Project: Nostalgia in Contemporary European Culture (NCIC) In the project we explore the centrality of nostalgia to a wide range of contemporary cultural practices.
Project: Variation in the reference to quantified noun phrases In this project, we investigate how quantified expressions (e.g. 'almost all' and 'a few') are interpreted in connection to anaphoric…
Project: Set size and reference In the project, we investigate by means of EEG how positive quantified expressions (e.g. "almost all" and "a few") are processed in connection to anaphoric reference.
Metaphors in palliative cancer care This project aims to strengthen the scientific foundation for the use of metaphors in Swedish palliative cancer care, thereby contributing to development of praxis…
Project: Communication across Media Borders: The Limitations and Possibilities of Transmediation The project investigates how meaning is changed – corrupted or enhanced – when travelling among…
Luxury consumption and online reviewer discourse – the construction of knowledge, values and identities This project focuses on online reviews of luxury consumption, specifically reviews of wine,…
Project: Kashmir from the Margins: Violence, Identity and Memory in Conflicted Spaces In this research project, I study emerging literature written in English from a conflicted space, Kashmir and how…
Project: Quantification in Swedish We investigate how native speakers of Swedish process sentences, such as "Some students fell asleep during the lecture but they didn’t miss much". The sentences…
Project: Narratives of Empire In this project we study how postcolonial and decolonial ideas are conveyed in popular culture.
Project: Transmediating the anthropocene Project members: Jørgen Bruhn (coordinator), Liviu Lutas, Corina Löwe, Anna Sofia Rossholm, Niklas Salmose, Emma Tornborg and Anette Almgreen White About the…
Staff within the English subject
- Alexander Lakaw Lecturer
- Anna Greek Senior Lecturer, Head of department
- Anna Lundström Lecturer
- Anna Thyberg Senior lecturer
- Anne Holm Senior lecturer
- Charlotte Hommerberg Senior lecturer
- Christopher Allen Senior lecturer
- David Richardson Lecturer
- Emil Tyberg Lecturer
- Fredrik Heinat Associate Professor
- Helena Frännhag Senior lecturer
- Ibolya Maricic Senior lecturer
- Jean Stevenson-Ågren Senior lecturer
- Jenny Ström Herold Senior lecturer
- Johan Höglund Professor
- Jukka Tyrkkö Professor
- Magnus Levin Associate Professor
- Malin Schultz Lecturer
- Marie Källkvist Professor visiting
- Mikko Laitinen Professor
- Niklas Salmose Associate Professor
- Per Sivefors Associate Professor
- Robin Engström
- Sheila Feldmanis Lecturer
- Spela Mezek