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ENG-3119 Contemporary Literary Criticism - 10 ECTS
Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS), or equivalent qualification, in English literature, or a degree combining English literature and a closely-related discipline (minimum 80 ECTS in English). An average grade equivalent to C or better in the English coursework (80 ECTS) is required.
Application code: 9371 - Enkeltemner på masternivå (Nordic applicants).
The students have the following learning outcomes:
- has an advanced working knowledge of contemporary literary theory and criticism
- can recognize the relationships between contemporary theory and criticism and the history of critical practices
- can appreciate the the role of the reader in interpreting meaning.
The student is able to / can:
- articulate the broader ways in which concepts foregrounded in 21st century criticism are relevant to their own lives and global forms of aesthetic expression
- compare and synthesize the theories presented
- demonstrate their ability to relate to theoretical concepts both orally, through class participation, and in written form, in their responses and papers
- locate, cite, and intelligently incorporate several sources into their final paper and shorter essays.
The following coursework requirements must be completed and approved in order to take the final exam:
- Each student is required to introduce the class to a discussion topic (5-10 minutes) in a very short presentation once during the semester
- One paper (approx. 5-6 pages)
The exam will consist of:
- A term paper of 12-15 pages (Times new roman, 12 pt font, 1.5 spacing)
Performance in the course will be assessed with the grades A-F. Grades are A-E for passed and F for failed. A re-sit examination is offered in the event of an F grade. The deadline to register (in the Studentweb) for a re-sit examination is 15th January for courses offered in the autumn semester and 15th August for courses offered in the spring semester.