Genre, Mode, Literary Form 2020/2021 (7.5 credits)

Autumn 2020, 50 %, Campus

Start date: 2 November 2020

End date: 17 January 2021

Application Deadline: 15 April 2020

Enrolment Code: UU-55046 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Uppsala

Selection: All qualified applicants will be admitted.

Entry Requirements: English C or 90 credits in a language subject or in literary studies.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12500

About the course:

What are the distinctive features of literature as an object of study?  What are the characteristics of a literary form, mode, or a particular genre? What are the factors in their emergence and evolution? How do we connect them to political, social, and historical context?

Focusing on one or more instances of a form, mode, or genre, this course explores the formal features and generic conventions of literature in light of recent theoretical debates over the validity and definition of this dimension of literary analysis. In doing so, it also examines some of the classifying systems whereby we map the literary landscape, and interrogate the limits of these organising principles.

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Department of English

Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3 L

Box 527, 751 20 Uppsala

Telephone: 018-471 1247 018-471 1245

Fax: 018-471 1229


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Telephone: +46 18 471 12 47