Genre, Mode, Literary Form, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2023/2024

  • Autumn 2023, 50%, Campus

    Start date: 30 October 2023

    End date: 14 January 2024

    Application deadline: 17 April 2023

    Application code: UU-55067 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: All qualified applicants will be admitted.

    Registration: 1 August 2023 – 29 October 2023

Entry requirements: 120 credits. English A1, B1 and C1, 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 12,500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,500

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 particular genre? What are the factors in their emergence and evolution? How do we connect them to political, social, and historical contexts?

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


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