English Literature and the Canon: Tradition and Innovation
Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 5EN160
- Education cycle
- First cycle
- Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
- English G2F
- Grading system
- Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
- Finalised by
- The Department Board, 3 February 2016
- Responsible department
- Department of English
English A1 and English B1
Upon completing the component students will be able to
- demonstrate insight into the 19th-century novel and selected modernist literary works
- demonstrate a good knowledge of literary genres
- demonstrate insight into various perspectives in literary theory
- demonstrate a knowledge of critical perspectives such as gender theory and post-colonialism
- be able to apply an academic approach to primary and secondary literature
- be able to present a literary analysis orally and in writing with greater independence and with greater linguistic correctness
- be able to actively and independently participate in seminar discussions.
The component analyses selected English literary works with the emphasis on the 19th-century novel and various modernist genres. The influence and reflection of social developments in literature are addressed, as are the perspectives of cultural and literary history. Basic concepts and methods of literary criticism are applied.
Group instruction. Teaching, class discussions and examination are in English. All teaching material is in English. Active participation in course seminars is obligatory. In cases of absence students will be given the opportunity to complete an extra assignment within the framework of the course period.
Examination is done in the form of continuous assessment and written final examination. Grades used are either Fail, Pass, or Pass with Distinction.
Students who do not achieve a passing grade on the regular examination will have another opportunity to take the examination within a reasonable period of time after the regular examination.
Students who fail a certain examination twice have the right upon request, following consultation with the head of department, to have another examiner appointed.
The course cannot be counted toward a degree together with the courses English C1, C3 HS4, HS5.
If the syllabus or course reading for a component has been changed, students have a right to be examined under the original syllabus and course reading on three occasions during the following three semesters. Normally this right then expires. Otherwise there are no limitations on the number of examination opportunities.
For transitional regulations in the case of changes in the syllabus, please contact the student adviser.