In Comparative Literature, you study literary texts in the widest sense, from the first literary texts to the present day. Literature not only includes novels and poems, but also plays and theoretical texts. Film, theatre and computer games can also be studied through the lens of Comparative Literature. This means that you read literature both against the background of its historical context and from modern critical perspectives.
Are you interested in literature in general and critical reading in particular? There is a strong societal link in Comparative Literature, as literature always deals with issues relating to society, relationships and power. Older literature provides us with perspectives on contemporary societal issues and gives us the opportunity to investigate them historically and critically. Courses in Comparative Literature at Södertörn University have grown from gender theory and therefore have strong links to modern critical perspectives such as gender and queer theory and postcolonial theory.
Comparative Literature at Södertörn University includes an element of creative Swedish, in which you have the opportunity to link your own writing to the texts being read, and to discuss this with your fellow students.