Engelska C, 30 högskolepoäng

Giltig fr.o.m.: VT2024
Giltig t.o.m.: VT2024
Beslutsdatum: 2023-12-06
Beslutad av: Ämnesrådet för engelska

Theoretical Approaches to Linguistics 

  • Schmitt, N., (Ed.). 2010. Handbook of applied linguistics. London: Hodder & Stoughton. (354 pages). Selected chapters, ca 150 pages; available as online PDF. 
  • Tannen, D., Hamilton, H. E., & Schiffrin, D. (Eds.). 2015. Handbook of discourse analysis. Malden: Wiley. (983 pages). Selected chapters, ca 350 pages; available as online PDF and library e-book. 

Articles available online: 

  • Blitvich, P.G.C., 2022. Karen: Stigmatized social identity and face-threat in the on/offline nexus. Journal of Pragmatics, 188, pp.14-30. 
  • Davies, C.E., 2003. How English-learners joke with native speakers: An interactional sociolinguistic perspective on humor as collaborative discourse across cultures. Journal of Pragmatics, 35(9), pp.1361-1385. 
  • Fägersten, K. B. 2017. English-language swearing as humor in Swedish comic strips. Journal of Pragmatics, 121, pp.175-187. 
  • Fägersten, K.B., 2012. Teacher discourse and code choice in a Swedish EFL classroom. In B. Yoon and H. K. Kim (eds.), Teachers’ roles in second language learning: Classroom applications of sociocultural theory, pp.81-98. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. 
  • Lorenzo-Dus, N. and Izura, C., 2017. “cause ur special”: Understanding trust and complimenting behaviour in online grooming discourse. Journal of Pragmatics, 112, pp.68-82. 
  • Sierra, S., 2019. Linguistic and ethnic media stereotypes in everyday talk: Humor and identity construction among friends. Journal of Pragmatics, 152, pp.186-199. 


Supplementary material may be assigned by the teacher, corresponding to ca. 100 pages. 


Theoretical Approaches to Literature 

  • Bechdel, Alison. 2007. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. (230 pages) 
  • Bennett, Andrew and Nicholas Royle. 2016. An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory. 5th edition. New York: Routledge. (380 pages) Selection of ca. 30 pages. 
  • Brown, Paul. 1985. “This thing of darkness I acknowledge mine: The Tempest and the discourse of colonialism”. In Political Shakespeare, eds. Dollimore and Sinfield. 22 pages. Handout.  
  • Butler, Judith. 1988. “Performative Acts and Gender Constitution”. Theatre Journal. 13 pages. Handout 
  • Césaire, Aimé. 1969. A Tempest. (30 pages) Handout.  
  • Cixous, Hélène. 1976. “The Laugh of the Medusa” (19 pages) Handout. 
  • Eagleton, Terry. 1976. Marxism and Literary Criticism. (Selection of ca. 20 pages) Handout.  
  • Fanon, Frantz. 1963. The Wretched of the Earth. (Selection of ca. 60 pages) Handout.      
  • Foucault, Michel. 1982. “The Subject and Power”. Critical Inquiry. (19 pages) Handout. 
  • Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. 1892. “The Yellow Wallpaper”(10 pages) Handout.  
  • Hall, Stuart. 1980. “Teaching Race”. (12 pages) Handout.    
  • Shakespeare, William. 2019. The Tempest. 2nd Norton Critical Edition. 392 pages. (Selection of around 200 pages.) 
  • Williams, Raymond. 1973. “Base and Superstructure in Marxist Cultural Theory”. Handout. (18 pages) 


Online Writing Lab at Purdue: t 


Supplementary material may be assigned by the teacher. (ca 50 pages) 



1 compendium for the linguistic essay or 1 compendium for the literary essay (ca 50 pages, available via Canvas). 

For the literary essay: 

  • Gibaldi, Joseph. 2021. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 9th edition, New York: Modern Language Association of America (or later edition). (150 pages) 


  • Graff, Gerald, Cathy Birkenstein & Russel Durst. 2014. They Say/I Say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing. 3rd ed. New York: Norton. (321 pages). 

For the linguistic essay: 

  • Bauer, Laurie. 2021. The Linguistics Student’s Handbook. 2nd ed. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press (416 pages). Selected chapters/Enstaka kapitel (90 used in the course). 


  • Wray Alison, Aileen Bloomer. 2012. Projects in Linguistics and Language Studies. London: Routledge. Selected chapters/Enstaka kapitel/Reference book. 
  • Murray, Neil. 2012. Writing Essays in English Language and Linguistics: Principles, Tips and Strategies for Undergraduates. Cambridge: CUP. Selected chapters/Enstaka kapitel/Reference book. 

Reference literature: 

  • Booth, Wayne C, Gregory Colomb, & Joseph Williams. 2008. The Craft of Research. 3rd ed. U of Chicago Press 


Additional material may be assigned by the teachers, max 100 pages.