Translation of the Swedish course syllabus
Classics of Gothic Literature, 7.5 credits
(Gotikens klassiker, 7.5 Gotikens klassiker, )
|Subject area||Comparative Literature|
|Main field of study||
|Academic school||School of Culture and Education|
|Education cycle||First-cycle (Bachelor)|
|Progressive specialisation||GXX (First cycle, in-depth level of the course cannot be classified)|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Valid from||Spring semester 2021|
This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for the Faculty Board for Culture and Education at Södertörn University on 2020-04-02 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.
30 credits in Humanities and English B (intermediate level), or the equivalent
On completing the course, the student can:
- describe the development of the gothic genre, focusing on a selection of influential works in the tradition
- describe the influence of these works on the development of the genre and their status in the cultural canon
- interpret literary works in their historical context
- apply modern-day critical approaches to literature.
Course content, modules and examinations
The course discusses key works in European and American gothic literature. The emphasis is on the genre’s canonical works, which are studied against the backdrop of their historical and literary context as well as in relation to the development of the genre and of literary theory. The course will provide examples of modern-day theoretical approaches to literature, such as gender, queer, and postcolonial theory.
Classics of Gothic Literature,
(Gotikens klassiker, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
Grades permitted: AF
Teaching is in the form of lectures and seminars.
Participation in seminars, a written analytical assignment and a written take-home exam. The student may compensate for absence from up to two occasions through written hand-in assignments.
The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module
If a student has a certificate from Södertörn University for compensatory support, the examiner has the right to decide on an adapted examination or alternative form of examination in accordance with Södertörn University's regulations.
Restrictions on accreditation
The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.