Literature in the English Language, 7,5 högskolepoäng
Literature in the English Language, 7.5 credits
Kursplan för studenter höst 2020
Kurskod: LLEG18
Fastställd av: Utbildningschef 2018-05-18
Reviderad av: Utbildningschef 2019-11-25
Gäller fr.o.m.: Våren 2020
Version: 4
Utbildningsnivå: Grundnivå
Utbildningsområde: Humanistiska området
Ämnesgrupp: EN1
Fördjupning: G1N
Huvudområde: Engelska


On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

Kunskap och förståelse

- account for fictional texts from English-speaking countries and cultures of the world presented through various genres and media forms
- account for basic concepts and perspectives with regard to English language, literature and culture

Färdighet och förmåga

- apply basic concepts, definitions and analytical methods of relevance for literary studies
- analyse fictional texts from English-speaking countries and cultures of the world presented through various genres and media forms
- search for and evaluate information relating to the subject area and with consideration of relevant critical material

Värderingsförmåga och förhållningssätt

- critically reflect on literary aspects in relation to scientific, societal and ethical considerations
- critically reflect on multicultural perspectives in relation to literatures in the English language


• Basic literary concepts, definitions and analytical methods
• Fictional texts from English-speaking countries and cultures
• Fictional texts presented through various genres and media forms
• Text-analytical exercises dealing with social and cultural aspects


The teaching consists of lectures, seminars and exercises performed individually and in groups.

An e-learning platform is used.

Students who have been admitted to and registered for a course have the right to receive instruction/supervision for the duration of the time period specified for the particular course to which they were accepted. After that, the right to receive instruction/supervision expires.

Undervisningen bedrivs på engelska.


General entry requirements. English proficiency is required. Exemption is granted from the requirement in Swedish.

Examination och betyg

Kursen bedöms med betygen A, B, C, D, E, FX eller F.

The grades A, B, C, D and E are all passing grades. For courses with more than one element of examination, students are given a final grade based on an overall assessment of all the elements included in the course.

The examination is based on instruction and course literature.

Forms of examination:
Individual written assignment 1 (4 credits)
Individual written assignment 2 (1.5 credits)
Seminar (2 credits)

The examination must allow for students to be assessed on an individual basis. Further information concerning assessment of specific intended learning outcomes and grading criteria is provided in a study guide distributed at the beginning of the course.

For the final grade to be assigned, a passing grade is required for all examinations.

Students are guaranteed a minimum of three attempts to pass an examination, including the regular attempt.

If a student has failed the same examination three times, the student is entitled to request that the next examination be assessed and graded by a new examiner. The decision to accept or reject such a request is made by the vice dean of education. A student may not make a second attempt at any examination already passed in order to receive a higher grade.

In case a course is terminated or significantly altered, examination according to the earlier syllabus shall be offered on at least two occasions in the course of one year after the termination/alteration.

Poängregistrering av examinationen för kursen sker enligt följande system:
Individuell skriftlig inlämningsuppgift 14 hpA/B/C/D/E/FX/F
Individuell skriftlig inlämningsuppgift 21,5 hpA/B/C/D/E/FX/F
Seminarium12 hpU/G
1 The examination is graded Fail (U) or Pass (G).


The instruction is followed up throughout the course. At the end of the course, a course evaluation is performed and commented on by the course coordinator and, if possible, a student representative/student representatives (course developer/s). The evaluation, which is published on the relevant e-learning platform and submitted to the administration, is to function as a basis for future improvements to the course.


Andersson Hval, Ulrika, Henry, Alastair & Walker Bergström, Catherine (2013). Postcolonial Texts & Events: Cultural Narratives from the English-Speaking World. Lund: Studentlitteratur. 410 pages. Selected chapters.

Achebe, Chinua. (1996). Things Fall Apart. Oxford: Heinemann. 148 pages.

Dimaline, Cherie (2017). The Marrow Thieves. Toronto: Cormorant Books. 231 pages.

Goto, Hiromi. (1997). Chorus of Mushrooms. London: The Women’s Press Ldt. 221 pages.

Ishiguro, Kazuo. (2005). Never Let Me Go. London: Faber & Faber. 282 pages.

Klarer, Mario (2004). An Introduction to Literary Studies. London: Routledge. 169 pages.

Luhrmann, Baz (2008). Australia. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Film.

Proulx, Annie. (1997). Brokeback Mountain. New York: Scribner. 55 pages.

A selection of short stories and poetry. Ca. 60 pages.

Current research articles focusing on literature in the English language. Ca. 20 pages.


Citing Sources – How to Create Literature References

The Interactive Anti-Plagiarism Guide – Jönköping University
Information about plagiarism at higher education institutions
Available on the e-learning platform