Course EN2038

The Contemporary Coming-of-Age Novel in English: Female, Ethnic and Ageing Perspectives

7.5 Credits
First Cycle

Starts week 36, 2020

The aim of this course is to analyse the most recent developments in the Bildungsroman genre in English and the way it was redefined during the final decades of the twentieth century and the early twenty-first century. A selection of texts will be analysed from the perspective of gender, ethnicity and ageing. This will raise awareness about the manner in which these texts in a critical sense challenge traditional definitions of the Bildungsroman. In the analysis, stress is on those aspects of the current socio-historical context, such as the gained prominence of women in society, transcultural exchanges and the ageing population, all of which are crucial both in the formation of the individual as well as for social integration.
Starts and ends:
wk36, 2020 - wk45, 2020
Study Rate:
Flexible (Falun)
Time of Day:
Teaching form:
Entry Qualifications:
  • 60 credits in English at First cycle level 1, including the course The History of British and American Literature and Ideas, 15 credits and either Cultural Texts and Contexts, 7.5 credits or Themes in Popular Literature, 7.5 credits, or equivalent knowledge
Application Code:
Main field of study:
Online Education
Compulsory meetings:
0 physical
7 online
Computer Skills:

Surf on the Internet, read and send emails, use a word-processing programme (e.g. Word). Connect a camera and headphones to the computer and install a programme using instructions.

Computer Capacity:

Access to a computer (Not a mini pc, tablet or similar) that is not older than three years (or equivalent) and broadband connection, at least 1 Mbit/s (not mobile broadband, because mobile broadband can vary considerably in speed).

Means of Education:

Higher rate of web-based communication where our learning platform (Learn) is a natural element of the course. Web-based meetings with sound and image where simple presentations can be held. Lectures can be broadcast live or can alternatively be made available afterwards online.