Course EN3067

Literature of Migration in English

7.5 Credits
Second Cycle

Starts week 36, 2019

The course focuses on the theme of migration in literature in English from 1945 to the present. It centres on an in-depth analysis of a number of representative literary works in English which address the redefinition of various experiences of identity, nationality, home and belonging in relation to both forced and voluntary migration. The comparative study of the selected literary works will highlight the ways in which fixed constructs of place and identity have been questioned by migration, which has moved from a perceived threat to the stability of the nation-state and its imagined community to being regarded as an inherent component of the history of national collectives. The narratives of the selected texts as well as their authors are epitomes of the transcultural identities fostered by migration. The analysis of these literary texts will be approached with reference to theories of postcolonialism, postnationalism, transculturality and cosmopolitanism.
Starts and ends:
wk36, 2019 - wk45, 2019
Study Rate:
50%
Location:
Flexible (Falun)
Time of Day:
Day
Teaching form:
Distance
Language:
English
Entry Qualifications:
  • 90 credits in the subject of English, of which 30 credits on Undergraduate level 2, or equivalent knowledge.
Application Code:
HDA-H323S
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.