Intercultural Literature Studies: Fiction in its Original Language

7.5 Credits
Second Cycle
School of Language, Literatures and Learning
Subject field
Japanese (JAA)
Group of Subjects
Disciplinary Domain
Humanities, 100%
This course can be included in the following main field(s) of study
Intercultural Literature Studies1
Progression indicator within (each) main field of study
Approved, 09 November 2021.
This syllabus is valid from 09 November 2021.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • perform close readings of complex literary texts in the original in a foreign language of their own choosing
  • with good stylistic skills write critically elaborate reviews of literary works
  • describe in detail the historical, social and biographical context of a number of literary works.

Course Content

In the course, students read a selection of fictional texts in their original language of publication. Students choose the texts in consultation with the teacher. These texts must be in a language that is not the students‘ mother tongue, they must be relevant to the students‘ plans for their thesis, and they must be relatively complex. The course includes the study of the context of the texts, and students present their interpretations of the texts both orally and in writing.


Active participation in seminars, oral presentations and written assignments.

Forms of Study

Obligatory seminars. The language of instruction is English.


The Swedish grades A–F.


  • 60 credits at Second Cycle, with 30 credits in the main field of study Intercultural Literature Studies