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HENB0114DU  English - Elective 3, topic 1: Contemporary Multicultural British Literature Volume 2016/2017

Course information

LanguageEnglish
Credit7,5 ECTS
LevelBachelor
Duration1 semester
Placement
Spring
Schedule
See link to schedule
Study boardStudy board of English, Germanic and Romance Studies
Contracting department
  • Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies
Course responsible
  • Ulla Rahbek (4-79707065446c7971326f7932686f)
Saved on the 12-04-2016
Education

Engelsk

Content

This class defines multicultural British literature as literature that responds to and engages in the lived realities of British multiculture – or what is nowadays often called super-diversity. The class will introduce you to socio-political multicultural theories, which will be read in tandem with a wide variety of literary expressions. When we discuss this literature, we will ask whether the socio-political theory is a helpful lens through which to read literature or whether the literature goes about multicultural Britain in a different way than the theory does. We will read poetry, short stories and novels and discuss topics such the politics of recognition, the role of culture and religion, the conflict between the group and the individual, multicultural locations, the layering of new diversity upon old diversity, whether multiculturalism is bad for women, and much more.

Literature

Tentative reading list: Sathnam Sanghera, Marriage Material, Zadie Smith,’ The Embassy of Cambodia’, Daljit Nagra, ‘Look we have coming to Dover!’, Gautam Malkani, Londonstani, Julian Barnes, ‘East Wind’, Nikita Lalwani, Gifted.

Teaching and learning methods
Class instruction
Exam
Credit7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Criteria for exam assesment

http:/​/​hum.ku.dk/​uddannelser/​aktuelle_studieordninger/​engelsk/​

Workload
CategoryHours
Preparation162,75
Lectures42
Total 204,75
Saved on the 12-04-2016

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