HENKF2306U English - Free topic F:Nation, Cosmopolitanism and Literature

Volume 2022/2023
Education

Engelsk

Content

In this course we will look at how a selection of literary texts engage with the vexed questions of the nation and of cosmopolitanism in terms of individual attachment and belonging. What goes into the making of ’nation’? How it is imagined, bordered, and gendered and, most importantly, who is included and excluded from its realms? How do the myths of the nation sustain or obstruct individual characters in their desire for recognition and agency? Is cosmopolitanism an aesthetic or political category or, perhaps, both? Is cosmopolitanism an idealistic rather than practical ‘project’? What does a citizen of the world really mean and is this possible in practice? What characterises a cosmopolitan world-view or ethos? We will explore such questions as we engage in close reading of literature that ranges from James Joyce’s Dublin to Brexit Britain and beyond.

Reading list available late autumn 2022

This course leads to exams Free Topic 4 with Written and Oral Proficiency in English.

Kurset kan også bruges Frit emne A (inkl. skriftlig sprogfærdighed) og Frit emne B (inkl. mundtlig sprogfærdighed) under Kandidatdelen af sidefaget i engelsk 2019, samt Frit emne (inkl. skriftlig og mundtlig sprogfærdighed) under Kandidatdelen af sidefaget i engelsk 2020.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 56
  • Preparation
  • 353,5
  • Total
  • 409,5
Oral
Collective
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
Credit
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Exam registration requirements
This course only leads to exams Free Topic 4 with Written and Oral Proficiency in English.
Criteria for exam assesment
Credit
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Exam registration requirements
Kurset kan bruges til Frit emne A (inkl. skriftlig sprogfærdighed) under Kandidatdelen af sidefaget i engelsk 2019.
Criteria for exam assesment
Credit
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Exam registration requirements
Kurset kan bruges til Frit emne B (inkl. mundtlig sprogfærdighed) under Kandidatdelen af sidefaget i engelsk 2019.
Criteria for exam assesment
Credit
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Exam registration requirements

Kurset kan bruges til Frit emne (inkl. skriftlig og mundtlig sprogfærdighed) under Kandidatdelen af sidefaget i engelsk 2020.

Criteria for exam assesment