Level of Study
Place of Instruction
Objectives and Content
The course gives a critical and advanced introduction to a specified field of literary theory or the works of a literary theorist.
The course aims to provide the student with extended knowledge of this field or theorist, and to train students to have a critical and independent understanding of main questions that are connected with the study of literary theory in the field of comparative literature.
On completion of the course
- has gained further knowledge on the aspects of the specified fields of literary theory that the course focuses on
- has a critical and independent understanding of main questions that are tied to the study of literary theory
- is capable of reflecting on the theoretical questions that the course raises
- can express himself/herself in correct academic English
Required Previous Knowledge
No formal requirements
Recommended Previous Knowledge
It is recommended that students have completed the introductory semester as well as:
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Access to the Course
The course is open to all students admitted to the University of Bergen.
Teaching and learning methods
Seminars (normally 2-3 hours per week for maximum 12 weeks)
In the case that fewer than five students register for a course, the organized teaching may be adapted to fit the number of students.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Forms of Assessment
The exam is a four-hour digital school exam.
Grade scale A-F.
The reading list is comprised of a selection of five to six works. Among these, two works or selected texts from works ought to be literary texts and three to four works should be texts of literary theory. A selection of 100 pages counts as a work, or 25 pages of poetry, or 150 pages of prose.
Course evaluation will be conducted in accordance with the University of Bergen's quality assurance system.
Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies.
For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam.
Type of assessment: Written examination
- 25.11.2022, 09:00
- 4 hours
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam