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Literature and Aesthetics at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: SPL290
Spring 2020
50% Evening
Period: 20 January 2020 - 25 March 2020
2 Closed GU-25751
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The course gives an insight into the period around the year 1900 with regard to literary and other aesthetic manifestations that characterize this turn of the century (fin de siècle) with a focus on geographic and linguistic variation. The course discusses the central debates and issues of the period (for example the advance of modernity, the role of science in society, women's liberation) and how these are expressed mainly in fiction but also in other cultural manifestations. Through its transnational and transcultural perspective, the course offers possibilities to reflect on how aesthetic ideas travel as well as how they are expressed through literary or artistic form. Another aspect that is examined is the role that the city and nature play in the aesthetic processes.

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Requirements and Selection

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 10 502 SEK
First payment: 10 502 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

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Department of Languages & Literatures
Box 200
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Renströmsgatan 6

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