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Animal Fiction: Literary Human-Animal Studies and the Environment

Course
Bachelor’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
25%
Time
Afternoon
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-13013
Tuition
Full education cost: 10 750 SEK
First payment: 10 750 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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About

Animals are present in literary works in ways that correspond to the diversity of animal presence in human lives and human societies. A study of literary animals allows us to reflect upon the relation between humanity and the natural world, but also on the place, function and ethics of literary representation. This course takes as its focus a number of literary texts in a global context and asks students to read them in the light of current theories within ecocriticism and Human-Animal Studies. The theoretical material addresses central questions concerning the vast contradictions present in human attitudes and practices towards animals within and across different cultural contexts.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

The requirement for admission to the course is 60 credits in progression in an academic subject as well as English B/English 6 or the equivalent thereof.  

Selection

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

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.