ENG2324 – Homotextuality: Gay and Lesbian Literature
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
This is an introductory course in English-language literature written by, about, or for gay men and lesbians in the twentieth century. We will study a variety of representations of homosexuality in a selection of novels, plays, and essays.
After completing this course, you:
- know about gay and lesbian literature, its themes, periodization, and narrative techniques,
- know how gay and lesbian identity has developed in the Twentieth Century,
- can analyze literary texts that focus on (homo)sexuality.
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Recommended previous knowledge
The course assumes a good proficiency in written and oral English.
10 credits overlap with ENG4364 – Homotextuality: Gay and Lesbian Literature
Seminar, two hours per week for 14 weeks, 28 hours in all.
Attendance is obligatory in 11 out of 14 seminars. Additional absences must be justified by documentation to the exam coordinator.
A 5 page essay is also obligatory, and must be handed in by a set date. Read more about guidelines for compulsory activities.
Students prepare by studying the primary texts and completing assignments they are given in class or that are posted in Fronter. All handouts in connection with the course will be available in Fronter.
The assessment of the course is based on a home examination spanning over 3 days.
Submit assignments in Inspera
You submit your assignment in the digital examination system Inspera. Read about how to submit assignments in Inspera.
Use of sources and citation
Language of examination
The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
The results will be found at StudentWeb within three weeks after the exam.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.