ENG4369 - Reception Studies
This is an introductory course in reception studies. The course will involve close readings of primary texts and investigations into their historical reception. This will be combined with discussions of key theoretical contributions to the field. Working from the premise that all texts are historically situated and acquire new meanings in new contexts, we will explore the reception history of a number of different texts from different historical periods.
After completing this course you will have:
- developed an awareness of how texts always appear in particular historic and material forms;
- learned how to understand more of the multiple lives of texts;
- developed critical and analytical skills through encountering the changes of meaning that texts are exposed to when they appear in new contexts, be it diachronically (historically) and/or synchronically (across national borders and in new languages).
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The examination in this course is not available for external candidates. Only students admitted to the course may sit for the examination.
Formal prerequisite knowledge
Admission to master program in literature or LAP.
Recommended previous knowledge
Good abilities in English, both spoken and written.
Overlapping courses10 credits overlap with ENG2329 - Reception Studies.
Seminar, two hours per week for 14 weeks, 28 hours in all.
Attendance is an obligatory class requirement (80%). Additional absences must be justified (please contact the exam coordinator).
The exam is a term paper of 10 standard pages. Students will have an opportunity to receive comments on drafts of their papers. The term paper is the basis for the mark in this course.
You must submit your paper in Fronter. Read more about submission procedures
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 result can be found at the StudentWeb within three weeks after the exam.
Explanations and appeals
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Resit an examination
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Withdrawal from an examination
A student may sit this exam up to 3 times. If a student wishes to withdraw from the exam, s/he must do so in StudentWeb at least two weeks prior to the first day of the exam. Failure to do so will be counted as one of the three opportunities to sit the exam.
Special examination arrangements
If you have a disability or a health problem that entails significant inconvenience in an examination situation, you may be considered for special examination arrangements. Mothers who are breastfeeding may apply for extra time to complete the exam.
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