IBS4001 – Theoretical, Methodological, and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Ibsen Studies

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Course content

Ibsen Studies is an inherently interdisciplinary field of study that requires the ability to apply and at times combine a variety of theories and analytical methods, depending on the specific topic under investigation. This course is designed to help students at the master’s level evaluate and apply relevant theoretical approaches and develop appropriate analytical methods. It is presentation- and writing-based, giving students ample opportunity to evaluate the appropriateness of theoretical approaches and experiment with methodologies that will have relevance to their own Ibsen research. 

Learning outcome

The students are expected

  • to engage with broader critical discourses relevant to Ibsen Studies
  • to identify and apply theory that is relevant to interdisciplinary Ibsen Studies
  • to understand how theory informs and shapes methodology
  • to develop and articulate an analytical method that is appropriate for the proposed master’s thesis


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Admission is limited to 20 students.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

Recommended previous knowledge

30 points on MA-level in Ibsen Studies.


Classes are given throughout the semester and consist of seminars each week, see schedule for time and place. 28 hours in total.


The exam is a portfolio consisting of two written texts. Both texts are to be submitted in Canvas by given deadlines during the semester, and students will receive feedback on both texts. The portfolio, consisting of the two texts, can be reworked until final submission in Inspera.

The lecturer will give the details about the submissions at the beginning of the semester.

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

You should familiarize yourself with the rules that apply to the use of sources and citations. If you violate the rules, you may be suspected of cheating/attempted cheating.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

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.

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