IBS4102 – Henrik Ibsen’s oeuvre in the perspective of its reception history
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Ibsen’s oeuvre has a literary, theatrical and media reception history. This course gives a presentation of the reception history of two of Ibsen’s most popular dramas, including their stage history, critical reception, and adaptations to other media and art forms.
Additionally, Ibsen’s literary influence is studied in works by representative literary authors. The aim of this course is to demonstrate the capacity for influence and renewal in Ibsen’s plays through processes of reception and adaptation, and to explore their status as “classics” in the Norwegian and world literary canons.
To provide insight into Ibsen’s reception and adaptation history, in literature, on the stage and in new media, with a focus on different performance traditions.
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Formal prerequisite knowledge
Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent qualification.
Recommended previous knowledge
Basic knowledge of Ibsen’s works and ability to carry out in-depth studies.
- 10 credits overlap with IBS3102 – Henrik Ibsen’s oeuvre in the perspective of its reception history (discontinued)
- 10 credits overlap with IBS2102 – Henrik Ibsen’s oeuvre in the perspective of its reception history
Classes are given throughout the semester and consist of a one-hour lecture and a one-hour seminar each week, 28 hours in total.
Each student must sumbit a short 5-page (approximately 2300 characters without spaces per page) qualifying paper assigned by the instructor during the course of the seminar. The qualifying assignment must be approved by the instructor before the student can take the final exam.
Approved obligatory assignments are valid the next two times the course is given.
Each student is required to write and submit an assignment 10 pages in length (approx. 2300 characters without spaces per page) on a topic relevant to the course content.
Submission in Inspera
Use of sources and citation
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
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.
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.