IBS4105 – Ibsen Between Cultures
An examination of the contemporary reception of Ibsen’s drama in a few selected cultures from 1980 to the present, with emphasis on the last decade. A central feature is to examine the mechanisms that are fundamental to the establishment of aesthetic hierarchies, more specifically the global forces influencing the adoption of these texts within the time frame. A standard syllabus has been produced, and this will be found on the course page for each semester.
To contribute to an understanding of the transmission of cultural expressions between cultures, through the analysis of how transmission of Ibsen’s plays involves appropriation
(in the neutral sense) and re-valuation and how the plays are given new and perhaps different value and meaning.
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Formal prerequisite knowledge
Bachelor's Degree or an equivalent qualification.
Recommended previous knowledge
Basic knowledge of Ibsen's work and an ability for in-depth studies.
The course has a duration of one semester, combining intensive seminar teaching and regular weekly courses with exercises in groups to a total of 28 hours. Each student must sumbit a short 5-page (approximately 2300 characters without spaces per page) qualifying paper assigned by the teacher 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 must write and submit an analytical essay of 10 pages in length (approx. 2300 characters without spaces per page) that is relevant to the course content.
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
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Withdrawal from an examination
A term paper or equivalent that is passed may not be resubmitted in revised form.
If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.