NOR1403 – Norwegian World Literature
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
The course is specifically designed for foreign students interested in an introduction to Norwegian authors and works that can be said to have achieved a position of note in the international literary canon.
The syllabus will consist of a selection of texts read in English translation covering several genres, as well as a survey of literary history and supplementary readings relating to the works studied.
We require at least 5 attending students in order to teach this course.
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to perform the following in English:
- Analyze literary texts from cultural, historical and aesthetic perspectives.
- Compare literary texts based on thematic and aesthetic criteria.
- Contextualize Norwegian literary works that have entered the canon of world literature in terms of Norwegian history, literary history, and culture.
- Critically discuss the concept of “world literature” through writing and oral presentations.
The final grade reflects the extent to which the student has attained the course learning outcomes.
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Recommended previous knowledge
Completion of at least one course in literary studies is recommended.
Seminar, two hours per week for 14 weeks, 28 hours in total.
Each student will present one short paper about 5 pages (á 2300 characters) in length, during the course of the seminar. The papers 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.
The final exam consists of an oral examination.
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.
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.