ENG4364 – Homotextuality: Gay and Lesbian Literature
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
This is an introductory course in English-language literature written by, about, or for gay men and lesbians in the twentieth century. We will study a variety of representations of homosexuality in a selection of novels, short stories, plays, and essays. The course will also cover literature on other identities within the LGBTQ spectrum, such as bisexuality, asexuality and/or transgender identities.
After completing this course, you:
- know about gay and lesbian literature, its themes, periodization, and narrative techniques,
- know how gay and lesbian identity has developed in the twentieth century, and have some knowledge of other types of LGBTQ identities,
- can analyze literary texts that focus on (homo)sexuality and other forms of LGBTQ experience.
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Recommended previous knowledge
The course assumes a good proficiency in written and oral English.
10 credits overlap with ENG2324 – Homotextuality: Gay and Lesbian Literature
Seminars, 2 hours per week for 14 weeks. 28 hours in all.
- Attendance is obligatory at least 11 out of 14 seminars. Read more about rules concerning valid excuses and how to apply for approved absence or postponements here. Please note that absence exceeding 50 % of all seminars may not be approved, regardless of any excuses.
All obligatory activities must be approved for you to sit the exam. All obligatory activities must be approved in the same semester. Once the course requirements have been fulfilled, they remain valid for the current and the next two semesters that the course is taught.
You prepare by studying the primary texts and completing assignments either given in the seminars or posted in Canvas. All handouts in connection with the course will be available in Canvas.
The form of assessment is a 3–day home examination.
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
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.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.