This course is discontinued

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

Choose semester

Course content

The course gives an introduction to various forms of satire in English literature.

Learning outcome

Students are expected to master various satirical texts and to develop skills in exploring them critically in light of relevant scholarship. Students are encouraged to develop skills in close literary analysis and an understanding of texts which reflects knowledge of cultural and historical contexts.


Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

A good proficiency in written and oral English.

Overlapping courses

This course overlaps with ENG2331 – Satire (discontinued).


The course is taught throughout the semester with 2 hours per week.


Evaluation will be based on a term paper of ca. 10 standard pages. The draft will be assessed by the teacher, and a final version is to be delivered at the end of teaching.

Grading scale

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.

Facts about this course






Autumn 2005


Autumn 2005

Teaching language