About the course

The aim of English III, Literary option, is for the student to gain in-depth knowledge and skills in the field of literature, through course work in Locating the Field: A Reader and Theory and Narrative Analysis, as well as independent research in the form of a 15-credit bachelor paper in an area of specialisation.

Course content

English III, Literary option, consists of two 7.5 credit modules and a 15-credit research paper.

Module 1: Locating the Field: A Reader (7.5 credits)

Module 2: Theory and Narrative Analysis (7.5 credits)

Module 3: Bachelor Research Paper (15 credits)

Module 1: Locating the Field: A Reader. The course work consists of building an annotated bibliography which is made up of approximately 20 works demonstrating the approach that the student brings to the field. The approach may be organized thematically, conceptually and theoretically, or by genre, period, and region. Primary texts should be cited by date or (where relevant) by specific edition. Secondary works (critical and theoretical texts, including those from fields other than literature), should be cited with full bibliographical references. The annotated bibliography should contain the following entries for each work:

Primary works

1) Field statement: How the work belongs to the chosen research field (Crime Fiction, The Victorian Novel, Orientalism)

Secondary works

1) Topic statement: how the work is relevant to the chosen topic

2) Argument statement: How the work discusses/questions previous knowledge in the field?

3) Research design statement: How the work is intended to be used for analysis

Module 2: Theory and Narrative Analysis. Each week, we will study one constitutive function of narrative. The study will be divided chronologically so that each week we focus on one realistic narrative and one that challenges the realist conventions.

Module 3: Bachelor Research Paper. The course entails independent research into an issue, chosen and formulated in collaboration with the supervisor. The research performed is independent, but the student will receive feedback from a supervisor at various stages during the research process. The course will result in a research paper, defended in an academic seminar.

Syllabus and course literature

You can find a list of literature in the syllabus, along with other details about the course.

Entry requirements and selection

Entry requirements

Basic eligibility for university studies and the higher education courses English I, 30 credits (en101E/A) and English II, 30 credits (EN102E/A/B) or equivalent.


Upper secondary grades 20%, University credits completed 60%, Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (SweSAT) 20%

Course evaluation

The university will enable students who are participating in or have completed a course to express their experiences of and views on the course through a course evaluation to be organised by the university. The university will compile the results of the course evaluations and provide information about these and any actions prompted by them. The results will be made available to the students. (HF 1:14)


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