About the course

Course content

During the course, key-concepts will be discussed through the classic literature that creates the post-colonial theoretical field. In addition, the course will focus on how the post-colonial field leads to intersectionality with its strengths and weaknesses.

The course will present and problematize the work of classical theorists in the field of postcolonial theory and discuss their impact on various disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities.

The course will address theoretical approaches of anti-colonialism, anti-racism feminism and marxism and problematize key concepts central to the field. The course is divided into four parts: the first part entails close reading of key theoretical texts, the second and third part deals with the ways that postcolonial thinking has been absorbed in various disciplines and the last and fourth part will concentrate on the students’ own production of individual papers through group discussions, presentations and seminars.

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

General entry requirements (with the exemption of Swedish language) + English course B. A minimum of 60 HE credits in Humanities or Social Science.


University credits completed 100%

Course evaluation

The University provides students who participate in or who have completed a course with the opportunity to make known their experiences and viewpoints with regards to the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarize the results of course evaluations as well as informing participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures initiated in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).


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