Imagining the Other in European LiteratureSemester Course

Program
Literature
Week-Long Study Tour
London
Core Course Week Study Tour
Sweden
Major Discipline(s)
Literature
Course End Date Note
This course will last run in the semester of Spring 2020.
Type
Core Course
Available
Fall/Spring semester
Credit(s)
3

The course examines how Otherness has been imagined and depicted in Nordic and European literature. Through questioning the underlying assumptions in European literature, we explore the processes of constructing and representing the Other in terms of gender, culture, ethnicity, social class, sexual orientation, religion, and nationality.

Faculty

Jan Holmgaard

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Associate professor at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics at Stockholm University. PhD in Comparative Literature at Stockholm University. Visiting researcher at Oxford University and the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre at the University of Copenhagen. Most recent publication: Filosofen och vargen (The Philosopher and the Wolf) (2015), which deals with the intricate relationship between philosophy and literature, from Plato to Derrida. Current research project: Radical Mimesis: Writing the Other. With DIS since 2017.