Interpret the role of the Other in European literature. Join contemporary discussions on issues of identity, marginalization, and the idea of the foreigner, and their thematic and ideological implications for narrative.

Program Highlights

  • Meet with European contemporary authors and scholars, and build the analytical framework to articulate your own critical voice
  • Develop skills necessary to analyze and deconstruct the underlying assumptions in works of literature, and consider the historic and social contexts in which texts were written
  • Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours to explore British literature from a postcolonial perspective

Student Profile

This program is right for you if you study literature, English, or related disciplines, or share a passion for Nordic and European literature.

Globalization, migrant politics, gender identity, and cultural diversity all raise key questions and are essential to the discussion of our future societies. It is important to debate these questions, and to trace their roots through literary and critical studies.”
– Jan Holmgaard, Ph.D.
DIS faculty member

Core Courses