Faculty Course: Narrating Madness in Literature and Culture
Spring Term 2022
About the course
Narrating Madness is aimed at master's level students and higher interested in literature, the body, history of medicine and psychiatry, among other topics. No similar courses are available in the department or in Sweden. This course offers a way to cover a long chronological sweep with a focused perspective.
This course will survey depictions of madness in western literature from the Middle Ages to the present (all texts will be read in modern English translation). While locating texts within their contemporary contexts as far as religion, gender and medicine, the course will engage with significant modern theoretical discussions of madness and creativity as offered by Foucault, Freud and others. The course will be partly net based. For information on technical requirements, please follow the link below: www.sprak.umu.se/student/dokument. The language of instruction is English, and all mandatory literature is in English.
Faculty Course: Narrating Madness in Literature and Culture, 7.5 credits
Spring Term 2022
17 January 2022
23 March 2022
Type of studies
Number of mandatory meetings
No mandatory meetings.
Number of other meetings
Knowledge of English equivalent of English 6/English Course B from Swedish upper secondary school. Univ: One of these alternatives: 1) Bachelor of Arts (180 ECTS) or 2) At least 90 ECTS including a degree project or other independent scientific work of at least 7,5 ECTS, or equivalent knowledge.
Application deadline was
15 October 2021.
The application period is closed.
Application and tuition fees
As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.