The course addresses outside representations of the Arctic in a selection of both fictional and non-fictional texts from the 19th century until today. Arctic discourses connected to, for example, cold, gendered heroism, and madness, are traced through history, from expedition narrative to the predominantly speculative fiction of today. Ecocritical perspectives inform the analyses in order to place the development in the Arctic, and how it is depicted, in a global context. The teaching language is English, and knowledge of Swedish is not required.
The medium of instruction is English. All communication is via the course learning platform. Access to a computer with broadband internet connection is required for participating in and completing the course tasks. For information on technical requirements, see “Technical Requirements for Online Courses” at https://www.umu.se/student/sprakstudier/dokument/
one of the following alternatives: 1) Bachelor's degree (180 credits) 2) 90 university credits, of which at least 7,5 credits must come from an independent project, or equivalent qualifications Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6
Application deadline was
15 October 2020.
Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens.