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Spanish, Creating the Contemporary Literary Canon: Prizes, Critics, Readers

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Study form Web-based (online)
  • Starting Autumn Term 2022

About the course

How does a work become a literary masterpiece? What function do literary critics and readers play in this process? How do literary prizes such as the Nobel Prize influence the literary canon? This course employs a global perspective and consists of a study of prize-winning, Spanish language works with an eye to considering both their significance as narratives and the cultural value surrounding them as prize-winners. Alongside examining the works as texts, we will also investigate the cultural values of the prizes and consider how those may be related to modern canonization processes. As part of this, we will approach a consideration of the possible relationships between literary critics and the reading public. 

The course is divided into a short introductory module conducted in English followed by the main content module conducted in Spanish.

Teaching language: English and Spanish.

Application and eligibility

Spanish, Creating the Contemporary Literary Canon: Prizes, Critics, Readers, 7.5 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Autumn Term 2022 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

1 November 2022

Ends

15 January 2023

Study location

Varied

Language

English

Type of studies

Mixed, 50%, Distance

Number of mandatory meetings

No mandatory meetings.

Number of other meetings

None

Outline for distance course

 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” https://www.umu.se/student/sprakstudier/dokument

Required Knowledge

Univ: At least 90 ECTS with academic progression, including at least 15 ECTS corresponding to level 61-90 hp in the Swedish academic system in Spanish, or equivalent knowledge. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6. Entry requirements

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-14416

Application

Application deadline was 19 April 2022. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at Universityadmissions.se.

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.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 11,625

Total fee

SEK 11,625

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