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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2011–2012
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ENGFS4 Option: Literary Landscapes 6 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Englantilainen filologia
School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies

General description

  • Tue 14-16  B5077 (SALMELA)

This course concentrates on the significance of settings in fiction, and on how descriptions of landscape (or cityscape) influence the thematic structure of texts. We will be considering the aesthetics of different kinds of landscapes, analyzing their social and psychological effects through their literary depictions. We will also be touching on various theoretical approaches, including ecocriticism, and using some concepts from spatial theory and cultural geography to make sense of categories such as travel writing and urban fiction. The texts will cover a wide range of historical circumstances and geographical locations. The course aims at suggesting, among other things, that descriptions of setting can be just as important in literature as the events narrated.

Assessment: class participation, a short presentation, and a course diary.

Enrolment for University Studies


Markku Salmela, Teacher responsible


10-Jan-2012 – 24-Apr-2012