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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2017–2018
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ENGS42-43 Literary Landscapes 5 ECTS
Periods
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
English
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Englannin kielen, kirjallisuuden ja kääntämisen tutkinto-ohjelma
Faculty of Communication Sciences

General description

This course concentrates on the significance of settings in fiction, and on how descriptions of landscape 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 the texts. Thematically, the emphasis will often – though not exclusively – fall on the relationship between humanity and nature. The texts will cover a wide range of historical circumstances and real-world 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

Enrolment time has expired

Teachers

Markku Salmela, Teacher responsible
Markku.Salmela[ät]uta.fi

Teaching

11-Jan-2018 – 17-May-2018
Tutorials
Thu 11-Jan-2018 - 22-Feb-2018 weekly at 12-14, Pinni B 3113
Thu 8-Mar-2018 - 22-Mar-2018 weekly at 12-14, Pinni B 3113
Thu 5-Apr-2018 - 17-May-2018 weekly at 12-14, Pinni B 3113