Translation of the Swedish course syllabus 
 
European and American Gothic Fiction and Poetry 1750-1850, 7.5 credits
(Europeisk och amerikansk gotisk litteratur 1750-1850, 7,5 högskolepoäng)
 
Course code: 1051LV
Subject area: Comparative Literature
Main field of study: No main subject
Academic school: School of Culture and Education
Disciplinary domain: Humanities 100%
Grading scale: AF
Education cycle: First-cycle (Bachelor)
Course level: B (intermediate)
Progressive specialisation: G1F (First cycle. Entry requirements: 0-60 credits from first-cycle courses)
Language of instruction: English
Valid from: HT 2018 (autumn semester)


1. Validation

This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for Culture and Education at Södertörn University on 2018-04-24 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.

2. Entry requirements

30 credits in Humanities and English B (intermediate level), or the equivalent

3. Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student is able to:
  • describe the development of the Gothic genre from 1750 to 1850
  • account for dominating themes and formal aspects in key works of the Gothic genre from 1750 to 1850
  • describe the geographical widespread and variation of themes and forms typical of the Gothic genre
  • interpret literary works historically
  • apply some modern-day critical approaches to literature.

  • 4. Course content, modules and examinations

    During the course, students investigate the early history of the Gothic, from 1750 to 1850, and its spread in Europe and America during this period. The students will study Gothic narratives and poems diachronically, geographically, and thematically. They will trace the historical development of the genre, pursue its geographical expansion, and penetrate its core themes and characteristic forms. The course will also provide examples of modern-day theoretical approaches to literature, such as gender, queer, and postcolonial theory.

    • European and American Gothic Fiction and Poetry 1750-1850, 7,5 credits
      (Europeisk och amerikansk gotisk litteratur 1750-1850, 7.5 högskolepoäng)


    • 1001, European and American Gothic Fiction and Poetry 1750-1850, 7,5 credits
      (Europeisk och amerikansk gotisk litteratur 1750-1850, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
      Grades permitted: A/B/C/D/E/F

    5. Course design

    The course consists of seminars and lectures.

    6. Examination format

    Obligatory attendance and active participation at seminars, and a final written examination. The student may compensate for his or her absence from up to two seminars in the form of a short essay.
     The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.

    7. Reading list


    8. Restrictions on accreditation

    The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.

    9. Other stipulations
    Following the Vice-Chancellors decision on internationalization and grade scale at Södertörn University College (dnr: 1148-1.1.2-2018), this syllabus replaces the syllabus with course code 1048LV, with the difference that the grade system has been updated. The syllabus is determined through special order (dnr: 1774-2.1.1-2018).