ENG2303 - Literature and Nation


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 7 days

Course content

Through a survey of selected central texts, or by paying attention to a more specific genre or time period, this course focuses on the formal, historical and thematic relations between the literary works of a particular English-speaking nation. Each work will also be examined as an independent literary product, and, where relevant, its economic, social and political contexts will be explored.

A more detailed description of the academic content will be available in the reading list at the beginning of the semester.

Learning outcome

Candidates who have passed this course
- have knowledge of selected texts from an English-language nation.
- are familiar with the formal, historical, and thematic relationships between the literary texts.
- have insight into each work as an independent literary creation.
- are able to explain the texts' relevant economic, social, and political contexts.
- are able to write independent literary analysis in advanced English using relevant secondary sources.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures/seminars. Supervision. Students are required to use the course learning platform regularly.

Approved obligatory assignment is valid for 2 semesters (the semester in which the approval is given, plus the following semester).

Compulsory assignments

  • Written work (ca. 2000 words in total)

Further on evaluation

The course is assessed by a written home examination (7 days).

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Curriculum/reading list will be available at the beginning of the semester.


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100



Spring ORD Home examination 100/100
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.