ENG2502 - Texts, Culture, Context


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

This course will focus on a specific body of cultural texts that are linked through a shared context or contexts – social, historical, ideological or intellectual. It will examine the text-context dialectic – the ways in which texts are formed by the context from which they emerge, and also the ways in which they react back upon this context. The texts involved may all be of the same type or they may be mixed. More detailed information concerning the syllabus will be made available in the reading list at the start of the semester in which the course is taught.

Learning outcome

Candidates who have passed this course
- have knowledge of a selection of English-language cultural texts which are connected by a common context or contexts.
- have insight into the mutual relationship between text and context.
- are able to explain how cultural texts are formed by and influence specific contexts.
- are able to write independent literary analysis in advanced English utilizing relevant secondary literary sources.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures/seminars, discussions. 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, approx. 2000 words/5 pages

Further on evaluation

The course is assessed by a written home examination (7 days), approx. 3000 words/6-7 pages.

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 announced at the beginning of the semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • English Literature
  • English
  • English Cultural Studies
  • English Literature
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature



Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100

Release 2020-11-16

Submission 2020-11-23

Release 09:00

Submission 12:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * 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.

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