ENG3317 - Special Subject: Modern English-Language Literature


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

This course allows students to specialise in an area of English-language literature after 1900. A course offered under this code may, for example, focus on the literature of an English-language nation in the modern (including post-colonial) period, on a particular genre or movement, or author, or on a special topic. Older literature in modern form may also be taught.

A more detailed description of the academic content of this course, which changes from semester to semester depending on who it is taught by, will be made available in the reading list at the beginning of the semester.

Learning outcome


Candidates who have passed this course

- have specialized knowledge of a select English-language literature in the modern period.

- are familiar with discipline-specific, contextual and critical understanding of a specialized subject within modern English-language literature.

- may become familiar with different forms and media of modern literature in English.


Candidates who have passed this course

- can use advanced interpretative skills for literary analysis.

- are able to develop and write an independent and critical literary analysis in correct academic English.

- can utilize relevant theory and secondary literary sources using academic writing conventions.

- can use digital tools for research.

General competence

Candidates who have passed this course

- can critically evaluate the credibility and relevance of different sources of knowledge.

- have strong oral and writing English.

- have strong analytical skills.

- may develop new narrative or media literacy.

Learning methods and activities

A mixture of lectures and discussion-based seminars, and individual feedback. Students are required to use the course learning platform regularly.

Students should expect that this 7.5 credit course equates with approximately 10 hours of work per week, including teaching time.

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. 3,000 words/7-8 pages)

Further on evaluation

The course is assessed by a written home examination (approx. 4000 words, 7 days).

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: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • English Literature
  • English
  • English Literature
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature


Examination arrangement: Home examination

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





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100





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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