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Intertextuality, 7,5 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Course within the Programme - Master of Arts in Language and Culture in Europe
  COURSE CODE   763A41
After completion of the course the student should be able to:
- Identify and describe different manifestations of intertextuality in literature, discuss their function, and relate their use to a wider historical and social context as well as to tradition and the canon.
- Critically analyse literary texts using terminology and perspectives borrowed from theories of intertextuality and traditional poetics.
The course introduces theories of intertextuality as first conceptualized in the 1960s. It relates intertextuality to terms and concepts within traditional poetics as well as to theories of postmodernism, post-colonialism and feminism. The theoretical perspective is combined with a study of various manifestations of intertextuality in literature.
The course is organised as lectures, seminars, group discussions and individual presentations. All seminars require preparation and demand the student's active participation, which means that a great deal of the course work consists of independent study. The language of instruction is English.
Each student is examined by way of a take-home assignment dealing with the course literature, by way of an assessment of the student's oral presentations and the student's activity in seminars.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Applicants must, by the closing date for application, hold a bachelor's degree/kandidatexamen (equivalent for example a professional degree) of at least 180 ECTS credits, including a 15 ECTS credit degree paper or equivalent. In-depth study of at least 90 ECTS credits/60 credit points (3 semesters of full-time study) in one of the following subjects: Comparative Literature, General Linguistics, English, French, German, Spanish, or Swedish and approximately two semesters of full time study in another subject relevant to the programme is required, including a paper corresponding to approximately 10 weeks of study 15 ECTS credits.
Documented knowledge of English equivalent to Engelska B/Engelska 6; i.e. English as native language or an internationally recognized test, e.g. TOEFL (minimum scores: Paper based 575 + TWE-score 4.5, and internet based 90), IELTS, academic (minimum score: Overall band 6.5 and no band under 5.5), or equivalent.
The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IKK - Department of Culture and Communication
Registrar No: 2009-01027   Course Code: 763A41      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area :          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
A1X   Advanced level       HU  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2011-10-28