English - Elective Subject, topic 1: Literature and Emotions

Course content

This BA elective will introduce you to a number of different texts that complement your literary readings in your BA programme so far. The texts range from the canonical via the postcolonial to the contemporary. The course engages in the affective turn in literary studies and explores the relationship between literature and emotions. In turning to critical theory, we will also consider how affective science has impacted on literary studies. The course will be organised around 4 thematic clusters, zooming in on the emotions of hate, passion, shame and hope.

Education

Engelsk

  1. Tentative reading list (final reading list and course plan due December 2023):

     

    Literary texts:

    Literature and hate:

    Shakespeare, Othello (1604)

    Caryl Phillips, The Nature of Blood (1997)

     

    Literature and passion:

    Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter (1850)

    Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South (1854)

     

    Literature and shame:

    Sally Morgan, My Place (1987)

    Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things (1997)

     

    Literature and hope:

    Hamed Amiri, The Boy with Two hearts: A Story of Hope (2020)

    Hassan Akkad, Hope Not Fear (2021)

     

    Theory – Extracts from:

    Sara Ahmed, The Cultural Politics of Emotion (2004)

    Adam Potkay, Hope: A Literary History (2022)

    Patrick Colm Hogan, What Literature Teaches us about Emotions (2011) and

    Literature and Emotion (2017)

    Dylan Evans, Emotion: A Very Short Introduction, 2nd ed. (2019)
Oral
Individual
Collective
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
ECTS
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Criteria for exam assessment

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 84
  • Preparation
  • 325,5
  • English
  • 409,5

Kursusinformation

Language
English
Course number
HENB01481U
ECTS
15 ECTS
Programme level
Bachelor
Duration

1 semester

Placement
Spring
Price

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Schedulegroup
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Capacity
35
If there are more registrations than places, the places are allocated by random draw.
Studyboard
Study board of English, Germanic and Romance Studies
Contracting department
  • Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinators
  • Eva Rask Knudsen   (5-768372847c5179867e3f7c863f757c)
  • Ulla Rahbek   (4-857c7c715078857d3e7b853e747b)
Saved on the 02-11-2023

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