The aim of this programme is to strengthen students' historical knowledge and theoretical understanding of the relations between literature, culture and modern media. Students can choose between specialisation in English, French, General, German, Russian, Spanish or Yiddish Literature, or Scandinavian Studies. There are theoretical courses, discussing aesthetic and cultural topics of a general nature, as well as courses focused on specific literary genres, themes or historical periods. Critical attention is also given to the many forms in which literature enters the media and the public arena in contemporary society. The final examination takes the form of a Master’s thesis.

Special features of the programme

  • Courses are taught by distinguished professors, many of them internationally renowned.
  • Students from all over the world contribute to a stimulating atmosphere in our classes.
  • The Centre for Languages and Literature provides an invigorating intellectual and social environment for the programme.

Programme modules/courses

Specialisation in English literature
Compulsory courses for this specialisation with number of credits: The Aesthetics of Intermedial Culture (15), Literary Theory and Method (15), English Literature (15) or American Literature 1820-1945 (15), Master’s degree thesis (30).
Electives (15+15).

Specialisation in French literature
Compulsory courses for this specialisation with number of credits: The Aesthetics of Intermedial Culture (15), Literary Theory and Method (15), French Literature in the World (15) or What is Literature and What is it Good For? An Introduction to the Study of French Literature (15), Master’s degree thesis (30).
Electives (15+15).

Specialisation in general literature
Compulsory courses for this specialisation with number of credits: The Aesthetics of Intermedial Culture (15), Literary Theory and Method (15), World Literature/Intercultural Understanding (15) or The Swedish and Danish Literary Canon – a Historical and Theoretical Perspective (15), Master’s degree thesis (30).
Electives (15+15).

Specialisation in German literature
Compulsory courses for this specialisation with number of credits: The Aesthetics of Intermedial Culture (15), Literary Theory and Method (15), German Literature After the Wall (15) or Post-World War II German Literature (15) Master’s degree thesis (30).
Electives (15+15).

Specialisation in Russian literature
Compulsory courses for this specialisation with number of credits: The Aesthetics of Intermedial Culture (15), Literary Theory and Method (15), Advanced Russian Literary Studies (15) or Russian Modernism 1890-1928 (15), Master’s degree thesis (30).

Electives (15+15).

Specialisation in Scandinavian studies
Compulsory courses for this specialisation with number of credits: The Aesthetics of Intermedial Culture (15), Literary Theory and Method (15), Ibsen and Strindberg (15) or Scandinavian Children’s and Youth Literature (15), Master’s degree thesis (30).
Electives (15+15).

Specialisation in Spanish literature
Compulsory courses for this specialisation with number of credits: The Aesthetics of Intermedial Culture (15), Literary Theory and Method (15), 20th Century Literature of Latin America (15) or Latin American Cultural Icons (15), Master’s degree thesis (30).
Electives (15+15).

Specialisation in Yiddish literature
Compulsory courses for this specialisation with number of credits: The Aesthetics of Intermedial Culture (15), Literary Theory and Method (15), Yiddish Literature After 1945 (15) or Yiddish Modernism 1907–1954 (15), Master’s degree thesis (30).
Electives (15+15).

Career prospects

The programme serves as preparation either for further academic studies (i.e. a PhD) or for a professional career in the field of literature, culture and media.

Depending on which specialisation you are interested in, read more on:
www.lunduniversity.lu.se/lcm-english
www.lunduniversity.lu.se/lcm-french
www.lunduniversity.lu.se/lcm-general
www.lunduniversity.lu.se/lcm-german
www.lunduniversity.lu.se/lcm-russian
www.lunduniversity.lu.se/lcm-scandinavian
www.lunduniversity.lu.se/lcm-spanish
www.lunduniversity.lu.se/lcm-yiddish

Why Lund University?

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. The University ranks among the world's top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019 and is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, sustainable and democratic countries.

If you would like to start building your international network in a global classroom setting, Lund University is a great option. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate in-depth learning.

The University is located in Lund, a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes away from Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is also home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.

Learn more about Lund University at www.lunduniversity.lu.se

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