Course ObjectiveAfter successfully completing this course, students will:
- be familiar with a variety of literature written by authors who
explore questions of the self, language, and identity in a globalized
- be able to analyze the representation of notions of self, language,
and identity in the context of globalization within these literary
- be able to present their argument both in class and in written
assignments, supporting their points with evidence from the text;
- be able to engage with secondary literature written from the
perspective of African American Studies and Cultural Studies in their
interpretation of the literary text.
Course ContentEach week we shall look at a different aspect of 'identity' through the
study of a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts. Specifically, this
course will consider how identity shifts and changes in an increasingly
Teaching MethodsSeminars, 1 x 2 and 1 x 4 hours per week.
Method of AssessmentWritten assignments, including a final essay (80%), and participation
(20%). In order to pass the course, students must receive a 5.0 or
higher on the final essay. The weighted average of all components must
be 5.5 or higher. There is one resit possibility for the final essay.
Entry RequirementsStudents must have taken part in the modules “Literature, Culture, and
Society” and “Genre and Literary Analysis.”
LiteratureTo be announced in the course syllabus, which will be posted on Canvas.
Target AudienceThis module is part of the Bachelor’s program English Literature &
Additional InformationThis is a discussion-based course, so attendance is compulsory. If you
are absent at more than 20% of the course meetings, you cannot pass the
course. Exceptions may be made in grave personal circumstances. Make
sure to inform both your lecturer and the academic advisor in such
Custom Course RegistrationThere is a slightly different enrollment procedure for this module. The standard procedure of the Faculty of Humanities has students sign up for (i) the module, (ii) the preferred seminar group, and (iii) the exam. However, for this module the instructor will assign the students to the seminar groups. Therefore, students should sign up for (i) the module and (iii) the exam, but not for (ii) the seminar groups.
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Humanities|
|Course Coordinator||F. Camps MA|
|Examiner||prof. dr. D.M. Oostdijk|
F. Camps MA
You need to register for this course yourself
Last-minute registration is available for this course.
*You cannot select a group yourself for this teaching method, you will be placed in a group.
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