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The Value of Studying Literature: A Review of the English Higher Education Curriculum in Sweden
Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English. (Utbildning och Lärande)
2019 (English)In: Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
Abstract [en]

The article addresses the academic study of English literature as an educational project. Based on an examination of the curricula at all universities offering courses in the academic subject of English in Sweden in 2016, it accounts for the kinds of literary study that the subject regarded as worthwhile. It shows that, despite local variations, there seemed to be a consensus nationally about the knowledge that should be imparted and largely also about the underlying conceptions of literature and of the value of its study. The latter, it concludes, relied mainly on the perceived affordances of literary reading and on an emphasis on the social value of literature.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019.
Keywords [en]
literary studies, educational goals, English, curriculum theory, literature teaching and learning, uses of the Humanities, academic language subject
Keywords [sv]
litteraturdidaktik
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Languages and Literature
Research subject
Intercultural Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-30135OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-30135DiVA, id: diva2:1320794
Available from: 2019-06-05 Created: 2019-06-05 Last updated: 2019-06-11Bibliographically approved

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