Key Concepts for Global Literatures and Cultures (SMLM235)

30 credits

In this module, you will explore the study of global literatures and cultures through theoretical and empirical investigations of European and non-European sources alike. Our discussions will revolve around key themes such as globalism, transnationality, modernity, coloniality and postcoloniality. We also cover critical terminology and definitions, research methods, key texts and ideas relating to the study of global literatures and cultures. You will have opportunities to engage with empirical case studies and primary texts from across the world covering both pre-modern and modern periods.  With a team of world-class experts in the literatures and cultures of Europe (including the United Kingdom and Russia), the United States, as well as China, South America, and the broader Global South, you will be offered first-class teaching and supervision.