DIS Copenhagen - Literature

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DIS Copenhagen - Literature

Literature 
Experience Europe through a literary lens as you read, discuss, and analyze some of the continent’s finest authors and poets. Join contemporary discussions in literary studies and gain unique insight by focusing on the interrelation between text and place. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS 
  • Meet with Danish and Russian contemporary authors, poets, and scholars, and build the analytical framework to articulate your own critical voice in an ongoing literary conversation 
  • Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours to walk in the footsteps of prominent writers and their protagonists, and experience cities as places haunted by myths and intertextual references 
  • Discover the literary underground scene of Copenhagen by engaging in the city’s many readings, festivals, and literary venues

STUDENT PROFILE 
This program is right for you if you study literature, English, or related disciplines with a strong interest in the great works of European literature. 

CORE COURSE 

A Sense of Place in European Literature 
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
Explore the interrelation between place and text to introduce new perspectives on European literature. You will engage in dialogue on some of the great voices of Europe, from Dostoevsky to contemporary Nordic and post-communist authors. 
Week-Long Study Tour: St. Petersburg 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 

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Subjects

  • Literature

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