Minor Programmes

European Literature and Culture

The principal aim of the course (UvA Humanities Faculty) is to study different disciplinary traditions which have, across the ages, contributed to the development of ideas and images of Europe.

By approaching the idea of Europe in this way, students gain an understanding of the specific modes of describing, analysing and representing Europe. Particular attention will be paid to the effect these styles of representation have on the overall image of Europe. The course tries to offer systematic examples of how methods from literary and cultural studies can be relevant to students wishing to understand broader issues of European political identity, unity and diversity.

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