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Cultural Studies in English

In this course students study different ways of understanding and interpreting contemporary cultural phenomena, mainly in the form of English-language media and popular culture. The first part of the course gives an overview of the most influential theories within the field of cultural studies, sampling some ways that they have been applied to different types of texts, such as films, TV shows, and graphic novels. In the second part, the students develop a research project and write a research essay focusing on some specific cultural work or practice, independently chosen by the students.

Information on registration autumn 2023


If you are admitted and have accepted an offer of a place, please note that you also need to register in August. Registration is mandatory and will be open in Ladok for admitted students between 7 and 23 August. You need to register on time to confirm and keep your place.

Registration is done online. Once you have an activated university account, you can register online through Ladok if you are accepted to the course without conditions.

Ladok for students

If you are conditionally admitted, the conditions have to be fulfilled in order to register and start the course. Contact our Student Affairs Office when registration opens in August if you have questions.


After registration or before the course starts, you will get access to Stockholm university's web-based learning platform Athena where course material from teachers will be made available. You use the same log-in details on Athena as for your university account.


  • Course structure

    Course description:  Cultural Studies in English, HT22 (pdf) (306 Kb)

    Course description and literature list for autumn term 2023 to follow.

    Teaching format

    The teaching comprises seminars. Active participation is expected from students in all teaching formats in order to pass the examination. Students will often work with different tasks and assignments during the teaching sessions in preparation for the examination. Apart from scheduled teaching, time will be spent reading course literature and completing mandatory assignments.


    Written assignments.


    Bo G. Ekelund

  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Teacher: Bo G. Ekelund

    Student Affairs Office