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Approaches to postmodernism

With a starting point in the multiple conceptions of postmodernism as a concept, this course addresses central discussions regarding its aesthetic, literary, theoretical, and historical definitions. We go through different perspectives on postmodernism as a cultural phenomenon and on postmodernity as a means of periodization. These discussions will be grounded in close readings of literary texts. The course will serve to create an understanding of central literary concepts associated with postmodernism as well as of the need to problematize the periodization of cultural developments.

Information on registration spring 2022


If you are admitted and have accepted an offer of a place, please note that you also need to register in January. Registration is mandatory and will be open in Ladok for admitted students between 3 - 9 January. 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 in January when registration opens, 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 log-in details on Athena as for your university account.