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Postmodern French Thinkers

Have you heard about the expression “French Theory”? It refers to several French thinkers that questioned the relation between knowledge and power. The course offers you the possibility to understand the emergence of these theories after May 1968 and discuss some of the key-texts of these authors.

Information for admitted students Spring 2021

Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.

In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

Follow the instructions on wether you have to reply to your offer or not.


Checklist for admitted students

  1. Activate your university account

    The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.

  2. Register at your department

    Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.

  3. Read all the information on this page

    Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.


Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

Information from your department

On this page you will shortly find information on registration, learning platform, etc.

Welcome activities

Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities that stretch over a few weeks at the beginning of each semester. The programme is voluntary (attendance is optional) and includes Arrival Service at the airport and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below.
Your department may also organise activities for welcoming international students. More information will be provided by your specific department. 

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Stockholm University's main campus is in the Frescati area, north of the city centre. While most of our departments and offices are located here, there are also campus areas in other parts of the city.

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The course explores the ideas and key concepts of several French thinkers who characterise the intellectual landscape in and outside France today (e.g. Barthes, Foucault, Kristeva, Deleuze, Derrida, Onfray...). The humanities are discussed from a transdisciplinary perspective. The seminar discussions will focus on a selection of representative texts in translation.

The course is given at a distance, i.e. the lessons and the examination take place online with the help of a video conferencing service. You are expected to attend these lessons actively. The course is given in English.

You are very welcome to apply for the course!

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • More information

    Learning platform: Athena

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