1329.16 - The short story in Faroese literature (BA)

Course number
The short story in Faroese literature (BA)
Students are required to have completed the core mandatory component of the BA degree in Faroese. Students may also enrol on this course as an individual course (please refer to the degree programme).
To provide students with • insight into the short story as a genre and as representative of different trends in Faroese literature • the ability to examine short stories independently and academically through analysis and interpretation based on theory
The course will examine the short story in Faroese literature. Literary theory will be applied to analyse and interpret short stories from a range of periods and trends according to their form and contents. Translated short stories will also be discussed.
Learning and teaching approaches
Short lectures and student presentations.
Learning outcomes
Successful students can demonstrate insight into the short story genre in Faroese and partly in other literature, students can also demonstrate that they have learned to examine this genre analytically. Successful students can demonstrate that they have learnt to use relevant theory in analysis and presentations. Successful students can also demonstrate the following general abilities: • to apply analysis to theory • to work with definitions • to narrow the scope of a subject • to formulate literary theory questions about a topic or a text • to prepare presentations based on clearly worded questions
Assessment method
Oral examination lasting 30 minutes (with 30 minutes’ preparation time). Reexamination: same procedure as regular examination.
Theory works, preliminary list: Asdal, Kristin et al 2008. Tekst og historie. Å lese tekster historisk. Universitetsforlaget. Oslo. Kittang, Atle. 1990. “Forfattarskap som studieobjekt. Nokkre ettertanker.” Historie tolkning tekst, tekst, tolkning historie. Odense Universitetsforlag.: 27-40. Literary works: Selected poems from: Steinbjørn B. Jacobsen: Tinna og tám. Novels: Hall and Kasta. Short stories: Á veg millum bygda Children’s books: such as Ryssubøkurnar, Grái steinur, Lítli Páll í Nólsoy Play: Skipið Non-fiction works: Excerpts from Grund 1, 2.
Kirsten Brix