Course code: ILHB23
ECTS credits: 7.5

NB! The course is not given this semester. The information below was about spring semester 2013.

Study period: spring semester 2013
Type of studies: part time, 75 %, evening
Study period: 2013-02-25 – 2013-04-02
Language of instruction: English
Eligibility: General requirements for university studies in Sweden

Application code: LU-E7701

Application code: LU-71261


The term postmodernism refers to a very complex ideological movement that concerns the entire cognitive field, from music to architecture, from movies to philosophy, from technology to sociology. As an academic subject or object of study its origin can be dated to the middle 1980 s, but as a historical process it is much more difficult to date. The difference between modernism and postmodernism is based on the values imbedded in one s work and actions. Modernism sees the fragmentation of the subject as a tragic consequence of a world regarded as unintelligible and an objectivity that is impossible to reach. The postmodern thinker, on the other hand, sees optimistically on all these factors and strives to deepen them. One thing is meant by modernism within literary studies and another is meant by it within the field of the history of ideas. Within literary science, modernism refers to the works of Joyce, Eliot, Pound, Proust and Kafka. A new way of writing that throughout the first years of the 20th century is characterized by, among other things, the impressionistic character of the discourse, subjectivity, a multitude of perspectives, fragmentation of forms and non-continuous discourses. During this period the borders between high and popular culture disappear.


This course is not open as a freestanding course next semester. It can be open for application within a programme or for students in an exchange programme. Please ask your academic advisor for information.

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.

Extended application deadline

Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.

First or Second Admission Round?

All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.

The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.

Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions

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