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Literature, Culture and Society (Literary Studies)
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Spotlight on a course: How Literature Shapes Society

In this course you’ll investigate how literature, culture, and literary and cultural theory reflect a range of contemporary themes and issues. You’ll also be called on to think how literary and cultural production in turn informs social thought, opinions, and values. You are challenged to probe and analyse the connections between literature/culture and society, and analyse how literature and culture are essential to gaining key insights into social identities, processes and institutions, and how human groups create texts to make sense of their environment, and add meaning to their world via cultural production.

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Conspiracy theories in Eastern European popular culture

Many classic conspiracy theories concern the withholding of information from the public. In Central and Eastern Europe, however, suspicion is more commonly aimed at outside influences. Thanks to an ERC Starting Grant, Boris Noordenbos (Slavic Studies, Literary and Cultural Analysis) will spend the next few years researching how conspiracy theories in Eastern Europe are given shape in cultural expressions such as literature, film, television and online platforms.