Studenter. Foto: Nick Näslund/Sveriges Radio
Swedish University students Photo: Nick Näslund/Sveriges Radio

Stockholm University teaches creative writing in English

"I found that I didn't have a voice, a personality or a sense humor in English"
3:58 min

Professors at Stockholm University have begun teaching students how to write poetry and fiction and literary non-fiction in English – instead of in Swedish, the usual language of instruction.  

And if Adnan Mahmutovic, a lecturer in literature and creative writing and several others academics, gets their wish, the university will offer a Masters’ program in creative writing, with a focus on trans-national writing.

Mahmutovic came to Sweden from the former Yugoslavia as a refugee in 1993, and he believes that transnational writing reflects the fact that English language literature is written in a growing number of countries to express the thoughts of people who don't always speak English as a fist language.

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