who /swedishstudent/ here?
uppsala reporting in. despite having kulturintresserade friends and whatnot (at least they've studied writing/cultural history/lit, which is more than most il/lit/erates), i'm having trouble finding people (read: anyone desu) who are genuinely interested in reading something as basic as classics
>not thinking starting an anonymous book circle or anything of the likes is such a bad idea
pls help. i'm serious
(pic semi-related, not a big fan of stenmark)
I feel you. Studying at Chalmers, haven't met a single person who doesn't think reading is a waste of time. I feel like a massive idiot every time I do a bit of late night reading in the studying halls.
This was also a mistake. Unless you study at Södertörns, you should stay clear of all philosophy classes.
If you study at Humanisten, you're best off taking History of Ideas. It will give you everything one might expect from a good philosophy course.
It's the only place in Sweden where one can study continental philosophy. It goes by itself that your co-students there would be more interested in literature(fiction and poetry, at least).
American lit student (Swedish parents, but don't speak much) here. What is the academic culture like in swedish universities? I study forn nordiska at one of the few american unis with a good program for it and things are pretty good here, just curious what it's like over there
>Swede here, none of my friends have ever willingly read a book.
Same as any uni, middle-class liberals pretending to be revolutionaries, upper class neoliberals wasting their parents money, working class neoliberals wasting their own money and conservatives of any class pretending it's 1920s in exclusive clubs down their parent's basement.
The latter is probably more of than usual here in Uppsala, some of them have even started imitating the speech pattern of 30s radio.
what does that 30s speech pattern sound like? my grandparents always pronounced stuff way more than I / my parents do (ja/g/, di/g/, etc), but I bet my swedish is fucked up not living there and only talking to family.
you'll need a bigger b8 m8
no, apart from the racists (they're everywhere, anyway), it's a good country. i wouldn't change it for anywhere else anyway. it's the last bastion of reasonable individuals.
this guy's got it right. i fit pretty well into the first group. middle class home, leftist, feminist etc. dad's a closet racist though. at least i'm trying
Tackar, hoppas din lilahåriga polyamorösa flickvän knullar dig ikväll och inte Mdongo.
Några kurskamrater är verkligen hur bra som helst, supertrevligt att få ha små bokcirklar om klassiker. Det här är litteraturlistan för grundkursen:
På de senare kurserna finns det olika inriktningar men det är lite för få personer som läser för att jag ska vilja outa vad exakt jag läser :^)
bra lista ju. är lite avis här borta. vad tycker du om professorerna? min upplevelse är att de är väldigt avgörande för kvaliteten på en litteraturvetenskaplig utbildning (eller kulturrelaterade studier överhuvudtaget) – mer så än på något som inte är så tätt knutet till smak
Not Swedish (thank Allah), but I think that the situation you describe is pretty similar all around the world. I've studied at one top 10 and one top 20 university in the UK, and I've met plenty of people who just don't read any books at all. I was more well-read than all of the literature students I met, and I'm not even very well-read. /lit/ is the place I come to feel stupid for not reading enough, and that's a good thing.
All of these troll posts and nobody gave more than a passive response to any of them.
Swedes are truly a great people. I have always respected you guys.
Speciellt då. För övrigt har det lilla biblioteket inuti M-huset en väldigt fin boksamling. Dosto, Chekhov, Solzhenitzyn m fl. Kan inte tänka mig ett mindre passande ställe, ser inte ut att ha blivit använda för något annat än underlägg på tjugo år.
>some of them have even started imitating the speech pattern of 30s radio.
Absolutely based. I wish we had a movement similar to that over here.
Accents are getting increasingly Americanised.