The admission interview is conducted based on the candidate’s Letter of Motivation and compulsory reading. The texts for compulsory reading and discussion can be found on this page.
The candidate must choose two texts to read through in full (unless stated otherwise), think of their meaning, why they are important texts in the particular area, how they represent important aspects of culture, history, anthropology, or literature; what important issues they raise and what is your opinion of these issues; have you read something similar before, is it connected to your areas of interest, etc.
Texts for compulsory reading
- Wes Berry "Switching on Light Bulbs and Blowing Up Mountains"
- Peter Burke "History as Social Memory"
- Edwidge Danticat "Epilogue: Women Like Us"
- Bonnie English "A Cultural History of Fashion in the 20th and 21st Centuries"
- Essays in Idleness and Hojoki (pages 19-25)
- Karen Armstrong "A Short History of Myth"
- Justin Petrone "Karksi House"
- Lauri Vahtre "Estonians Inside and Out"
- Philippe Bourgois "Understanding Inner-City Poverty: Resistance and Self-Destruction under U.S. Apartheid"
- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie "The American Embassy"
- Andrei Ivanov "Jackdaw on a Snowdrift"
- Richard Stites "A Time for Youth" in Russian Popular Culture: Entertainment and Society Since 1900
If you choose Marjane Satrapi, please choose at least two of the following (in addition to one of the texts above).