Get started with custom lists to organize and share courses.

Sign up

Class Central is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Introduction to World Literature

Indian Institute of Technology Madras via NPTEL

0 Reviews 64 students interested

Taken this course? Share your experience with other students. Write review

Overview

This course is an introduction to a wide range of writings produced in different nations, languages and cultural contexts. While this course cannot claim to cover all literary traditions from all time periods, it does try to introduce the learners to representative texts that are available in English language. The objective of the course is to focus on learning how great writings can intervene and engage with global cultures while remaining rooted and situated in their specific, local contexts. These discussions need to be seen as ‘entry points’ that would enable to learners to explore world literatures. 

Syllabus

Week 1  :  Introduction
Week 2  :   Classics:Beowulf, Don Quixote, Arabian Nights
Week 3  : Indian literature:Kalidasa, Tagore, Rushdie, Kamala Das
Week 4  :  Literature in translation:Akutagawa’s In a Grove Borges’ Garden of Forking Paths Manto’s Toba Tek Singh
Week 5  :  Short stories and excerpts from novels: Marquez, Borges, Calvino, Flaubert, Tolstoy
Week 6  :  Poetry Dover Beach, Wasteland, Song of Lawino
Week 7  :  Drama Ibsen’s Doll’s House Shakespeare’s Othello
Week 8  :  African-American literature,Toni Morrison,Achebe’s Things Fall Apart,Everyday Use by Alice Walker
Week 9  :  English and American literature:,Arnold’s Dover Beach,Eliot’s Wasteland,Faulkner’s A Rose for Emily
Week 10  :  Women writers:lGilman’s Yellow Wallpaper,Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko
Week 11  :  Prose (non-fiction) and critical theory:,Aristotle’s Poetics,Barthes’ Death of the author,Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own ,Kolodny’s Dancing through the minefield
Week 12  :  Contemporary writers and new genres

Taught by

Prof. Merin Simi Raj

Reviews for NPTEL's Introduction to World Literature
Based on 0 reviews

  • 5 star 0%
  • 4 star 0%
  • 3 star 0%
  • 2 star 0%
  • 1 star 0%

Did you take this course? Share your experience with other students.

Write a review

Class Central

Get personalized course recommendations, track subjects and courses with reminders, and more.

Sign up for free

Never stop learning Never Stop Learning!

Get personalized course recommendations, track subjects and courses with reminders, and more.