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Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Feminist Writings

Indian Institute of Technology Madras and NPTEL via Swayam


This course seeks to study some of the key texts in feminist writings that engage with issues such as patriarchy, violence, embodiment, agency and identity. Through a careful study of selected fiction and non-fiction, the course aims to offer a complex understanding of gender and representation, drawing on literary as well as cultural studies.INTENDED AUDIENCE : Students pursuing B.A and M.A in English or Cultural StudiesPREREQUISITES :B.A in English or Cultural StudiesINDUSTRY SUPPORT : NILL


Week 1 : Introduction; Understanding PatriarchyWeek 2 : Understanding Patriarchy; Cyborg ManifestoWeek 3 : Understanding Patriarchy; Cyborg ManifestoWeek 4 : The Fly; Tickets, Please!Week 5 : Tickets, Please! ; The Goblin MarketWeek 6 : The Goblin Market; The Second SexWeek 7 : The Second Sex; TulipsWeek 8 : Tulips; The Yellow WallpaperWeek 9 : The Yellow Wallpaper; The Iraqi NightsWeek 10 : The Iraqi Nights; Gender TroubleWeek 11 : Gender Trouble; Remains of the FeastWeek 12 : Remains of the Feast; A Temporary Matter

Taught by

Prof. Avishek Parui


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