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 Studies
PREREQUISITES :B.A in English or Cultural Studies
INDUSTRY SUPPORT: NILL
COURSE LAYOUT 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