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Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Twentieth Century Fiction

Indian Institute of Technology Madras and NPTEL via Swayam

Overview

This course seeks to study some of the key texts in late nineteenth-century and twentieth-century fiction that engage with issues such as imperialism, modernity, trauma, embodiment, agency and identity. Through a careful study of selected literary texts and their cultural contexts, the course aims to offer a complex understanding of fiction, reality and representation.
INTENDED AUDIENCE : Students pursuing B.A and M.A in English or Cultural StudiesPRE- REQUISITES : B.A in English or Cultural StudiesSUPPORT INDUSTRY : Nil

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

Week 1 : Introduction; The PostmasterWeek 2 : Heart of DarknessWeek 3 : Prufrock and Other ObservationsWeek 4 : The Waste LandWeek 5 : DublinersWeek 6 : Mrs DallowayWeek 7 : UlyssesWeek 8 : The FlyWeek 9 : Solid ObjectsWeek 10:Toba Tek SinghWeek 11:The Chess PlayersWeek 12:Conclusion

Taught by

Prof. Avishek Parui

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