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Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Twentieth Century Fiction

Indian Institute of Technology Madras and NPTEL via Swayam


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



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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