This course on Postcolonial literature will explore colonialism and anti-colonial resistance through the cultural legacies and literary imprints that they leave. It will also be an introduction to the specialised field of postcolonial studies which started emerging during the 1980s and ever since then has come to occupy a significant position within the various humanities departments across the world. It is hoped that this course will enable students to competently navigate the complex maze of theoretical terms and concepts that characterise postcolonial studies and savour the wonderful variety and richness of the literature that is today classified under the rubric of postcolonialism.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: PG/MA students of English Literature
INDUSTRY SUPPORT: Universities and academic institutions teaching courses on postcolonialism and South Asian studies.
Rao, Raja. Kanthapura. London: New Directions, 1938.
Said, Edward. Orientalism. New York: Pantheon Books, 1978.
Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty. "Can the Subaltern Speak?" In Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture. Ed. Cary Nelson and Lawrence Grossberg. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1988.
Tagore, Rabindranath. Nationalism. San Fransisco: The Book Club of California, 1917.
Walcott, Derek. “A Far Cry from Africa.” Collected Poems, 1948-1984. New York: Noonday Press, 1986.
Walcott, Derek. “North and South.” Collected Poems, 1948-1984. New York: Noonday Press, 1986.
CERTIFICATION EXAM :
The exam is optional for a fee.
Date and Time of Exams: March 31st (Sunday)
Time of Exams: Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon session: 2pm to 5pm
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.
Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of Best 3 out of 4 assignments
E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IITKanpur.It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.