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Feminist Writings

By Prof. Avishek Parui   |   IIT Madras
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

Learners enrolled: 2743

SUMMARY

Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 14 Sep 2020
End Date : 04 Dec 2020
Exam Date : 19 Dec 2020
Enrollment Ends : 25 Sep 2020
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

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

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    The Second Sex; The Yellow Wallpaper; Understanding Patriarchy; Cyborg Manifesto; Gender Trouble; The Fly; The Goblin Market; Tickets, Please! ; Tulips; The Iraqi Nights; The Remains of the Feast; A Temporary Matter

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Prof. Avishek Parui

    IIT Madras
    Dr Avishek Parui is Assistant Professor in English at IIT Madras and Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. He researches and supervises PhDs on medical humanities, masculinity studies, memory studies and postmodernism. His recent book Postmodern Literatures, has been published by Orient Blackswan.

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    • Date and Time of Exams: 19 December 2020, 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. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE:
    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course. 
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. 
    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.


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