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Postmodernism in Literature

By Prof. Merin Simi Raj   |   IIT Madras
Learners enrolled: 716
ABOUT THE COURSE :
This is an eight-week course pitched at the Postgraduate level to provide an overview of a theoretical understanding of the fundamentals of Postmodernism in Literature. Through a discussion of seminal texts, key ideas and critical events in the 20th century, the course maps the dominant socio-cultural and literary practices usually labelled as Postmodernism. Ranging from popular culture to particular theories, from literary events to ideological debates, this course attempts to cover a wide variety of topics and frameworks, to enable a critical understanding of Postmodernism in Literature. The course includes the discussion of selected literary texts and engages with various literary critical approaches from different paradigms including Feminism and Postcolonialism.

INTENDED AUDIENCE  : Students of English Literature

INDUSTRY SUPPORT:
Only academics
Summary
Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 25 Jul 2022
End Date : 16 Sep 2022
Exam Date : 25 Sep 2022 IST
Enrollment Ends : 08 Aug 2022
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit Points : 2
Level : Postgraduate

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Course layout

WEEK 1: Introducing Postmodernism -Definitions, Concepts, General Online background
WEEK 2: Reading the seminal texts and events which define Postmodernism-Online Lyotard,Barthes
WEEK 3: Locating the Postmodern in the contemporary
WEEK 4: Postmodernism in literature and historical survey
WEEK 5: Postmodernism as a literary critical approach
WEEK 6: Detailed study of selected texts - Prose
WEEK 7: Detailed study of selected texts, Poetry and drama
WEEK 8: Detailed study of selected texts - miscellaneous 

Books and references

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Instructor bio

Prof. Merin Simi Raj

IIT Madras
Dr.Merin Simi Raj is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT Madras. She specializes in Postcolonial Writing, Modernity Studies and Historiography Studies. Her teaches History of English Language and Literature, Indian fiction in English, Literary Criticism, World Literature and Feminist Writings.

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: 25 September 2022 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 6 assignments out of the total 8 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.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team


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