LITERARY THEORY & APPROACHES
• To develop critical thinking
• To familiarize with the orthodox accounts of the development of literary theory and could recognize the terminology.
• As a result, they could apply their theoretical knowledge to other parts of the course, especially in those optional elements where tutors encouraged the process.
Introduction to Literary Theory and Approaches
Waugh, Patricia - Introduction - Criticism, Theory and Anti-theory
1. Eliot, T S
“Tradition and the Individual Talent”
2. Brooks, Cleanth
“The Language of Paradox”
3. Richards, I A
4. Barthes, Roland
“Death of the Author”
5. Foucault, Michel
6. Spivak, Gayathri
“Three Women’s texts and a Critique of Imperialism”
7. Eagleton, Terry
“What is Literature?”
1. Bakhtin, Mikhail
“Discourse in the Novel”
2. Frye, Northrop
“Myth, Fiction and Displacement”
A: Realism to Modernism (10 hours)[EN9214] Postcolonial Studies (Part I)
1. Bronte: Jane Eyre (JS)
2. Conrad--Heart of Darkness (AM)
B:Literary Modernism—Poetry (15 hours)
1. Preludes —T.S. Eliot (AM)
2. The French Symbolists-2 poems (AM)
3. The Imagist Movement (JS)
4. The Futurists- 1 poem (AM)
5. An Elegy for DH Lawrence--William Carlos Williams (JS)
6. Poetry—Marianne Moore (JS)
C: Modernist Fiction (15 hours)
3. Sons and Lovers--DH Lawrence (full novel) (AM)
D: Other Modernisms (10 hours)
1. Kafka--Metamorphosis (full text) (JS)
2. Excerpts from Indian Poetry: Modernism and After--A Seminar (1988) (JS)
Ideas/Concepts (10 hours) - [Presentation by Students]
1. 'Make it New'
2. Free verse
3. Stream of Consciousness
4. Interior Monologue
5. Modern, Modernism, Modernity, Modernization
6. The surreal
8. Virginia Woolf's description of fiction
9. Modernism in art, architecture and music
Nicholls: Modernisms—A Literary Guide
Childs: Modernism (2000)
60 hour course – 4 credits
This course aims at engaging the cultural – politics of imperialism and colon themselves in a wide variety of literary and cultural texts from imperial and ideologies. It engages largely with resistance counter- discourse and narrcontinued imperial tendencies of contemporary society. This particular co focused, particularly in the regions of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Caribbean island.
Unit I: Historical Background
Introduction to Post- Colonial Studies
Unit II: Colonial Discourse
The Picture of Vespucci Discovering America
Chinweizu: The Colonizer’s Logic
Macaulay’s Minutes on Education
Marx’s essay on British Rule in India
Unit III: Counter Discourses
The fact of Blackness
Unit IV: Counter-Narratives
Forward to Kanthapura
Hope, A D
Death of a Bird
The year of the foxes
Seasons of Trouble (Extract)
A Case of Exploding Mango
Brick Lane (Extract)
Inevitability of South Asia
Unit V: Concepts
ENGLISH TEACHING PRACTICE PAPER - I (SOFT CORE ELECTIVE)
Centre and Margin/Periphery
The purpose of the course is to enable the students to develop an excellent command over English Language. The students will also acquire the art of creativity in language and literature by getting introduced to the inter-related nature of science and society in the context of cultural values and language and literature behaviour. The objective would also be to improve specific language skills, usage in advance composition words and expression commonly misused; syntax and problems of meaning in the communication of ideas. The students will also get acquainted with communication skills needed greatly in academic and professional pursuits, besides getting trained in English Teaching Practice.
Status of English in India; goals and objectives in teaching and learning English in India
Teaching oral Communication: Phonetics: Teaching of Sounds of English Language, Vowels, Diphthong and Consonants. Voiced and Voiceless sounds; Place of articulation, Manner of articulation, syllables and clusters
Approaches and methods of teaching English literature and language – grammar translation method, direct method, structural approach, communicative approach, various and recent trends.
Technology, teaching aids and ICT tools for teaching/ learning English
Teaching prose, teaching grammar, teaching poetry, instructional objectives
Teaching Practice/Observation Classes
Frank Palmer, Grammar Kachru, The Alchemy of English Larsen-Freeman, Diane. 2004. Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching. New Delhi: Oxford University Press. Richards, J. C. and T. S. Rogers. 1986. Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching.
LINGUISTICS I (Soft Core Elective Paper)
1. Formalize linguistic facts into concise rules.
2. Argue for or against a view using objective and empirical evidence.
3. Lead discussions about some of these popular ‘language myths’ as well as other language-related issues.
4. Read and write about linguistic and non-linguistic aspects of an unfamiliar language of your choice.
Linguistics - 1
1. History of Linguistics: Study of linguistic changes, thoughts of Socrates, Aristotle’s views, Indian Linguistic Tradition
3. Syntax- sentence structure (An introduction)
4. Semantics (An introduction)