Literature for competitive exams

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24/07/2017

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Aysha Iqbal
IIT Madras
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ABOUT THE COURSE

The course is designed and developed to suit the needs of those students who aim to appear for competitive exams with English Literature as their core subject. It will be useful for those who aspiretowards acing competitive exams with literature in English as the main subject and/or want to pursue a higher academic degree, particularly as researchers, in India or abroad. The course includes major works, historical developments, sub-disciplines, movements and trends in English, American and also World literature. The participants will also gain an understanding about the key literary figures of all time and their contribution to their respective literary scene.
 
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INTENDED AUDIENCE: Literature, particularly in English

CORE/ELECTIVEElective

UG/PG : UG

PRE-REQUISITES: Basic UG degree in Arts/Humanities

INDUSTRY SUPPORT: All colleges/universities
 
COURSE LAYOUT:

Week 1 : An overview of the History of English Literature
Week 2 : An overview of the History of English Literature
Week 3 : An overview of the History of American literature
Week 4 : An overview of the History of American literature
Week 5 : An overview of landmarks in World literature
Week 6 : An overview of landmarks in World literature
Week 7 : An overview of Indian writing in English
Week 8 : Major trends in literary criticism and theory
 
SUGGESTED READING: 
1. Michael Ryan et al (eds). The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature, Part One Set. (Wiley-Blackwell:NY, 2010) 
2. Martin Coyle et al (eds). Encyclopedia of Literature and Criticism(Routledge Companion Encyclopedias) (Routledge:NY, 2014 ) 
3. KR Srinivas Iyengar. Indian Writing in English. Asia Publishing House, 1962.

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Aysha Iqbal


Aysha Iqbal Viswamohan works as professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras. Her areas of research interests include film studies, drama and American literature.

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