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Swayam Central

The Victorian Gothic Short Story

By Prof. Divya A   |   IIT Madras
The course offers a specialized study of the Victorian Short Story in relation to the Gothic mode. It will introduce students to the form as it was practised in Great Britain by great masters of literature such as Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, Oscar Wilde and H.G.Wells. This course highlights the fact that the Gothic short story was an important and flourishing literary genre in the Victorian period.

INTENDED AUDIENCE:  Any Interested Learners 
PREREQUISITES:           NIL      
INDUSTRY SUPPORT:    British Council American Embassy

Learners enrolled: 1377

SUMMARY

Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 4 weeks
Start Date : 29 Jul 2019
End Date : 23 Aug 2019
Exam Date : 29 Sep 2019
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Level : Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1: Charles Dickens The Signal Man (1866)
    Week 2: Rudyard Kipling My Own True Ghost Story (1888)
    Week 3: Arthur Conan Doyle The Red-Headed League (1891)     
    Week 4: H.G.Wells The Red Room (1896)

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    1. Thomas, Deborah A. Dickens and the Short Story. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1982.
    2. J. Hammond. H.G. Wells and the Short Story. 1992. 
    3. Orel, Harold. The Victorian Short Story: Development and Triumph of a Literary Genre. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1986.

    INSTRUCTOR BIO



    Prof. Divya A is an Assistant Professor in English Literature in the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India. Divya's research interests primarily revolve around explorations in the fields of gender, domesticity, spatiality, urbanism, and the interplay between the visual and the literary arts. After obtaining her Master of Studies degree in Early Modern English Literature from the University of Oxford, Divya completed her PhD in Nineteenth- Century English Fiction at Nanyang Technological University. She has published on Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, Wilkie Collins, and the Pre-Raphaelites. Her current research project traces and maps the British colonial visual culture of Nineteenth-Century India.

    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 centers.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    • Date and Time of Exams: 29 September 2019, 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 3 assignments out of the total 4 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 are being discontinued from July 2019 semester and will not be dispatched

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