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Swayam Central

The Nineteenth-Century English Novel

By Prof. A. Divya   |   IIT Madras
The Nineteenth-Century Novel course introduces student to the genre of the novel at its height in nineteenth-century Britain. Through a close study of the significant novels of the period the students will come to understand the nature of the plots and its complexities in relation to the social and cultural impulses of the period.

INTENDED AUDIENCE  : Faculty, Students of English Literature
PRE-REQUISITES   : NIL
INDUSTRY SUPPORT   :  The British LibraryUS Consulate

Learners enrolled: 333

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 27 Jan 2020
End Date : 17 Apr 2020
Exam Date : 25 Apr 2020
Enrollment Ends : 03 Feb 2020
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Level : Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1  :   Introduction/ Jane Austen’s Persuasion (1818), Volume I, Chapters 1-6
    Week 2  :  Jane Austen’s Persuasion, Volume I, Chapters 7-12 
    Week 3  :  Jane Austen’s Persuasion, Volume II, Chapters 13-18
    Week 4  :  Jane Austen’s Persuasion, Volume II, Chapters 19-24
    Week 5  :  Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities (1859), Book I, Chapters 1-6, and Book II, Chapters 1-3
    Week 6  :  Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, Book II, Chapters 4-12
    Week 7  :  Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, Book II, Chapters 13-21
    Week 8  :  Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, Book II, Chapters 22-24 and Book III Chapters 1-6
    Week 9  :  Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, Book III, Chapters 7-15
    Week 10  :  R.L.Stevenson A Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886), Chapters 1-4
    Week 11  :  R.L.Stevenson A Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Chapters 5-7
    Week 12  :  R.L.Stevenson A Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Chapters 8-10

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    Secondary Reading List: Desire and Domestic Fiction (Nancy Armstrong)The Dialogic Imagination (Mikhail Bakhtin)Reading for the Plot (Peter Brooks)The Novel and the Police (D.A. Miller)The Country and the City (Raymond Williams)  

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Prof. A. Divya

    IIT Madras
    Divya A is an Assistant Professor in English Literature in the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India. Divyas 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 centres.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    • Date and Time of Exams: 25th April 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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