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Swayam Central

Gender and literature

By Prof. Avishek Parui   |   IIT Madras
Gender and Literature is an examination of selected literary texts and cultural conditions from the standpoint of gender theory. It will draw on established scholarship on gender studies and take the student through the various configurations and reconfiguration that determine gendered classifications such as masculinity and femininity.


INTENDED AUDIENCE : UG and PG students of English and Cultural Studies

PREREQUISITESINDUSTRY SUPPORT :  NILL

Learners enrolled: 1101

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 17 Aug 2020
End Date : 09 Oct 2020
Exam Date : 17 Oct 2020
Enrollment Ends : 17 Aug 2020
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1:  Introduction to Gender Studies in Literature and 'The Chess Players' by Munshi Premchand 
    Week 2: 'The Chess Players’ and 'Shooting an Elephant' by George Orwell    
    Week 3: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 
    Week 4: 'The Fly' by Katherine Mansfield
    Week 5-6: Look Back in Anger by John Osborne
    Week 7-8: Gender, Films, and Advertisements

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    1. Gender Trouble, Judith Butler
    2. Masculinities, R. W. Connell
    3. Literature and Gender, Lizbeth Goodman

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Prof. Avishek Parui

    IIT Madras
    Dr Avishek Parui is Assistant Professor in English at IIT Madras and Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. He researches and supervises PhDs on medical humanities, masculinity studies, memory studies and postmodernism. His recent book Postmodern Literatures, has been published by Orient Blackswan.

    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: 17th October 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 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.

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