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Semester and Year Offered: III semester. MS 2021
Course Coordinator and Team: Bodh Prakash
Email of course coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aim: The objective of the course is to familiarize students with a plethora of human complexities and their expression through a deep understanding of fictional narratives. It also aims to sensitize us both to our own unwitting contribution in the creation of subjectivities that experience social and relational marginalities as well as become a witness to our own inner world as we bear testimony to the complex hidden parts of fictional characters who are but a reflection of our own unknown, unacknowledged parts of self.
The course will broadly examine themes related to beauty and ugliness, ability and disability, the struggle between responsibility and freedom, truth and dishonesty, love and violation, humility and strength, crime and punishment, racism and marginality, ego and the complete annihilation of self, the quest for the spiritual, guilt, atonement and confession, the intense desire to love and the complete inability to love, desire and its complete negation.
Selections will be made from the following list. Only a few of the text, listed below will be taken up for detailed analysis and study in class. The rest of the texts will be analyzed by students during their presentations and in the process of writing term papers.
Module 1: Introduction to themes and approaches
The first week will orient students towards thinking about texts as situated within zones of moral ambiguities and psycho-social complexities and also how the historical, psychoanalytical and feminist approaches enable a rich and reflective engagement with literary texts.
Module 2: Women and Desire
Module 3 : Existential awareness
Assessment structure (modes and frequency of assessments)