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Post Colonial Studies

Post Colonial Studies



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RMS 232: Postcolonial Studies 60 HoursCourse Objectives
To introduce the students to concepts, concerns, critical debates in translationstudies
To expose students to the applicability of the theoretical frameworks
To enable students to critically perceive and engage with production, significationand negotiation of meanings in translations
Course Description5 HrsTheorising
Edward Said: ‘Introduction’ in
Stephen Slemon: ‘Post-colonial Critical Theories’
Encountering Modernity10 Hrs
Michel Foucault ‘What is Enlightenment?’,Bernard Yack, ‘Imagining the Modern Age’,Udaya Kumar, Seeing and Reading: The Early Malayalam Novel and Some Questions of Visibility, in Early Novels in India,Ashis Nandy, ‘History’s Forgotten Doubles’Dipesh Chakrabarty, ‘Subaltern Histories and Post-Enlightenment Rationalism’
Language, and Education 5 Hrs
Gauri Viswanathan. ‘Introduction’ in
Masks of Conquest: Literary Study and British Rulein India
 Peter Childs. ‘Introduction: Colonial History, National Identity and ‘English’ Literature’in
 Post-Colonial Theory and English Literature: A Reader.
 Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. ‘The Burden of English’
History, Time and Memory10 Hrs
Michel Foucault, ‘History’Reinhart Koselleck, ‘History, Histories and Formal Time Structures’, in Futures Past,Maurice Halbwachs, ‘Historical Memory and Collective Memory’Hayden White, ‘The Historical Imagination – Between Metaphor and Irony’
Nation and Gender10 Hrs
David Lloyd. ‘Adulteration and the Nation’Partha Chatterjee. ‘The Nationalist Resolution of the Women’s Question’Ratish Radhakrishnan. ‘Nationalism, Gender, and the Narrative of Identity’Rajeshwari Sundar Rajan. “Representing Sati: Continuities and DiscontinuitiesKaren McCarthy Brown. ‘Fundamentalism and the Control of Women’Sussie Taru and K. Lalita. ‘Introduction’
Women Writing In India: 600 B.C. To the Present. Vol. I.
Hybridity, Diaspora5 Hrs
Bromley, Roger. ‘Introduction: The Third Scenario’Pramod Nayar. Hybridity, Diaspora, Cosmopolitanism
Body and Performance 5 Hrs
Russell McDougall. ‘The Body as Cultural Signifier’Helen Gilbert. Dance, ‘Movement and Resistance Politics’
Postcolonialism in Textual Studies 10 Hrs
Study of the following texts in the background of the themes/concepts discussed earlier William Shakespeare:
The Tempest 
Daniel Defoe:
 Robinson Crusoe
Joseph Conrad:
 Heart of Darkness
David Lean:
 A Passage to India
Salman Rushdie:
The Satanic Verses
Ashutosh Gowarikar:
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra:
 Rang de Basanti
M. F. Husain: ‘Mother India(?)’
Ashcroft et al. (eds)
The Post-colonial Studies Reader 
, London: Routledge, 1995Ashcroft et al
. The Empire Writes Back 
, London:Routledge, 1989Ashcroft, Griffiths and Helen Tiffin,
 Key Concepts in Post-Colonial Studies,
London:Routledge, 1998Bhabha, Homi,
The Location of Culture
, London: Routledge, 1994Boehmer, Elleke,
Colonial and Postcolonial Literature
, Oxford: OUP, 1995Bromley, Roger.
 Narratives for a New Belonging: Diasporic Cultural Fictions
.Edinburgh. Edinburgh UP, 2000.Castle, Gregory. Ed.
 Postcolonial Discourses: An Anthology.
Oxford: Blackwell, 2001.Childs and Williams.
 An Introduction to Post-Colonial Theory
, London: Prentice Hall,1997Childs, Peter. Post –Colonial Theory and English Literature: A Reader. Edinburg:Edinburgh University Press, 1999.Dipesh Chakrabarty.
 Habitations of Modernity – Essays in the Wake of Subaltern Studies
. New Delhi: Permanent Black, 2002.
Halbwachs, Maurice.
The Collective Memory
. USA, Harper and Row, 1980.Innes, CL. The Cambridge Introduction to Postcolonial Literatures in English. NewDelhi: CUP, 2007.Koselleck, Reinhart.
 Futures Past 
. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004.Mcleod, John,
 Beginning Postcolonialism
, Manchester: Manchester University Press,2000Mukherjee, Meenakshi. ed.
 Early Novels in India.
Delhi: Sahitya Akademi, 2002. Nandy, Ashis. ed. The
 Romance of the State, and the Fate of Dissent in the Tropics
. NewDelhi, Oxford University Press, 2002Rabinow , P. ed.
The Foucault Reader 
, New York, Pantheon Books, 1984,Said, Edward,
, London: Penguin, 1978

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