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RMS 232: Postcolonial Studies

60 Hours

Course Objectives • To introduce the students to concepts, concerns, critical debates in translation studies • To expose students to the applicability of the theoretical frameworks • To enable students to critically perceive and engage with production, signification and negotiation of meanings in translations Course Description 5 Hrs Theorising Edward Said: ‘Introduction’ in Orientalism Stephen Slemon: ‘Post-colonial Critical Theories’ Encountering Modernity 10 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 Rule in 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 Memory 10 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 Gender 10 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 Discontinuities Karen 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, Diaspora 5 Hrs

Bromley, Roger. ‘Introduction: The Third Scenario’ Pramod Nayar. Hybridity, Diaspora, Cosmopolitanism Body and Performance Russell McDougall. ‘The Body as Cultural Signifier’ Helen Gilbert. Dance, ‘Movement and Resistance Politics’ 5 Hrs

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: Lagan Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra: Rang de Basanti M. F. Husain: ‘Mother India(?)’ Bibliography Ashcroft et al. (eds) The Post-colonial Studies Reader, London: Routledge, 1995 Ashcroft et al. The Empire Writes Back, London:Routledge, 1989 Ashcroft, Griffiths and Helen Tiffin, Key Concepts in Post-Colonial Studies, London: Routledge, 1998 Bhabha, Homi, The Location of Culture, London: Routledge, 1994 Boehmer, Elleke, Colonial and Postcolonial Literature, Oxford: OUP, 1995 Bromley, 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, 1997 Childs, 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. New Delhi: CUP, 2007. Koselleck, Reinhart. Futures Past. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004. Mcleod, John, Beginning Postcolonialism, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2000 Mukherjee, 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. New Delhi, Oxford University Press, 2002 Rabinow , P. ed. The Foucault Reader, New York, Pantheon Books, 1984, Said, Edward, Orientalism, London: Penguin, 1978

Yack, Bernard. The Fetishism of Modernities: Epochal Self-Consciousness in Contemporary Social and Political Thought. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1997