Contemporary Literature

IIT Madras Course , Prof. Aysha Iqbal Viswamohan

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Contemporary Literature by Dr. Aysha Iqbal Viswamohan, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras. For more details on NPTEL visit http://nptel.iitm.ac.in

Course Description :

Defining the Postmodern - The English Patient - Introduction - Life of Michael Ondaatje - The English Patient - The story - The text - The English Patient -Narrative - Themes & style - The English Patient - Characterization - Conclusion - Introduction to Drama - The Dumb Waiter - Introduction - Harold Pinter: Life & works - The Dumb Waiter - The story - The text - The Dumb Waiter - Narrative - Themes & style - The Fall - Life of Albert Camus - The Fall - Story - Text - The Fall - Narrative - Themes & style - Characterization - Conclusion - Introduction to Short Story - Salman Rushdies The Firebird - Introduction to Short Story - Hanif Kureishis A Meeting, at Last - Six Degrees of Separation - Life & times of John Guarre - Influences - Six Degrees of Separation - Introduction - Story - Six Degrees of Separation - Themes - Techniques

Six Degrees of Separation - Conclusion - Clara - Introduction - Life of Arthur Miller - Clara - Story - Text,Clara : Narrative - Themes & style - Characterization - Conclusion,Asian-American Literature : Introduction,Asian-American Literature,Amy Tans The Joy Luck Club,Doggs Hamlet, Cahoots Macbeth : Life of Tom Stoppard - Stoppards Influences,Doggs Hamlet, Cahoots Macbeth : Introduction - Story - Doggs Hamlet, Cahoots Macbeth : Themes - Techniques,Doggs Hamlet, Cahoots Macbeth : Characterization - Conclusion,The Remains of the Day : Introduction - Life of Kazuo Ishiguro,The Remains of the Day : The story - The text,The Remains of the Day : Themes - Techniques,The Remains of the Day : Characterization - Conclusion,Nagamandala : Introduction - Life of Girish Karnad,Nagamandala : Story - Text

Nagamandala : Conclusion - Selected Poems : Introduction to Poetry - Philip Larkin: Ambulances - Pablo Neruda: Ode to Clothes - Adrienne Rich: Rape and Amnesia - Ted Hughes: The Thought Fox - Michael Ondaatje: Application for a Driving License - Maya Angelou : Life and works - On the Pulse of the Morning - Themes & style

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