- To introduce a selection of literary theories, poems and novels.
- To understand the social and historical conditions that led to postmodernism as a movement.
- To analyze the poetry and fiction of these times in terms of their historical context and be familiar with a range of critical approaches.
- Interactive class discussions on every concept. Small class size.
- Use of articles, videos, etc. to further explain concepts.
- Evaluations are conducted throughout the semester to ensure that the students’ outcomes are appraised.
1. Modernism and Postmodernism
2. Postmodern Art
1. Gadamer: Fusion of Horizons
2. Barthes: Death of the Author
3. Sartre: What is Literature?
4. Derrida: Deconstruction
5. Sontag: Against Interpretation
Fiction (any 2)
1. Slaughterhouse V
2. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler
3. My Name is Red
4. Absalom, Absalom!
2. New York School
3. Language Poets (L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E)
4. Indian Postmodern Poets
1. Postmodernism and the other -isms and posts- of our time