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Post-Independence Indian Fiction in English : Three Women Writers

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

Responsable(s): Maya Burger, Martine Hennard Dutheil
Intervenant(s): -

Période de validité: 2012 -> 2012

Pas d'horaire défini.

Cours-Séminaire

Semestre de printemps
2 heures par semaine
28 heures par semestre

Langue(s) d'enseignement: anglais, français
Public: Oui
Crédits: 0
Polycopiés: Oui

Contenu

> This joint seminar sets out to explore recent fiction by
> three women authors from India who have chosen to write in
> English and/or in Hindi. Through a dialogic approach
> relating poetics and politics, text and context, the novels
> will be analysed closely in their historical, cultural and
> social environment, with a particular attention paid to
> issues of gender and the role of women in bringing social
> change. Students will be familiarized with the larger
> critical frameworks of connected history and
> postcolonial/global studies. The corpus includes Githa
> Hariharan's The Thousand Faces of Night, Shashi Deshpande's
> A Matter of Time, and Geetanjali Shree's Mai, originally
> written in Hindi but translated into English by Nita Kumar.
>
> Deshpande's and Shree's novel have been ordered at
> Booksbooksbooks, but we expect you to get your own
> (second-hand) copy of Hariharan's novel from Amazon.
>
> (n.b. : the previous corpus included Three Feminist Fables
> by Suniti Namjoshi and Anuradha Marwah Roy's The Higher
> Education of Geetika Mehendiratta, but the books are
> unfortunately out of print or not available in the West).

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