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English Fiction: Modern
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Integrated Degree
School of Arts and Sciences

'English Fiction: Modern' is a course offered in Sixth Semester of B. A. (Bachelor of Arts) English Language and Literature program at the School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Mysuru campus.

To expose the learners to the intricacies and complexities of modem fiction focusing on its themes and techniques; to enable them to evaluate modem social and cultural movements and appreciate changing literary tastes and fashions; to inspire them to read modem classics and thus re-sensitize themselves.

Unit 1

Introducing modem fiction-themes and concerns-movements-styles and techniques.

Unit 2

[All Non-Detailed]

Virginia Woolf. Orlando
James Joyce. The Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man

Unit 3

[All Non-Detailed]

Aldous Huxley.Brave New World. 
Wilkie Collins. No Name.

Unit 4

[All Non-Detailed]

George Orwell. The Animal Farm. 
Graham Greene. The Heart of the Matter.

Unit 5

[All Non-Detailed]

Kingsley Amis. Lucky
Jim D H Lawrence. Sons and Lovers.

  1. Woolf, Virginia. Orlando. UK: OUP, 2015.
  2. Collins, Wilkie. No Name. Penguin Classics, 1995.
  3. Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World. London:Chatto & Windus,1932.
  4. Orwell, George. The Animal Farm. London:Seeker & Warbufl1,1945.
  5. Joyce, James. The Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man. Create Space Independent Publishing Platform, 2017.
  6. Graham Greene. The Heart of the Matter. Penguin Classics, 2004.
  7. Kingsley Amis. Lucky Jim. NYRB Classics, 2012.
  8. Lawrence, D H. Sons and Lovers. Wordsworth Editions Ltd; Reprint edition, 1992.
  1. Beach, J.W, The Twentieth Century Novel, Studies in Technique. Ludhiana: Lyall, 1960.
  2. Matz, Jesse. The Modern Novel: A Short Introduction. Wiley-Blackwell, 2004.
  3. Caserio, Robert L. The Cambridge Companion to the Twentieth-Century English Novel (Cambridge Companions to Literature).UK: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition, 2009.
  4. Fish, James. A Concise Companion to Contemporary British Fiction. London: Blackwell, 2006.
  5. Head, Dominic. The Cambridge Introduction to Modern British Fiction. Cambridge: CUP, 2002.
  6. Bradbury, Malcolm. The Social Context of Modern English Literature. New York: Schocken, 1971.
  7. Levenson, Michael. Ed. The Cambridge Companion to Modernism. Cambridge: CUP, 2009.
  8. Tew, Philip. The Contemporary British Novel. London: Continuum, 2011.
  9. Waugh, Patricia. Ed. Revolutions of the Word: Intellectual Contexts for the Study of Modern Literature. London: Arnold, 1997.
  10. Schoene, Berthold. The Cosmopolitan Novel. Edinburgh: EUP, 2009.