COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Life Writing-II
Course Code: 
18ELL316
Year Taught: 
2019
Semester: 
6
Degree: 
Integrated Degree
School: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Campus: 
Mysuru

'Life Writing-II' 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 students to the features and variety of Life Writing; to approach it as a literary genre; to examine the philosophical and epistemological problems involved in the construction of the self; to make learners familiar with the life and achievements of great personalities.

Unit 1

Introducing contemporary genres of Life Writing-Travel Writing, Memoir, Diary, Biography, Autobiography, Letter.

Unit 2

Mahatma Gandhi. An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth - First 10 chapters.
Nehru, Jawaharlal. Letters from a Father to His Daughter - First 10 letters.

Unit 3

Helen Keller: Story of My Life. 
Uma Das Gupta. Rabindranath Tagore: A Biography.

Unit 4

Paul Theroux: The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia
Pico Iyer: Falling Off the Map.

Unit 5

Walker, Alice.‘In Search of Our Mothers'. 
Gardens: 'Womanist Prose’.
Eckerman, Ali Cobby. 'Too Afraid to Cry'.

  1. M K Gandhi. An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth. New Delhi: Rupa & co, 2011.
  2. Keller, Helen: Story of My Life. RHUS, 1990.
  3. Das Gupta, Uma. Rabindranath Tagore: A Biography. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2004.
  4. Walker, Alice. In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose.Orion Publishing Group, 2005.
  5. Nehru, Jawaharlal. Letters from a Father to His Daughter. Penguin Random House India; 2016.
  6. Paul Theroux. The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia. Houghton Mifflin, 1975.
  7. Pico Iyer: Falling Off the Map. Vintage, 1994.
  8. Walker, Alice. ‘In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose’. Mariner Books, 2003.
  9. Eckerman, Ali Cobby. Too Afraid to Cry. Port Campbell Press, 2015.
  1. Cockshut, A0J.The Art of Autobiography. London: Yale University Press,1984.
  2. Marcus, Laura. Autobiographical discourse, Manchester UP: Manchester.1994.
  3. Olney. James, Metaphors of the Self: The Meaning of Autobiography. Princeton UP: Princeton, 1972.
  4. Hulme, Peter, Tim Youngs. Ed. Cambridge Companion to Travel writing. Cambridge: CUP, 2002.
  5. Miller, Sam. A Strange Kind of Paradise: India Through Foreign Eyes. London: Vintage, 2014.
  6. Online sources.