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Course Name New Literatures in English
Course Code 18ELL503
Program 5 Year Integrated B.A. – M.A. (English Language & Literature)
Semester VII
Year Taught 2019
Degree Integrated Degree
School School of Arts and Sciences
Campus Kochi


Course Outline

Unit 1

Introduction to New Literatures in English- Sri Lankan-Carribean-Australian-Latin AmericanCanadian-Japanese-Chinese-New Zealand-African.

Unit 2


Derek Walcott “Ruined House” [Detailed].
Dom Moraes “Sinbad” [Detailed].
Jorge Luis Borges “A Compass” [Detailed].
Margaret Atwood “Journey to the Interior” [Detailed].
Claire Harris “Framed” [Non-Detailed].
A. D. Hope “Moschus Moschiferous: A Song for St. Cecilia’s Day” [Non-Detailed].
Kenneth Slessor “Country Towns” [Non-Detailed].
David Malouf “The Year of the Foxes” [Non-Detailed].

Unit 3

Fiction [Non-Detailed]

Jose Saramago “Blindness”.
Romesh Gunasekera “Reef”.
Chinua Achebe “Things Fall Apart”.

Unit 4


Yukio Mishima “The Damask Drum” [Detailed].
Jack Davis “No Sugar” [Non-Detailed].

Unit 5

Short Fiction [Non-Detailed]

Gao Xingjian “The Temple”.
Katherine Mansfield “A Suburban Fairytale”.


To introduce the variety of new literatures in English to students, to familiarise them to the colonial as well as postcolonial experience in those writings and to accustom with the non European, especially Asian, African, Australian and Latin American writings across genres.

Prescribed Texts

  1. Listed Above.
  2. Online sources.


  1. Thieme, John. The Arnold Anthology of Postcolonial Literatures in English. London: Arnold, 1996.
  2. Lazarus, Neil. The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Literary Studies. CUP, 2004.
  3. Brown, Russell M. and Donna Bennett, ed. An Anthology of Canadian Literature in English. 2 vols. Toronto: Oxford UP, 1982. Print.
  4. Howells, Coral Ann and Eva Marie Kroeller, eds. Cambridge History of Canadian Literature. London: Cambridge UP, 2009. Print.
  5. Kinsella, John. The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry. Melbourne: Penguin, 2008. Print.
  6. Ojaide, Tanure. Contemporary African Literature: New Approaches. African World Series. Series Ed. ToyinFalola. Durham: Carolina Academic P., 2012. Web.
  7. Lau, Joseph S M. The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Literature.Columbia: ColumbiaUniversity Press,1996.
  8. Keene, Ronald. Modern Japanese Literature: From 1868 to the Present Day. Grove Press, 2007.
  9. Irele, Abiola, Simon Gikandi, ed. The Cambridge History of African and Caribbean Literature. 2 vols. Cambridge UP, 2004. Print.
  10. Fanon, Franz. Wretched of the Earth. New York: Grove P, 1968. Print.

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