COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Post Colonial Studies
Course Code: 
18ELL731
Year Taught: 
2018
Semester: 
2
Degree: 
Postgraduate (PG)
School: 
School of Arts and Sciences

'Post Colonial Studies ' is an elective course offered in the M. Phil. (English Language and Literature) at School of Arts and Science, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

  • To apply the theoretical aspects in the prescribed works.

Unit I:

  • Edward Said - ‘Crisis’ from Orientalism
  • Jean Paul Sartre - Preface to Wretched of the Earth
  • HomiBhabha - ‘The Other Question’ from Location of Culture
  • Mary E. Hawkesworth - ‘Democratization: Reflections on Gendered Dislocations in the Public Sphere’
  • K. Ayyappa Paniker - ‘The Postcolonial Experience in Indian Literature’

Unit II:

  • B. Ashcroft, G Griffiths & H. Tiffin Chapter 4 ‘Theory at the Crossroads: Indigenous Theory and Postcolonial Reading’ from The Empire Writes Back.
  • Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak - 'Can the Subaltern Speak?’
  • Chandra TalpadeMohanty- ‘Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses’
  • Bourdieu, Pierre. - ‘The Forms of Capital’

Unit III:

  • Arjun Appadurai – “Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy”
  • Mary E. John – “Globalization, Sexuality and the Visual Field: Issues and Non-Issues for Cultural Critique”
  • Arunima, G. – “Who is a Malayali Anyway?: Language, Community and Identity in Pre-Colonial Kerala”
  • Ramakrishnan, E. V. - “Beyond Canons and Classrooms: Towards a Dialogic Model of Literary Historiography”

Unit IV:

  • Chinua Achebe - A Man of the People
  • NgugiwaThiongo - Petals of Blood
  • J. M. Coetzee - Disgrace
  • Amitav Ghosh - Sea of Poppies

Unit V:

  • ShyamSelvadurai - Cinnamon Gardens
  • BapsiSidwa - Ice Candy Man
  • Michael Ondatje - The English Patient
  • George Saunders - Lincoln in the Bardo
  • Jean-Paul Sartre 1961 Preface to Frantz Fanon’s “Wretched of the Earth”
  • G. Arunima – “Who is a Malayali Anyway?: Language, Community and Identity in Pre-colonial Kerala” in Assertive Religious Identities:India and Europe. Ed. Satish Sabharwal, Mushirul Hasan. 33-57. Delhi: Manohar, 2006.
  • Ramakrishnan, E V - “Beyond Canons and Classrooms: Towards a Dialogic Model of Literary Historiography” in Indigenous Imaginaries: Literature, Region, Modernity. Hyderabad: Orient Blackswan, 2017.
  • Ahmed, Aijaz. In Theory: Classes, Nations, Literatures. London: Verso, 2000.
  • Mary E. Hawkesworth - ‘Democratization: Reflections on Gendered Dislocations in the Public Sphere’ in The Socialist Feminist Project: A Contemporary Reader in Theory and Politics. Ed. Nancy Holmstrom. Delhi: Aakar, 2011
  • Mary E. John – “Globalization, Sexuality and the Visual Field: Issues and Non-Issues for Cultural Critique” in Women Contesting Culture: Changing Frames of Gender Politics in India. Ed. Kavita Punjabi, ParomitaChakravarti. Jadavpur: Jadavpur University, 2012.
  • Bourdieu, Pierre. - ‘The Forms of Capital’ in Cultural Theory: An Anthology. Ed. ImreSzeman, Timothy Kaposy. UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
  • Lazarus, Neil. The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Literary Studies (Cambridge Companions to Literature). UK: CUP, 2004
  • Satchidanandan, K. Ed. K. AyyappaPaniker: Selected Essays. New Delhi: SahityaAkademi, 2017.
  • Online sources