ENG4303 – Between Two Cultures: Indian Authors Who Write in English
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Analysis of several novels and short stories by Indian authors who write in English and who can therefore be said to be relating to two very different cultures. The contrast between Indian and British culture is a very important theme in these works. Even though the main emphasis of the course wil be on the interpretation of individual texts with regard to themes, structure, imagery etc. it will also be important to analyse how each author deals with the question of cultural identity and the legacy from the colonial past.
To develop insight into the works of several Indian authors who write in English and analytical and critical ability in confrontation with postcolonial texts.
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Minimum 3, maximum 15 students.
Formal prerequisite knowledge
For students outside the literature program at least 20 study points of English-language literature, English grammar or British or American civilization are required.
The course is taught throughout the semester with 2 hours per week, 28 hours in all. There is a mid-term break (one week in autumn term, two weeks in spring term) during which the students are expected to prepare obligatory assignments and otherwise study on their own. The students are supposed to attend the course regularly
Students will be expected to give an oral presentation (pass/fail) on a given topic to be allowed to take the exam. Once the course requirements have been fulfilled, they remain valid for the current and the two consecutive semesters when the course is given. The assessment will be based on a term paper of 10 standard pages, which can potentially form the basis for an MA dissertation.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
The result can be found at the StudentWeb within three weeks after the exam.
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The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.