Introduction to 20th Century British Novels

A Two Module course on 19th and 20th Century British Novels.

Syllabus
1: Introduction to the 20th Century Novel
2: James Joyce’s Portrait of an Artist
3: E.M.Forster’s Passage to India
4: Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse
5: Graham Greene’s The Human Factor/Touch
6: George Eliot’s Mill on the Floss
7: V.S.Naipaul’s The House of Mr Biswas
8: Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children
9: William Golding’s Lord of the Flies
10: Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day
11: Hanif Kureishi’s The Buddha of Suburbia
12: Summing Up and Reviewing the course

About the Speakers

Prof. Dr. Nilufer E Bharucha is Director of the Diasporic Constructions of Home and Belonging – Indian Diaspora Centre, Visiting Professor of Humanities, Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences and Former Senior Professor and Chair, Department of English, all at the University of Mumbai. Professor Bharucha is Faculty Associate Emeritus, South Asian Studies Institute, University of the Fraser Valley, B.C., Canada and Global Faculty, Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ, USA. She has served on the jury of the Commonwealth Literature award and the Sahitya Akademi, Delhi Literature award in English. She has also been on the jury for the Rhodes scholarship. She has authored and edited 6 books in the areas of Postcolonial Indian Writing, Diasporic Indian Literature & Cinema and the Writing of the Parsis. One of her recent books is entitled Indian Diasporic Literature and Cinema. She is co-editor of the CoHaB IDC’s Diaspora Studies Series. She has contributed 3 modules on Indian Diasporic Literature and Cinema to the University Grants Commission’s online Postgraduate E-pathshala.

Prof.Dr. Sridhar Rajeswaran is a Visiting Professor of Humanities at the Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences, University of Mumbai and Department of Atomic Energy. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee of the CoHaB IDC Constructions of Home and Belonging Indian Diaspora Centre, University of Mumbai. He is Global Faculty at the Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ, USA. He has studied at the Universities of Madras and Bombay. His doctoral work dealt with postcolonial perspectives on the poetry of W.B. Yeats. His postdoctoral areas of research are Modernist Poetry, Modern Indian Drama, Postcolonial Studies and Studies of the Indian Diaspora in Literature and films.

Dr. Preeti Shirodkar has Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from the University of Mumbai, Dr. Preeti Shirodkar, Associate Professor has over 28 years of experience in teaching English Literature, Communication and Soft Skills. She has conducted numerous training programmes and delivered talks for the academia and industry, served at varied undergraduate and postgraduate departments in Mumbai and has been to Germany and England as a Visiting Scholar. A Fellow of the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla, she has also completed 2 Minor Research Projects for the University of Mumbai. She is a recipient of many awards and has written 7 books and has presented and published many articles and papers at national and international forums. She is passionate about teaching, mentoring, editing and creative and critical writing.

1
Introduction to the 20th Century Novel
1:22
2
James Joyce’s Portrait of an Artist
1:10
3
E.M.Forster’s Passage to India
1:16
4
Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse
1:25
5
Graham Greene’s The Human Factor/Touch
1:07
6
George Eliot’s Mill on the Floss
1:10
7
V.S.Naipaul’s The House of Mr Biswas
1:11
8
Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children
1:22
9
William Golding’s Lord of the Flies
1:26
10
Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day
1:00
11
Hanif Kureishi’s The Buddha of Suburbia
1:12
12
Summing Up and Reviewing the course
1:27

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Duration: 15 hours
Lectures: 12
Video: 1.25 hrs
Level: Beginner

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