ENGL 4996

ENGL 4996

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

This course will survey the history of the novel in India in English over the past hundred years, from colonial rule, through the consolidation of the Indian nation, to the growing pressures of globalization. Focusing on realist fiction, we will address the ways that generic conventions change over time, and discuss the local and the global as formal concerns, modulating in relation to the world beyond India as well as in negotiation with its multiple locales, identities, languages, and cultures. Through this prism, we will focus our attention on the theme of corruption – of politics, of the nation, of language and literary form – that has been a constant (though often figured as crisis) in this literary tradition which simultaneously is and is not a national tradition.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 15 students. Intended for advanced undergraduates and graduate students.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 4463SHUM 4613

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16833ENGL 4996  SEM 101