ASIAN 3313

ASIAN 3313

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

This semester-long elective course is designed for the undergraduate students who may have little or no familiarity with South- Asian literature or cinema but are interested in knowing it's diverse cultures, social structures, and politics. This course covers the major literary movements in the literary landscape of the region such as the Progressive Writer's movement and regional modernisms. It also explores the impact of British colonialism on the culture and the politics of South-Asia. The course encourages thinking across boundaries of literatures, cultures, and histories. This course covers a range of topics and diverse genres: from Ghazal, a prominent poetic expression, to fictional representation of the two partitions (1947 and 1971) and its aftermaths to theatrical retelling of the Indian mythology. The course also encourages students to critically engage with South-Asian Cinema. The course looks at the intersectionality of Caste and Class and Gender in the South-Asian in contemporary South-Asian. Course has literature from  India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka that best represent the region.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (LA-AS, ALC-AS)
Course Subfield (LL)

Comments This course does not require a prior knowledge of languages of South-Asia as all the text are available in English and English translation.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 3913

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8023 ASIAN 3313   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person