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C LIT 322 A: Studies In Asian And Western Literatures

Modern Literature of South Asia

Meeting Time: 
TTh 2:30pm - 4:20pm
Location: 
LOW 201
SLN: 
11946
Joint Sections: 
ASIAN 206 A
Instructor: 
Jennifer E. Dubrow

Syllabus Description:

Modern Literature of South Asia

This course introduces the modern literature of South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, etc.) from the eighteenth century to the present. We will read a selection of short stories, novels, and poetry drawn from the diverse literary traditions of the region. Major readings include The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri, Umrao Jan Ada, a novel about a nineteenth-century courtesan, short stories by a variety of authors, and ghazal poetry. All works will be read in English translation. At the end of the course we will have a class musha'irah (poetry recitation), in which students will present their own original English ghazals.

Additional Details:

This course introduces the modern literature of South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, etc.) from the eighteenth century to the present. We will read a selection of short stories, novels, and poetry drawn from the diverse literary traditions of the region. Major readings include The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri, Umrao Jan Ada, a novel about a nineteenth-century courtesan, short stories by a variety of authors, and ghazal poetry. All works will be read in English translation. At the end of the course we will have a class musha'irah (poetry recitation), in which students will present their own original English ghazals.

Catalog Description: 
Topics designated by individual instructors.
Department Requirements Met: 
Literature Core
GE Requirements Met: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
August 4, 2017 - 9:03pm
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