In spite of these four different language groups, there is an Indian characteristic running through these language groups, which forms one of the bases of that certain underlying uniformity of life described by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru as unity in the midst of diversity.
Prerequisite "C" or better in one of the following: These thinkers became associated with what is known as "Critical theory," one of the constituent components of which was a critique of the instrumental use of reason in advanced capitalist culture.
The other schools of literary theory, to varying degrees, embrace a postmodern view of language and reality that calls into serious question the objective referent of literary studies.
In Vaishnava bhakti poetry, God descends on this earth as a human being, to share with us our suffereing and turmoil, our happiness and prosperity.
Foucault played a critical role in the development of the postmodern perspective that knowledge is constructed in concrete historical situations in the form of discourse; knowledge is not communicated by discourse but is discourse itself, can only be encountered textually.
An advanced writing and research course, focusing on the interpretation and evaluation of literature as well as on the role and function of criticism in the study of literature.
In doing this, we renew its promise, participating in it, influencing it in small or major ways, and ultimately help to preserve it for those readers yet to follow and recommence this most incredible journey of endless perceptions and revelations. While "Postcolonial Criticism" emerged in the historical moment following the collapse of the modern colonial empires, the increasing globalization of culture, including the neo-colonialism of multinational capitalism, suggests a continued relevance for this field of inquiry.
He very soon turned himself into a medieval saint and a social reformer. This love is depicted as love between husband and wife, or between lovers, or between servant and master, or between parents and child.
Premchand wrote novels in Hindi. Medieval Literature Around A. The impact of western civilization, the rise of political consciousness, and the change in society could be seen in what was written during that time. They covered fresh ground exploring the life of ordinary men and the human relations that economic and social inequalities fostered.
Contact department for current semester's topic s. An examination of selected topics in literature by or about women. Ships on the horizon signify exploration, trade, and garnering the riches of the sea.
It was not the writers, but the people, who created the Gandhi myth, and the writers, in their turn, used it effectively to mark a period of great awakening.
Greimas, Gerard Genette, and Barthes. There were experimentalists who showed concern for the inner reality — intellectualism entered the realm of modernity.
The poem was not finished by his death in Gandhian heroes swamped the fictional world of that time. The survivors of the epic war discover that public esteem and power are no more than hollow victories in an illusory struggle.
Classical and European Studies Grade Mode: Students will study classic stories by writers such as Chekhov, Maupassant, O'Connor, and more recent award-winning writers as well as undertaking exercises in technique and producing at least two stories of their own. These books of fables also indicate that the whole of Sanskrit literature was just not religious or elitist.
The course also emphasizes techniques of literary invention and offers a brief exposure to the analysis and critique of peer texts. The third topic, "Civil Wars of Ideas: It is love poetry.
But the concept of experimentation Prayog sometimes developed independent of western influence, as a quest for new values and a searching examination of the basic sanctions or sources of value.
This course will address the various ways that courtly literature has evolved into modern times and stages through which the themes have passed.
Ethnic Studies and Postcolonial Criticism "Ethnic Studies," sometimes referred to as "Minority Studies," has an obvious historical relationship with "Postcolonial Criticism" in that Euro-American imperialism and colonization in the last four centuries, whether external empire or internal slavery has been directed at recognizable ethnic groups: They are written in some forms of Prakrit.
He is also well known for directly rebuking his critics by saying that his work was not intended for them, and that some kindred soul would surely be born; time is endless and the earth broad. Studies in the Structure of Poetry. Manik Bandyopadhyay was the most well-known Marxist Bengali novelist.
It is not bravery but knowledge which is the key to the mystery of life. The Aranyakas or the treatises of the forest present secret explanations of the ritual, have their origin in the philosophical discussions of the Brahmanas, find their culmination in the Upanishads and represent the transitional phase between the ritualistic symbolism of the Brahmanas and the philosophical doctrines of the Upanishads.
All these attitudes were combined to bring about the renaissance in 19th century India. The dominating note in bhakti is ecstasy and total identity with God.
In the four corners stand four conquerors whose descendants ruled over Britain: Spivak has focused attention on the question of who speaks for the colonial "Other" and the relation of the ownership of discourse and representation to the development of the postcolonial subjectivity.
Though not the first writer to explore the historical condition of postcolonialism, the Palestinian literary theorist Edward Said's book Orientalism is generally regarded as having inaugurated the field of explicitly "Postcolonial Criticism" in the West.
The birth of the novel is associated with the social reform-oriented movement of the 19th century.The 17th cent. was to be a time of great upheaval—revolution and regicide, restoration of the monarchy, and, finally, the victory of Parliament, landed Protestantism, and the moneyed interests.
Jacobean literature begins with the drama, including some of Shakespeare's greatest, and darkest, plays. Writers have long considered the religious traditions of distant lands to be exotic fare for storytelling. Poets and novelists under the influence of empire caricatured the beliefs and practices of those they oppressed.
The 17th Century. so it covers the major literary ground between T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land and the angry.
These are some of the many databases available to you as a member of Middletown Thrall Library: Artemis (now Gale Literary Sources) Searches the following databases (described below): Literature Criticism Online, Literature for Students, Literature Resource Center, and Something about the Author.
Political and religious tensions intensified under James’s son, Charles I, who succeeded to the throne in As ideas changed, so did the conditions of their dissemination.
In the early seventeenth century, John Donne, Ben Jonson, and George Herbert led the shift towards “new” poetic genres. Notes: Two upper-level departmental Humanities Disciplinary Honors courses, one in student’s major and one that must be in another humanities department are required.
A study of British poetry, fiction, drama, and non-fiction prose from toincluding exploration of topics such as literary innovation, the Romantic self and imagination, Romantic ecology, the Gothic, the historical novel, and science fiction.Download