Courses

Discipline wise list of courses offered

Literature

Course Number: HUL 307
Credit: 3.0
Course Objective:

To introduce students to the structural elements of Fantasy literature, including a broad knowledge of its history, source traditions, and enduring subgenres. Major Themes of Fantasy: Archetypes and Myths, Motifs - journeys, theology, devices and aides, creation of alternate worlds, treatment of... Read more

Course Number: HUL 334
Credit: 3.0
Course Objective:

The course will involve a detailed study of 3-4 texts and their corresponding adaptations into film. By means of close reading, analysis, and discussion, it will seek to identify the changes that take place during the process of adapting one art-form into another and ask why those modifications... Read more

Course Number: HUL 338
Credit: 3.0
Course Objective:

Satire is a classical genre that has thrived over the centuries in almost all languages and cultures, and is found in a range of media. Life, in all aspects, everyday provides grist to the mill of satire, but does satire change anything? How do we define satire? Why is it considered the social... Read more

Course Number: HUL 238
Credit: 4.0
Course Objective:

The aim of this course will be to read the poems of Indian English Writers (pre and post-Independence), with specific reference to the articulation of their identity. Some of the perspectives from which the poems will be discussed include the notion of home (childhood, family and ancestors);... Read more

Course Number: HUL 239
Credit: 4.0
Course Objective:

The course involves a detailed study of 3-4 texts corresponding to the distinct phases of literary activity in the genre: the early period of the 1940s and 50s in which writers like Mulk Raj Anand, Raja Rao and R.K. Narayan made their presence felt, before Salman Rushdie, and more quietly,... Read more

Course Number: HUL 335
Credit: 3.0
Course Objective:

This course will study the various aspects of Indian theatre. The linkages between ancient theatre forms and existing forms of indigenous performance in various parts of India - such as the nautanki, the tamasha and the jatra. The energies which were generated in the urban centres through the... Read more

Course Number: HUL 884
Credit: 3.0
Course Objective:

The course focuses on the dominant themes like India's struggle for freedom, partition and communal harmony/ discord, Issues of pluralism and the related problems as reflected in Indian Writing in English. It also aims at a close study of problems of modernization, diaspora and India's quest for... Read more

Course Number: HUL 236
Credit: 4.0
Course Objective:

Brief history of the development and importance of drama in Western and Indian contexts. Readings from both ancient and contemporary drama theorists. Generic differences between different forms of drama such as tragedy, comedy, realist, 'folk', Absurd, etc. Detailed study of important examples... Read more

Course Number: HUL 231
Credit: 0.0
Course Objective:
Course Number: HUL 893
Credit: 3.0
Course Objective:

The course examines in some detail the nature of the challenge that traditionally preoccupied European writers - how to map the experience of the modern city, and what representational strategies were adequate for capturing the opacity, the fragmentation, and the transitory nature of urban... Read more

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