Courses

Discipline wise list of courses offered

Literature

Course Number: HUL 232
Credit: 4.0
Course Objective:

Students would be introduced to the conditions, beginning in 19th century colonial rule in India, which led to the emergent Indian middle-class intelligentsia to experiment with European forms of literature but striving for an alternative expression. Indian languages became the medium through... Read more

Course Number: HUL 331
Credit: 3.0
Course Objective:

The course will undertake a detailed study of some of the most iconic Modernist novels by writers such as Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Franz Kafka and Samuel Beckett. It will examine the radical new ways in which they grappled with language, turned towards interiority, and pushed, in the process... Read more

Course Number: HUL 821
Credit: 3.0
Course Objective:

The course would introduce the student to the theories of performance and a selection of theatrical practices. Reading theatrical perspectives on the study of performances, alongside studying the development of theatre practices and the insights offered by various theatre practitioners would... Read more

Course Number: HUL 235
Credit: 4.0
Course Objective:

The socio-politcal contexts which lead to the rise of the novel in Europe – the emergence of print, the expansion of literacy, and the establishment of capitalism. Through a close reading of selected texts accompanying concepts like the rise of the modern individual, varied narrative techniques... Read more

Course Number: HUL 382
Credit: 3.0
Course Objective:

There is more to romanticism than Wordsworth‘s poetry, or even literature in general. Nor is it confined between 1780s and 1830s. Least is it a trend succeeded by Victorianism and realism, and assailed by modernism. Romanticism contends with the question of presentation – of representation of... Read more

Course Number: HUL 340
Credit: 3.0
Course Objective:

The course will introduce students to selected topics in Literature as decided by the instructor.

Course Number: HUL 882
Credit: 3.0
Course Objective:

This course will cover drama, prose, and poetry from one of the richest periods of European Literature : the Renaissance. It will relate the production of a work of art to Renaissance history and cultural politics. Tests by Pico, More, Machiavelli, Sidney, Spenser and Shakespeare and others will... Read more

Course Number: HUL 333
Credit: 3.0
Course Objective:

To introduce students to the history, development and philosophy of the Theatre of the Absurd, which emerged as an important literary and philosophical movement in post World War II Europe. Socio-political background of the theatre of the Absurd, its basis in Existentialist philosophy. The... Read more

Course Number: HUL 336
Credit: 3.0
Course Objective:

The course will begin by seeking to distinguish the notion of 'creative' writing. It will contrast this heterogeneous category with other kinds of writing such as the 'functional' writing found in text-books and reportage. Through an analysis of various techniques of writing - in master-texts as... Read more

Philosophy

Course Number: HUL 356
Credit: 3.0
Course Objective:

This course offers a critical introduction to the essential thought, values and practices in/of Buddhist traditions across time and place. Literature on Buddhism and Buddhist literature brings out the historical, philosophical and political synthesis of Buddhism in ever new cultural contexts.... Read more

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