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5AAEB051 The Colonial Novel and British India

Credit value: 15
Module convenor: Sinéad Murphy
Assessment: 3000 word essay (100%)
Teaching pattern: One lecture and seminar weekly
Pre-requisites: None

Module description:

The module aims to equip students with the critical tools required to analyse the variety of British colonial representations of India in the 19th and 20th centuries.  They will gain the necessary historical knowledge that will enable them to contextualise a range of novels and shorter fiction, as well as key historical documents and works of historiography.

Students will have developed the knowledge and critical skills to interpret the ways in which colonial texts mediated and articulated their historical and political backgrounds in India.  They will have reflected upon the hybrid constitution of these texts and their complex relationships to realism.  They will also have explored strategies of narration in colonial texts in terms of anxieties about the nature of different types of authority at home and in the empire.  Finally, at the end of the course they will have an understanding of the processes of identity formation and the complexities of colonial representations of India.

Module aims and learning outcomes:

The module aims to equip students with the critical tools required to analyse the variety of British colonial repres entations of India in the 19th and 20th centuries. They will gain the necessary historical knowledge that will enable them to contextualise a range of novels and shorter fiction, as well as key historical documents and works of historiography. Students will have developed the knowledge and critical skills to interpret the ways in which colonial texts mediated and articulated their historical and political backgrounds in India. They will have reflected upon the hybrid constitution of these texts and their complex relationships to realism. They will also have explored strategies of narration in colonial texts in terms of anxieties about the nature of different types of authority at home and in the empire. Finally, at the end of the course they will have an understanding of the processes of identity formation and the complexities of colonial representations of India.

 

Module Description 2017/18

Credit value: 15
Module convenor: Javed Majeed
Assessment: 4000 word essay (100%)
Teaching pattern: One lecture and seminar weekly
Pre-requisites: None

Module description:

The module aims to equip students with the critical tools required to analyse the variety of British colonial representations of India in the 19th and 20th centuries.  They will gain the necessary historical knowledge that will enable them to contextualise a range of novels and shorter fiction, as well as key historical documents and works of historiography.

Students will have developed the knowledge and critical skills to interpret the ways in which colonial texts mediated and articulated their historical and political backgrounds in India.  They will have reflected upon the hybrid constitution of these texts and their complex relationships to realism.  They will also have explored strategies of narration in colonial texts in terms of anxieties about the nature of different types of authority at home and in the empire.  Finally, at the end of the course they will have an understanding of the processes of identity formation and the complexities of colonial representations of India.

Module aims and learning outcomes:

The module aims to equip students with the critical tools required to analyse the variety of British colonial repres entations of India in the 19th and 20th centuries. They will gain the necessary historical knowledge that will enable them to contextualise a range of novels and shorter fiction, as well as key historical documents and works of historiography. Students will have developed the knowledge and critical skills to interpret the ways in which colonial texts mediated and articulated their historical and political backgrounds in India. They will have reflected upon the hybrid constitution of these texts and their complex relationships to realism. They will also have explored strategies of narration in colonial texts in terms of anxieties about the nature of different types of authority at home and in the empire. Finally, at the end of the course they will have an understanding of the processes of identity formation and the complexities of colonial representations of India.

 

The modules run in each academic year are subject to change in line with staff availability and student demand so there is no guarantee every module will run. Module descriptions and information may vary depending between years.

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