South Asian Literature In English
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- Year 2
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- Full Year
The SALE course was a fantastic opportunity to explore different kinds of literature, ranging from short stories to poetry to novels, from a variety of regions in South Asia. It helped me to develop a critical framework through which to dissect and analyse literature as well as become more confident at tackling literary and cultural theory. The diversity of the course materials and liveliness of the classroom discussion meant it was always one of the highlights of my week at SOAS.
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course
- Learning the complexities of a region through its literature;
- An understanding of South Asia's social, historical, local and global contexts;
- Learning to read texts critically in order to analyse the distinctive literary strategies and devices deployed in these texts;
- Demonstrate an ability to produce critical accounts of the literature.
Total of 22 weeks teaching with 2 hours classroom contact per week.
Method of assessment
One three-hour written examination taken in May/June (80%); one piece of coursework to be submitted on the last day of term 1 (10%); one piece of coursework to be submitted on the last day of term 2 (10%).