About this Course :
Cultural Studies is an multidisciplinary Course. It is a combination of many disciplines like Psychology, Sociology,History, Literary Theory, Feminism, Subaltern Studies and so on. It is an umbrella term which includes components from all these disciplines.This is what makes Cultural Studies so interesting.Texts do not include words on a printed page. We leave the printed text and come to see society itself as a text. This is what makes it so interesting and challenging. It is with Cultural Studies that Film Studies and Media Studies have become so popular.
- Teacher: DR. NISHA VENUGOPAL
This course for MA English third semester is an elective. It focuses on Malayalam Dalit Writing. It is divided into four Modules: Critical and Theoretical Essays, Poetry, Short Fiction/Autobiography and Fiction along with a background reading list including the Oxford and Penguin anthologies of Dalit Writing in Kerala and South India.
CO1. Understand the evolution and literary history of Dalit Literature
CO2. Comprehend the major texts in Malayalam Dalit writing
CO3. Critically evaluate the key authors and their works
CO4. Create a reading position and critical vantage to new Literatures
CO5. Interpret and explain Dalit literatures,
politics and cultures
CO6. Analyze contemporary significance of Dalit studies and literature
CO7. Critically engage with new works in interdisciplinary ways
CO8. Evaluate new contexts and cultures in Dalit literatures
Critical and Theoretical Essays
Susie Tharu and K Satyanarayana : “Introduction” to No Alphabet in Sight
T M Yesudasan. : “Towards a Prologue to Dalit Studies” in No Alphabet in Sight
M Dasan et. al. : “General Introduction” to Oxford Anthology of Malayalam Dalit Writing
P Sanal Mohan : “Caste and Accumulation of Capital” in OAMDW
Pradeepan Pampirikunnu : “What did Literary Histories Say to You?” in OAMDW
K K Kochu. : “Language and People” in OAMDW
Sunny M Kapikkad. : “The Dalit Presence in Malayalam Literature” in OAMDW
K K Baburaj : “Identity, Alienation, Expression: Dalit Writing in Kerala” in OAMDW
Rekha Raj : “Dalit Women and Political Empowerment” in OAMDW
Poykayil Appachan. : “A Song” in Oxford Anthology of Modern Malayalam Literature
K K Govindan. : “The Killing Field” in OAMDW
Raghavan Atholi. : “Justice Cooked” in OAMDW
S Joseph. : “The Fishmonger” in OAMML
M R Renukumar. : “The Poison Fruit” in OAMDW
M B Manoj. : “Survey of India” in OAMDW
Vijila. : “A Place for Me” in OAMDW
T K C Vaduthala. : “Sweet-offering at Chankranthy” in OAMDW
C Ayyappan. : “Madness” in OAMDW and “Spectral Speech” in OAMML
C K Janu. : Mother Forest
Kallen Pokkudan. : “My Life” in OAMDW
Paul Chirakkarode. : The Pulaya Ghetto in OAMDW
P A Uthaman. : The Death Wall in OAMDW
Narayan. : Kocharethi: The Arayar Woman in OAMML
Susie Tharu and K Satyanarayana (ed.): No Alphabet in Sight: New Dalit Writing from South India
M. Dasan et. al. (ed.), :Oxford Anthology of Malayalam Dalit Writing
P. P. Raveendran and G S Jayasree. (ed.) : Oxford Anthology of Modern Malayalam Literature
K .Ayyappa Paniker : A Short History of Malayalam Literature
P. Sanal Mohan : Modernity of Slavery: Struggles against Caste Inequality in Colonial Kerala
George Alex and M B Manoj. (ed.): Writing in the Dark: A Selection of Malayalam Dalit Poetry
V. V. Swamy and E V Anil. (ed) : Unknown Subjects: Songs of Poykayil Appachan
- Teacher: Dr Ajay S Sekher Sekher
The course comprises discussions on the inextricable link between man and the physical environment, the impact of ecology on all walks of life, ethical concerns with regard to ecology, ecological literary movements, ecological literary criticism and practical analysis of literary texts from an ecological perspective.
Psychoanalysis and Literature; the conjunction of these two disciplines has allured as well as inspired literary analyses. Psychoanalytic writings of Sigmund Freud's case studies of Dora or the Wolf Man, have become the object of 'literary' scrutiny. It focuses on the symbolic pattern as also of repressed desires.
- Teacher: Dr. Bindu R. R.
Psychoanalysis and Literature, the conjunction of these two disciplines has allured and inspired literary criticism.Psychoanalytic writings of Sigmund Freud 's case studies of Dora or the Wolf Man have become the object of 'literary' scrutiny.