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LIT 133D - 01   Topics in the Literatures and Cultures of Southern Asia

2021 Summer Quarter

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Career
Undergraduate
Grading
Student Option
Class Number
71168
Type
Lecture
Credits
5 units
General Education
CC
Status
Open
Available Seats
90
Enrollment Capacity
100
Enrolled
10
Wait List Capacity
0
Wait List Total
0

Description

Provides in-depth analysis of literary and cultural phenomena of southern Asia. The course topic changes; see the Class Search for the current topic. Critical approach designations: Geographies, Histories. Distribution requirement: Global. May be repeated for credit.

Class Notes

This course introduces students to a selection of major writers in twentieth century Indian literature. Readings probe into questions of national borders, languages, and communities, and include texts originally written in English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, and Tamil (all in translation). Along with providing students with alternative ways of thinking about history, the course encourages a rethinking of the disciplinary boundaries between history and literature. It also helps students develop a historical understanding of a culture that is otherwise relentlessly encountered through exoticizing media images and a system of material and spiritual consumption. Instruction will be an engaging mix of pre-recorded lectures, film viewing, small group work, and in-class discussions and activities.

Meeting Information

Days & Times Room Instructor Meeting Dates
Tu 06:00PM-08:00PM Remote Instruction Prasad,R. 06/21/21 - 07/23/21
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