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Modern Fiction: Course Contents(ENG-603)

Criticism of writers and literature from the previous generation. It also acts as a guide for writers of modern fiction to write what they feel, not what society or publishers want them to write.

Course Contents

UNIT 1                                  

Heart of Darkness :

its detailed reading with critical analysis

UNIT 2

Heart of Darkness as a Postcolonial writing

Satire on Imperialism

Marlowe as a narrator

Kurtz: a hero or villain

UNIT 3

A Passage to India :

its detailed reading with critical analysis

UNIT 4

Forster’s depiction of  racial relations

Character of Dr. Aziz

Mrs. Moore’s mystic experience

UNIT 5

To the Lighthouse:

 its detailed reading with critical analysis

Course Contents

UNIT 6

To the Lighthouse as a Stream of Consciousness novel

Conflict between Mr. and Mrs. Ramsay

Mrs. Ramsay as a unifying character

Symbolism in the novel

Feminist approach of Virginia Woolf

UNIT 7                                              

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: its detailed reading and analysis

Stream of Consciousness in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

As an Autobiographical novel

Complexity  of technique

UNIT 8                      

Lord of the Flies :its detailed reading with critical analysis

Golding as a Modern novelist

Atavism, Significance of the Title

Failure of democracy

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