This Subject Includes

  • Course No: HS 238
  • Course: Master of Liberal Arts
  • Semester: VIII
  • Title: Masculinities in Literature and Popular Culture
  • Stream: English
  • Description:

    Understanding gender as critical theory and embodied practice: readings from some key theorists of gender; understanding masculinity: biological and ideological attributes; masculinity and performativity; the economy of expectations informing notions of �manliness�, �effeminacy� and �femininity�; anxieties and comic crises in masculinity; representations of masculinity in literary texts, films and popular advertisements.

  • Text:

    1. George Orwell, �Shooting an Elephant�, Shooting an Elephant and Other Essays. London: Penguin, 2003.2. Munshi Premchand, �The Chess Players�, The Best of Premchand. New Delhi: Cosmo Publications, 1997.3. John Osborne, Look Back In Anger. London: Penguin, 2002.4. Force Majeure. Film. Dr. Ruben Ostlund. 2014.

  • Course References:

    1. Maurice Berger et al. ed, Constructing Masculinity. London & New York: Routledge, 1995.2. Judith Butler, Gender Trouble. New York: Routledge, 1990.3. Praseeda Gopinath, Scarecrows of Chivalry: English Masculinities after Empire. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013.4. Mary Holmes, What is Gender? Sociological Approaches. London: Sage Publications, 2007.5. Mrinalini Sinha, Colonial Masculinity. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1995.