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Postmodernist Fictions        

Course coordinator: Nilanjana Gupta                                                             

Tentative Schedule


Week                                       Readings/Texts


1          Introduction


2-6       Ihab Hassan                             Toward a Concept of Postmodernism

Anthony Burgess                     A Clockwork Orange

Stanley Kubrick                       A Clockwork Orange


7-8       Jean-Francoise Lyotard           The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge

Paul Auster                              The New York Trilogy


9-10     Charles Jencks             Postmodernism: The New Classicism in Art and Architecture


Works of postmodern architects/artists


11-13   Jean Baudrillard          The Precession of Simulacra

Baz Luhrmann             Moulin Rouge

Jorge Borges               Pierre Menard Author of the Quixote


14-15   Donna Haraway          A Cyborg Manifesto

William Gibson           Neuromancer/Idoru


16-17   Fredric Jameson          Postmodernism or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism

Haruki Murakami       Kafka on the Shore/The WindUp Chronicle Bird                  



Nilanjana Gupta


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