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Great Works and Authors of World Literature

This free course will teach you the role that literature has in bridging the gap between protest and democracy.

Publisher: NPTEL
In this course, you will study the concept of womanism which is a social theory based on the history and everyday experiences of women of colour, especially black women. You will also learn about the nature of power through Kafka's critique of the protagonists in the play and their relationship with power. Finally, you will be taught about the exile experience and the consequences of globalisation from a postcolonial perspective.
Great Works and Authors of World Literature
  • Duration

    6-10 Hours
  • Students

    146
  • Accreditation

    CPD

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Outcome

Certification

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Description

This free course will introduce you to the concept of womanism which is a social theory based on the history and everyday experiences of women of colour, especially black women. You will also learn the role literature plays in bridging the gap between protest and democracy and their intrinsic link.

Next, you will study the way in which literature has always been a powerful medium to impact on society. You will learn the nature of power through Kafka's critique of the protagonists in the play and their relationship with power. In addition to this, you will study how The Metamorphosis contributes to Kafka’s place in world literary canon and the political connotations of it. 

This course will help you gain knowledge about authors who set the tone with their literary works. You will learn to appreciate the significance and importance of these authors and their contribution to the world.

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