What, Why and How of Studying Literature
As a part of student-reflection on learning, they are asked to add a page on their Digital Portfolio about:
- What is Literature?
- Why study Literature?
- How does it make any difference?
To help students in this process of reflective learning, some useful blogs, videos, web-articles are shared here. As it is necessary to give line of thought or some starting points, so that students can realize what is expected, here are some resources:
- What Literature is for?
Dilip Barad - an Online Session with Sem 4 Students on 'How to Write How Literature Shaped me?'
How to write 'Learning Outcome of Studying Literature'?: Dilip Barad
Literature in the Digital Era (Scott Hartley's The Techie and the Fuzzy: Why the Liberal Arts will rule to Digital Era)
- What Books Do for the Human Soul: The Four Psychological Functions of Great Literature“Writers open our hearts and minds, and give us maps to our own selves.” (MARIA POPOVA)
- Is BA English in India just timepass? (Ketan Krishna)
- IIT dropout finds B.A. English syllabus equally uninteresting (Pagal Patrakar)
We can also ponder on the characters in literary texts in syllabus
Here are some noteworthy links:
You Tube Videos:
v=neRyi3i3K20&feature=related (Importance of Literature)
v=dRvav7oyjTY (what is literature)
v=U-wv6DUKInE&NR=1 (Prof. Ron Wheeler)
v=q8UOMGQfuLk&feature=related (a day in the life of English literature student)
1. Eagleton, Terry. Literary Theory: An Introduction. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers Inc., 1996.
2. Hernadi, Paul. Ed. What is Literature? Bloomington & London, Indiana University Press, 1978.
3. Wellek, René and Austin Warren. Theory of Literature. Mitcham, Victoria: Penguin, 1963.
4. Rees, R J. English Literature: An Introduction to the foreign readers. Macmillan. 1973.
5. Scott James R.A. The Making Of Literature (1946).
6. Hudson, William Henry. An Introduction to the study of Literature (1913)
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