Arundhati Roy. The God Of Small Things. Flamingo:
Constructing the Fictive Self
What makes the subject of identity so compelling? How are we ourselves involved in the construction of such identity?
This unit explores the topic of self in a range of texts, both literary and filmic. It will provide an opportunity for students to analyse and interrogate the construction of self in a variety of social contexts by focusing on textual representations of sexuality, race and gender in ways that are relevant to being and living in today's world.
Morrison. Sula. Vintage:
Winterson. The Passion. Vintage:
1x500wd tutorial presentation (15%), 1x2000wd essay (45%), 1x2hr exam (40%)