Reading Feminist Texts

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Course TypeCourse CodeNo. Of Credits
Foundation CoreNA2

Semester and Year Offered: 1st Semester

Course Coordinator and Team: Shelly Pandey

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Course Outcomes:

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. What does reading a text has come to mean in the contemporary.
  2. What does reading a text has come to mean in the contemporary.
  3. Perform the task of reading and reading critically.
  4. Understand the politics of reading and to locate that what makes any text a feminist text.
  5. Read one or at best two texts critically, page by page to extract and identify concepts.

Brief description of modules/ Main modules:

The first part deals with histories of reading, reading and genre, reading and criticality. The second part of the course tries to identify what makes a text feminist; is it its content or the various structures in which it gets impregnated. Thirdly the course reads at least two texts critically to perform a reading of feminist life.

Assessment Details with weights:

  • Assessment : 40 %
  • Assessment 2: 40%
  • Assessment 3: 20 %

Reading List:

  1. Barber Karen. (2007). The Constitution of Oral Texts Anthropology of Texts, Persons and Publics, Chapter 3, in The Anthropology of Texts, Persons and Publics. Retrieved from
  2. Manguel, Alberto (1996) A History of Reading, Penguin USA.
  3. Derrida, J. (2016). Of grammatology. JHU Press. Translated by Spivak, G : Of Grammatology ( Preface by Spivak ) Retrieved from 4. Deleuze, G., Guattari, F., & Brinkley, R. (1983). What is a minor Literature?. Mississippi Review, 11(3), 13-33.