ASIAN 494 - Ocean of Stories: Telling Tales in the Indian Subcontinent
Section: 001
Term: WN 2014
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course investigates painters' engagements with India's literatures. Beginning with storytelling in contemporary artworks, this course proceeds to examine the emergence, refinement, and dispersion of literary and pictorial conventions in cosmopolitan early India and their transformations in later periods when book arts interacted with vernacularization, performative traditions, and eventually print culture.

Category for Concentration Distributions: 1. Ancient, 2. Medieval, 3. Early Modern, 4. Modern and Contemporary, C. Asia (includes China, Japan, India, South and Southeast Asia and the Pacific)

Course Requirements:

  • Response Papers 20%
  • Midterm Examination 20%
  • Research Paper Package 40% (package consists of paper topic proposal, oral presentation, and final paper)
  • Regular and informed participation in lectures 20%

Intended Audience:

undergraduate and graduate students.

Class Format:

This class will meet twice a week. Each class meeting will be ninety minutes long.

ASIAN 494 - Ocean of Stories: Telling Tales in the Indian Subcontinent
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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