Potter dialogues, Bob Marley lyrics in English Literature BA syllabus

Dialogues from Harry Potter, James Bond, Bob Marley lyrics have been introduced in evening English literature B.A course

Chennai: Dialogues from Harry Potter and James Bond and Bob Marley lyrics which have been introduced in the evening English literature B.A course two years ago at Madras Christian College are a big hit among students.

These have been introduced to help students read texts and enjoy them, as also to strike a balance between canonical literature and popular culture, say faculty members.

Daniel David, head of the English department (evening course), who introduced the evening course two years ago said that Harry Potter is the interpretation of the movie version.

“Students have to analyse it. Students have to analyse how James Bond books represented the Cold War. We debate the sociological background of Bob Dylan lyrics. In the case of Bob Marley the Rastafarian movement comes in,” he said.

He added that the objective of this course is that students should be able to take up a postgraduation course in any university in the world.

“Madras University is keeping a watch on this course to see how successful this will be,” he said.

Ishanee Sarmah, a second year student of BA English, (evening stream) was ecstatic when asked about this course. “I was looking for something different and when I came across this course I found it amazing. The course is very practical and creative,” she said.

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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