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Updated on 15 Jul, 2022

Post Graduate Diploma in New Literatures in English (PGDNLEG)

Minimum Duration: 1 Year
Maximum Duration: 3 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 7,300
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


Bachelor‘s degree / a higher degree from a recognized University


Medium of Instruction: English

The Post Graduate Diploma in New Literatures in English encompasses several courses in this area of postcolonial studies/ new literatures. We aim to familiarize students with some of the major new literatures, through a study of significant/ representative texts, while showing the richness of these literatures and their similarities and differences by relating them to developments in critical theory. We also aim to show how historical, social and political pressures characterize these literatures and how ethnic contexts influence them. We take up literatures from Africa, South Asia, the Caribbean, Australia and Canada. The Australian Literature course speaks of the multicultural aspects of the country, introduces students to the first inhabitants of Australia, their writings and traces the beginnings of the settlers, and the writers who set the foundation of its literature along with the issues they grappled with. The programme then takes the learners into the world of 20th Century Canadian Literature giving them knowledge about the contexts of Canadian Writing, recent Canadian Poetry, Margaret Atwood’s life and works, French Canadian Writing, the Canadian novel Canadian South -Asian Diasporic Writing, Canadian Short story, Canadian Drama, and the development of Canadian Criticism. And lastly we look at an integral part of the curricula at colleges and universities across the globe - literary theory and criticism, beginning from classical times, including romantic criticism, new criticism, feminist theories, deconstruction and contemporary theories.
Course Code
Title of the Course
Course Credits
MEG 05
Literary Theory & Criticism
Choose Any three of the following courses: 3 X 8 Credits = 24 Credits
MEG 08
New Literatures in English
MEG 09
Australian Literature
MEG 12
A Survey Course in 20th Century Canadian Literature
MEG 19
Australian Novel
Total Credits
32 Credits
Programme Coordinator: Dr. Pema Eden Samdup;
 + 91 11-29572770


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