Value Added Courses

Title: Basics of Literary and Cultural Theory (BLCT)

Advertisement Date: 31/07/2023


Notice for shortlisted participants

Course type: Certificate course

Commencement Date and Time: 1 st September, 2023. 5.30 – 7.30 pm

(Date and Time may be subjected to change)

Duration: 4 months

Course Fees: 7200/-

Mode of Course: Blended

Eligibility: Pursuing Graduation

Course coordinator: Dr. Mousumi Mandal (

Course Objective:

  • The major thrust in most literature and cultural studies departments across the globe in the past few decades has been literary and cultural theories. Humanities departments across disciplines have expected their students to be conversant with the latest trends in theoretical thinking. The inter-disciplinary thrust of the course will not only train students to think across disciplinary spaces, but also to develop thought processes that are inclusive, assimilationist, and heterogeneous. The course will also teach nuanced thinking, explore newer representational spaces, and encourage students to think across cultural and social paradigms. It will equip them for higher studies and research in the humanities. The course will also train students to handle human resources in an industry/corporate setting by providing them with templates to think about representations of caste, class, race, gender, religion etcetera.



  • Why Theory?
  • Thinking Around Gender
  • The Self and the Other: Psychoanalysis and the Humanities
  • The Subaltern and Their Representation:
  • Beyond the Human: Posthuman Thought and Literary Studies
  • How to Read the Popular: Comics, Sci-fi, Graphic Novels
  • Workshop-based classes on the six components of the syllabus

Invited Recourse persons:


General Note

Kindly fill the form with correct information within 28-07-2023 to 25-08-2023 midnight, IST.

(E.g. time span for applying for the course; say 27th June, 2023 to 16th July, 2023).

Once the form is submitted you will not be able to make any further change.

The selection is done on first come first serve basis, availability of resources and submission of valid


Selected participants will be informed about the payment method subsequently via respective email id along

with their Application Number. On successful submission of Course fees, participants will be notified about

their Enrollment Number and commencement details of the course.

Your fees will not be refunded once enrolled.

Your classes will be held in Blended mode.

The application link is below:

Dr. Mousumi Mandal
Course coordinator

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