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Faculty Masterclass and Information Session | MA in English at Ashoka University

The masterclass will be on the topic "Always Present and Totally Forgettable: Mapping Minor Characters through Literary Demography", and will be conducted by Prof. Johannes Burgers (Assistant Professor of English and Digital Humanities, Ashoka University; Ph.D. The City University of New York).

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13 January, 2022 | 2m read

As the year kicks off, we would like to invite you to join us at a Faculty Masterclass and an Information Session about the Master’s in English programme at Ashoka University, scheduled for 15 Jan, 11 AM

The masterclass will be on the topic “Always Present and Totally Forgettable: Mapping Minor Characters through Literary Demography”, and will be conducted by Prof. Johannes Burgers (Assistant Professor of English and Digital Humanities, Ashoka University; Ph.D. The City University of New York).

Using the Digital Yoknapatawpha database, this lecture will demonstrate how William Faulkner’s literary corpus was decomposed and then reconstituted to create a literary demography that captures the movement of every character in space in time. This demography challenges current assumptions about Faulkner’s fiction, while simultaneously asking larger questions about the role of minor characters in literature and the ways in which we reconstruct a social world when we read a text.

In the information session, you will have the opportunity to engage with representatives from the Ashoka community and learn more about the programme, faculty, and the admissions process.
The Master of Arts in English at Ashoka University, is committed to thinking across boundaries of genre, culture and chronology. Our coursework allows for exposure to a wide array of texts, theories and disciplinary formations from around the world. MA students will also have the opportunity to pursue courses in other departments at Ashoka thus bringing new lenses to bear on literary studies.

Application Deadline : March 4, 2022
Upto 100% need-based financial aid

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