2023-2024 Catalog

ENGL 347 19th Century Novel and Bollywood Cinema

This course will examine 19th century British and Indian novels in dialogue with their 20th century Bollywood adaptations. A product of the largest film industry in the world, Indian cinema is consumed globally. Questions of globalism were also central to 19th century novels that were written during the height of colonial rule. We will examine the films and novels, paying particular attention to representations of cultural subject formation, gender and racial norms, and nationalist sentiment in the era of empire and the postcolonial moment.

Major Requirement Met: Group II/IV


4 units


One 100- or 200-level English course, or junior or senior standing

Core Requirements Met

  • Global Connections