ISSERTATION PROPOSAL: Edward Saids Orientalism and its implications for reading literary texts.
THIS IS A 2000 WORD DISSERTATION PROPOSAL NOT THE ACTUAL DISSERTATION. The structure is as follows:
Discussion of aims. What research questions you are asking and in wht ways you are thinking of the material. A word on orientalism why is it important/ how you will research it/ which texts will you chose as primary texts and what are your primary objectives. The problem with orientalism is that a lot of Indian writers exploit orientalism as a way of talking about india. Not many use social realism.
THEN CHAPTER BY CHAPTER OUTLINE
2) Chapter on colonialism Kipling and Forester (Kim and A passage to india
Maybe chart a change from Kipling to Forester in theor representative strategy of orientalism.
3) Chapter on post-colonial responses to orientalism in writers Salman Rushdie Midnights Chuildren
Investigate Indian writers and dfecide if they are trying to abolish/reject orientalism or make use of it.
(Other poss primary works Narayan The english teacher and the painter of signs. Works of Anita Desai.
4) Chapter on Indian writers based in Britain Buddha of Suburbia .
6) ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Primary and secondary texts and a line about why you are going to use them books are better than websites so bare this in mind and also please include page numbers where possible.