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Syllabus : English


Syllabus – M.A. (Previous) English

PAPER – I (PROSE)

The following texts are prescribed for detailed study:

Francis Bacon: Of Studies / of Truth /Of Revenge /Of Followers and Friends of Marriage and Single Life.

Addison & Steels: The following essays from the Coverly Papers from The Spectator.

The Spectator’s Account of Himself

Of the Club

Labour and Exercise

His Disappointment in Love

Chartes Lamb: A Bachelor’s Complaint of the Behavior of Married People: Poor Relations

The Old and New School Master:

A.G. Gardiner: In Defence of Ignorance/On Saying Please/On Smiles/On Living  Again/All About A Dog.

The following texts are prescribed for non-detailed study:

1.       William Hazlitt: My First Acquaintance With Poets/Indian Jugglers

2.       Aldous Huxley: Wordsworth in the Tropics

3.       Thomas Carlyle: Hero As Poet.

4.       George Orwell: Why I Write/Notes on Nationalism.

PAPER – II (POETRY FROM CHAUCER TO 1798)

The following texts are prescribed for detailed study:

1.       G. Chaucer: Prologue to the Canterbury Tales

2.       J. Milton: Paradise Lost Book I

3.       J. Donne: Go Catch a Falling Star/The Relic/The Canonization.

The Sun Rising/Death Be Not Proud.

4.       T. Gray: The Progress of Poesy/The Bard.

The following texts are prescribed for non-detailed study:

1.       Spenser: The Fairie Queene Book I Canto I

2.       A. Pope: The Rape of the Lock.

3.       A. Marvell: To His Coy Mistress/A Dialogue Between the Soul and Body.

4.       W. Blake: The Little Black Boy/Holy Thursday (From Songs of Innocence) Holy Thursday (From Songs of Experience)/The Garden of Love.

PAPER – III (ENGLISH DRAMA)

The following texts are prescribed for detailed study:

1.       C. Marlowe: Dr. Faustus.

2.       Shakespeare: Hamlet.

3.       Shakespeare: The Tempest.

4.       G.B. Shaw: Candida.

The following texts are prescribed for non-detailed study:

1.       Webster: The Duchess of Malfi.

2.       Goldsmith: She Stoops to Conquer.

3.       T.S. Eliot: Murder in the Cathedral.

4.       Harold Pinter: The Birthday Party.

PAPER – IV (FICTIONS)

The following texts are prescribed for study

1.       H. Fielding: Tom JoneS

2.       Sir Watter Scott: Ivanhoe.

3.       J. Austen: Emma

4.       C. Dickens: Great Expectations

5.       T. Hardy: The Return of the Native.

6.       J. Comrad: Heart of Darkness

7.       V. Woolf: Mrs. Dalloway.

8.       E.M. Forster: A Passage to India

 

Syllabus – M.A. (FINAL) English

PAPER – I (NINTEENTH CENTURY ENGLISH POETRY)

The following texts are recommended for detailed study:

1.       Wordsworth                      Tintern Abbey/Ode: Intimations of Immortality/Resolution and

                                                Independence/Michael/Sonnet on Sonnet/The World is Too much with us.

2.       John Keats                          Ode to Psyche/Ode on a Grecian Urn/Ode to Autumn/On First Looking

                                                into Champan’s Homer/Bright Star.

3.       Alfred Tennyson              The Lotos-Eaters/Tithonus/Break Break Break/Crossing the Bar.

4.       R. Browning                        The Last Ride Together/The Grammarian’s Funeral/My Last Duchess.

The following texts are recommended for non-detailed study:

1.       P.B. Shelley: Adonais

2.       S.T. Coleridge: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

3.       Matthew Arnold: Dover Beach/Rugby Chapel.

4.       E. Gitzgerald: The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

PAPER – II (TWENTIETH CENTURY ENGLISH LITERATURE)

The following texts are recommended for detailed study:

1.       T.s. Eliot: The Waste Land

2.       W.B. Yeats: The Lake Isle of Innisfree/No Second Troy/Among School Children/Sailing to Byzantium

3.       W.H. Auden: Musee Des Beaux Arts/The Shield of Achilles/Refugee Blues.

4.       Philip Larkin: Church Going/Poetry of Departures/Dockery And Son

The following texts are recommended for non-detailed study:

1.       S. Beckett: Waiting for Godot.

2.       Graham Greene: The Power and the Glory.

3.       W. Golding: Lord of the Files.

4.       D.H. Lawrence: Sons and Lovers

PAPER – III (LITERARY CRITICISM)

The following texts are prescribed for study:

1.       Aristotle: Poetics

2.       Longinus: On the Sublime

3.       Philip Sidney: Defence of Poesie

4.       Dryden: Essay on Dramatic Poesy.

5.       Wordsworth: Preface to Lyrical Ballads.

6.       M. Arnold: The Study of Poetry.

7.       T.S. Eliot: Tradition and Individual Talent.

8.       New criticism: Modern Critical Theory:

a.       Structuralism

b.      Pscho-analytic criticism

c.       Deconstruction

PAPER – IV-B (AMERICAN LITERATURE)

The following texts are prescribed for detailed study:

1.       Walt Whiteman:               Song of Myself (Section 1,6, 31, 32, 35) I Hear it was Charged Against Me.

2.       Emily Dickinson:                Success is counted sweetest.

Hope is a thing with feathers

Because I could not stop for Death.

To fight aloud is very brave.

The brain is wider than the sky.

3.       Robert Frost:                     Birches/Two tramps in Mudtime/Mending Wall

The Road not taken/Fire and Ice

4.       Carl Sandburg:                   Chicago

The following texts are prescribed for non-detailed study:

1.       Eugene O’Nell: The Hairy Ape

2.       Arthur Miller: Death of a Salesman

3.       Henry James: The Portrait of Lady

4.       Ernest Hemingway: The Old man and The Sea

5.       William Faulkner: Sound and the Fury

PAPER – V-A (INDIAN ENGLISH LITERATURE)

The following texts are prescribed for detailed study:

1.       Toru Datta: Savitri

2.       Sarojini Naidu: Awake/Guerdon/The Lotus/Indian Weavers

To Buddha Seated on a Lotus/Song of Radha – The Milkmaid

3.       R. N. Tagore: From Gitanjali: Songs no 1, 2, 11, 35, 39, 50, 60, 91

4.       Nissim Ezekiel: Philosophy/Enterprise/Marriage/In India

The following texts are prescribed for non-detailed study:

1.       Girish Karnad: Tale-danda

2.       R.K. Narayan: The Guide

3.       M.R. Anand: Untouchable

4.       Kamala Markandaya: Nectar in a Sieve

 

SYLLABUS FOR B.A.I, B.A.II, B.A.III—ENGLISH LITERATURE

ENGLISH LITERATURE—2011-12

B.A. PART I

PAPER FIRST POETRY 100 MARKS

PAPER SECOND PROSE 100 MARKS

B.A.PART II

ENGLISH LITERATURE-2012-13

PAPER I DRAMA 100 MARKS

PAPER II FICTION 100 MARKS

B.A.PART III

ENGLISH LITERATURE-2013-14

PAPER I LITERARY MOVEMENTS AND LITERARY DEVICES

100 MARKS

PAPER II INDIAN ENGLISH LITERATURE

OR

ENGLISH LITERATURE THROUGH TRANSLATIONS 100 MARKS

PAPERIII NEW LITERATURES IN ENGLISH 100 MARKS

THE BOARD OF STUDIES IN ENGLISH ALSO RESOLVED TO EFFECT

SOME MODIFICATIONS IN THE COURSE OF STUDY OF B.A.I, II, III OF

ENGLISH LITERATURE IN ORDER TO MAKE THE SYLLABUS AT PAR

WITH THE SYLLABUS OF OTHER UNIVERSITIES OF U.P. AND

ACCORDING TO THE GUIDELINES SUGGESTED BY THE U.G.C.

B.A.I

ENGLISH LITERATURE

Paper-I

(POETRY)

Unit-I: Ten short answer questions based on the entire course including

three passages for explanation.

Unit-II

Forms of poetry

1. The sonnet

2. The elegy

3. The ode

4. The epic

5. The ballad

6. The lyric

7. The dramatic monologue

8. Allegory

Stanza forms

1. The heroic couplet

2. The blank verse

3. The spenserian stanza

4. Terza rhyme

Unit-III

William Shakespeare : ‘True Love’

John Donne : ‘Present in Absence’

Michael Drayton : ‘Since there’s no help left….’

Unit-IV

Alexander Pope ‘Lines on Addison from The Dunciad’

Thomas Gray ‘Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard’

William Blake ‘London’

Unit-V

William Wordsworth : ‘The World is too much with us’

Robert Bridges ‘Nightingales’

W.B.Yeats ‘ Lake Isle of Innisfree’

Q.N.1. Ten short answer questions based on the entire course including

three passages for explanation

30 marks

Q.N.2

& 3.

Long answer questions on any two of the prescribed poets.

20+20= 40 marks

Q.N.4. Five short questions to be asked on the forms of poetry.

10 marks

Q.N.5. Two questions to be asked on the text.

20marks

B.A.I

ENGLISH LITERATURE

PAPER-II

(PROSE)

Unit-I

Ten short answer questions based on the entire course including three

passages for explanation

Unit-II

Theory of Prose

Types of Prose

Types of Prose Style

Autobiography/Biography and Memoir

Travelogue

Periodical Essay

Formal Essay

Familiar Essay

Poetic Prose (Euphuism)

Prose of Thought

Unit-III

Bacon ‘Of studies’

Richard steele ‘Recollections of childhood’

Joseph addison ‘Sir roger at church’

Charles lamb ‘The convalescent’

Unit-IV

Doctor Johnson ‘Letter To Lord Chesterfield’

G.K.Chesterton ‘On Running After One’s Hat’

R.L.Stevenson ‘An Apology For Idlers’

A.G.Gardiner ‘On Shaking Hands’

Unit-V

Robert Lynd ‘A Disappointed Man’

J.B.Priestley ‘On Doing Nothing’

Hilaire Bellock ‘OnSpelliings’

E.V.Lucas ‘Bores’

Q.N.1. Ten short answer questions based on the entire course including

three passages for explanation

.

30 marks

Q.N.2

& 3.

Long Answer Questions on any two of the prescribed essayists.

20+20=40 marks

Q.N.4. Five short questions to be asked on the forms of essays.

10 marks

Q.N.5. Two questions of 150 words each to critically analyse and

appreciate any two of the essays.

20 marks

B.A.PART II

ENGLISH LITERATURE

PAPER-I

(DRAMA)

Unit-I Ten short answer questions based on the entire course incuding

three passages for explanation

Unit-II

Theory of Drama

Elements of Drama

Tragedy and various types

Comedy and various types

Tragi-comedy

Expressionist Drama

Drama of Ideas

Poetic Drama

Closet Drama

The Problem Play

Theatre of Absurd

Unit-III

Shakespeare: Othello

Unit-IV

Congreve: The Way of the World

Unit-V

G B Shaw: Candida

QN.1 Ten short answer questions based on the entire course

including three passages for explanation

30 Marks

Q.N.2 & 3

Two Long Answer Questions from Plays

20+20=40 Marks

Q.N.4. Five Short Answer Questions on theory and forms of Drama

Marks 2X5=10

Q.N.5 Two Analytical Questions of 250 words each on the Plays

prescribed 10+10=20Marks

B.A.PART II

ENGLISH LITERATURE

Paper-II

(FICTION)

Unit-I : Ten short-answer questions based on the entire course.

Unit-II

Forms and Techniques, Elements of Novel, Elements of Short Story,

Picaresque Novel, Historical Novel, Gothic Novel

Epistolary Novel, Regional Novel, Dystopia, Detective Novel, Campus

Fiction, Science Fiction, Space Fiction, Metafiction, ‘Chic lit’, Junk Fiction

Plot, Characterization, Narrative Technique and Structure

Unit-III

Jane Austen Pride And Prejudice

Unit-IV

Charles Dickens David Copperfield

Unit-V

Thomas Hardy The Return of the Native

QN.1 Ten short-answer questions based on the entire course. 20 Marks

Q.N.2 -4 Long answer questions on prescribed novels  20+20+20= 60 Marks

Q.N. 5 Two questions one on technique and one on forms of novel 20 Marks

B.A.PART III ENGLISH LITERATURE   Paper-I  (History of English Literature)

Unit-I : Ten short-answer questions based on the entire course.

Unit-II : From Renaissance to Seventeenth Century

Renaissance and Reformation

Miracle and Morality Plays University Wits

Authorised version of the Bible

Metaphysical Poetry

Neo-classicism

Elizabethan Songs and Sonnets

Unit-III : Eighteenth Century and the Romantic Age

Growth of the Novel

Precursors of Romanticism

Romanticism and the French Revolution

Growth of Romantic Literature (Prose, Poetry, Drama and Novel)

Unit-IV: Nineteenth Century

Characteristics of Victorianism

Growth of Victorian Literature (Prose, Poetry, Drama and Novel)

Pre-Raphaelite Poetry

Naughty Nineties.

Unit-V : The Twentieth and Twenty-first centuries

Trends in twentieth century literature with special reference to

Georgian poetry, Imagism and Symbolism, Movement Poetry.

Twentieth Century Novel

Twentieth Century Drama, Problem Play, Theatre of the Absurd,

Expressionism, Epic Theatre.

Growth of Postcolonial literature: Feminism, Post modernism etc.

Q No. 1. Ten Short Answer questions based on the entire course. 20 Marks

Q, No.2-5 One Long Answer question from each unit 4x20= 80 Marks

B.A.III

ENGLISH LITERATURE   PAPER II

Two papers: A & B .The students will have option to

choose any one out of these.

(A) INDIAN WRITINGS IN ENGLISH

Unit-I : Ten short answer questions based on the entire course including

three passages for explanation  

Unit-II: Poetry

Nissim Ezkiel ‘A Poem of Dedication’

Jayant Mahapatra ‘Hunger’

Vikram Seth ‘Unclaimed’

A K Ramanujan ‘Anxiety’

Keki N Daruwala ‘The Unrest of Desire’

Unit-III: Drama

Mahesh Duttani Seven Steps around the Fire

Unit-IV: Fiction

Mulk Raj Anand The Untouchable

Unit-V: Prose

Nirad C Chaudhary “Tell me the Weather and I’ll Tell the Man”

Q.No.1. Ten short answer questions based on the entire course

including three passages for explanation

Q No,2-5. One Long answer question from each unit (unit II to IV)

B.A.III

ENGLISH LITERATURE

PAPER II

(B) ENGLISH LITERATURE THROUGH TRANSLATION

Unit-I: Ten short answer questions based on the entire course

including three passages for explanation

Unit-II: Poetry

Jaishankar Prasad: Ansu translated by Jaikrishna Sadani, Rupa,

1979

Unit-III: Drama

Mohan Rakesh: Half Way House (Adhe Adhure) translated by Bindu

Batra,1971

Unit IV: Novel

Jainendra Kumar,Tyagapatra, (Resignation 1937]. Trans. by

Sachchidananda Vatsyayan Agyeya.

Unit V: Prose

Mahatma Gandhi: Hind Swaraj, Chapters VIII (The Condition of

India), XIII (What is True Civilization?), & XVIII (Education)

QNo, 1. Ten short answer questions based on the entire course

including three passages for explanation 20 marks

Q No,2-5. One Long answer question from each unit (unit II to IV)

4X20= 80 marks

B.A. III

ENGLISH LITERATURE

PAPER III

NEW LITERATURES IN ENGLISH

The paper has been framed to familiarize the students with the

writings in English all over the world.

Unit-I: Ten short answer questions based on the entire course

including three passages for explanation

Unit-II:

Australian Literature (Poetry)

W C Wentworth ‘The Wild Colonial Boy’

Ada Cambridge ‘An Answer’

Chris Wallace ‘Melbourne’

Kevin Gilbert ‘Mister Man’

Unit-III

American Literature

(Drama)

Edward Albee The Zoo Story

Unit-IV

Canadian Literature

(Fiction)

Margaret Atwood Bodily Harm

Unit-V

Afro-American Literature

(Prose)

Alice Walker In Search of Our Mother’s Garden

(Only 1st essay from part III)

Q. No. 1. Ten short answer questions based on the entire course

including three passages for explanation

Q No. 2-5. One Long Answer Questions from each unit (unit II-V)

Recommendation

The syllabus is quite appropriate but this is suggested that an optional paper of

viva-voce should be introduced in B.A. IIIrd the options of project and viva-voce

both should be given to students.