M.A. (English) Part I Examination of 2003

Appendix ‘A’

(Outlines of Tests)

Paper I (Classical Poetry) 100
Paper II (Drama) 100
Paper III (Novel) 100
Paper IV (Prose) 100
Paper V (American Literature) 100
Total 500

MA English Part I’


Paper I: (Classical Poetry)

  1. Chaucer
  2. Milton
  3. Donne
  4. Pope
  5. Wyatt
  6. Surrey

Paper II: (Drama)

1. Sophocles Oedipus Rex
2. Marlowe Dr. Faustus
3. Shakespeare Othello
The Winter’s Tale
4. Wilde The Importance of Being Earnest
Paper III: (Novel)
1. Trollope Barchester Towers
2. Jane Austen Pride & Prejudice
3. G. Eliot Adam Bede
4. Dickens A Tale of Two Cities
5. Hardy The Return of the Native
Paper IV: (Prose)
1. Bacon
2. Jonathan Swift Gulliver’s Travels
3. Bertrand Russell Unpopular Essays
4. Edward Said Only the introduction to the book entitled
“Culture and Imperialism”
5. Seamus Heaney Only the essay “The Redress of Poetry”
from the book entitled The Redress of

Paper V: (American Literature)

1. Adrienne Rich Diving into the Wreck
Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers
Final Notation
2. Sylvia Plath Ariel
Morning Song
Poppies in October
The Bee Meeting
The Arrival of the Bee Box
3. Richard Wilbur Still Citizen Sparrow
After the last Bulletin
4. John Ashbury Melodic Train


1. Ernest Hemingway For whom the Bell Tolls
2. Toni Morrison Jazz
  1. A. (English) Part II Examination 2004

Appendix ‘A’

(Outlines of Tests)

The first four papers are compulsory, the other four are optional. The candidates are required to opt for any one of the four optional papers.

Compulsory Papers Marks
Paper I Poetry II 100
Paper II Drama II 100
Paper III Novel II 100
Paper IV Literary Criticism 100
Optional Papers
Paper V Short Stories or 100
Paper VI Literature in English Around the World 100
Paper VII Linguistics or 100
Paper VIII Essay or 100
Total ___

MA English PART II


Paper I: (Poetry II)(Section A)

1. Blake A Selection from Songs of
Innocence & Experience
i) Auguries of Innocence
ii) The Sick Rose
iii) London
iv) A Poison Tree
v) A Divine Image
vi) From  Milton:  And  Did
Those Feet
vii) Holy Thursday (I)
viii) The Tyger
ix) Ah, Sun Flower
x) Holy Thursday (II)
2. Coleridge The Ancient Mariner
Kubla Khan
Dejection: An Ode


3. Keats Hyperion Book I
Ode to Autumn
Ode to a Nightingale
Section B Ode on a Grecian Urn
Paper III: (Novel II)
1. Conrad Heart of Darkness
2. Joyce Portrait of an Artist as a Young
3. Woolf To the Lighthouse
4. Achebe Things Fall Apart
5. Ahmad Ali Twilight in Delhi


Paper IV: (Literary Criticism)

Practical Criticism

1. Aristotle Poetics
2. Raymond William’s Modern Tragedy
3. Catherine Belsey Critical Practice
*4. T.S. Eliot Tradition and the Individual
*5. Philip Sidney Apology for Poetry
Romon Seldon An Introduction to Literary

* Added vide Notification No.D/692/Acad., dated 15-3-2005

Optional Papers
Paper V (Short Stories)
1. Sara Suleri The Property of Women
2. Naguib Mahfuz The Mummy
3. E.Allen Poe The Man of the Crowd
4. Doris Lessing African Short Story
5. Flannery O’Connor Everything that Rises Must
6. J.Joyce The Dead
7. Nadine Gordimer Ultimate Safari
Once upon a time
8. Kafka The Judgement
9. Achebe Civil Peace
10. Okri What the Tapster Saw
11. Hanif Qureshi My Son the Fanatic
12. D.H.Lawrence The Man who Loved Islands
13. W.Trevor The Day
14. AliceWalker Strong Horse Tea
15. V.S. Pritchett The Voice
16. Brian Friel The Diviner
17. H.E. Bates The Woman who Loved
18. Ali Mazuri The Fort
19. Amy Tan The Voice from the Wall
20. A.Chekov The Man who lived in a Shell
21. Braithwaite Dream Hatii
22. V.S. Naipaul The Nightwatchman’s
Occurrence Book
23. E. Hemingway A Clean Well Lighted Place

PAPER VI: (Literature in English Around the World)


1. Lorca House of Bernada Alba
2. Brian Friel Translations


1. Nugugi The River Between
2. Solzhynetsin A Day in the life of Ivan
Poetry Denisovitch
1. Taufiq Rafat Thinking of Mohenjodaro
The Stone Chat
The Last Visit
2. Daud Kamal Reproduction
The Street of Nightingale
A Remote Beginning
3. Maki Qureshi Air Raid


Letter to my Sister
4. A. Hashmi Encounter with the Sirens
But Where is the Sky?
5. Zulfiqar Ghose Across India
February 1952
The Mystique of Root
A Memory of Asia
6. Shirley Lim Monsoon History
Modern Secrets
7. Vikram Seth Humble Administrators
8. Anna Akhmatova Prologue Epilogue
9. Derek Walcott Far Cry From Africa
10. Ben Okri African Elegy
11. Achebe Refugee Mother & Child
Mango Seed
12. Nasim Ezekiel Night of the Scorpion
Goodbye Party for Miss Pushpa
13. Moniza Alvi The Country at my Shoulder

Paper VII (Linguistics)

Introduction, Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, Stylistics.

Paper VIII: (Essay)



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