M.A ENGLISH PART-I EXAMINATION                 

Paper-I (Classical Poetry)     ……………………………… 100

Paper-II (Drama-I) ……………………………………………100

Paper-III (Fiction-I) …………………………………………. 100

Paper-IV (Prose) ……………………………………………  100

Paper-V (American Literature) ……………………………. 100

Total…………… 500

Important Note/Instructions:

Books prescribed for different courses are the representative works of selected writers. The students/candidates are required to have thorough knowledge/information of the writers’ life, age, history and other works. Proper weightage will be given to all the writers included in the courses of studies in all semesters.

M.A ENGLISH PART-II

The 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

Paper-I (Modern Poetry).………………………………….100

Paper-II (Drama-II) ..……………………………………….100

Paper-III (Fiction-II) …………………………………………100

Paper-IV (Literary Criticism)………………………………..100

Optional Papers

Paper-V (Short Stories)….………………………………….100

Paper-VI (Linguistics)………………………………………100

Paper-VII (Essay)……………………………………………100

Paper-VI (Literature in English around the World)……………..100

Total:                                500

Compulsory Papers

(SYLLABI AND COURSES OF READINGS)

PAPER ONE                                                                (MODERN POETRY)

(SECTION-I)

William Blake

(Songs of innocence and Experience) (Selection)

William Wordsworth

B. Shelley  

John Keats

The Divine Image

Holy Thursday, I

The Little Black Boy

The Chimney Sweepers

A Poison Tree

The Prelude Book-I,(Lines 1-100)

Tintern Abbey, Revisited

Ode on Immortality

Ode to the West Wind

The Cloud

Hymn to Intellectual Beauty

To a Skylark

Endymion (1-50 lines)

Ode to Autumn

Ode to a Nightingale

Ode on a Grecian Urn

(Section-II)

1. T.S. Eliot i. Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock
ii. The Waste Land
2. W.B. Yeats i. Wild Swans at Coole
ii. When You Are Old
iii. No Second Troy
iv. The Second Coming
3. Philip Larkin i. Mr. Bleaney
ii. Church Going
iii. Ambulances
iv. 1914

Reading List

Comel R. (ed)(1971). Critcs on Yeats . London

Drew, Elizabeth: T.S.Eliot

Gardner, H. (1968) The Art of T.S Eliot. London

Kenner, Hugh: ‘The Invisible Poet’s

Southern, R. (ed) (1971) A Students’ Guide to the Selected Poems of T.S. Eliot.

Unterecker, J. (ed) (1970) Twentieth Century Views . London

PAPER TWO (DRAMA)
1. Henrik Ibsen Hedda Gabler
2. George Bernard Shaw Arms and the Man
3. Samuel Beckett Waiting for Godot
4. Edward Bond The Sea
5. Anton Chekhov Cherry Orchard

 

 

PAPER THREE (NOVEL)
1. Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness
2. D.H. Lawrence Sons and Lovers
3. Virginia Woolf To the Light House
4. Chinua Achebe Things Fall Apart
5. William Golding Lord of the Flies
PAPER FOUR (LITERARY CRITICISM)
1. Aristotle Poetics
2. Philip Sidney An Apology for Poetry
3. T.S. Eliot i. Tradition and Individual Talent
ii. Metaphysical Poets
iii. Milton-1
iv. Milton-2

Cleanth Brooks  

Selection from

“The Well Wrought Urn”

What does poetry communicate? ii. Gray’s Storied Urn,

iii.         Keats’ Sylvan Historian: History without footnotes,

Yeats’ Great Rooted Blossomer

Catherine Belsey Critical Practice

Practical Criticism (Compulsory)

OPTIONAL PAPERS

PAPER FIVE (SHORT STORY)
1. Edgar Allen Poe The Man of The Crowd
2. Anton Chekhov The Man Who Lived In A Shell
3. James Joyce The Dead
4. Franz Kafka The Judgment
5. D.H. Lawrence The Man Who Loved Islands
6. V.S. Pritchett The Voice
7. Ernest Hemingway A Clean, Well Lighted Place
8. H.E. Bates The Woman Who Had Imagination
9. Naguib Mahfouz The Mummy Awakes
10. Doris Lessing A Sunrise on the Veld
11. Nadine Gordimer Once Upon aTime
12. Flannery O’Connor Everything That Rises Must Converge
13. William Trevor A Day
14. Brian Friel The Diviner
15. Chinua Achebe Civil Peace
16. Kamau Brathwaite Dream Haiti
17. Ali A. Mazrui The Fort
18. V.S. Naipual The Night Watchmen’s Occurrence Book
19. Alice Walker Strong Horse Tea
20. Amy Tan The Voice From The Wall
21. Sara Suleri The Property of Woman
22. Hanif Kureishi My Son The Fanatic
23. Ben Okri What The Tapster Saw


APER SIX
                                                                      (LINGUISTICS)

  1. What is Language?
  1. Characteristics of Human Language
  1. Origin of Language
  1. Language Universal Tripods
  1. Functions of Language
  1. What is Linguistics?
  1. Linguistics as a science
  1. Branches of Linguistics
  1. Some major linguistics concepts
  1. Levels of Linguistics
  1. Phonetics & Phonology
  1. Morphology
  1. Syntax
  1. Semantics/Pragmatics
  1. Sociolinguistics/Psycholinguistics
  1. Stylistics
  1. Linguistic schools of thought

PAPER SEVEN                                                              (ESSAY)

The paper on Essay will be designed to test the ability of the candidates in areas of literary movements and history of English Literature.

PAPER EIGHT LITERATURE AROUND THE WORLD
Drama
1. Lorea House of Bernada Alba
2. Brain Friel Translations
Novel
1. Nugugi The River Between
2. Solzhynestsin A Day in the life of Ivan Denisovitch
Poetry
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
Kite
Christmas
Letter to my Sister
4. A. Hashmi Encounter with the Sirens
Autumnal
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
Garden
8. Annat 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
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