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Syllabus: English (Subject Code: P02)

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Unit-I – MODERN LITERATURE (1400-1600)

Poetry

For Detailed Study

 Chaucer : Prologue to the Canterbury Tales

 Spenser : Faerie Queene – Book-I

For Non-detailed Study

 Spenser : Prothalamion and Epithalamion

 Wyatt, Surrey: Selections in Peacock’s English
verse, Vol-I

 Ballads : Peacock – Vol-II

Prose

For Detailed Study

 Bacon – Essays – Of Truth, Of Adversity, Of
Studies,

 Of Revenge, Of Ambition, Of Friendship

Sidney :
Apologie For Poetrie

For Non-detailed Study

 The Bible : The Book of Job.

Drama

For Detailed Study

Marlowe :
Dr. Faustus

For Non-Detailed Study

Kyd : The
Spanish Tragedy

Ben Jonson :
The Alchemist

Unit-II – MODERN LITERATURE (1600-1798)

Poetry

For Detailed study

Donne :
Canonisation, The Ecstasie

Milton :
Paradise Lost, Book-IX

Pope : The
Rape of the Lock.

For Non-detailed Study

 Milton : Samson Agonistes

Gray,
Collins & Blake: Peacock’s English Verse – Vol-III

Herbert : 1.
Affliction 2. The Pulley

Marvell : To
His Coy Mistress

Prose

For Detailed Study

 Johnson : Life of Milton

For Non-Detailed Study

 Bunyan : The Pilgrim’s Progress

 Fielding : Tom Jones

Drama

For Detailed Study

 Dryden : All for Love

 Sheridan : The School for Scandal

For Non-detailed Study :

 Congreve : The way of the World

 Goldsmith : She stoops to conquer

Unit-III – MODERN LITERATURE (1798 – 1832)

Poetry

For Detailed Study

 Wordsworth : Immortality Ode, Tintern Abbey

 Coleridge : Ode to Dejection, Kubla Khan

Keats : Ode
on a Grecian Urn, Ode to Autumn.

 Shelley : Ode to the West Wind

For Non-Detailed Study

 Wordsworth : Prelude – Book-I

Shelley :
Adonais

Prose

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For Detailed Study

 Lamb : Essays of Elia

Christ’s
Hospital, The South Sea House, Dream children,

New Year’s
Eve

Hazlitt : My
First Acquaintance with Poets.

For Non-Detailed Study

Shelley : A
Defence of Poetry

 Wordsworth : Preface to the Lyrical Ballads
(1850)

 Jane Austen : Emma

 Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights

Unit-IV – MODERN LITERATURE (1832 to the present day)

Poetry

For Detailed Study:

 Arnold : Dover Beach, The Scholar Gypsy

 Browning : Andrea Del Sarto

 Tennyson : Morte D’ Arthur

 W.B.Yeats : Byzantium

 Eliot : The Waste land

For Non-Detailed Study:

 Hopkins : The Wreck of the Deutschland

 The selections from

(i) Owen
(ii) W.H.Auden (iii) Stephen Spender in the Faber

Book of
Modern Verse.

Prose

For Detailed Study:

Carlyle :
The Hero as a Man of Letters

 (from “On Heroes and Hero Worship”)

Mathew
Arnold: The Study of Poetry

T.S.Eliot :
Tradition and Individual Talent

For Non-detailed Study:

Dickens :
Great Expectations

George
Elliot : Middle March

Hardy : Jude
the Obscure

Virginia
Woolf : To the Light House

Graham
Greene : The Power and the Glory

Unit-V – SHAKESPEARE

Drama

For Detailed Study

Macbeth, The
Tempest

For Non-Detailed Study

 Henry–IV Part-I: Measure for Measure

 Antony and Cleopatra

 A general knowledge of the other plays, poems and sonnets of Shakespeare is expected of the candidates.

Unit-VI AMERICAN LITERATURE

Poetry

Detailed study

 Walt Whitman : Out of the Cradle Endlessly
Rocking

 Emily Dickinson : Because I could not Stop for
Death

 Robert Frost : Mending Wall, Birches, West
Running Brook.

 Sylvia Plath : Daddy

Non-Detailed Study

 Walt Whitman : Passage to India

 E.E.Cummings : The Cambridge Ladies

 Hart Crane : Poem: To Brooklyn Bridge.

Fiction

 Mark Twain : The Adventures of Huckleberry
Finn

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 Melville : Moby Dick

 Hemingway : The Old Man and the Sea

Prose

Detailed study

 Emerson : The American Scholar

Faulkner : Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech.

Non-Detailed Study

 Thoreau : Walden

 James Thurcer : The Owl in the Attic

Drama

Detailed study

 Eugene O’ Neil : The Hairy Ape

Arthur
Miller : The Death of a Salesman

Non-Detailed Study

Tennesse
Williams : A Street Car named Desire

Edward Albee
: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Unit-VII INDIAN WRITING IN ENGLISH

Poetry

Detailed Study:

Tagore :
Gitanjali

Aurobindo :
Thought the Paraclete

Non-Detailed Study:

Poems of
Sarojini Naidu and Toru Dutt from the Golden Treasury of Indian Poetry.

Poems of
A.K.Ramanujam, R. Parthasarathy, Kamala Das and Nissim Ezekiel from

“Ten
Twentieth Century Indian Poets” ed. R.Parthasarathy.

Fiction

Mulk Raj
Anand : Coolie

Raja Rao :
Kantapura

R.K. Narayan
: The English Teacher

Kamala
Markandaya: A Handful of Rice.

Prose

Detailed Study:

Ananda
Commarasamy Aurobindo:The Dance of Shiva (The Title Essay)

Non-Detailed Study:

Nehru : An
Autobiography

Drama

Detailed Study:

 Tagore : Muktha Dhara

Girish
Karnad : Tughlaq

Non-Detailed Study:

 Gurucharan Das : Larine Sahib

Commonwealth
Literature

Poetry

Non-Detailed Study:

E.J. Pratt : The Dying Eagle

 Judith Wright : Fire in the Murdering Hut, The
Cedars

 Wole Soyinka : The Telephone conversation

 Abioseh Nicoll : The Meaning of Africa

 A.D.Hope : Australia

Drama

Detailed Study

 Wole Soyinka : The Lion and the Jewel

Non–Detailed Study

Douglas
Stewart : Ned Kelly

Prose

Chinua
Achebe : The Novelist as Teacher

Fiction

 Chinua Achebe : Things Fall Apart

Alan Paten :
Cry, the Beloved Country

Unit-VIII — APPROACHES TO LITERATURE

1. Modern
Drama

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2. Modern
Fiction

3. Literary
Movements

4. Literary
Criticism and Theory

5. Feminism

6. Teaching
of English in India

7.
Journalism and Creative Writing in English

8. Post –
Modernism

Unit-IX – HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

1. Origin of
Language

2. Place of
English in the Indo-European family

3. General
Characteristics of Old and Middle English

4. The rise
and growth of Modern English

5. Growth of
Vocabulary Greek, Latin, French, Italian, Scandinavian and other foreign

influences –
Word Formation.

6. Change of
Meaning

7. The
Makers of English, The Bible, Spenserm, Shakespeare, Milton and Dr.Johnson.

8. American
English

9. Indian
English

10.Characteristics
of Modern English

11.Spelling
Reform

12.The English
Lexicon

Books for
reference:

1) Henry
Bradley: The Making of English

2) F.T.Wood
: An outline History of the English Language

3) A.C.Baugh
: A History of the English Language

LINGUISTICS

Definitions
– The Nature and Scope of linguistics, Speech and Writing,

Form and
Meaning

Words,
Clause and Phrase – Concord Government– Sentence Pattern

Phonology

Morphology

Idiolect,
Dialect

Transformational
Generative Grammar

Books for
Study

Frank Plalee
: Grammar, ELBS

John Lyons :
An introduction to Theoretical linguistics

Unit-X PRINCIPLES OF LITERARY CRITICISM

1. Aristotle
: Poetics

2. Dryden :
Essay of Dramatic Poesy

3. Coleridge
: Biographia Literaria Ch.XIV and Ch.XVII

4. Keats :
Letters (from English Critical Tradition-Macmillan)

5.
T.S.Elliot : Metaphysical poets

6.
I.A.Richards : Four kinds of Meaning

7. William
Empson : The Seventh Type of Ambiguity

8. Northrop
Frye : The Archetypes of Literature

9.
L.Trilling : Sense of the Past

10. Brooks :
Irony as a Principle of Structure

11. Allen Tate : Tension in Poetry

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