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P.G. Syllabus ENGLISH Aims of the Syllabus The aims of this course in literature are to: a) Disseminate among the students both the historical and contemporary aspects of literary texts; b) Create a bridge between local and global knowledge systems; c) Reorient them through literature in such a way that they become empowered to understand different cultures, and respect the variety each presents; d) Develop their communication skills both written and oral; e) Equip them with an aptitude for research f) To make significant intellectual connections between the texts of the course and the larger literary and theatrical tradition that engendered them. g) To examine the way that various plays are translated and interpreted through in the process of collaborative production. h) To encourage the development of critical close Reading and writing. i) To foster enthusiastic classroom debate. At the end of the course, a student should develop: a) Humanitarian values and perspectives available in literary texts that embody the essence of multiple societies and cultures; b) A comprehensive knowledge of major literary texts, movements and concepts in literature; c) Written and oral communication essential to participate in a global community; A student should acquire the following skills in particular: a) Critical reading and interpretation of texts b) A variety of writing skills as required by the syllabus c) Conducting research and presenting the findings through seminar papers d) The students have to make themselves aware of the ways in which British literature was used as an instrument of conquest and the ways by which literary studies can be used for decolonization of the minds M.A. ENGLISH The course in M.A. English carries 1000 marks spread over four semesters in two years Semesters I and II in the first year and semesters III and IV in the second year. There are five papers each in semesters I and II, each paper of 4 credits. In semester III, there are three papers, again each equal to 4 credits. Two of these are special papers. In addition to these, there is one seminar paper of 4 credits and another paper having two term papers of 2
credits each. In semester IV there are three papers of four credits each out of which two are special papers. In addition, there are two dissertation papers (for oral and written presentation) of eight credits. Students have to choose one group from the three groups of special papers. A student, in order to get an M.A. degree, must have 80 credits. Each four hour credit will carry 50 marks. Each paper carries 50 marks out of which 40 marks are set in the university examination and 10 marks in the internal assessment test. However, papers 2.3.14 and 2.3.15 (Semester III) and 2.4.19 and 2.4.20 (Semester IV) will carry 50 marks each.
Semester I Paper Paper Code
P.G. Department of English Consolidated Chart of Courses of Study (M. A.)
Title Introductory Linguistics, Stylistics and Indian Aesthetics British Poetry I British Drama I British Novel I Essays
Marks 50 50 50 50 50
Credit hours 4 4 4 4 4
Semester II
Paper Paper Code
Marks Credit hours
British Poetry II
British Drama II
British Novel II
American Literature
1.2.10 Readings in Critical Theory 50
Semester III
Paper Code
Marks Credit hours
Introduction to World Literature 50
(Interdisciplinary course)
12 2.3.12 (Special paper)
Group A/B/C
13 2.3.13 (Special paper)
Group A/B/C
Seminar presentation
Two term papers
Semester IV
Paper Code
Marks Credit hours
17 2.4.17 (Special paper)
Group A/B/C
18 2.4.18 (Special paper)
Group A/B/C
Dissertation (Oral presentation) 50
Dissertation (Written presentation) 50
Special Papers: Group A: Indian Writings in English Group B: American Literature Group C: Professional Writing
F.M. ­ 1000; Total Credits - 80
Assessment Internal Assessment
10 marks
Term paper: 01
5 marks
5 marks
End Semester University Examination 40 marks
Unit I One long-type answer question (10 marks)
One short-type answer question/annotation (5 marks)
Unit II One long-type answer question (10 marks)
Unit III One long-type answer question (10 marks)
One short-type answer question/annotation (5 marks)
Paper 1 - Introductory Linguistics, Stylistics and Indian Aesthetics Paper code - 1.1.1
Full marks: 10+40 hours
Time: 3
Unit ­ I
20 teaching hours
(a) Language ­ Definitions, Theories of origin of language, Characteristics of human
language, Using language; Origins of Linguistic Science
(b) Sounds of English ­ The speech mechanism, passive and active articulators,
description and classification of consonants and vowels, consonant clusters, the
(c) Phonetic transcription and Phonology ­ IPA, phonemes and allophones, phonemic
system, phonemic sequences, syllable structure, suprasegmental phonology ­ word
accent and stress, intonation, rhythm in connected speech.
(d) The study of words ­ Word formation in English ­ Inflectional morphology,
derivational morphology.
(e) Syntax and Structural Linguistics ­ Introduction to structuralism in Linguistics ­
Saussurean concepts ­ langue, parole, arbitrariness of sign, diachrony, synchrony
and syntagmatic and paradigmatic relations; American and European Structuralism ­
Sapir and Bloomfield; Generative linguistics ­ Chomsky; Identification of syntactic
Unit ­ II
12 teaching hours
(a) Language variation: Dialect, style, register
(b) Style ­ Monist, Dualist and Pluralist views; Literal versus figurative meaning;
Foregrounding ­ Parallelism, Deviant structures
(c) Analysing extracts from fiction/poetry
Unit ­ III (a) Theory of Rasa by Bharata (b) Theory of Dhvani by Abhinavgupta
16 teaching hours
Recommended Reading: Unit I David Abercrombie. Studies in Phonetics and Linguistics. Oxford University Press, 1965. J. Aitchison. Linguistics. NTC Publishing House, 1999.. Harold B Allen. Applied English Linguistics. 1964. Noam Chomsky. Reflections on Language. Random House, 1975.
David Crystal. Linguistics. Penguin Books, 1971---. Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics. Blackwell, 1991 Andrew Radford, et al. Linguistics: An Introduction. Cambridge University Press, 1999. D. Thakur. Syntax. Patna: Bharati Bhavan, 1998 Peter Trudgill. Sociolinguistics. Penguin, 1994 Terence Hawkes. Structuralism and Semiotics. Methuen and Co., 1977 Irene Heim and A. Craben. Semantics in Generative Grammar. Blackwell, 1998 Sharad Rajimwale. Introduction to English Phonetics, Phonology and Morphology. Rawat Publications, 1997 Winfred P Lehmann. Historical Linguistics: An Introduction. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1962. Rpt. 1966. Robert D King. Historical Linguistics and Generative Grammar. Prentice Hall, 1969 John Lyons. Introduction to Theoretical Linguistics. Cambridge University Press, 1971. Stanlaw Salzmann and Adachi. Language, Culture and Society. Westview Press, 2012. William Rutherford. A Workbook in the Structure of English. Blackwell Publishing, 1998. Daniel Jones. An Outline of English Phonetics. Kalyani Publishers, 1979 G Yule. The Study of Language. Cambridge University Press, 2006 R. H. Robins. H. General Linguistics ­ An Introductory Survey. 1964 H. R. Gleason. An Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics. Holt Rinehart and Winston, 1955 F. C. Stork & Widdowson, J. D. A. Learning about Linguistics. Hutchinson Educational Ltd, 1974 Unit II Richard Bradford. Stylistics. Tf, 1997 Roger Fowler. Linguistics and the Novel. Methuen, 1976 Carl A Lefevre. Linguistics and the Teaching of Reading. McGraw-Hill, 1964. Partha Sarathi Mishra. Stylistics: Theory and Practice. Orient Blackswan, 2009
Paper 2 ­ British Poetry I Paper code - 1.1.2
Unit ­ I John Milton: Paradise Lost Book IX
20 teaching hrs
Unit ­ II Samuel Johnson: The Vanity of Human Wishes
16 teaching hrs
Unit ­ III
12 teaching hrs
1) William Wordsworth: "Tintern Abbey" 2) John Keats: "Ode on a Grecian Urn" 3) P. B. Shelley: "Ode to the West Wind" 4) S. T. Coleridge: "Kubla Khan" Recommended Reading: T S Eliot: "Milton I", "Milton II" in On Poetry and Poets. Faber and Faber, 1947
Hobbes: Leviathan ­ Chapter 1, Clarendon Press: Oxford, 1651 John Milton: "The Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce". K G Hamilton: Paradise Lost: A Humanist Approach, University of Queensland Press, 1983 Stuart Curran: Poetic Form and British Romanticism, Oxford University Press, 1986 B. Ifor Ivans, A Brief History of English Literature, Penguin Books. 1990
Paper 3 ­ British Drama I Paper code ­ 1.1.3
Unit ­ I William Shakespeare - Othello
16 teaching hrs
Unit ­ II William Shakespeare - The Tempest
16 teaching hrs
Unit ­ III William Shakespeare - Antony and Cleopatra
16 teaching hrs
Recommended Reading: Sukanta Chaudhuri and Chee Seng Lim eds. Shakespeare Without English: The Reception of Shakespeare in Non-anglophone Countries. Longman, 2006 Poonam Trivedi and Dennis Bartholomeusz, Ed. "Shakespeare on the Stages of Asia." CambridgeCompanion to Shakespeare on Stage. Cambridge, 2002 William Hazlitt. Lectures on the Literature of the Age of Elizabeth and Characters of Shakespear's Plays. J. R. Brown. Antony and Cleopatra, Case Book Series, Macmillan, 1972. E.M.W. Tilliyard. Shakespeare's Histories. New Statesman, 1984 S Viswanathan. Exploring Shakespeare . Orient Longman, 2005 Stephen Greenblat. Renaissance Self-fashioning: From More to Shakespeare. University of Chicago Press, 1980. S.M.Deats, Antony and Cleopatra, routledge, 2005. N.Potter, Shakespeare Antony and Cleopatra, Palgrave, 2007.
Paper 4 ­ British Novel I Paper code - 1.1.4 Unit ­ I Elizabeth Gaskell: Mary Barton Unit - II Henry Fielding: Joseph Andrews
16 teaching hrs 16 teaching hrs
Unit ­ III Thomas Hardy: Tess of the D' Urbervilles
16 teaching hrs
Recommended reading: Trevelyn. A Shortened History of England, Penguin Books, 2011 Thomas Recchio, Mary Barton. W.W. Norton & Company, 2008 James Gibson. Thomas Hardy: A Literary Life. Macmillan, 1996. Gatrell, Simon. Hardy the Creator: A Textual Biography. Clarendon, 1988.
Paper 5 ­ Essays Paper code - 1.1.5
Unit ­ I 1) "Recollections" "The Spectator Club" 2) "Oxford in the Vacation" "The Two Races of Men" 3) "On Courage" "On Letter Writing" 4) "Davos in Winter" "Health and Mountains"
16 teaching hrs Richard Steele (2 essays) Charles Lamb (2 essays) A G Gardiner (2 essays) R L Stevenson (2 essays)
Unit ­ II 1) "On Being an Alien" "A Disappointed Man" "On Telling the Truth" 2) "On Superstition" "On Saying Please" "On Letter Writing" 3) "On Going a Journey" "Table-talk" "On People with One Idea"
Robert Lynd (3 essays)
16 teaching hrs
A.G. Gardiner (3 essays)
William Hazlitt (3 essays)
Unit ­ III 1) "Heaven and Hell" "Music at Night" "Form and Spirit in Art"
16 teaching hrs Aldous Huxley (3 essays)
2) "Bookshop Memories" "Poetry and the Microphone" "Good Bad Books" 3) "House Decoration" "London Models" "Art and the Handicraftsman"
George Orwell (3 essays) Oscar Wilde (3 essays)
Recommended reading: K Deighton, Ed. Addison and Coverley's Papers. Macmillan and Company, 1957. E. V. Lucas. Life of Charles Lamb. G.P. Putman & Sons, 1905. Edmund Blunden. Charles Lamb and His Contemporaries. Cambridge University Press, 1933. Graham Balfour. The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson. Methuen, 1901. Philip Bounds. Orwell and Marxism: The Political and Cultural Thinking of George Orwell. I.B. Tauris. 2009. Gordon Bowker. George Orwell. Little Brown. 2003. Bernard Crick. George Orwell: A Life. Penguin. 1982. Merlin Holland, ed. The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde. Harper Collins. 2003. H. M. Hyde. Oscar Wilde: The Aftermath. Farrar Straus ltd. 1964. Reda Bensmaпa. The Barthes Effect: The Essay as Reflective Text. Trans. Pat Fedkiew. Univ. of Minnesota Press, 1987. Nigel Warburton. The Basics of Essay writing. Routledge, 2006.
SEMESTER ­ II Paper 6 ­ British Poetry II Paper code - 1.2.6 Unit I W. B. Yeats (10 poems) "The Second Coming" "When You Are Old" "Sailing to Byzantium" "Among School Children" "Easter 1916" "September 1913" "A Prayer for My Daughter" "Leda and the Swan" "The Wild Swans at Coolie" "The Indian Upon God" Unit II Rupert Brooke: "The Soldier" Siegfried Sassoon: "Everyone Sang" Ted Hughes: "The Thought Fox"
16 teaching hrs 16 teaching hrs
Philip Larkin: "Church Going" W H Auden: "The Unknown Citizen" Thomas Nashe: "A Litany in Time of Plague" Wilfred Owen: "Apologia Pro Poemate Meo" Unit III T S Eliot: The Wasteland
16 teaching hrs
Recommended reading: Peter Child. Modernism. Routledge, 2007 George Walter. The Penguin Book of the First World War Poetry. Penguin Books, 2006 Harold Bloom. T S Eliot (Bloom's Modern critical Views) T. S. Eliot. The Use of Poetry and the Use of Criticis, Faber, 1964 Allen Austin. T S Eliot: The Literary and Social Criticism, Hamilton 1984 Cleanth Brooks. Modern Poetry and Tradition. University of Carolina Press, 1979 George, Mills, ed. Yeats and the Occult. Macmillan of Canada and Maclean-Hunter Press, 1975. William H Pritchard. W. B. Yeats: A Critical Anthology. Penguin, 1972. Helen Vendler. Our Secret Discipline: Yeats and Lyric Form, Harvard University Press, 2007.
Paper 7 ­ British Drama II Paper code - 1.2.7
Unit ­ I T. S. Eliot: Murder in the Cathedral Unit ­ II John Osborne: Look Back in Anger Unit ­ III Harold Pinter: The Birthday Party
16 teaching hrs 16 teaching hrs 16 teaching hrs
Recommended reading: John Smart. Twentieth-Century British Drama, Cambridge University Press, 2001 Martin Esslin. The Theatre of the Absurd. Knopf, 2009 Subhas Sarkar. T.S. Eliot The Dramatist. Atlantic Publishers & Dist, 01-Jan-2006. J. Styan. Modern Drama in Theory and Practice: Volume 2, Symbolism, Surrealism and the Absurd. Cambridge University Press, 1981. James Francis Hinchey. John Osborne as Social Critic and Dramatic Artist: The Theme of Isolation and Estrangement in His Works. University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1972.
Pieter Jan Van Niel. The Plays of John Osborne: The Experiments and the Results. Stanford University, 1972. Neil Cornwell. The Absurd in Literature. Manchester University Press, 2006. Michael Y Bennett. Reassessing the Theatre of the Absurd: Camus, Beckett, Ionesco, Genet, and Pinter. Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Jonathan Culpeper, Mick Short & Peter Verdonk. Exploring the Language of Drama: From Text to Context. Routledge, 2002. Peter Raby. The Cambridge Companion to Harold Pinter. Cambridge University Press, 19Mar-2009.
Paper 8 ­ British novel II Paper code - 1.2.8
Unit ­ I D. H. Lawrence: Women in Love
16 teaching hrs
Unit ­ II James Joyce: The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
16 teaching hrs
Unit ­ III Virginia Woolf: To the Lighthouse
16 teaching hrs
Recommended reading: Robert Humphrey. stream of consciousness in the Modern Novel. University of California Press, 1954. Doo-Sun Ryu. D.H. Lawrence's The Rainbow and Women in Love: A Critical Study. Peter Lang, 2005. Tony Pinkney. D.H. Lawrence and Modernism. University of Iowa Press, 1990. Len Platt. James Joyce: Texts and Contexts. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2011. William York, Tindall. A Reader's Guide to James Joyce. Syracuse University Press, 1995. Julia Briggs. Reading Virginia Woolf. Edinburgh University Press, 2006. Harold Bloom. Virginia Woolf's To the lighthouse. Chelsea House, 1988. Lisa Cole Ruddick. The Seen and the Unseen: Virginia Woolf's To the lighthouse Harvard University Press, 1977.
Paper 9 ­ American literature Paper code - 1.2.9 Unit ­ I 1) Walt Whitman: Song of Myself 2) Emily Dickinson: Inebriate of Air Am I... 3) Robert Frost: Mending Wall
16 teaching hrs
4) Wallace Stevens: Sunday Morning 5) William Carlos Williams: Red Wheelbarrow 6) Carl Sandburg: Chicago 7) Langston Hughes: The Negro Speaks of Rivers 8) Maya Angelou: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Unit ­ II Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Scarlet Letter Unit ­ III Eugene O' Neill: Desire Under the Elms
16 teaching hrs 16 teaching hrs
Recommended reading: Ruland Richard and Malcom Bradbury. From Puritanism to Postmodernism: A History of American Literature (Part I and II), Penguin Books, 1991 Emerson: "The American Scholar". Laurentian Press, 1901 H. D. Thoreau: Walden, Houghton, 1892 Frederick Crews. The Sins of the Fathers: Hawthorne's Psychological Themes. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1966; reprinted 1989. James R Mellow. Nathaniel Hawthorne in His Times. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1980. Brenda Wineapple. Hawthorne: A Life. Random House: New York, 2003. Stephen A Black. Eugene O'Neill: Beyond Mourning and Tragedy. Yale University press. 2002. Virginia Floyd, ed. Eugene O'Neill: A World View. Frederick Unger. 1979. Virginia Floyd. The Plays of Eugene O'Neill: A New Assessment. Frederick Unger. 1985.
Paper 10 ­ Readings in Critical Theory Paper code - 1.2.10
Unit ­ I Roland Barthes: "Death of the Author"
16 teaching hrs
Unit ­ II Louis Althusser: "Ideology and Ideological State Apparatus"
16 teaching hrs
Unit ­ III Critical terms: 1) Parole 2) Langue 3) Trace 4) Differбnce 5) Ecriture 6) Cultural Poetics 7) Discourse 8) Hybridization
16 teaching hrs
9) Orientalism 10) Gynocriticism 11) Heteroglossia 12) Subalternism
· questions
Unit III will have five short answer type 15 marks
Recommended reading: Yvor Winters: The Function of Criticism: Problems and Exercises, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1967 Terry Eagleton: The Significance of Theory, Wiley, 1991 Paul Ricoeur. The Conflict of Interpretations: Essays on Language, Action and Interpretation Graham Allen. Roland Barthes. London: Routledge, 2003. Jonathan Culler. Roland Barthes: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. Michael Moriarty. Roland Barthes, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1991. Gregory Elliot, ed. Althusser: A Critical Reader. Alex Callinicos. Althusser's Marxism. London: Pluto Press, 1976. William Lewis. Louis Althusser and the Traditions of French Marxism. Lexington books, 2005. Warren Montag. Louis Althusser, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2003. M. H Abrams and Geoffery Galt Harpham. A Glossary of Literary Terms. Cengage Learning, 2012
Paper 11 ­ Introduction to World Literature Paper code - 2.3.11 (Interdisciplinary Course)
Unit ­ I Homer: The Iliad (Book I) (Trans. Alexander Pope)
16 teaching hrs
Unit ­ II Miguel de Cervantes: Don Quixote
16 teaching hrs
Unit ­ III Sophocles: Oedipus Rex
16 teaching hrs
Recommended reading: David Damrosch: "What is World Literature?", Princeton University Press, 2003 H.D.F. Kitto, Greek Drama. Roputledge, 2002 Sarah Lawall, ed.: Reading World Literature: Theory, History, Practice. University of Texas Press, 1994 Harold Bloom. Homer. Chelsea House Publishers, 2006.
Nagy Gregory. Homer the Preclassic. University of California Press, 2010. Louden Bruce. The Iliad: Structure, Myth, and Meaning. JHU Press, 2006. Harold Bloom. Sophocles' Oedipus Rex. Bloom's Literary Criticism, 2007. Griffith Drew. Theatre of Apollo: Divine Justice and Sophocles' Oedipus the King. McGillQueen's Press - MQUP, 1996. Girard Renem. Oedipus Unbound: Selected Writings on Rivalry and Desire. Stanford University Press, 2004. Ormand Kirk. A Companion to Sophocles. John Wiley & Sons, 2012. Frederick A. De Armas. Quixotic Frescoes: Cervantes and Italian Renaissance Art. University of Toronto Press, 2006. J. A. G. Ardila. The Cervantean Heritage: Reception and Influence of Cervantes in Britain. MHRA, 2009. Michael Armstrong-Roche. Cervantes' Epic Novel: Empire, Religion, and the Dream Life of Heroes in Persiles. University of Toronto Press, 2009. Harold Bloom. Miguel de Cervantes's Don Quixote. InfoBase Publishing, 2010.
Paper 12 (Special Paper) Paper code - 2.3.12
Students are required to opt for only one special paper, choosing from one of the following three groups: Group A, Group B and Group C. Group A Writing the Nation: Indian Writing in English in the Colonial and Postcolonial Period
Unit I Ramachandra Guha: Makers of Modern India (Ten Chapters)
16 teaching hrs
Unit II Ramachandra Guha: Makers of Modern India (Ten Chapters)
16 teaching hrs
Unit III Partha Chatterjee: The Nation and Its Fragments -
16 teaching hrs
Recommended Readings:
Gauri Viswanathan. Masks and Conquests: Literary Studies and British Rule. Columbia University Press, 1989
________________ . `Beyond Orientalism: Syncretism and Politics of Knowledge' Stanford
Electronic Humanities Review, 5:1, 1995.
Group B American Literature
The Emergence of a Nation
Unit ­ I M. G. Jean de Creveceour: Letters from a Farmer
16 teaching hrs
Unit ­ II Thomas Paine: Common Sense
16 teaching hrs
Unit ­ III F. J. Turner: The Significance of the Frontier in American History
16 teaching hrs
Suggested Reading: George Santyana. The Genteel Tradition. Harvard University press, 1967.
Michael Kammen. People of Paradox: An Inquiry Concerning the Origins of American Civilization. Alfred A. Knopf, 1972 2.3.12 Group C - Professional Writing
Unit I
16 teaching hrs
1) History of Writing
2) a) Mechanics of Writing: How to Write a Sentence; Plain and Simple English; Levels
of Style: Communicative, Academic and Grand; Persuasive Writing
b) Stages of Writing; basic writing skills: Description, Exposition, Narration; Higher
Level Skills: Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking.
c) Characteristics of Good Writing: Clarity, Precision, Tightness, Focus, Vigour, Voice
Unit II Working Writing:
16 teaching hrs
a) Minutes b) c)
The Daily Bread (of Drafting): Application, Memo, Notices and Writing for business: Proposal, Review and Report Academic Writing: Essay, Review Essay
Unit ­ III Writing for Mass Media: a) Writing for print journalism b) Writing for broadcast journalism
16 teaching hrs
Recommended Readings: Steven Roger Fischer. A History of Writing. Reaktion Books, 2001 Ray Bradbury. Zen in the Art of Writing. Joshua Odell Editions, 1994 Stanley Fish. How to Write a Sentence and How to Read One. Harper Collins, 2012. Maxine Keene & Hairston, Michael. Successful Writing. 5th ed. Norton & Co., 2003. E.H. McGrath. Basic Managerial Skills for All. 9th ed. PHI Learning.McLaren, Stephen. Easy Writer: Student's Guide to Writing Essays and Report. Pascal Educational Services. 2007.
Group C - Professional Writing PAPER 13 - (Special paper) Paper code - 2.3.13 GROUP A - Writing the Nation: Indian Writing in English in the Colonial and Postcolonial Period The Emergence of the Indian Novel
Unit I E M Forster: Passage to India Unit II Arundhati Roy. God of Small Things Unit III Amitav Ghosh: Shadow Lines
16 teaching hrs 16 teaching hrs 16 teaching hrs
Recommended Reading: Brinda Bose, ed. Amitav Ghosh. Pencraft International, 2003 Amitav Mondal. Amitav Ghosh. Manchester University Press, 2007 K. V. Surendran. The God of Small Things: A Saga of Lost Dreams. Atlantic, 2007 Amitabh Roy. The God of Small Things: A Novel of Social Commitment. Atlantic 2005 Lauwrence Brander. E.M. Forster. A critical study Brander. Bucknell University Press, 1970 Norman Page. E.M. Forster. Macmillan, 1987
Group B ­ American Literature The Emergence of Modern America
Unit ­ I Mark Twain: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
16 teaching hrs
Unit ­ II Ernest Hemingway: Farewell to Arms
16 teaching hrs
Unit ­ III Zora Neale Hurston: Their Eyes Were Watching God
16 teaching hrs
Recommended reading: John McCormick. American Literature 1919­1932. Routledge and Kegan OPress, 1971 G K Hall and Company, 1994 Henry Serrano Villard & Nagel, James. Hemingway in Love and War: The Lost Diary of Agnes von Kurowsky: Her letters, and Correspondence of Ernest Hemingway. Hyperion, 1996 Hazel Arnett Ervin, ed. African American Literary Criticism. Tawyne, 1999 R. Kent Rasmussen. Critical Companion to mark Twain. Houston Baker. Afro-American poetics: Revisions of harlem and Black Aesthetic. University of Wisconsin Press, 1980. Henry Louis Gates. Race, Writing and Press, University of Chicago Press, 1986 D H Lawrence. Studies in Classical American Literature. Cambridge University Press, 2003
2.3.13 Group C - Professional Writing
Unit I
16 teaching hrs
Journalistic writing (Part I):
Copy Writing: Tracking Down Sources; Accessing bottom-line
information; story construction; copy preparation ; Writing press releases, news
Copyediting - Micro and Macro Editing, Proofreading, rewriting,
newspaper style sheet
Unit II Journalistic writing (Part II) Writing Features: a) Informative: News Stories b) Interpretative: Column, Leader, Editorial c) Imaginative: Middle, Profile
16 teaching hrs
Unit III
16 teaching hrs
New media:
a) Advertising ­ Copywriting: Writing for Commercials, Writing for Infomercials, Use of
rhetoric in advertorials; Promotional writing: Research, Branding and Positioning
b) Freelancing, Magazine Writing.
c) Writing for the web: Blogging
Recommended reading: Judith Butcher, Caroline Drake, & Maureen Leach eds. Butcher's Copy-editing. The Cambridge Handbook for Editors, Copy-editors and Proofreaders. Cambridge University Press, 2007 Sarah Freeman. Written Communication in English. Orient Blackswan, 2008 Stanley Fish. How to Write a Sentence and How to Read One. Harper Collins, 2012.Keene, Maxine & Hairston, Michael. Successful Writing. 5th ed. Norton & Co., 2003. David Shipley. "What We Talk About When We Talk About Editing." The New York Times. 31 July 2005. Ralph L Wahlstrom. The Tao of Writing. USA: Adams Media, 2006. Colson Whitehead. "How to Write." 26 July 2012. The New York Times.
PAPER 14 ­ Seminar presentation Paper code - 2.3.14 This paper carries 50 marks. Unit ­ I: Teaching Academic writing Unit ­ II: Teaching presentation skills Unit ­ III: Reviewing literature Unit ­ IV: Writing and presenting seminar paper
10 teaching hrs 10 teaching hrs 12 teaching hrs 16 teaching hrs
Paper 15 ­ Term paper Paper code - 2.3.15 - First term paper (based on General Paper): 25 marks - Second term paper (based on Special Paper): 25 marks
Unit I
SEMESTER ­ IV Paper 16 Indian Literature in English and in Translation Paper code - 2.4.16 16 teaching hours
(i) Ezekiel: Night of the Scorpion (ii) Kamala Das: My Grandmother's House (iii) Ramanujan: Obituary (iv) Jayanta Mahapatra: Of a Questionable Conviction
Unit II Gopinath Mohanty: Paraja (Translated by Bikram Das) 16 teaching hrs
Unit III Girish Karnad: Tuglaq
16 teaching hrs
Suggested Reading: B King. Modern Indian Poetry in English. Princeton University Press, 2001 Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, ed. A History of Indian Literature in English. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003. Kaiser Haq, ed. Contemporary Indian Poetry. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1990. Preston A Taylor. Ezekiel: God's Prophet and His Puzzling Book. Xulon Press, 2006. N. V. Raveendran. The Aesthetics of Sensuality: A Stylistic Study of the Poetry of Kamala Das. Atlantic Publishers & Dist, 2000. Shirish Chindhade. Five Indian English Poets: Nissim Ezekiel, A.K. Ramanujan, Arun Kolatkar, Dilip Chitre, R. Parthasarathy. Atlantic Publishers & Dist, 1996. Amar Nath Dwivedi. Poetic Art of A.K.Ramanujan. B.R. Publishing Corporation. 1995. Rajuladevi Shankar. Jayanta Mahapatra the poet: quest for identity. Prestige Books, 2003. Neeru Tandon. Perspectives and Challenges in Indian-English Drama. Atlantic Publishers & Dist, 2006. Sitakant Mahapatra. Reaching the Other Shore: The World of Gopinath Mohanty's Fiction. B.R. Publishing Corporation, 1992.
PAPER 17 (Special paper) Paper code - 2.4.17
Group A - Writing the Nation: Indian Writing in English in the Colonial and Postcolonial Period Poetry
Unit I Toru Dutt: "The Lotus"; "Our Casuarina Tree", "Lakshman"
16 teaching hrs
Henry Louis Vivian Derozio: "To the Pupils of the Hindu College"; "The Harp of India", "Chorus of Brahmins", "Song of the Hindustanee Minstrel"
Madhusudan Dutt: "Satan"; "The Captive Ladie", "King Porus - A Legend of Old"
Sarojini Naidu: "Village Song"; "Awake!", "The Soul's Prayer", "The Bird Sanctuary"
Unit II
16 teaching hrs
Jayant Mahapatra: "Relationship"
Nissim Ezekiel : "Poet, Lover, Birdwatcher", "Case study", "The Wild
Unit III
16 teaching hrs
A K Ramanujan: `History', `Of Mother Among Others', `Love Poem for a Wife-1'
Kamala Das: "Jaisurya", "The Freaks", "The Wild Bougainville"
Recommended reading:
W. Walsh. R.K.Narayan: A Critical Appreciation. London,1982. Angelie Multani. Mahesh Dattani's Plays: Critical Perspectives. Pencraft International, 2007 Brinda Bose, ed. Amitav Ghosh: Critical Perspectives ed. Brinda Bose Pencraft, 2005 Gokak, V.K., The Golden Treasury of Indo-Anglian Poetry. Sahitya Akademi, 2006.
Group B ­ American Literature American Diversity
Unit I Toni Morrison: Beloved
16 teaching hrs
Unit II Saul Bellow: The Victim
16 teaching hrs
Unit III James Welch: Winter in the Blood
16 teaching hrs
Suggested Reading: John Hutchinson and Anthony Smith. Ethnicity. Oxford University Press, 1996 Nathan Glazer and Daniel P Moynihan. Ethnicity Theory and Experience. Harvard University Press, 1975 Boudreau, Kristen. "Pain and the Unmaking of Self in Toni Morrison's Beloved". Contemporary Literature JSTOR 1208829 La Vinia Delois Jennings. Toni Morrison and the Idea of Africa. Cambridge University Press: 2010.
2.4.17 Group C - Professional Writing Production of two pieces of professional writing (50 marks) E. H. McGrath. Basic Managerial Skills for All. 9th ed. PHI Learning.
Stephen, McLaren. Easy Writer: Student's Guide to Writing Essays and Report. Pascal Educational Services. 2007. Roslyn Petelin, Roslyn & Marsha Durham. The Professional Writing Guide. Australia: Woodslane, 1992. David Graddol. English India Next.
Paper 18 (Special paper) Paper code ­ 2.4.18
Group A - Writing the Nation: Indian Writing in English in the Colonial and Postcolonial Period Drama / Non-fiction / Autobiography
Unit I Girish Karnad: Nagamandala
16 teaching hrs
Unit II Fakir Mohan Senapati: Atma carita
18 teaching hrs
Unit III The Speaking Tree - 7 chapters
14 teaching hrs
Recommended Reading V Rangan. "Myth and Roman in Naga-Mandala or their Subversion" Girish Karnad's Plays: Performance and Critical Perspectives. Ed. Tutun Mukherjee. Pencraft International, 2006 Praful D Kulkarni. The Dramatic World of Girish karnad. Creative Books, 2010
Group B ­ American Literature Contemporary American Writing Unit I John Ashberry: "Self Portrait in a Convex Mirror" Unit II Thomas Pynchon: The Crying of Lot 49 Unit III Sam Shepherd: The Tooth of Crime Recommended Reading:
20 teaching hrs 12 teaching hrs 16 teaching hrs
Laura Quinney, The Poetics of Disappointment: Wordsworth to Ashbery. The University Press of Virginia, 1999 Jean-Franзois Lyotard, The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge, trans. Geoff Bennington and Brian Massumi. University of Minnesota Press, 1984 Christopher Butler. Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction. Charles Altieri. `John Ashberry and Challenge of Postmodernism in Visual Arts.' 04268850633 Stephen J Bottoms. Playing Underground: A Critical History of the 1960s Off-Off-Broadway Movement. The University of Michigan Press, 2006 Leonard Wilcox. "Modernism vs. Postmodernism: Shepard's The Tooth of Crime and the Discourses of Popular Culture," Modern Drama 30/4 (1987): 560-573, a web-based exploration of Pynchon's fiction. 2.4.18 Group C - Professional Writing Production of two pieces of professional writing (50 marks) Recommended reading: Jyoti Sanyal. Indlish: The Book for Every English-speaking Indian. Viva Books, 2007. Robert Scholes. "So Happy a Skill". The Rise and Fall of English Schools. Yale University Press, 1998. Paper 19 Dissertation (Oral presentation) Paper code - 2.4.19 Dissertation (Oral Presentation): 50 marks Paper 20 - Dissertation (Written Presentation) Paper code - 2.4.20 Dissertation (Written Presentation): 50 marks


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