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Ph.D. Programme


Paper-I : Subjective

Duration : 2 Hours

Maximum Marks : 100 Marks


Important Note: Question Paper shall be from the present syllbi of Compulsory

Papers of M.A. English, Kurukshetra University i.e. Course No. I, II, III, IV, VI, VII, VIII , IX, XI, XII, XIII, XVI, XVII, XVIII.


Questions to be attempted: All questions to be attempted (as per details given below)


Distribution of Marks :


1. 12 short-answer type questions (requiring answers of about 30 words each) : 12x4 = 48 Marks

2. 4 questions eliciting answers of about 150 words each : 4x9 = 36 Marks


  1. One essay (of about 500 words) to be attempted out of four topics given in

the question paper. The topics will pertain to the syllabus : 16 Marks


Syllabus

Section-A


English Literature from Chaucer to 1900 (covering trends, movements, major authors and texts)

Section-B


20th Century British Literature (covering trends, movements, major authors and texts)

Section-C


American Literature and Indian Writing in English (covering trends, movements, major authors and texts)

Section-D


Literary Theory and Critical Approaches


Paper-II (Objective)

Duration: 1 Hour

Max. Marks: 50


Questions to be attempted :50 (All the questions will be compulsory)

Syllabus : The syllabus for objective type exam will be the same as for Paper-I (Subjective)


KURUKSHETRA UNIVERSITY KURUKSHETRA

(Established by the State Legislature Act XII of 1956)


Outline of Test, Syllabi and Courses of Reading for M.A. (Previous) English First and

Second Semester Examinations (effective from the Academic session 2008-09).


OUTLINES OF TEST


FIRST SEMESTER







Max.

Time







Marks




COURSE-I:

LITERATURE IN ENGLISH: 1550-1660 (PART-I)

100

3 HRS.

COURSE-II:

LITERATURE IN ENGLISH:1660-1798(PART-I)

100

3 HRS.

COURSE-III:

LITERATURE IN ENGLISH:1798-1914(PART-I)

100

3 HRS.

COURSE-IV:

LITERATURE IN ENGLISH:1914-2000(PART-I)

100

3 HRS.

COURSE-V:

NOT IN PH.D. ENTRANCE TEST SYLLABI




































SECOND SEMESTER













Max.

Time







Marks




COURSE-VI:

LITERATURE IN ENGLISH: 1550-1660 (PART-H)

100

3 HRS.

COURSE-VII:

LITERATURE IN ENGLISH: 1660-1798(P ART -11)

100

3 HRS.

COURSE-VIII:

LITERATURE IN ENGLISH:1798-1914(PART-II)

100

3 HRS.

COURSE-IX:

LITERATURE IN ENGLISH:1914-2000(PART-II)

100

3 HRS.

COURSE-X:

NOT IN PH.D. ENTRANCE TEST SYLLABI

































M.A. (PREVIOUS) ENGLISH


FIRST SEMESTER


COURSE-I: LITERATURE IN ENGLISH: 1550-1660 (Part-I)


Max. Marks: 100

Time: 3 Hours

Note: (To be printed in the question paper)

1. A candidate shall attempt 5 questions in all.

2. All questions carry equal marks.


NOTE for Paper-Setters:

1. There shall be one question with internal choice on each of the five units

prescribed in the syllabus.

2. Question No. 5 will cover the short items prescribed in unit 5 of the syllabus.

This question shall carry 6 items out of which the candidates shall be required

to write short notes (of about 150 words each) on four items.


Unit-I: Philip Sidney: The following Sonnets from Astrophel and Stella are prescribed:

"Not at first sight, nor with a dribbed shot",

"Vertue alas, now let me take some rest",

"It is most true, that eyes are formed to serve","Reason, in faith

thou art well serv'd, that still", "Alas have I not paine enough my friend",

"Your words my friend (right healthful Caustiks) blame",

"This night while sleepe begins with heavy Wings", "Stella oft

sees the Verie face of Wo", "No more, my dear, no more these

Counsels trie", "Desire, though my oId Companion art".


Unit-II: John Donne: The following poems from The Metaphysical Poets ed.

Helen Gardner (Penguin) are prescribed: "The Flea",

"The Good Morrow", "Song: Go and Catch a Falling Star",

"The Sun Rising", "The Canonization", "A Valediction:

Forbidding Mourning", "The Extasie", "Batter My Heart:

Three Person' d God".


Unit-Ill: John Milton: Paradise Lost, Book-I


Unit-IV: William Shakespeare: Twelfth Night


Unit-V: Background Reading:

Shakespeare's Sonnet Sequence, Cervantes' Don Ouixote. Sidney's

Arcadia. Montaigne, More's Utopia, Sonnets of Wyatt, John Fletcher, Francis Beaumont, Gorboduc by Sackville and Norton, The Pilgrim's Progress.


BOOKS RECOMMENDED:


  1. James Reeves, A Short History of English Poetry.

  2. Andrew Sanders, The Short Oxford History of English Literature.

  3. Joan Bennet, Five Metaphysical Poets.

  4. Theodore Redpath, The Songs and Sonnets of John Donne.

  5. Earl Miner, The Metaphysical Mode from Donne to Cowley.

  6. William A. Ringler (ed.) The Poems of Sir Philip Sidney.

  7. H.B. Charlton, Shakespearean Comedy.

  8. John Palmer, Comic Characters in Shakespeare.


COURSE-II : LITERATURE IN ENGLISH: 1660-1798 (Part-I)


Max: Marks: 100 Time: 3 Hours


Note: (To be printed in the question paper)

1. A candidate shall attempt 5 questions in all.

2. All questions carry equal marks.


NOTE for Paper-Setters:


1. There shall be one question with internal choice on each of the five units prescribed in the syllabus.

2. Question No. 5 will cover the short items prescribed in unit 5 of the syllabus. This question shall carry 6 items out of which the candidates shall be required to write short notes (of about 150 words each) on four items.


Unit-I John Dryden: Absalom and Achitophel.

Unit-II Alexander Pope: The Rape of the Lock.

Unit-III William Congreve: The Way of the world. Unit-IV Richard Sheridan: The School for scandal.

Unit-V Background Reading:

Hudibras, Gulliver's Travels, Thomas Gray, Smollett, Trishram Shandy. The Gothic Novel, Pamela by Richardson, John Gay, William Wycherley, Thomas Gray.


BOOKS RECOMMENDED:


  1. B. Dobree, Restoration Comedy.

  2. John Lofties (ed.): Restoration Drama: Modem Essays in Criticism.

  3. Ian Jack, Augustan Satire.

  4. Hugh Walker, Satire and Satirists.

  5. Boris Ford (ed.): From Dryden to Johnson, the New Pelican Guide to English Literature, Vol.4



COURSE-III : LITERATURE IN ENGLISH: 1798-1914 (Part-I)


Max. Marks: 100 Time: 3 Hours


Note: (To be printed in the question paper)

1. A candidate shall attempt 5 questions in all.

2. All questions carry equal marks.

NOTE for Paper-Setters:

1. There shall be one question with internal choice on each of the five units

prescribed in the syllabus.

2. Question No. 5 will cover the short items prescribed in unit 5 of the syllabus. This question shall carry 6 items out of which the candidates shall be required to write short notes (of about 150 words each) on four items.


Unit-I: William Wordsworth:

"To the Cuckoo", "The Solitary Reaper", "Daffodils", "Tintern

Abbey", "Ode on Intimations of Immortality", "Ode to Duty",

"Nutting", "Strange Fits of Passion", "The Tables Turned".


Unit-II John Keats:

"On First Looking into Chapman's Homer", "When I have Fears

that I may Cease to Be”, “Ode to a Nightingale”, “Ode on a Grecian

Urn”, “Ode on Melancholy”, “To Autumn”, “To Psyche”.


Unit-Ill: Robert Browning:

"Evelyn Hope", "Love Among the Ruins", "My Last Duchess", "The Last Ride Together", "A Grammarian's Funeral", "Porphyria's Lover", "Rabbi Ben Ezra".


Unit-IV: Charles Dickens : Hard Times


Unit V: Background Reading:

The Romantic Movement, French Revolution, Victorian Compromise, Pre­Raphaelites, William Blake, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, P.B.Shelley, Lord Byron, William Cowper, Robert Bums.


BOOKS RECOMMENDED:

  1. C.M.Bowra: The Romantic Imagination.

  2. James Reeves: A Short History of English Poetry.

  3. M.H. Abrams: Enlgish Romantic Poets:Modern Essays in Criticism.

  4. E. Batho and B. Dobree: The Victorians and After 1830-1914.

  5. F.R.Leavis: New Bearings in English Poetry.

  6. G.H.Hartman: Wordsworth's Poetry. 1787-1834.

  7. F.W.Bateson: Wordsworth: A Re-Interpretation.

  8. WaIter Jackson Bate, Ed.: Keats (Twentieth Century Views Series).

  9. G.S.Fraser: John Keats: Odes (Casebook Series).

  10. H.B1oom and Munich, eds.: Robert Browning: A Collection of Critical Essays.

  11. Borid Ford, ed: The New Pelican Guide to English Literature Volumes 5 and 6.

  12. F.R. and Q.D. Leavis: Dickens: The Novelist.

  13. Stephan Hall, ed.: Charles Dickens (Penguin Critical Anthologies).


Course IV: LITERATURE IN ENGLISH: 1914-2000 (Part-I)


Max. Marks: 100 Time: 3 Hours


Note: (To be printed in the question paper)

1. A candidate shall attempt 5 questions in all.

2. All questions carry equal marks.


NOTE for Paper-Setters:


  1. There shall be one question with internal choice on each of the five units prescribed in the syllabus.

  2. Question No. 5 will cover the short items prescribed in unit 5 of the syllabus. This question shall carry 6 items out of which the candidates shall be required to write short notes (of about 150 words each) on four items.


Unit I : T.S. Eliot: "The Waste Land"


Unit II : Philip Larkin:

"No Road", Poetry of Departures",

"Going, Going", "Deceptions", "Next Please",

"If My Darling", "Reasons for Attendance",

"Wedding Wind", "Church Going", "The Old Fools".


Unit III : Nissim Ezekiel

"The Double Horror", "On Meeting a Pedant",

"Nothingness", "Transmutation", "A Short Story",

"Lamentation", "What Frightens Me", "A Morning Walk",

"The Patriot", "Undertrail Prisoners", "Declaration".

Unit IV : E.M. Forster: A Passage to India.


Unit V : Background Reading:

To The Light house, The Power and the Glorv, The Serpent and

the Rope, The Rainbow, July's People, Look Back in Anger, Vijay Tendulkar, Manohar Malgonkar, Ruth Jhabvala, My Experiments with Truth by M.K. Gandhi.


BOOKS RECOMMENDED


1. C.B. Cox and Arnold P. Hinchlife (eds.): T.S. Eliot: The Waste Land

(Casebook Series).

2. Jay Martin (ed.) : A Collection of Critical Essaxs On The Waste Land"

(Twentieth Century Interpretations)

3. Stephen Reagan (ed.): Philip Larkin (New Case Book Series, 1997).

4. Chetan Karnani: Nissim Ezekiel (New Delhi: Arnold Heinemann, 1974).

5. Bruce King: Three Indian Poets (OUP, 1994).

6. K.W. Gransden: E.M.Forster (Writers and Critics Series).

7. Malcolm Bradbury, ed.: Forster: A Collection of Critical Essays (Twentieth

Century Views Series).


M.A. (PREVIOUS) ENGLISH


SECOND SEMESTER


COURSE-VI : LITERATURE IN ENGLISH: 1550-1660 (part-II)


Max. Marks: 100 Time: 3 Hours


Note: (To be printed in the question paper)

1. A candidate shall attempt 5 questions in all.

2. All questions carry equal marks.


NOTE for Paper-Setters:


1. There shall be one question with internal choice on each of the five units

prescribed in the syllabus.

2. Question No. 5 will cover the short items prescribed in unit 5 of the syllabus.

This question shall carry 6 items out of which the candidates shall be required

to write short notes (of about 150 words each) on four items.


Unit-I:

William Shakespeare King Lear


Unit-II :

Ben Jonson Volpone


Unit- Ill:

John Webster The Duchess of Malfi


Unit-IV:

(i) Francis Bacon "Of Unity in Religion",

"OfFriendship", "Of Ambition",

"Of Great Place", "Of Studies",

"Of Truth",

(ii) Machiavelli Experts from The Prince


Unit-V: Background Reading:


Michael Drayton, John Lyly's Euphues, Thomas Kyd's Spanish Tragedy;

Erasmus' The Praise ofFolly, Marlowe's Doctor Faustus, Robert Greene, Cavalier Poets, King James' Bible, Jonson's Masques, Thomas Dekker.


BOOKS RECOMMENDED:


1. Bowers, Fredson:Elizabethan Revenge Tragedy.

2. Ellis-Formor, Una:The Jacobean Drama.

3. Ribner Irving:Jacobean Tragedy:The Quest for Moral Order.

4. Bradley, A.C. :Shakespearean Tragedy.

5. Harbage, Alfred (ed.): Twentieth Century Views on Shakespeare.


COURSE-VII: LITERATURE IN ENGLISH: 1660-1798 (Part-II)


Max. Marks: 100 Time: 3 Hours


Note: (To be printed in the question paper)

  1. A candidate shall attempt 5 questions in all.

  2. All questions carry equal marks.


NOTE for Paper-Setters:


1. There shall be one question with internal choice on each of the five units

prescribed in the syllabus.

2. Question No. 5 will cover the short items prescribed in unit 5 of the syllabus.

This question shall carry 6 items out of which the candidates shall be required

to write short notes (of about 150 words each) on four items.


Unit-I: (i) Daniel Defoe: Robinson Crusoe.

Unit-II: (i) Henry Fielding: Tom Jones.

Unit-III: (i) Joseph Addison: "The Aims of the Spectator", "Paradise Lost", "Sir

Roger at the Assizes".

(ii) Richard Steele: "The Spectator's Club", "Duelling".

(iii) Samuel Johnson: "On Fiction", "Cowley", "Milton" from Lives of

the Poets.


Unit-IV: (i) Jean Jacques Rousseau: Confessions.

Unit-V: Background Reading:


The Vanity of Human Wishes, Collins, The Vicar of Wake field, Tartuffe, Boswell, Poetic Satire in the neo-c1assical period, The Essays of Elia by Charles Lamb, William Hazlitt, Thomas DeQuincey, Thomas Carlyle.


BOOKS RECOMMENDED


  1. J. Lannering: Studies in the Prose Style of Joseph Addison

  2. lan Watt: The Rise of the Novel: Studies in Defoe. Richardson and Fielding.

  3. F.H.Ellis (ed.): Twentieth Century Interpretations of Robinson Crusoe.

  4. M.C.Battestin (ed.): Twentieth Century Interpretations of Tom Jones.

  5. Ernst Cassirer.: Rousseau. Kant. Goethe. Trans. James Guttmann, Paul O.

Kristeller, and John H. Randa1l, Jr.

6. Boris Ford (ed.): From Dryden to Johnson. the New Pelican Guide to English

Literature, Vo1. 4.


COURSE-VIII : LITERATURE IN ENGLISH: 1798-1914 (Part-II)


Max. Marks: 100 Time: 3 Hours


Note: (To be printed in the question paper)

1. A candidate shall attempt 5 questions in all.

2. All questions carry equal marks.


NOTE for Paper-Setters:


1. There shall be one question with internal choice on each of the five units

prescribed in the syllabus.

2. Question No. 5 will cover the short items prescribed in unit 5 of the syllabus.

This question shall carry 6 items out of which the candidates shall be required

to write short notes (of about 150 words each) on four items.


Unit-I : George Eliot : The Mill on the Floss.

Unit-II : Thomas Hardy : Tess of d Urbervilles.

Unit-III : Bernard Shaw : Arms and the Man.

Unit-IV : Gustav Flaubert : Madame Bovarv.

Unit-V : S.T. Coleridge, Matthew Arnold, Thomas Carlyle, Wuthering Heights, Heart of Darkness, Ann Radcliffe, Frankenstein, Sir Waiter Scott, Elizabeth Gaskell, Vanity Fair.


BOOKS RECOMMENDED



  1. E. Batho and B. Dobree: The Victorians and After 1830-1914.

  2. David Cecil: Early Victorian Novelists.

  3. Arnold Kettle: An Introduction to Enlgish Novel. V 01-1

  4. George R. Creeger ed.: George Eliot: A Collection of Critical Essays.

  5. Sir, Leslie Stephen: George Eliot.

  6. David Cecil: Hardy: The Novelist.

  7. RJ. Kaufmann, ed.: G.B.Shaw (Twentieth Century Views Series).

  8. Raymond Girand, ed.: Flaubert (Twentieth Century Views Series).



(COURSE-IX : LITERATURE IN ENGLISH: 1914-2000(PART-II)

Max. Marks: 100 Time: 3 Hours


Note: (To be printed in the question paper)

1. A candidate shall attempt 5 questions in all.

2. All questions carry equal marks.


NOTE for Paper-Setters:


1. There shall be one question with internal choice on each of the five units prescribed in the syllabus.

2. Question No. 5 will cover the short items prescribed in unit 5 of the syllabus. This question shall carry 6 items out of which the candidates shall be required to write short notes (of about 150 words each) on four items.


Unit-I: George Orwell : Nineteen Eighty Four

Unit-II: R.K. Narayan: The Guide

Unit-III: Arthur Miller: Death of a Salesman

Unit-IV: Albert Camus: The Outsider

Unit-V: Background Reading:

Waiting for Godqt, W.B. Yeats, Sylvia Plath, Adrienne Rich, Margaret Atwood; Sarojini Naidu, Carl Sandburg, Wole Soyinka, Seamus Heaney, Nirad C. Choudhary.


BOOKS RECOMMENDED


  1. C.W.E. Bigsby: An Introduction to Twentieth Century American Drama.

  2. Raymond Williams: Orwell (Fontana Paperbacks).

  3. Frederick R. Karl : A Reader's Guide to the Contemporary English Novel.

  4. William Walsh: R.K. Narayan: A Critical Approach (New Delhi: Allied Publishers, 1992)



THIRD SEMESTER

Max. Marks Time


COURSE-XI: Critical Theory (PART-1) 100 3 Hrs.

COURSE-XII: American Literature (PART-I) 100 3 Hrs.

COURSE-XIII: Indian Writing in English (PART-1) 100 3 Hrs.

COURSE-XIV: NOT IN PH.D. ENTRANCE TEST SYLLABI


COURSE-XV: NOT IN PH.D. ENTRANCE TEST SYLLABI

FOURTH SEMESTER



Max. Marks Time

COURSE-XVI: Critical Theory (PART-II) 100 3 Hrs.

COURSE-XVII: American Literature (PART-II) 100 3 Hrs.

COURSE-XVIII: Indian Writing in English (PART-II) 100 3 Hrs.

COURSE-XIX: NOT IN PH.D. ENTRANCE TEST SYLLABI


COURSE-XX: NOT IN PH.D. ENTRANCE TEST SYLLABI

M.A. (FINAL) ENGLISH



THIRD SEMESTER


COURSE-X1: Critical Theory (PART-I)


Max. Marks: 100 Time: 3 Hours




Note: (To be printed in the question paper)

1. A candidate shall attempt 5 questions in all.

2. All questions carry equal marks.


Note for paper- setters:


1. There shall be one question with internal choice on each of the five units prescribed in the syllabus.

2. Question No. 5 will cover the short items prescribed in Unit-5 of the syllabus. This question shall carry six items out of which the candidates shall be required to write short notes (of about 150 words each) on four items.


Unit-I Aristotle: Poetics


Unit-II Bharatmuni : Natyashastra (Ed. Dr. N.P. Unni) Chapter-I: The Origin of Drama

Chapter-VI: Sentiments; Chapter-VII: The Exposition of Emotion


Unit-III Horace: Ars Poetica

Unit-IV Dr. Johnson: Preface to Shakespeare



Unit-V: Background Reading


Plato on Poetry, Neo-Platonism, Longinus on Sublime, Plotinus on Beauty, Apologie for Poetry by Philip Sidney, Discourses on the Heroic Poems by Torquato Tasso, Essay of Dramatic Poesy by John Dryden, Boccaccio on Poetry, French Neoclassicism, Essay on Criticism by Alexander Pope.


BOOK RECOMMENDED:


1. R.A.J. Scoot James: The Making of Literature (Kalyani Publishers).

2. David Daiches: Critical Approaches to Literature (New Delhi: Orient Longman)

3. W..K. Wimsatt, Jr. & Cleanth Brooks: Literary Criticism (Indian reprint by Oxford and IBH Publishing Co.

4. Harry Blamires: A History of Literary Criticism (Macmillan India).

5. M.A.R.Habib: A History of Literary Criticism (Blackwell, 2005)

COURSE-XII: American Literature (PART-I)


Max. Marks: 100 Time: 3 Hours


Note: (To be printed in the question –paper)

1. A candidate shall attempt 5 questions in all.

2. All questions carry equal marks.


Note for paper- setters:


1. There shall be one question with internal choice on each of the five units prescribed in the syllabus.

2. Question No. 5 will cover the short items prescribed in Unit-5 of the syllabus. This question shall carry six items out of which the candidates shall be required to write short notes (of about 150 words each) on four items.


Unit-I Walt Whitman: One’s Self I Sing”, “There was a Child Went Forth”, “When

Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d”, “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry”,

“On the Beach at Night”, “Song of Myself” (Section 6 and Section 32)


Unit-II Emily Dickinson: “This is My Letter to the World”, “Success is Counted Sweetest”, “Much

Madness is Divinest Sense”, “Because I could not stop for Death”, “A Narrow Fellow in the Grass”, “The Heart Asks Pleasure First”, “I Never Saw a Moor”, “A Bird Came down the Walk”.


Unit-III Mark Twain: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


Unit-IV Henry James: The Portrait of a Lady


Unit-V Background Reading:


The Last of the Mohicans by James Fennimore Cooper, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,

R.W.Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Walden by H.D.Thoreau, Edgar Allan Poe, Moby Dick by

Melville, The Awakening by Kate Chopin, William Dean Howells, Zora Neale Hurston.


BOOKS RECOMMENDED:


1. Roy Harvey Pearce: The Continuity of American Poetry. Princeton Univ. Press

2. Richard Chase : The American Novel and Its Tradition

3. Hyatt Howe Waggoner: American Poets.

4. Roy Harvey Pearce (Ed): Whitman: A Collection of Critical Essays, Prentice Hall.

5. Richard B.Sewall (Ed.): Emily Dickinson: A Collection of Critical Essays, Prentice Hall.

6. Richard Lettis and Others: Huck Finn and His Critics. Macmillan.

7. William T. Staffored (Ed.) Perspectives on James’s The Portrait of a Lady: A Collection of

Critical Essays. New York Univ. Press.

8 Richard Grey A History of American Literature( Blackwell, 2006)

COURSE-XIII: Indian Writing in English (Part-I)


Max. Marks: 100 Time: 3 Hours


Note: (To be printed in the question –paper)

1. A candidate shall attempt 5 questions in all.

2. All questions carry equal marks.


Note for paper- setters:


1. There shall be one question with internal choice on each of the five units prescribed in the syllabus.

2. Question No. 5 will cover the short items prescribed in Unit-5 of the syllabus. This question shall carry six items out of which the candidates shall be required to write short notes (of about 150 words each) on four items.


Unit-I Sri Aurobindo: Savitri, Book IV


Unit-II Kamala Das: The following Poems from R. Parthasarathy, ed. Ten Twentieth Century

Indian Poets.

“The Freaks”, “My Grandmother’s House”, “A Hot Noon in Malabar”, “The Sunshine Cat”, “The Invitation”, “The Looking Glass”.


Unit-III Jayant Mahapatra: “The Logic”, “A Missing Person”, “Glass”, “The Whorehouse in

a Calcutta Street”, “Indian Summer”, “Lost”.


Unit-IV Mulk Raj Anand: Coolie


Unit-V Background Reading:


Gitanjali, A.K.Ramanujan, All About H. Hatter, The Man-Eater of Malgudi, He Who Rides a Tiger, Heat and Dust, Strom in Chandigarh, Such a Long Journey, Arun Joshi, Amitav Ghosh.


BOOKS RECOMMENDED:


1. M.K.Naik (Ed.): Aspects of Indian Writing in English.

2. Madhusudan Prasad: Jayant Mahapatra

3. Nissim Ezekiel: Contemporary Poets.

4. Saleem Peeradine: Contemporary Indian Poetry: An Assessment.

6. Vinayak Krishna Gokak: Sri Aurobindo Seer and Poet

7. K.K.Sharma (Ed.) Indo English Literature: Collection of Critical Essays


M.A. (FINAL) ENGLISH

FORTH SEMESTER


COURSE-XVI: Critical Theory (PART-II)


Max. Marks: 100 Time: 3 Hours


Note: (To be printed in the question –paper)

1. A candidate shall attempt 5 questions in all.

2. All questions carry equal marks.


Note for paper- setters:


1. There shall be one question with internal choice on each of the five units prescribed in the syllabus.

2. Question No. 5 will cover the short items prescribed in Unit-5 of the syllabus. This question shall carry six items out of which the candidates shall be required to write short notes (of about 150 words each) on four items.


Unit-I William Wordsworth: Preface to Lyrical Ballads


Unit-II Matthew Arnold: Selections from Essays in Criticism

  1. “The Function of Criticism at the Present Time”

  2. “The Study of Poetry”

  3. “John Keats”


Unit-III (i) Virginia Woolf: “Modern Fiction”

  1. T.S. Eliot: “Tradition and the Individual Talent”

(iii) I.A. Richards: Chapters XXVII and XVIII

of Principles of Literary Criticism

(“Levels of Response and the Width of Appeal” and “The Allusiveness of Modern Poetry”)

Unit-IV (i) Saussure: “The Object of Study”

        1. Jakobson: “The Metaphoric and Metonymic Poles”


(iii) M.H. Abrams: “The Deconstructive Angel”


Unit-V: T.S.Eliot’s “The Function of Criticism”, E.M.Forster on “Flat” and “Round” Characters, Foster on “Points of View”, W.K.Wimsatt and M.C. Beardslay on “The Intentional Fallacy”, Wimsatt and Beardslay on” The Affective Fallacy” , Raymond Williams’ “Realism and the contemporary Novel” , “Lionel Trilling’s “Freud and Literature”, Psychoanalytical criticism, Post-structuralism, New Historicism


BOOK RECOMMENDED:


1. R.A.J. Scott James: The Making of Literature (Kalyani Publishers).

2. David Datches: Critical Approaches to Literature (New Delhi: Orient Longman)

3. W..K. Wimsatt, Jr. & Cleanth Brooks: Literary Criticism (Indian reprint by Oxford and IBH Publishing Co.

4. Harry Blamires: A History of Literary Criticism (Macmillan India).

5. M.A. R. Habib: A History of Literary Criticism (Blackwell, 2005)

COURSE-XVII : American Literature (Part-II)


Max. Marks: 100 Time: 3 Hours


Note: (To be printed in the question –paper)

1. A candidate shall attempt 5 questions in all.

2. All questions carry equal marks.


Note for paper- setters:


1. There shall be one question with internal choice on each of the five units prescribed in the syllabus.

2. Question No. 5 will cover the short items prescribed in Unit-5 of the syllabus. This question shall carry six items out of which the candidates shall be required to write short notes (of about 150 words each) on four items.


Unit-I Robert Frost: “Provide Provide”, “Mending Wall”, “The Road Not Taken”, “Two

Tramps in Mud Time”, “Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening”,

“Birches”, “The Onset”, “After Apple Picking”


Unit-II Ernest Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises


Unit-III Eugene O’Neill: The Hairy Ape


Unit-IV Tennessee Williams: A Streetcar Named Desire


Unit-V Background Reading:


The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Sound and the Fury by Faulkner, Herzog by Saul Bellow, Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, Arthur Miller, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Albee, Sylvia Plath, Langston Hughes, Wallace Stevens, Catch-22 by Joseph Heller.


BOOKS RECOMMENDED:


1. Roy Harvey Pearce: The Continuity of American Poetry. Princeton Univ. Press

2. Richard Chase : The American Novel and Its Tradition

3. Hyatt Howe Waggoner: American Poets.

4. James M.Cox (Ed.): Robert Frost: A Collection of Critical Essays, Spectrum Book

5. Robert P. Weeks (Ed.) Hemingway: A collection of Critical Essays. A Spectrum Book.

6. Bhim S. Dahiya: The Hero in Hemingway, New Delhi: Bahri Publicatoins.

7. John Gassner (Ed): O’Neill: A Collection of Critical Essays. Twentieth Century Views

Series. Prentice-Hall.

8. Gerald Weales: Tennessee Williams, Pamphlets on American Writers: Univ. of

Minnesota Press.

9 Richard Grey A History of American Literature (Blackwell, 2006)

COURSE-XVIII: Indian Writing in English (Part-II)


Max. Marks: 100 Time: 3 Hours


Note: (To be printed in the question –paper)

1. A candidate shall attempt 5 questions in all.

2. All questions carry equal marks.


Note for paper- setters:


1. There shall be one question with internal choice on each of the five units prescribed in the syllabus.

2. Question No. 5 will cover the short items prescribed in Unit-5 of the syllabus. This question shall carry six items out of which the candidates shall be required to write short notes (of about 150 words each) on four items.


Unit-I Raja Rao: Kanthapura


Unit-II Anita Dasai: Voices in the City


Unit-III Asif Currimbhoy: Goa


Unit-IV S. Radhakrishnan: The Hindu View of Life.


Unit-V Background Reading:


Hyavadan, The Autobiography of An Unknown Indian, Manohar Malgonkar, Geive Patel, Chaman Nahal, Bhisham Sawhney’s Tamas , Ghasi Ram Kotwal, Train to Pakistan, Vikram Seth, Shashi Deshpande.


BOOKS RECOMMENDED:


1. M.K.Naik (Ed.):Aspects of Indian Writing in English.

2. M.K.Naik: Raja Rao.

3. Faubian Bowers: The World of Asif Currimbhoy.

4. M.K.Dhawnad (Ed.): The Novels of Mulk Raj Anand.

5. K.K.Sharma (Ed.): Indo English Literature: Collection of Critical Essays



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