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M.A. English Literature Part 1 , Part 2 Syllabus and Course of Reading


M.A. English Literature Part 1 , Part 2 Syllabus and Course of Reading

M.A. English Part-I & II
Paper I (Classical Poetry) —–100
Paper II (Drama) ————-100
Paper III (Novel) ————-100
Paper IV (Prose) ————-100
Paper V (American Literature)-100
Total 500
Paper I: (Classical Poetry)

1. Chaucer The Prologue
2. Milton Paradise Lost Books I & IX
3. Donne Love/Divine Poems
4. Pope The Rape of the Lock.
5. Wyatt

The Long Love That in My Thought Doth Harbor,
Whose List to Hunt,
Madam Withouen Many Words,
They Flee from Me.
Is it Possible Forget Not Yet,
What should I say Stand who so list.

6. Surrey

My Friend the Things That Do Attain Love,
That Doth Reign and Live Within My Thought,
So Cruel Prison,
Wyatt Resteth Here.

Paper II: (Drama)

1. Sophocles Oedipus Rex
2. Marlowe Dr. Faustus
3. Shakespeare

The Winter’s Tale

4. Oscar 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 Essays:

Of Truth
Of Death
Of Revenge
Of Adversities
Of Simulation and Dissimulation
Of Parents and Children
Of Great Place
Of Nobilitie
Of Superstition
Of Friendship
Of Ambition
Of Studies

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 Poetry
Paper V: (American Literature)

1. Adrienne Rich

Diving into the Wreck
Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers
Final Notation

2. Sylvia Plath

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. O’Neil Mourning becomes Electra (only the
First of the Trilogy which is titled ‘The Home Coming’ is included in the M.A. Syllabus)
2. Miller The Crucible

1. Ernest Hemingway For whom the Bell Tolls
2. Toni Morrison Jazz

M. A. (English) Part II

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.
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 500

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
Ode on a Grecian Urn

Section B

1. Philip Larkin

Mr. Bleaney
Church Going

2. Seamus Heaney

Personal Helicon
Tolland Man
A Constable Calls
Toome Road
Casting and Gathering

3. Ted Hughes

Thought Fox
That Morning
Full Moon and Freida

Paper II: (Drama II)

1. Ibsen Hedda Gabler
2. Chekov The Cherry Orchard
3. Brecht Galileo Galili
4. Beckett Waiting for Godot
5. Edward Bond The Sea
Paper III: (Novel II)

1. Conrad Heart of Darkness
2. Joyce Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man
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 Talent
*5. Philip Sidney Apology for Poetry

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