Department of english

Download 311.78 Kb.
View original pdf
Size311.78 Kb.
1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   ...   41

E.J. Hobsbawm, The Age of Revolutions 1789-1848
Jerome McGann, The Oxford Book of Romantic Period Verse
William St Clair, The Godwins and the Shelleys

5. English Literature 1830-1900 1)
The Victorian Age literature, society, industry, empire
Three novels from among the works of Dickens, Emily Bronte, Charlotte Bronte, Hardy, Carroll, George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell, Wilde C. POETRY SELECTIONS FROM)
1. Tennyson
2. Robert Browning
3. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
4. Swinburne
5. Arnold
6. Christina Rossetti DP ROSEExtracts from Carlyle, Pater, Ruskin, Morris Recommended reading GM. Trevelyan, English Social History
Asa Briggs, A Social History of England
Arthur Pollard, ed, The Victorians
Robin Gilmour, The Victorian Period The Intellectual and Cultural Context of
English Literature 1830-1890$
G.M. Young, Victorian England Portrait of an Age
J.H. Buckley, The Victorian Temper A Study in Literary Culture
Gilbert & Gubar, The Madwoman in the Attic

6. English Literature 1900-2000
Modernism and beyond
1. Two novels by Virginia Woolf / DH Lawrence / EM Forster / Conrad / Alice Walker Toni Morrison / Greene
2. Four short stories from Joyce, Angela Carter, Maugham, JG Ballard,
Roald Dahl, Kipling CD RAMA. Samuel Beckett,
Waiting for Godot
2. Arthur Miller,
Death of a Salesman
OETRY SELECTIONS FROM) Selections from the poetry of Hopkins, Yeats, Eliot, Frost, Plath, Langston Hughes, Auden, Owen
Selected essays by George Orwell, Marshall McLuhan, Susan Sontag,
Germaine Greer, Russell Recommended reading
AJP Taylor, English History 1914-1945
Paul Fussell, The Great War and Modern Memory
Julian Symons, The Thirties
Angus Calder, The People’s War
Martin Esslin, Theatre of the Absurd
Bernard Bergonzi, Wartime and Aftermath English Literature and its
Donald Davie, Under Briggflatts: A History of Poetry in Great Britain 1960-1988
Alan Sinfield, ed, Society and Literature 1945-1970
Gilbert & Gubar, No Man’s Land Vol. 2: Sexchanges

---The Norton Anthology of Literature Vol. 2

7. Postcolonial English Literature
ACKGROUND AND THEMES. The scope of postcolonial studies
2. The historical background to postcolonial studies
3. Postcolonial literature and the reclaiming of history
4. Postcolonial writing and the politics of language

B. Texts
Two novels from among the works of Chinua Achebe / J M Coetzee / Patrick White / Buchi Emecheta Selections from the prose writings (fictional and nonfictional) by Atia
Hossain, VS Naipaul, Alex La Guma, Doris Lessing, Ngugi wa Thiong’o,
CLR James, Wilson Harris, Peter Carey, Sara Suleri
One play by Wole Soyinka / Derek Walcott / Athol Fugard
Selections from the poetry of Derek Walcott, Louise Bennett, Andrew
Salkey, Michael Ondaatje, Shirley Lim, Wole Soyinka, Gabriel Okara, Dennis Brutus, Sujata Bhatt Recommended reading Ashcroft, Griffiths and Tiffin, The Empire Writes Back
Ashcroft, Griffiths and Tiffin, The Postcolonial Studies Reader
Eugene Benson and L. Conolly (eds, Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Literatures
in English (2nd ed) BM. Gilbert, Postcolonial Theory Contexts, Practices, Politics
Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Decolonising the Mind
Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth
Meenakshi Mukherjee and Harish Trivedi (eds, Interrogating Postcolonialism
8. Criticism
1. Genres Tragedy, Comedy, Novel, Lyric and Epic
2. Terms and concepts Mimesis, Symbol, Imagination, Realism, Dialectic and Sign
3. Practical Criticism Recommended reading Plato, Republic Aristotle, Poetics
A. Fowler, Kinds of Literature
Raymond Williams, Keywords

9. Literature and the Other Arts
1. Theatre
2. Film
3. Song lyrics
4. Comics and graphic novels

Recommended reading Philip Auslander, Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture
Oscar Brockett, History of Theatre (9
th edition) David Carrier, The Aesthetics of Comics
Roger Sabin, Adult Comics an Introduction
Patrice Pavis, Languages of the Stage
Eugene Vale, Techniques of Screenplay Writing
Ed Ward, Geoffrey Stokes, Ken Tucker, Rock of Ages The Rolling Stone History
of Rock and Roll
10. Rhetoric and Composition This core course is designed to give students a sense of how to go about executing academic writing assignments. It will introduce them to the special needs of academic writing, to the rigours of logical argument and the need for extreme care in handling material gleaned from other authors and sources. It will show them how to use ideas with respect, to quote transparently and to document their researches using the main approved systems of documentation. They will also be taught the essentials of proofing and editing manuscripts. The final module will cover the principles of prosody, scansion and rhetoric. In it students will be taught to scan poetic lines and to recognize the common English metres. They will also learn to identify examples of the common rhetorical figures. The course will address the following areas
1. Academic writing first principles
2. Criticism in an academic context
3. Creating and arranging an academic argument
4. Making intelligent use of reference matter
5. Avoiding plagiarism
6. Documentation systems and conventions
7. Basics of proofing and editing
8. Prosody and scansion
9. Rhetoric Recommended Reading Richard Lanham, A Handbook of Rhetorical Terms Paul Fussell, Poetic Metre and Poetic Form Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Theses, Term Papers and Essays
The Chicago Manual of Style (16
th edition)

11. Detailed study of a Shakespeare play This course will take students through a close reading of a single Shakespeare play. It will introduce students to the nature of textual transmission, historical

context, the Early Modern stage, and interpretative analysis. The choice of play in a particular semester will be specified at the beginning of the semester. Selected Readings Peter Hyland, A New Introduction to Shakespeare
K. Muir and S. Schoenbaum, The New Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare
Andrew Gurr, The Shakespearean Stage
F. P. Wilson, Shakespeare and the New Bibliography
A further reading list will be provided for the specific play prescribed.
12. Indian Writing in English This course will cover Indian writing in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, written originally in English. Themes such as nation-building, the politics of language, and the rewriting of history will be examined. The development of the novel, the short story, drama and poetry will be traced from the colonial to the postcolonial period. The relevance of print media (especially the press, the publishing industry and popular culture to Indian literature will be explored. Contemporary writing in English is one of the thrust areas.
: Selections from the nonfictional prose of Rammohun Roy, MK. Gandhi,
Rabindranath Tagore, Cornelia Sorabji, Ambedkar, Nehru, Nirad Chaudhuri
: Selections from the works of Henry Derozio, Michael Madhusudhan Dutt, Toru Dutt, Tagore, Dhangopal Mukherji, Sarojini Naidu Five poets from the post-Independence period Nissim Ezekiel, AK. Ramanujan, Dom
Moraes, Kamala Das, Keki Daruwalla, Jayanta Mahapatra, Arun Kolatkar, Agha Shahid Ali, Meena Alexander, Vikram Seth, Imtiaz Dharker
: One play by Asif Currimbhoy or Girish Karnad
: Three works from among those by Lal Behary Day, Mulk Raj Anand, Raja Rao, R.K.
Narayan, G.V. Desani, Kamala Markandeya, Anita Desai, Shashi Deshpande, Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh, Arundhati Roy, Vikram Chandra, Vilas Sarang
Suggested Reading
S.K. Das, A History of Indian Literature, Vols VIII & IX KR. Srinivasa Iyengar, Indian Writing in English R. Sethi, Myths of the Nation National Identity and Literary Representation M. Mukherjee, Realism and Reality The Novel and Society in India
Arvind Mehrotra, ed. An Illustrated History of Indian Writing in English

Download 311.78 Kb.

Share with your friends:
1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   ...   41

The database is protected by copyright © 2023
send message

    Main page