B.A.(HONOURS) IN ENGLISH

The University of Burdwan
In Bardhaman

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  • Bachelor
  • Bardhaman
  • Duration:
    3 Years
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Bardhaman
The University of Burdwan, Rajbati, Bardhaman , 713104, West Bengal, India
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Course programme

PART -I
Paper - I

History of English Literature & History of Indian Writing in English
Section-A
History of English Literature : From Anglo-Saxon period to the present (1960’s)
Acquaintance with the social background expected.
Section-B
Students are expected to be conversant with the entire history of Indian Writing in English. But while answering questions they must choose either of the following units.
(i) Rammohan Roy to Indian Independence
(ii) 1947 to 1970

Paper-II

Section-A
Poetry : Sidney to Gray
Sidney : Loving in Truth
Spenser : Amoretti : Sonnet No. 75
Shakespeare : Sonnet No.65 (“Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea”)
Sonnet No. 130 (“My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun”)
Donne : The Sun Rising
Vaughan : The Retreat
Marvell : To His Coy Mistress
Milton : Paradise Lost, Book 1
Pope : The Rape of the Lock (Cantos 1 & 2)
Gray : Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
Section-B
(i) Rhetoric : Identifying and explaining the figures of speech from a given passage.
(ii) Prosody
Section-C
Substance and critical appreciation of an unseen poem

PART-II

Paper-III

Modern Drama
J.M. Synge : Riders to the Sea
G.B.Shaw : Arms and the Man
Eugene O’ Neill : Thirst
Vijay Tendulkar : Silence, the Court is in Session

Paper-IV

Essays & Stories

Section-A
Essays
Bacon : Of Studies ; Of Discourse
Addison : Mischiefs of Party Spirit
Lamb : Dream Children : A Reverie
Shaw : Freedom
Tagore : The Poet’s Religion
Satyajit Ray : A Long Time on the Little Road
Section-B
Short Stories
O’ Henry : The Last Leaf
Maugham : The Kite
Tagore : Hungry Stone
Jhumpa Lahiri : Interpreter of Maladies

PART-III

Paper-V

Elizabethan Drama
William Shakespeare : Macbeth
William Shakespeare : As You Like It
Christopher Marlowe : Edward II

Paper-VI

British Poetry & Indian Poetry in English
Section-A
British Poetry : Romantic to Modern
GROUP : A : ROMANTIC PERIOD
GROUP : B : VICTORIAN PERIOD
GROUP : C : MODERN PERIOD

Paper-VII

Novel

Paper-VIII
Philology, Phonetics & Modern Grammar
Section-A
History of the English Language

Section-B
The Phonetics of English
Section-C
The Structure of Modern English
Section-D
Essay


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