B.A.(Hons.) English

Jamia Milia Islamia
In New Delhi

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The Jamia Milia Islamia offers B.A.(Hons.) English course to its students. The course structure for it is as follows:

Paper I : Background to English Literature

Explanations with reference to the context from the starred texts.
History of English Literature : Chaucer to the Eighteenth Century
History of English Literature : Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Introduction to Literary Genres: Poetry, Drama, Fiction
(i) Sophocles : Antigone*
(ii) The Book of Job * (Authorised Version of the Bible)

Paper II : Fiction-I
Jane Austen : Pride and Prejudice
Charles Dickens : Hard Times
George Eliot : Silas Marner
Thomas Hardy : Far from the Madding Crowd
R.L. Stevenson : Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Paper III : Poetry-I
Explanations with reference to the context from the starred texts.
Rhetoric and Prosody
Geoffrey Chaucer : “Prologue” to The Canterbury Tales (Lines 1-78)*
William Shakespeare : “Not marble, nor gilded monuments . . . ”
“Let me not to the marriage of true minds . . .”*
Edmund Spenser : “Prothalamion”
Ben Jonson : “Drink to me . . .”*
John Donne : “Sweetest love I do not goe . . .”*
George Herbert : “Vertue”
Andrew Marvell : “To His Coy Mistress”*
John Milton : Lycidas*
John Dryden : “MacFlecknoe”*
Alexander Pope : “An Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot”
Thomas Gray : “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard”*
William Blake : “The Chimney Sweeper”* (Songs of Experience)

Paper IV : Drama-I

Explanations with reference to the context from the starred texts.
Christopher Marlowe : Dr Faustus*
William Shakespeare : Macbeth*
The Merchant of Venice
Ben Jonson : The Alchemist
William Congreve : The Way of the World*

Paper V : Fiction-II
Joseph Conrad : Heart of Darkness
D.H.Lawrence : Sons and Lovers
Virginia Woolf : Mrs Dalloway
Ernest Hemingway : The Old Man and the Sea
Amitav Ghosh : The Shadow Lines

Paper VI : Poetry-II
Explanations with reference to the context from the starred texts.
William Wordsworth : “Tintern Abbey”
S.T. Coleridge : “Dejection : An Ode”
John Keats : “Ode to Autumn”*
P.B. Shelley : “Ode to the West Wind”*
Alfred Tennyson : “Ulysses”*
Robert Browning : “My Last Duchess”
Matthew Arnold : “Dover Beach”*
D.G. Rossetti : “The Blessed Damozel”
Walt Whitman : “When lilacs last in the door-yard bloomed . . .”
Emily Dickinson : “Success is counted sweetest...”*
Robert Frost : “Mending Wall”*
Langston Hughes : “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”
W.B. Yeats : “Sailing to Byzantium”*
T.S. Eliot : “Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”*
W.H. Auden : “In Memory of W.B.Yeats”
Dylan Thomas : “Fern Hill”

Paper VII : Drama-II
Explanations with reference to the context from the starred texts.
G.B. Shaw : Candida*
Bertolt Brecht : Mother Courage and Her Children
T.S. Eliot : Murder in the Cathedral*
John Osborne : Look Back in Anger*

Paper VIII : Criticism
Samuel Johnson : “Cowley” and “Milton” (Lives of the English Poets)
William Wordsworth : “Preface” to Lyrical Ballads
S.T. Coleridge : Chapter IV and Chapter XIII (Biographia Literaria)
T.S. Eliot : “Tradition and the Individual Talent”
Terry Eagleton : “What is Literature?” (Literary Theory : An Introduction)


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