M.A. IN ENGLISH

University of Kalyani
In Bardhaman

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Bardhaman
: University of Kalyani, Kalayani, Nadia, West Bengal, 741235, West Bengal, India
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Course programme

Each Semester Course will consist of two units to be studied in detail. Each unit is divided into two subunits.
Therefore each course comprises of four sub-units.

CORE COURSE I

RENAISSANCE TO ENGLISH REVOLUTION: PLAYS
Unit I Shakespearean Plays (at least two plays from two distinct genres)
Unit II Non-Shakespearean Plays (at least two authors & two full length plays from two distinct
genres)

CORE COURSE II RENAISSANCE TO ENGLISH REVOLUTION: POETRY & PROSE
Unit I Renaissance to English Revolution: Poetry (at least two authors; one considerably long
poem like one book of Paradise Lost or Faerie Queene and ten short poems).
Unit II Renaissance to English Revolution: Prose (at least two authors, three essays and a whole
book-length text or six essays).

CORE COURSE III RESTORATION TO 18TH CENTURY: DRAMA & POETRY
Unit I Poetry (one considerably long poem like one book of Absalom & Achitophel and three midlength
poems, or ten short poems, by at least two authors).
Unit II Drama (at least two authors & two full length plays from two genres).

CORE COURSE IV RESTORATION TO 18TH CENTURY: FICTION & NON-FICTIONAL PROSE
Unit I At least two novels by two authors
Unit II Non-fictional prose (at least two full length texts or one full length text and three essays by
two authors or six essays).

CORE COURSE V ROMANTIC & VICTORIAN: POETRY AND DRAMA
Unit I Poetry (One considerably long poem like In Memoriam and three mid-length poems, or ten
short poems, by at least two authors).
Unit II Drama (at least two authors & two full length plays or one full-length play and three one-act
plays).

CORE COURSE VI ROMANTIC & VICTORIAN: FICTION AND NON-FICTIONAL PROSE
Unit I Fiction (at least two authors; one novel by each).
Unit II Non-fictional prose (at least two authors; one full book-length text and three essays or six
essays).

CORE COURSE VII TWENTIETH CENTURY: POETRY AND DRAMA
Unit I Poetry (at least two authors; one considerably long poem like The Waste Land and three midlength
poems and ten short poems or six mid-length poems or twenty short poems).
Unit II Drama (at least two authors; two full length plays, or one full-length play and three one-act
plays).

CORE COURSE VIII TWENTIETH CENTURY: FICTION AND NON-FICTIONAL PROSE
Unit I Fiction (at least two authors and two novels or five short stories and one novel).
Unit II Non-fictional prose (at least two authors; two full book-length texts or one book-length text
and three essays).

CORE COURSE IX STRUCTURE OF MODERN ENGLISH
Unit I Phonetics & Phonology of English
Unit II Linguistics & Modern English Grammar

CORE COURSE X ELT & STYLISTICS
Unit I Principles of English Language Teaching
Unit II Language Variations, Stylistic Theories and Linguistic Stylistic Analysis
CORE COURSE XI LITERARY CRITICISM UP TO THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
Unit I Classical & Neo-Classical (at least two authors; two full book-length texts or one book-length
text and three essays).
Unit II Nineteenth Century (at least two authors; two full book-length texts, three essays will be
considered equivalent to a book-length text).

CORE COURSE XII TWENTIETH CENTURY LITERARY CRITICISM
Unit I Up to the 1960s (at least two authors; two full book-length texts, three essays will be
considered equivalent to a book-length text).
Unit II Russian Formalism, Structuralism, Semiotics, New Criticism, Reader Response Theory,
Postmodernism, Post-Structuralism, Deconstruction, Psychoanalysis, Gender Studies, Postcolonialism,
Culture Studies, Marxist Criticism (any five of the above).

OPTIONAL COURSES
Each optional course will be offered as an independent course. A total of six optional courses must be
taken by each student.

XIII
i. European Drama and Fiction
ii European Poetry and Short Stories
iii American Fiction and Poetry
iv American Drama, Non-Fictional Prose & Latin American Literature
v Indian Literature in English: Fiction & Non-fiction
vi Indian Literature in English: Poetry & Drama
vii Indian Literature in Translation
viii Translation Studies
ix Film and Literature: Theory
x Film and Literature: Adaptation
xi Postcolonial Writing: African & Caribbean
xii Postcolonial Writing: Asia & the Pacific
xiii Women’s Literature: Theory & History
xiv Women’s Literature: Fiction, Poetry & Drama
xv New Gender Studies
xvi Shakespeare Criticism: Neo-Classical, Romantic & Victorian
xvii Shakespeare Criticism: Twentieth Century
xviii Politics and Literature
xix Diasporic Literature
xx Literature and Culture
xxi Science Fiction
xxii Travel writing
xxiii Children’s Literature
xxiv Literature and the Visual Arts
xxv Music and Literature
xxvi Disability in Literature
xxvii Illness in Literature
xxviii War Literature
xxix Violence in Literature
xxx The City In Literature
xxxi Academic Writing
xxxii Japanese Literature in Translation
xxxiii Literature of the Raj
xxxiv Monarchy and Literature
xxxv Autobiography as Literature
xxxvi Text and Performance
xxxvii Detective Fiction
xxxviii Sports and Literature
xxxix Special Author
xxxL A Text and its Afterlife


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