M.A. English

Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University
In Nainital

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  • Master
  • Nainital
  • Duration:
    2 Years
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Nainital
Srinagar, 246174, Uttaranchal, India
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Course programme

Paper - I: Prose (for detailed study)

Part - I: Selection in English Prose (HNB Garhwal University Publication, 2006)
Published By: National Publishing House, Dehradun.
Part - II:
Short Notes, with examples and illustrations, on any two, out of the four of the following: M.M. 10
1. Story
2. Plot
3. Essay
4. Aphorism
5. Wit
6. Humour
7. Texture
8. Structure
9. Realism
10. Auto-Biography

Note: Candidates will be required to attempt five questions in all, of which Q. no. I,
(reference to the context based on the text) and the question from Part II (Short Notes), will be compulsory.

Books recommended:
1. Hugh Walker - The Essays and the Essayists
2. Herbert Read - English Prose Style
3. B. Dobree - Modern Prose Style
4. B. Prasad - A Background to the Study of English Literature
5. Charles Williams - Bacon
6. M.H. Abrams - A Glossary of Literary Terms
7. W.H. Hudson - Introduction to the Study of English Literature

Paper II: Drama (for Detailed Study)
(A) Twelfth Night : William Shakespeare
(B) Arms and The Man : G.B.Shaw

Part - II:
Short Notes, with examples and illustrations, on any two, out of the four of the following: M.M. 10
1. Play
2. Drama
3. Comedy
4. Character
5. Climax
6. Aside
7. Problem play
8. Soliloquy
9. Epilogue
10. Action
11. Chorus
12. Prologue

Books Recommended:

1. A. Nicoll - The British Drama
2. Dowden - Shakepears's Mind and Art
3. Simpson - Studies in Elizabethan Drama
4. G.K. Chestertorn - The Problem Play

Note: Candidates will be required to attempt five questions in all, of which Q. no. I (reference to the context) and the question from Part - I (Short Notes) will be compulsory.

B.A. Part - II

Paper - I: Poetry (for detailed Study) M.M. 75

Part - I : Selection in English Poetry M.M. 65
(National Publishing House, Dehradun)
Part - II : Short Notes, on any two, out of the four of the following : M.M. 10

1. Lyric
2. Sonnet
3. Ode
4. Ballad
5. Elegy
6. Heroic -Couplet
7. Epic
8. Mock-Epic
9. Blank-Verse
10. Epithet
11. Conceit

Note: Candidates will be required to attempt Five questions in all, in which Q.No. I
(reference to the context based on the text), and question in Part II (Short Notes) will be compulsory.

Books Recommended:
1. Spurgeon - Shakespeare's imagery and What it Tells you
2. Greden - Donne
3. David - Milton
4. Graham Hough - The Romantic Poetry.
5. B. Prasad - A Short History of English Poetry
6. Douglas Bush - English Poetry
7. G. Bullough - The Trend of Modern Poetry , 1934-1949
8. B. Prasad - Background to the Study of English Literature.
9. M.H. Abrams - A Glossary of Literary Terms.

Paper - II : Fiction (For Non-Detailed Study)

Part - I :
Section (A)- The Return of the Native - Thomas Hardy
Section (B) - The Guide - R.K. Narayan
Part - II : Short notes, on any three, out of the five of the following : MM - 15

1. Fiction
2. Regional Novel
3. Sensibility
4. Setting
5. Back Ground
6. Picaresque Novel
7. Caricature
8. Realism
9. Naturalism
10. Surrealism
11. Irony
12. Stream of consciousness

Books Recommended:
1. David Cecil - Hardy: The Novelist
2. E.M. Forster - Aspects of Novel
3. Walter Allen - The English Novel
4. B. Prasad - Background to the Study of English Literature
5. M.H. Abrams - A Glossary of Literary Terms
6. Edwin Muir - Structure of the Novel
7. Sipleys - Companion to the Study of Literary Terms.

Note: Candidates will be required to attempt five questions in all, of which question from Part- II (Short Notes) will be compulsory. Of the remaining four questions, two are to be attempted from section A and two from section B of Part- I

B.A. Part - III

Paper: Drama
Part - I
Section (A) Othello - W. Shakepeare
Section (B)- Riders to The Sea - J.M. Synge

Part-II: Short Notes, with examples and illustrations, on any two, out of the four, of the following M.M. 10

1. Conflict
2. Dramatic-irony
3. Tragedy
4. Hamartia
5. Katharsis
6. Renaissance
7. Reformation
8. Romanticism
9. Pre-Raphaelite Movement
10. Impressionism
11. Surrealism
12. Dramatic Monologue

Books Recommended:
1. Dowden - Shakespeare's Mind and Art
2. A.C. Bradley - Shakespearean Tragedy
3. Wilson Knight - The Wheel of Fire
4. Nicoll -
5. Martin Coyle - Literary Terms and Criticism
6. Bennet & Murton - A Dictionary of Literary Forms

Paper - II : 20th Century British and American Poetry (For Detaild Study) 20th Century British and American Poetry (HNB Garhwal Universtiy Publication 2002 Published by: National Publishing House, Dehradun )

Part - I :
Section (A)- British Poetry
Section (B) - American Poetry
Part - II : Short Notes, with examples and illustrations, on any two, out of the four, of the following:

1. Imagism
2. Expressionism
3. Symbolism
4. Myth
5. Metaphysical Poetry
6. Motif
7. Ambiguity
8. Aestheticism
9. Poetic Diction
10. Didacticism
11. New Poetry


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