M.A in English Literature

Rani Durgavati University
In Jabalpur

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  • Master
  • Jabalpur

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Saraswati Vihar, Pachpedi, Jabalpur (M.P.), 482001, Madhya Pradesh, India
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Course programme

Unit - I
Natyashastra: Rasa Theory,
Aristotle: Poetics (Butcher’s Translation)
Unit -II
John Dryden: An Essay on Dramatic Poesy,
W.Wordsworth: Preface to the Lyrical Ballads,
Coleridge: Biographia Literaria – Chapters XIII, XIV and XVIII
Unit - III
Matthew Arnold: Essays in Criticism (Second Series).
T.S.Eliot: Tradition and Individual Talent.
I .A Richards : Two Uses of Language
Unit - IV
Ferdinand Sausure: The Nature of Linguistic Science
J.Derrida: Structure, Sign and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences
Unit -V Trends in Feminist Criticism
Practical Criticism: It will contain two passages: one in verse and the other in
prose for Practical Criticism following the technique as
Illustrated in : I.A. Richard’s Book on‘Practical
Criticism’ and David Daiches'. Critical Approaches
(Choose any one).Unit - I Language:
Definition, Functions, Characteristics
Language Varieties: Register, Style and Dialect,
Development of English Language'
Approaches to the Study of Language: Synchronic and Diachronic and
Historical Linguistics.
Unit -II Phonetics : Definition of Phonetics
Organs of Speech
Speech Mechanism,
Speech Sounds
Unit - III . Phonology: Definition of Phonology, Difference between Phonetics and Phonology
Phonetic Symbols.
Phonemes, Allophones..
Sound Sequences: Syllable, Word Stress, Strong and Weak Forms
Stress and Intonation
Unit - IV Semantics: Nature and Characteristics, Semantic Features and Semantic Patterns.
Unit -V Grammar: Word classes: Noun Phrase, Verb Phrase, Adjunct Phrase.
Syntax, Coordination, Subordination, Relative Clauses, and Adverbials
Determiners, Article Features. Morphology, ConcordUnit - I Annotations: (Six passages selecting at least two from unit II, III and IV will be given and
to be attempted
Unit -II Aurobindo: Savitri, Book I Canto I
Tagore: Geetanjali 1 to 15 stanzas (McMillan edition).
Unit - III J.L.Nehru: Autobiography : Chapters II, IX, XVI and XX.
S. Radhakrishnan : Religion in the Changing World (First two Chapters
Unit - IV Girish Karnad: Nagmandala,
Vijai Tendulkar: Silence: The Court is in Session.
Unit -V Anita Desai: Cry, the Peacock
Arun Joshi : The City and the River.
Vishnu Sharma: Panchatantra (Book I : First five stories)
Unit - I Canadian Poetry:
Margrate Atwood: This is A Photograph of Me, Tricks with Mirrors.
Michael Ondaatje: The Cinnamon Peeler, To A Sad Daughter.
Unit -II Canadian Fiction:
Magarate Laurence: The Stone Angel
Magarate Atwood: Surfacing
Unit - III The Caribbean and Australian Fiction:
V.S.Naipal: A House of Mr.Viswas,
Elizabeth Jolley: My Father Moon
Unit - IV Canadian Drama:
Sharon Pollock: Walsh
Draw Heyden Taylor: Alternatives
Unit -V The African Fiction:
Chinua Achebe: Arrow of God
Doris Lessing: The Grass is Singing
Special Study
Choose any one of the following:-
1. Shakespeare
2. John Milton
3. S.T Coleridge
4. T.S Eliot
5. G.B Shaw
6. R.W Emerson
7. Sri Aurobindo
M.A. Final
IV (A)-Special Studies
Unit - I Annotations: (Six passages selecting at least two from units II,
III and IV each to be set, two to be attempted).
Unit -II Prose:
Emerson: American Scholar.
Thoreau : Civil Disobedience .
Unit - III Poetry
Walt Whitman: O Captain, My Captain ; Song of Myself.
Robert Frost: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Birches, The
Road Not Taken.
Emily Dickinson: Because I could not stop for Death, This is my Letter to
Unit - IV Drama:
Eugene O’Neil: The Mourning Becomes Electra.
Arthur Miller: Death of a Salesman
Unit -V Fiction
Earnest Hemingway : The Old Man and the Sea
Mark Twain : Huckleberry Finn

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