B.A. Modern Language (English)

In Warangal

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Typology Bachelor
Location Warangal
  • Bachelor
  • Warangal

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Vidyaranyapuri Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, 506009, Andhra Pradesh, India
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Vidyaranyapuri Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, 506009, Andhra Pradesh, India
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Course programme

First Year- Paper-ILanguage and Literature
(a) A Brief History of the English Language
Indo-European Family of Languages, Descent of English, Foreign Influences: (Latin, French, Greek), Word-formation, Semantics
Suggested Books:
FT Wood: An Outline History of the English language
T. Vinoda: A Short History of English Language
C.L. Barbara: The Story of Language
R.N. Roy: History of English Language
(b) (Understanding/Comprehension)
i) of a literary prose passage
ii) of a poem
Forms of Poetry: Evolution, Kinds and Variations
Sonnet: Shakespeare, Sonnet No.116 (‘Let me not to the …..')
Ode: Keats, "Ode to the Nightingale"
Lyric: Wordsworth, "Education of Nature"
Dramatic Monologue: Browning, “Last Ride Together"
Elegy: Gray, "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard"
Introduction to the Study of Drama:
Drama and the Novel, Different types of Drama, Plot, Natural Divisions of a Dramatic Plot, Characterisation, Dialogue
Introduction to the Study of Fiction:
Plot, Characterisation, Point of view, Setting /Atmosphere, Style/Narrative, Techniques, Truth in Fiction
Suggested Books:
M.H.Abrams: A Glossary of Literary Terms
W.H. Hudson: Introduction to the Study of Literature (New Delhi: Kalyani Publishers, 1979)
Second Year -Paper-II
George Herbert : “Virtue”
William Blake : “A Poison Tree”
William Wordsworth: “Simon Lee”
Alfred Lord Tennyson: “Ulysses”
Rabindranath Tagore: “From Lover’s Gift”
(From LSR Krishna Sastry, ed. Magic of the Muse (Hyderabad: Maruthi Publishing House)
William Shakespeare: The Tempest
Francis Bacon: “Of Studies”
Charles Lamb: “Dream Children -- A Reverie”
George Orwell: “Politics and the English Language”
R.K. Narayan: “Next Sunday”
Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice
Paper III: Indian Writing in English
A.K. Ramanujan: “Small-Scale Reflections on a Great House”, “A River”,
Nissim Ezekiel: “Night of the Scorpion”, “Poet, Lover and Bird Watcher”
“Goodbye Party to Miss Pushpa TS”
Kamala Das: “An Introduction”, “Composition”, “A Hot Noon in Malabar”
R.K. Narayan: The Guide
Manohar Malgonkar: A Bend in the Ganges
Mahaswetha Devi: Mother of 1084
Girish Karnad: Hayavadana
Jawaharlal Nehru, Discovery of India (Chapter III “The Quest” only)
APJ Abdul Kalam,Ignited Minds (Chapter II: “Give Us a Role Model”, Chapter VI: “The Knowledge Society”, Chapter IX: “To MY Countrymen” only)
Paper IV: : Literary Criticism
Phases of Literary Criticism
Renaissance Criticism, Neo-classical Criticism, Romantic Criticism, Victorian
Criticism, New Criticism
Phases of Literary Criticism
Philip Sidney: An Apologie for Poetry (On Superiority of Poetry over other Disciplines)
John Dryden: An Essay on Dramatic Poesy (On Ancient vs Moderns)
Samuel Johnson: Preface to Shakespeare (On Merits and Demerits of Shakespeare)
Matthew Arnold: The Study of Poetry
Coleridge: Biographia Literaria, Chapter XIV
Wordsworth: Preface to the Lyrical Ballads, 1800 (On Poetic Diction)

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