M.A. English



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    Distance learning

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    2 Years

Suitable for: Any student having interest in the subject.



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Raiganj (West Bengal)
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Line Bazar, Opp. Coronation School, Raignaj, 733134

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Any Graduate candidate or equivalent is eligible.

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Course programme

FIRST YEAR PAPER I MODERN LITERATURE – I POETRY: Detailed Chaucer : The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales The Knight The Prioress The Wife of Bath Edmund Spenser : Prothalamion John Donne : The Canonization Poetry – Non – Detailed Wyatt : The Appeal Surrey : The Means to attain Happy Life Marvell : Thought in a Garden Prose –Detailed Sidney : Apology for poetry Francis Bacon : Of Truth of Revenge; of studies of Nobility; of : : Marriage and single Life; of Ambition. Prose: Non –Detailed Thomas Moore : Utopia The Bible :The Book of job Drama: Detailed Christopher Marlowe : Dr.Faustus Drama: Non –Detailed Webster : The White Devil Ben Jonson : The Alchemist Dekkar : The Shoe Maker’s Holiday PAPER II MODERN LITERATURE – II I. Poetry: For detailed Study Donne : A Valediction : Forbidding Mouring Canonisation. Herberts : Affiction Marvell : Garden Milton : Paradise Lost Book Dryden : Macflecone Non – detailed Study Pope : The Rape of the L0ock Collins : Ode to Evening Gray : Elegy written in a Country Churchyard Cowper : On the Receipt of My Mother’s Picture. Blake : Songs of experience Burns : A Red Red Red Rose The cotter’s Saturday Night Tam O’ Shanter II. Prose: For Detailed Study Johnson : life of Gray Steele : selections from the coverly Papers : ( Macmillan) The first ten Essays For Non – detailed study Bunyan : Pilgrim’s progress Swift : Gulliver’s travel I to IV Fielding :Tom Jones III. Drama: For detailed Study Sheridan : The Rivals For Non – detailed study Goldsmith : she stoops to conquer Congrove : The Way of the World PAPER III MODERN LITERATURE – III CHAPTER TITLE 1. Romanticism: An Introduction 2. William Wordsworth 3. Samuel Taylor Coleridge 4. Percy Bysshe Shelley 5. John Keats 6. Robert burns 7. Lord George Gordon Byron 8. William Wordsworth: Ode on Intimations of immortality 9. John Keats: Ode toautumn 10. The Rime of the ancient Mariner-S.T.Coleridge 11. William Wordsworth: Preface to the Lyrical Ballads 12. Charles Lamb 13. Dream Children 14. A Dissertation upon Roast Pig 15. Coleridge : Biographia literaria 16. Chapter XVII 17. Shelley :Defence of Poetry 18. Hazlit :My First Acquaintance with poets 19. Walter Scott: Ivanhoe 20. Jane Austen :Emma PAPER IV INDIAN AND OTHER COMMONWEALTH LITERATURES Play Contents 1. Vijay Tendulkar Silence! The Court is Session 2. Girish Karnad Hayavadana Novel 3. Margaret Laurence The Diviners 4. Sri Aurobindo Renaissance in India. Short Stories 5. R.K. Narayan Malgudi Days 6. A.R.Ramanujam Death and the Good citizen 7. Nissim Ezekiel Poet, Lover, Birdwatcher Background Casually 8. Jayanta Mahapatra Dawn at Puri Novel 9. MulkRaj Anand Untouchable 10. Kamala Das Old Playhouse The Wild Bougainvillae 11. Wole Soyinka The Lion and the Jewel 12. Derek Walcott The Ruins of a Great House 13. Keki Daruwalla The Beggar Novel 14. Anita Desai Where shall we go this Summer? 15. Rabindranath Tagore The world today is wild Paper Boats CANADIAN POETRY 16. Margaret Atwpood Journey to the interior African Poetry 17. John Pepper Clark Night Rain Australian Poetry 18. Judith Wright Women to man SECOND YEAR PAPER V MODERN LITERATURE – IV Poetry: Detailed Lesson 1: Alfred Lord Tennyson : Tithonus. Lesson 2: Gerald Manley Hopkins : The Windhover. Lesson 3: Mathew Arnold : The Scholar Gipsy. Lesson 4: Robert Browning : The Grammarian’s Funeral. Lesson 5: T.S. Eliot : The Journey of the Magi. Lesson 6: W.B. Yeats : Sailing to Byzantium. Poetry: Non-Detailed Lesson 7: T.S. Eliot : The Waste Land. Lesson 8: W.H. Auden : The Unknown Citizen. Lesson 9: D.H. Lawrence : Bavarian Gentians. Lesson 10: Ted Hughes : Thought Fox. Lesson 11: Philip Larkin : Church Going. Prose: Detailed Lesson 12: Mathew Arnold : The study of Poetry. Lesson 13: T.S. Eliot : Tradition & Individual Talent. Prose: Non-Detailed Lesson 14: Ruskin : Lilies. Lesson 15: E.M. Forster : A Note On English Character. Lesson 16: Thomas Hardy : Tess of the Durbevilles. Lesson 17: Charles Dickens : Hard Time. Lesson 18: Virginia Woolf : To the Light House. Drama: Detailed Lesson 19: T.S. Eliot : Murder in the Cathedral. Drama: Non-Detailed Lesson 20: Osborne : Look Back in Anger. Lesson 21: Harold Pinter : The Caretaker. PAPER VI SHAKESPEARE LESSON Lesson 1 : Julius Caesar. Lesson 2 : As you Like it. Lesson 3 : Hamlet. Lesson 4 : The Winter’s Tale. Lesson 5 : Henry IV, Part I. Lesson 6 : Measure For Measure. Lesson 7 : The Merchant of Venice. Lesson 8 : Othello. Lesson 9 : General Study: Elizabethan Theatre & Audience. Lesson 10 : Comedies, Tragedies, Histories, Sonnets, Fools, Clowns – In Shakespeare’s Writing. References: 1. Hazlitt, W. The Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays. 2. Baker & Harrison A Companion to Shakespeare Studies. 3. Stoll, E.E. Shakespeare Studies. 4. Wilson, Dover The Essential Shakespeare. 5. Gordon, G. The Age of Shakespeare. 6. Gervinus Commentaries on Shakespeare’s Plays. PAPER VII AMERICAN LITERATURE Poetry: Detailed What Whitman : Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking. Emily Dickinson : Much Madness in Divinest Sense My Life Closed Twice its Close. Robert Frost : Mending Wall, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. Poetry: Non-Detailed E.E. Cummings : 1. Nest to of Course God. 2. Some Where I have never travelled. Wallace Steves : Of Modern Poetry. The ultimate poem in Abstract. LESSONS Lesson 1: An Introduction to American Literature. Lesson 2: Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892). Lesson 3: Emily Dickinson 1830 – 1886. Lesson 4: Robert Frost 1874 – 1963. Lesson 5: Wallace Stevens (1879 – 1955). Lesson 6: Sylvia Plath (1932 – 1963). Lesson 7: The American Scholar Emerson. Lesson 8: “I Have A Dream” by Martin Luthar King (1939 – 1968). Lesson 9: Nathaniel Hawthorne – The Scarlet Letter Hawthorne. Lesson 10: Ernest Hemingway (1898 – 1961). Lesson 11: William Faulkner. Lesson 12: The Glass Menagerie – Tennessee Williams. Lesson 13: Drama: Non detailed: I. The Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller. Lesson 14: The Hairy Ape by Eugene O’ Neill. Lesson 15: Non-detailed Poems: E.E. Cummings (1894 – 1962). PAPER VIII ENGLISH LANGUAGE & COMMUNICATION SKILLS SECTION – A English Phonology. Phonetics Theory. Phonetic Transcription. SECTION – B Place of English in the Indo-European Family of Languages. Grimm’s Law & Verner’s Law. Foreign Elements. Semantics. Work Making. Standard English. American English. T. Savory : The Art of Translation. Peter Newmark : Approaches of Translation. Susan Bassnett : Translation Studies.

M.A. English

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