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M.A. English
Syllabus
M.A. Part I : Introduced from June 2008
M.A. Part II : Introduced from June 2009

Total marks for each Semester Paper : 100
Division of 100 marks :

80 + 20
(Theory) (CIE)

Division of CIE 20 marks = A) Oral Test ( Core Paper) : 10 marks B) Home assignments ( each Paper) : 10 marks
For Each Paper, Units: 4 Lecture Hours: 15 for each unit
Four Credits for Four Units
Papers for Credit by Choice
M. A. I
Semester I : Indian English Literature Part I
Semester II : Indian English Literature Part II
M. A. II
Semester III : 20th Century British Literature Part I
Semester IV : 20th Century British Literature Part II
Core Papers and Electives Papers:
M.A.Part I Semester Core Paper I – I Literatures in English Poetry – Part I Core Paper II- Literatures in English Novel – Part I
Core Paper III- Basic Concepts in Linguistics – Part I
IV- Elective Paper from one of the five Groups / Credit
by Choice Paper
Semester II - Core Paper V- Literatures in English Poetry – Part II Core Paper VI- Literatures in English Novel – Part II
Core Paper VII- Basic Concepts in Linguistics – Part II
VIII- Elective Paper from the same Group which paper IV was
offered in Semester I / Credit by Choice Paper
M. A. Part II Semester III- Core Paper IX- Literatures in English Drama – Part I Core Paper X- Critical Theories - Part I
XI & XII - Elective Paper from the same Group from which
Paper I was offered in Semester I / Credit by
Choice Paper
Semester IV- Core Paper XIII- Literatures in English Drama – Part II Core Paper XIV- Critical Theories - Part II
XV& XVI - Elective Paper from the same group from which
Paper IV was offered in Semester I / Credit by Choice Paper

1

Elective Papers :
Group
1. Linguistics

Paper IV & VIII
Applied Linguistics

Paper XV & XVI
Stylistics

Comparative Literature
(English & Marathi)
Indian English
Literature

Paper XI & XII
Teaching of English
Language and Literature
Translation Studies :
Theory & Practice
African & Caribbean
Literatures

2. Comparative
Literature
3. New
Literatures in
English
4. American
Literature

19th Century American
Literature

20th Century American
Literature

British Literature from
Chaucer to the end of
the 17th Century

British Literature from
Pope to the end of the
19th Century

Black American &
Native American
Literatures
20th Century British
Literature

5. British
literature

Indian Novel in
Translation
Australian &
Canadian Literatures

Detailed Syllabus

Semester I
Core Paper I: Literature in English: Poetry - Part I
Unit 1
General Topic: Elizabethan Poetry
Prescribed Text: Edmund Spenser -

Fairie Queene – Book I

Unit 2
General Topic: Victorian Poetry
Prescribed Text: Alfred Tennyson -

The Lotus Eaters

Unit 3
Prescribed Text: Walt Whitman -

“Children of Adam” from Leaves of Grass

Unit 4
Prescribed Text: Arun Kolatkar -

Sarpsatra

Books for Reference:
1.
Drew, Elizabeth, Poetry: A Modern Guide to its Understanding and Enjoyment. New York, Dell Publishing Co. 1970.
2.
Alpera, B. ed. Penguin Critical Anthology: Spenser. Harmondsworth; Penguin, 1969.
3.
Bruce King, Modern Indian Poetry in English, OUP. Bombay, 1992. 4.
Norman, Charles. (Ed.). Poets on Poetry. New York, Collier Macmillan Ltd. 1965. 5.
Pattison, Robert. Tennyson and Tradition. Harward. 1979.

2

Core Paper II : Literature in English: Novel – Part I
Unit 1
General Topic: Rise and Development of Novel as a Genre
Prescribed Text: Lawrence Sterne Tristram Shandy,
Unit 2
General Topic: Aspects of Novel
Prescribed Text: Gustave Flaubert -

Madam Bovary

Unit 3
Prescribed Text: Cervantes -

Don Quixote,

Unit 4
Prescribed Text: Leo Tolstoy :

Anna Karenina

Books for Reference :
1.
Forster, E. M. :
2.
Brooks and Warren:
3.
Kermode, Frank:
4.
Walt, Ian:
5.
Steiner, George:
6

Nelson, Lowry, Jr.(ed.) :

Aspects of the Novel, London, 1949...
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