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English B.A Syllabus for KKHSOU

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The BA programme with English as Major has a total of 14 courses. The evaluation framework for each course  comprises assignments and semester-end test. The courses are as follows:

 

Annexure II

Detailed Coursewise Syllabus of BA in English (Major) Programme

 

 1st SEMESTER  syllabus for English

 

COURSE 1: FOUNDATION  COURSE IN ENGLISH GEG Sl 01

Block 1:

Unit 1: Parts of Speech  I

Grammatical Units of a Sentence,  Formal  and Functional Constituents of a Sentence, Parts  of

Speech  and Formation of Parts of Speech

 

Unit 2: Parts  of Speech  II

Nouns,  Pronouns,  Determiners and their types, Verb and Verb Types

 

Unit 3: Parts  of Speech  ill

Adjectives    and   Adverbs,    Prepositions,  Functions   of   Prepositions,    Conjunctions   and

Interjections

 

Unit 4: Time  and Ten  e I

Introduction,   Time   and  Ten  e-  Simple,   Simple   Past,   Future   Form,   A pect-  Perfective

Progres  ive, Perfect Progre    ive

 

Unit 5: Time  and Ten  e II

Passive  Verb  Forms-  Differences in  Active  and Pa    ive Form  ,  Modal  Verb   with  Pas  ives, Change  of Voice in  Interrogative Sentences

 

Unit 6: Vocabulary

Importance of Vocabulary, Types  of Vocabulary- Reading, Listening,  Speaking and Writing

 

Unit 7: Punctuation

U es of Punctuation, Examples and Exercises

 

Unit 8: Synthe  i    and Tran  formation  of Sentence

Introduction,  Defining  Synthesis,  Combining Sentences, Transformation  of Sentences  from Affirmative  to  Negative,   Assertive  to  Interrogative,  Assertive to  Imperative,  Assertive   to Exclamatory, Simple  to Compound, Degrees  of Comparison, Samples  and Exercises

 

Block 2:

 

Unit 9: Phrases and Idioms

Introduction, Defining  Phrases  and Idioms,  Samples  and Exercises

 

Unit 10:  Common  Errors

Introduction,   Errors   of  Concord,    Errors   of  Construction,  Errors   of  Order,   Errors    in

Prepositions, Errors  in Conjunctions, Samples  and Exercises

 

 

Unit 11: Basic Remedial  Grammar  I

Introduction, U es and Interrogatives with ‘There’, U es and Di  tinction  between  ‘There’  and

‘It’, Emphasi    on ‘Cleft Sentence’  and ‘Pseudo-Cleft Sentence’

 

Unit 12: Basic Remedial  Grammar  II

Introduction,  Glo   ary:  Active  Voice  to  Ba  e Form,   Clause  to  Direct  Speech,  Ellipses   to

Irregular  Verbs, Lexical  Verb to Word

 

Unit 13: Precis Writing

Introduction, Meaning  of Precis,  Writing  a Precis,  Samples  and Exercises

 

 

Unit 14: Note-Taking

Introduction,   Note-Taking  and  Note-Making,   Skimming   and  Scanning   a  Piece   of  Text, Format  and Samples  of Note-Making

 

Unit 15:  Story-Writing

Introduction, Defining  Story Writing,  Writing  a Title, Examples, Exercises

 

2nd SEMESTER for English

 

B;ock  1:

COURSE 1: POETRY

GEG S201

 

Unit  1:  Introducing Engli  h Poetry

Introduction:  Reading  Engli  h Poetry,  A Brief History of Engli  h Poetry and English  Poetry in the Twentieth Century

 

Unit 2: William  Wordsworth: Life and Works

William  Wordsworth:  The Poet, Hi   Life and Works

 

Unit 3: William  Wordsworth:  “Composed Upon Westminster Bridge,  September 3, 1802” Introduction,  Text of the  Poem,  Context  of the Poem,  Explanation  of  the Poem  andPoetic Techniques

 

Unit 4: W.B.  Yeats:  Life and Works

W.B.  Yeats: The Poet, His Life and Works

 

Unit 5: W.B Yeats:  “Easter 1916”

Introduction,  Text of the  Poem,  Context of the Poem,  Explanation of the Poem  and Poetic

Techniques

 

Unit 6: Introducing American Poetry

Introduction, A Brief Overview  of American  Poetry, Major American  Poets  and their Works

 

Unit 7: Emily Dickinson:  Life and Works

Emily Dickinson:  The Poet, Her Life and Works

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Unit 8: Emily Dick:in  on: “Becau e I Could  Not Stop for Death”

Introduction, Text of the Poem,  Explanation  of the Poem,  Style  and  Language,   and Poetic

Technique

 

Block 2:

 

Unit 9: Robert  Frost:  Life and Works

Robert Frost:  The Poet, His Life and Works

 

Unit 10: RobertFrost:  “The Road Not Taken”

Introduction, Text of the  Poem,  Context  of the  Poem,  Explanation of the  Poem,  Style  and

Language,  and Poetic Techniques

 

Unit 11: Introducing Indian English  Poetry

Introduction,  A Brief  Overview   of Indian  English   Poetry,  Major  Indian  English  Poets  and their Works

 

Unit 12:  Kamala Das: Life and Works

Kamala Das: The Poet, Her Life and Works

 

Unit 13:  Kamala Das: “Introduction”

Introduction, Text of the Poem,  Context  of the  Poem,  Explanation  of the  Poem  andPoetic

Techniques

 

Unit 14: JayantaMahapatra: Life and Work

Jayantalvlahapatra:  The Poet, Hi   Life and Work

 

Unit 15: JayantaMahapatra:  “Dawn  at Puri”

Introduction,  Text of the  Poem,  Context  of the  Poem,  Explanation  of the  Poem,  Style  and

Language, Poetic Techniques

 

 

3rd SEMESTER for English

 

Block 1:

COURSE 1: FROM LANGUAGE TO LITERATURE GEGS301

 

 

Unit 1: Language of Literature

Introduction,   Defining   Literature,   Literary   Device  ,     Styli  tic   Device  ,     Literature   as   a

Language Event, Notion  of Literariness

 

Unit 2: Semantics

Introduction,  Meaning,   Elements   of Meaning,   Thematic   Meaning,   Sources   of  Meaning, Lexical  Semantics:  Sense Relations

 

Unit 3: Pragmatics

Introduction, The  Scope  of Pragmatics,  Deixis,  Conversational, lmplicature,Presupposition, Performati ves

 

 

Unit 4: Text and Di course

Introduction, Sentence Text and Di cour e, Qualitie   of aText, The Structure of Discourse

 

Unit 5: Applied Linguistics

Introduction,  The  Nature  and  Scope  of Applied  Linguistics,  Second  Language  Learning, Contra  tive Analysi  ,  Error Analysi

 

Unit 6: Stylistics

Introduction,  The Nature  and Scope  of Stylistics,  Stylistics  and Literary  Criticism,  Formal

Poetic and Prose Style, Stylistic Analysis of Poetry

 

Unit 7: Interpreting Literature

Introduction,   Defining  Literature,   The  Basic  Forms  of Literature,   Interpreting  Works  of

Literature

 

Block 2:

 

Unit 8: Approaches to the Study of Literature (Part I)

Introduction,   Language   and  Meaning,   Author,   Texts  and  Contexts,   Intended  Meaning, Meaning perceived by Readers

 

Unit 9: Approaches to the Study of Literature (Part II)

Introduction, Historicism, Politics of Culture and Interpretation,Gender Issues, Issues of Race

 

Unit 10: Approaches to the Study of Indian Literature

Introduction to Indian Engli  h Literature, Major Literary Form   and Works, Prominent Indian

Engli  h Writer

 

Unit 11: Interpreting Poetry

Introduction,  Defining  Poetry,  Language  and  Syntax   in  Poetry,Use  of Word    in  Poetry, Interpretation of a Poem

 

Unit 12: Interpreting Drama

Introduction,  Defining Play, Type   of Drama, The Theory of Drama,  Component Part   of a

Play, Modes of Theatrical Representation

 

Unit 13: Interpreting Novel

Introduction,  Defining Novel, Characteristics of Novel, Major Types of Novel,  Setting  Space and Time, Points of View and Use of Perspectives

 

Unit 14: Interpreting Sh01t Story

Introduction, Defining Short Story, Basic Characteristics of a ShortStory, Elements of a Short

Story

 

Unit 15: Interpreting Travel Writing

Introduction,  Travel Writing  as a Literary Form, Travel Writers  and Travel Writing,  Some, Assamese Travel Writers, Two Distinct Types of Travel Writing

 

 

COURSE 2: IDSTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE

 

GEGS302

 

Block  1:

 

Unit  1: From the Anglo-Saxon to the Medieval

Introduction  to the Anglo-Saxon Period,  Major  Literary Forms-  Anglo-Saxon Poetry,  Anglo• Saxon Prose, Anglo-Norman Literature

 

Unit 2: The Medieval Age

Introduction  to  the  Medieval  Age,  Literary  Features   of the  Age,   Major   Literary  Forms• Poetry,  Drama,  Prose,  and Important Writers

 

Unit3: The Role of the Church

Introduction,  Role  of the Church  in the Medieval  Age, Influence  of the Church  on Medieval

Literature

 

Unit 4: The Renaissance (Prut I)

Introduction to the Renaissance,  Intellectual  Context  of the Renaissance and  Impact of the

Renaissance on English  Literature

 

Unit 5: The Renaissance/Part  II)

Introduction,   Major   Literary   Forms    m   the   Renai  sance,   Important   Writer      and   the

Renaissance Ideal

 

Unit 6: The Re  toration  Age I

Introduction  to  the  Re  toration   Age,  Literary  Feature    of  the  Age,  Major  Literary  Form  – Poetry,  Drama,  Prose,  and Important Writers

 

Unit 7: The Neocla    ical Age (Prut I)

Introduction  to  the  Neo-classical  Age,  Socio-cultural  Context  and  Literary  Features  of the

Age

 

Unit 8: The Neoclassical Age (Prut II)

Introduction, Major Literary Form   in the Neo-classical  Age, the Age of Pro  e, and Important

Writers

 

 

Block 2:

 

Unit 9: The Romantic Age (Prut I)

Introduction to the Romantic  Age, Major Literary Features  of the Age,Major Literary Forms

-Poetry, Periodical Essay,  Literary Criticism and Fiction

 

Unit 10: The Romantic  Age (Prut II)

Introduction, Important Writers of the Romantic  Age and their Works

 

 

Unit 11: The Victorian Age (Prut I)

Introduction to the Victorian Age, Features  of the Age, Major Literary Forms-  Novel,  Poetry and Prose

 

 

Unit 12: The Victorian Age(Part II)

Introduction, Important Writer   of the Victorian Age and their Works

 

Unit 13: Imperiali  m and Coloniali  m

Introduction  to  Imperialism  and  Colonialism,  Impact  of Imperialism  and  Colonialism  on

Engli  h Literature and Indian Engli  h Literature

 

Unit 14: The Modern Age (Part I)

Introduction to the Modern Age, Literary Features of the Age, Major Literary Forms- Poetry, Non-Fiction, Drama, Fiction and Literary Criticism, and important Writers

 

Unit 15: The Modern Age (Part II)

Introduction,  Impact of the World Wars on English  Literature,  Important  Post-War Writers and their Work

 

4rh SEMESTER for English

 

Block  1:

COURSE 1: PROSE

 

GEG S401

 

 

Unit  1: The E   ay a  a Genre

Introduction   to  E   ay  a   a  Literary  Form,  Characteri  tic    of  the  E   ay,  Some  Famou

Es ayist

 

Unit 2: Franci   Bacon: Life and Works

Introduction, Franci   Bacon: The Essayist, His Life and Works, Reading Bacon’   Essays

 

 

 

Unit 3: Francis Bacon: “Of Garden”

Introduction, Explanation of the Essay, Major Themes, Style and Language

 

Unit 4: A  G. Gardiner:  Life and Works

Introduction,  AG  Gardiner:  The Essayist, His Life and Works

 

Unit 5: A.G.  Gardiner:   “On Saying Please”

Introduction,Explanation  of  the  Essay,  Key  Issues  m  the  Text,   Technique,   Style   and

Language

 

Unit 6: J awaharlal Nehru: Life and Works

Introduction, Jawaharlal Nehru as an Essayist, His Life and Works

 

Unit 7: Jawaharlal Nehru: “Animals in Prison”

Introduction,Context  of the  Essay,  Explanation   of the  Essay,  Major  Themes,  Style  and

Language

 

 

Block 2:

 

Unit 8: Amitav Ghosh: Life and Works

Introduction, Amitav Gho has an Essayist, His Life and Works

 

Unit 9: Amitav Gho h: “Diaspora in Indian Culture”

Introduction,   Context  of the  E say,  Explanation   of the  Essay,  Major  Themes,  Style  and

Language

 

Unit 10:  F. MaxMtiller:  “What Indian Can Teach Us?”

Introduction, F.  Max Muller:  The Orientalist,  His Life and Works,  Explanation  of the Essay, Major Themes and Narrative Style

 

Unit 11:  George Orwell: ”Politics and the English Language”

Introduction, George Orwell as an Essayist,  Explanation  of the Essay, Major Themes,  Style and Language

 

Unit 12:  C.P. Snow:  “Ramanujan”

Introduction,   C.P.   Snow:    Life   and  Works,   G.H.    Hardy:   The   Mathematician    behind

Ramanujan, Explanation  of the Essay, Major Themes and Key Issues, Style and Language

 

Unit 13: Virginia Woolf:  Life and Works

Introduction,  Virginia Woolf as an Essayist,  Her Life  and Works,  Overview  of the Text:  A Room of Ones Own, Introducing Chapter  1

 

Unit 14: Virginia Woolf:  Chapter 1   from A Room  of Ones Own

Introduction, Explanation of the Text, Major Theme  ,  Style and Language

 

Unit 15:  “On Film”  (Extract   from Elements  of Literature)

Introduction,  Film  and it   Mechani  m- Shots  and images  in  Film, Reading the Image    hown on Screen,  the idea of Verisimilitude,  the Production of Movie a  a Uniform Procedure,  Film Editing

 

 

 

 

COURSE  2: ENGLISH POETRY  FROM  MEDIEVAL TO MODERN GEGS402

 

Block 1:

 

Unit 1:  Geoffrey Chaucer:  “Prologue to Canterbury Tales”

Introduction,  Geoffrey  Chaucer  as a Poet,  His  Life  and Works,  Text and Context  of the

Prologue, Explanation  of the Poem,Style and Language,  and Poetic Techniques

 

Unit 2: William Shakespeare:  “Sonnet 65″&”Sonnet  144”

Introduction,  William  Shakespeare  as  a Poet,  His  Life  and  Works,  Text  of the  Sonnets, Explanation  of the Sonnets,  and Poetic Techniques

 

Unit 3: John Donne as a Metaphysical  Poet

Introduction,   Metaphysical    Poetry,   Donne   as   a  Metaphysical   Poet,    Other   Important

Practitioners

 

 

 

 

Unit 4: John Donne:  ”The Good Morrow” and “The Canoni  ation”

Introduction, Text of the Poems, Explanation of the Poems, Style and Language

 

Unit 5: John Milton:   Invocation to Paradise Lost, Book I

Introduction,  John  Milton  as an Epic  Poet,  Hi   Life  and Work  ,   Text and Context  of the

Poem, Explanation of the Poem, Poetic Techniques,  and Style and Language

 

Unit 6: Alexander Pope: Extract from “The Rape of the Lock” -“Belinda’s Dressing Room” Introduction,   Alexander   Pope  as  a  Poet,  His  Life   and  Works,   Context   of  the  Poem, Explanation of the Poem, Major Themes, Style and Language

 

Unit 7: John Dryden: Extract from “Mac Flecknoe”

Introduction,  John  Dryden  as  a Poet,  his  Life  and  Works,  Selected  Extract  from  “Mac

Flecknoe”, Explanation  of the Poem, and Poetic Style

 

Unit 8: William Blake:  ”The Tyger”

Introduction,  William  Blake as a Poet, His Life  and Works, Text and Context of the Poem, Explanation  of the Poem, Poetic Techniques  and Style and Language

 

Block 2:

 

Unit 9: Samuel Taylor Coleridge:  “Love” (from Lyrical Ballads)

Introduction,  S.T.  Coleridge a  a Poet, Hi  Life and Works  Text of the Poem, Explanation  of the Poem, Major Theme  ,  Poetic Style

 

Unit 10: Robert Browning:  “My La t Duche   ”

Introduction, Robert Browning a  a Poet, Hi  Life and Works, Text of the Poem, Explanation of the Poem, and Poetic Style

 

Unit 11:  Alfred Tenny  on: “Ulys es”

Introduction,  Alfred Tenny  on as a Poet, His  Life and Work, Text of the Poem, Explanation of the Poem, and Poetic Style

 

Unit 12: TS Eliot:  “Preludes”

Introduction,  T.S.  Eliot as a Poet,  His Life and Works, Text of the Poem, Explanation  of the

Poem, and Poetic Style

 

Unit 13: W H Auden: “In Memory of W B Yeats”

Introduction,  W.H.  Auden as a Poet,  His Life and Works, Text of the Poem, Explanation  of the Poem, and Poetic Style

 

Unit 14: Philip Larkin:  “Church Going”

Introduction,  Philip Larkin as a Poet, His Life and Works,  Text of the Poem,  Explanation  of the Poem, and Poetic Style

 

Unit 15: Ted Hughes: “November”

Introduction,  Ted Hughes  as a Poet,  His Life  and Works, Text  of the Poem, Explanation  of the Poem, Major Themes and Poetic Style

5th SEMESTER for English

 

Block  1:

COURSE 1:  SHORT  STORY GEGS501

 

 

Uni1:  Short Story as a Genre

Introduction,  Origin  and  Development,  Short  Story  as  a Literary Form,  Characteristics  of

Short Story,  Some Famous  Short Story Writers

 

 

Unit 2: Aesop’s Fables

Introduction, Introducing Aesop’s Fables:  “The Fox and the Crow”, “The Wind  and the Sun”, “Hercules and the Waggoner”, Themes,  Style and Language

 

Unit 3: Leo Tolstoy:  “Three  Questions”

Introduction,  Leo  Tolstoy:   His  Life  and  Works,   Explanation  of  the  Short  Story,   Major

Themes,  Style and Language

 

Unit 4:   O’  Henry:  “The Last Leaf’

Introduction,  O’  Henry:  His Life  and Works,  Explanation of the Short  Story,  Major Themes, Style and Language

 

Unit 5: Anton Chekhov:  “The Bet”

Introduction,  Anton  Chekhov:  Hi   Life  and  Works,  Explanation  of the  Short  Story,  Major

Theme  ,  Style and Language

 

Unit 6: Guy De Mau pas  ant:  ”The Necklace”

Introduction,   Guy  De  Maupa    ant:   Hi    Life  and  Works,   Explanation  of the  Short  Story, Major Themes,  Style and Language

 

Unit 7: Katherine Mansfield:  “A Cup of Tea”

Introduction,   Katherine  Mansfield:   Her  Life  and  Works,   Explanation  of the  Short  Story, Characteri  ation, Major Themes,  Style and Language

 

Unit 8: D.H.  Lawrence:   “Odour of Chrysanthemums”

Introduction,  D.  H.  Lawrence:  Hi    Life  and  Works,  Context  and  Explanation of the  Short

Story, Major Themes, Style and Language

 

Block 2:

 

Unit 9: Arthur Clarke:  “Nine Billion Names of God”

Introduction,  Arthur  Clarke:  His  Life  and  Works,  Explanation  of the  Short  Story,  Major

Themes, Style and Language

 

Unit 10: PunyakanteWijenaike:  “Monkeys”

Introduction,  PunyakanteWijenaike:  Her  Life  and Works,  Explanation  of the  Short  Story, Major Themes, Style and Language

 

 

Unit 11:  Alphonse  Daudet:  “The La t Le  son”

Introduction, Alphon  e Daudet:  Hi   Life  and Works,  Explanation  of the Short  Story,  Major

Themes,  Style and Language

 

Unit 12:  Amrita Pritam:  ”The Weed”

Introduction, Amrita  Pritam:  Her Life  and Works,  Background and Explanation of the Short

Story, Major Themes  and Characters,  Style and Language

 

Unit 13: R. K.  Narayan:  “The Doctor’s Word”

Introduction,  R.  K.  Narayan:   His  Life  and  Works,  Explanation  of  the  Short  Story,  Major

Themes,  Style and Language

 

Unit 14: Mamang  Dai: “The River”  (from The Legends  of Pensam)

Introduction,  Mamang  Dai:  Her  Life  and  Works,   Explanation  of  the  Short  Story,  Major

Themes,  Style and Language

 

Unit 15: Ruskin  Bond:  “The Blue Umbrella”

Introduction,  Ruskin   Bond:  His  Life  and  Works,   Explanation  of  the  Short  Story,  Major

Themes,  Style and Language

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block  1:

COURSE  2: ENGLISH NOVELS GEG S502

 

 

Unit 1: Ri  e of the Novel

Introduction, Ri  e of theEngli  h Novel,  Some  Significant Noveli  t   and their work

 

Unit 2: Daniel Defoe:  Robinson  Crusoe  (Pait I)

Introduction, Daniel  Defoe:  The Novelist,  His Life  and Works,  Context  and Summary  of the

Novel

Unit 3: Daniel Defoe:Robinson  Crusoe(Pait II)

Introduction,  Reading   the  Novel,  Major  Theme  ,   Major  Character ,   Narrative    Style,  and

Critical Reception

 

Unit 4: Jane Austen:  Pride and Prejudice  (Part I)

Introduction,  Jane Austen: The Noveli  t,  Her Life and Works, Context and Summary  of the

Novel

 

Unit 5: Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice (Part II)

Introduction,  Reading  the Novel,  Major  Themes,  Major  Characters,  Narrative    Style,  and

Critical Reception

 

Unit 6: Emily Bronte:  Wuthering Heights (Pait I)

Introduction, Emily Austen: The Novelist, Her Life and Works, Context and Summary of the

Novel

 

Unit 7: Emily Bronte:  Wuthering Heights(Pait II)

Introduction,  Reading  the Novel,  Major  Themes,  Major  Characters,  Narrative    Style,  and

Critical Reception

 

 

 

 

Block 2:

 

Unit 8: George Eliot: Middlemarch(Prut I)

Introduction, George  Eliot:  The Novelist,  Her Life  and Works,  Context  and Summary  of the

Novel

 

Unit 9: George Eliot: Middlemarch(Prut II)

Introduction,  Reading   the  Novel,  Major  Themes,   Major  Characters, Narrative   Style,  and

Critical Reception

 

Unit 10:  Charles  Dickens:  Oliver Twist(Prut I)

Introduction,  Charles  Dickens:  The Novelist,  His Life  and Works,  Context and Summary  of the Novel

 

Unit 11:  Charles  Dickens:  Oliver Twist (Prut II)

Introduction,  Reading   the  Novel,  Major  Themes,   Major  Characters, Narrative   Style,  and

Critical  Reception

 

Unit 12: Joseph Conrad: Lord Jim(Prut I)

Introduction, Joseph  Conrad: The Novelist,  His Life and Works,  Context and Summary  of the

Novel

 

Unit 13: Jo  eph Conrad:  Lord Jim(Prut II)

Introduction,  Reading   the  Novel,  Major  Theme  ,   Major  Character ,   Narrative    Style,  and

Critical Reception

 

Unit 14: Virginia  Woolf:  Mrs Dalloway(Prut I)

Introduction,  Virginia  Woolf:  The  Noveli  t, Her Life  and Work  ,   Context and Summary  of the Novel

 

Unit 15: Virginia  Woolf:  Mrs Dalloway(Prut II)

Introduction,  Reading   the  Novel,  Major  Themes,   Major  Characters   Narrative    Style,  and

Critical Reception

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block  1:

COURSE  3: NON-FICTIONAL PROSE GEGS503

 

 

Unit  1: Francis Bacon: “Of Goodness and Goodness of Nature”

Introduction,  Francis  Bacon:  His Life  and Works,  Explanation  of the Text,  Major  Themes, and Style and Language

 

Unit 2: Joseph Addison: “Sir Roger at Home” (Prut I)

Introduction, Joseph  Addison:  His Life and Works,  and a brief note on Periodical Essay

 

Unit 3: Joseph Addison: “Sir Roger at Home” (Pait II)

Introduction,   Explanationof  the  Text,   Major  Themes,  Style  and  Language,   and  Critical

Reception

 

 

Unit 4: Charle   Lamb:  “Dream  Children”  (Prut I)

Introduction, Charles  Lamb: His Life and Works,  and a brief note on Personal  E   ay

 

Unit 5: Chai-Jes Lamb:  “Dream  Children”  (Prut II)

Introduction,  Explanationof  the  Text,   Major   Themes,   Style  and  Language,   and  Critical

Reception

 

Unit 6: Samuel  Johnson:  “Life of Cowley”

Introduction, Samuel  Johnson:  His Life  and Works,  Explanation of the Text,  Major  Themes, Style and Language,  and Critical  Reception

 

Unit 7:  Mahatma   Gandhi:  “Playing  the English  Gentleman”  (Chapter   15from  The Story of

My Experiments with Tntth )

Introduction, Mahatma Gandhi:  His Life and Works,  Explanation of the Text, Major Themes, Style and Language,  and Critical  Reception

 

Unit 8: John  Stuart Mill: “Miscellaneous Youth”(Chapter VII from Autobiography) Introduction, John  Stuart Mill:  His Life  and Works,  Explanation of the Text,  Major Themes, Style and Language,  and Critical  Reception

 

Unit 9: Nirad C.Chaudhuri:  “Shakespeare in Today’s England”

Introduction,  Nirad   C.Chaudhuri:   His  Life   and  Works,   Explanation  of  the  Text,   Major

Themes,  Style and Language,  and Critical  Reception

 

Block 2:

 

Unit 10: Bertrand Ru   ell:  ”The Impul  e to Power”

Introduction,  Bertrand  Rus  ell:  Hi    Life  and  Work  ,   Explanation  of the  Text,   Style  and

Language,  and Critical  Reception

 

Unit 11:  Anne Frank:  Selected Entries  from  The Diary of a Young Girl(Prut I) Introducing Anne Frank,  Significance of her Diary

 

Unit 12:  Anne Frank:   Selected Entries from The Diary of a Young Girl(Prut II)

Introduction,  Text   of  the  Entries,   Explanation   of  the  Text,   Major   Themes,   Style   and

Language,  and Critical Reception

 

Unit 13: Robert Browning:  Selected Letters  to Elizabeth  Barrett Browning (Prut I) Introduction, Robert Browning:  His Life and Works,  Letters of Browning

 

Unit 14: Robert Browning:  Selected Letters  to Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Prut II) Introduction, Text of the  Selected  Letters,  Explanation of the Letter  ,  Major  Theme  ,   Style and Language, and Critical Reception

 

Unit 15: A.G. Gardiner:  On Letter Writing

Introduction,  A.G.  Gardiner:  His  Life  and  Works,  Explanation of the Text,  Major  Themes, Style and Language,  and Critical Reception

 

 

 

 

Block 1:

COURSE 4: DRAMA GEGS504

 

 

Unit 1: Everyman

Introduction  to Morality  Plays, Everyman as a Morality Play, Explanation of the Text, Major

Themes,  and Major  Character

 

Unit 2: Christopher Marlowe: Doctor Faustus (Pait I)

Introduction,  Christopher  Marlowe:  His  Life  and  Works,  Background  and  Summary  of the

Play

 

Unit 3: Christopher Marlowe: Doctor Faustus (Pait II)

Reading   the  Play,   Major   Themes,   Major   Characters,  Style   and  Language,   and  Critical

Reception

 

Unit 4: William  Shakespeare:  Hamlet (Pait I)

Introduction, William  Shakespeare:  His  Life  and Works,  Background  and  Summary  of the

Play

 

Unit 5: William  Shakespeare:  Hamlet (Pait II)

Reading   the  Play    Major  Themes    Major   Characters,  Style   and  Language,   and  Critical

Reception

 

Unit 6: Oliver Gold  mith: She Stoops to Conquer (Pait I)

Introduction, Oliver Gold  mith: Hi   Life and Works,  Background and Summary of the Play

 

Unit 7: Oliver Gold  mith: She Stoops to Conquer (Pait II)

Reading   the  Play,   Major  Theme  ,    Major   Character ,    Style   and  Language,   and  Critical

Reception

 

Block 2:

 

Unit 8: Henrik Ibsen: A Dolls House (Pait I)

Introduction, Henrik  Ibsen: His Life and Works,  Background and Summary  of the Play

 

Unit 9: Henrik Ibsen: A Dolls House (Pait II)

Reading   the  Play,   Major   Theme  ,    Major   Characters,  Style   and  Language,   and  Critical

Reception

 

Unit 10: William  J.  Synge: Playboy of the Western World (Pait I)

Introduction, William  J. Synge: His Life and Works,  Background and Summary  of the Play

 

Unit 11: William  J.  Synge: Playboy of the Western World (Pait II)

Reading   the  Play,   Major   Themes,   Major   Characters,  Style   and  Language,   and  Critical

Reception

 

Unit 12: Harold Pinter:  Birthday Party (Pait I)

Introduction, Harold Pinter:  His Life and Works,  Background andxummary of the Play

 

 

Unit 13: Harold Pinter:   Birthday Party (Pait II)

Reading   the  Play,   Major   Theme  ,    Major   Character   ,    Style   and  Language,   and  Critical

Reception

 

Unit 14: Luigi Pirandello: Six Characters  in Search of an Author(Pa.it I)

Introduction, Luigi Pirandello:  His Life and Works,  Background andSummai·y of the Play

 

 

Unit 15: Luigi Pirandello: Six Characters  in Search of an Author(Pa.it II)

Reading   the  Play,   Major   Themes,   Major   Characters,  Style   and  Language,   and  Critical

Reception

 

6th SEMESTER for English

Block  1:

COURSE  1: USES  OF ENGLISH GEG 8601

 

 

Unit l:  Structure of Writing in English

Introduction,  Cohesive  Structure  of Writing,   Structure  of Paragraphs, Writing  Process   of

Paragraphs, Structure of Essays  and Article,  and Editing

 

Unit 2: English  for New   Writing

Introduction, Language and Style of Indian Media,Print, Cyber,  Radio,  and Televi  ion Media

 

Unit 3: Column  Writing

Introduction to Column Writing,  Significance of Column  Writing,  and Example

 

Unit 4: Pre    Relea  e

Introduction  to Press-Release,  Tips  to Write  a Press  Release,  Format  of Press  Release,  and

Examples

 

Unit 5: Letter Writing

Introduction to Letter Writing, Types  of Letter  , Tips to Letter Writing,  and Example

 

 

Unit 6: English  for Busines   Communication

Introduction, Defining Communication, Significance of Communication, Types  and Channel of Communication, Process  of Communication, Communication Network,   Communication Media  and Methods,  Barriers  of Communication

 

Unit 7: Advertisement Writings

Introduction,  Defining   Advertisement,  Key  Concepts   of  Advertising,  Copywriting,   Radio

Copy, and Television Copy

 

Block 2:

 

Unit8: Science  Write-up

Introduction, Defining  Science  Write up, Tips to Write a Science  Write-up,  and Examples

 

 

Unit 9: Opinion Writing

Introduction,  Facts  and  Opinion  ,   Strategies  for  Opinion  Writing,  Organi  ing  Information, Article Writing, Review Writing and Letter  -to-Editor

 

Unit 10: Review Writing

Introduction, Defining Review Writing, Techniques  of Writing Book, Film, Play and Musical

Reviews

 

Unitll:  Translation

Introduction,  Translation  Procedures,  Strategies  and Methods,  Translating  Culture  specific

Concepts, Translation from L1  TO L2

 

Unit12:  Editing and Proof Reading

Introduction,  Processes  of Editing  and  Proofreading,  The  Various  Stages  of Editing  and

Proof-reading, revising your Writing

 

Unit13:  Writing your Resume

Introduction,   Defining  a  Resume,   Basics  of  Resume  Writing-for  Print   and  Electronic

Formats, Types of Resume, Examples

 

Unit14:  Writing Personal Letters

Introduction,   Defining   Personal   Letters,   Various   Typesof   Personal   Letters-   Apologies Writing  to Children,  Condolences,  Congratulations,  Fan  mail,  General  friendship  &  thank you letter    Polite reque  t  etc.

 

Unit 15: Employment Co1Te  pondence

Introduction,   Job   Application  ,     Rejection  ,     Letter    of  Resignation,   Complimenting   an

Employee, Reprimand  ,  and Di  mi   al

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block  1:

COURSE  2: INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS GEGS602

 

 

Unit  1: The English Language: History and Concepts I

Introduction,  Early  Theorie   of Language,  Origins  of the Engli  h Language -Anglo  Saxon

Period, Middle Engli  h Period, Modern English Period

 

Unit 2: The English Language: History and Concepts II

Introduction, Language  Change-Vocabulary, Grammar, Spelling and Pronunciation,  Basic Concepts   of  Language-   Arbitrariness,  Base,  Comparative   Philology,   Dialects,  Standard Language

 

Unit 3: Language and Linguistics

Introduction, Defining Linguistics, Language in Context and Analysis of Language Form

 

Unit 4: Morphology

Introduction,  Definition  of Morphology,  The Morpheme-Free Morphemes,  Bound Morphemes,  Morphs  and Allomorphs;  Morphological  Analysis  of Words-Lexical  Words and Grammatical  Words,  Simple,  Complex  and Compound  Words,  Affix,  Stem  and Root, Inflectional and Derivational Morphology

 

 

Unit 5: Syntax

Introduction, Word Formation, Meaning  of Syntax, and Immediate Con  tituent Analy  i

 

 

Unit 6: Phonetics

Introduction,   Defining   Phonetics,    Acoustic   Phonetics,    Auditory   Phonetic   ,     Articulatory

Phonetics  and the Speech  Sound

 

 

Unit7: Phonology

Introduction,   Defining    Phonology,   Major   Concepts    of  Phonology-  Phone,    Phoneme, Allophone,  Stress, Accent and Rhythm,  and Intonation

 

Unit 8: Issues in the Pronunciation of English

Introduction,  The Speech  Mechanism,  The  Respiratory System,  The  Phonatory  System,  The

Articulatory System, and Received  Pronunciation (RP)

 

 

Block  2:

 

Unit 9: Vowels  and Consonants

Introduction, Defining the Term  ‘Vowel’, Criteria for Describing Vowels,  The Pure Vowels, Diphthongs,The  Term  ‘Consonant’, Criteria for Describing Consonants,  Plosives, Affricates, Fricatives, Nasals,  Laterals,  Frictionless Continuant,  and Semi-Vowels

 

Unit  10: Stress, Rhythm  and Intonation  I

Introduction,   Word   Stre    ,     Variou     Stres     Pattern      Stre       in   Compound    Word      and

Grammatical Function of Stress

 

 

Unit 11: Stres  ,  Rhythm and Intonation  II

Introduction,   Sentence   Stres    and  Rhythm  Contraction  ,    Weak   Form  ,    Intonation-   Tone

Group, Falling Tone,  Rising Tone,  and Fall-ri  e

 

Unit  12: Rhetoric

Introduction,   Defining   Rhetoric,   Figures   of  Speech-Based   on  Similarity    Association

Contra  tor Difference, Figure   Ba  ed on Imagination, Indirectne   s, Sound, and Con  truction

 

Unit  13: Prosody

Introduction, Defining  Pro  ody, Syllable  and Accent, Foot or Measure,  Rhythm  and Metre

 

 

Unit 14: Stylistics I

Introduction,  Defining  Styli  tics,  History  of Stylistics,   Stylistics   of Poetry-Syllables   and

Metre, Rhyme and Stanza, Stylistics of Prose Fiction and Play

 

Unit  15: Stylistics II

Introduction,  Contributions  of Roman  Jakobson,  Viktor  Shklovsky,  Vladimir  Propp,  A.J.

Greimas, and TzvetanTodorov  etc.

 

 

 

 

Block 1:

COURSE 3: LITERARY CRITICISM: ANCIENT TO MODERN GEGS603

 

 

Unit 1: Literary Criticism:  An Introduction

Introduction, Greek Criticism, Roman  Criticism, Important Roman  Critics

 

Unit 2: Aristotle: Poetics(Part I)

Introduction, Aristotle: His Life and Works,  Aristotle as a Critic

 

Unit 3: Aristotle: Poetics(Part II)

Introduction, Reading  Aristotle’s Poetics, Explanation of the Text, and Major Concepts

 

Unit 4: Horace:  “ArsPoetica”

Introduction, Reading  “ArsPoetica”, Explanation of the Text, and Major  Concepts

 

Unit 5: Longinus:  On the Sublime

Introduction, Longinus:  His Life and Works,  Reading On the Sublimethe Defects  of Style, Sources  of the Sublime,  and Longinus as a Critic

 

Unit 6: John Dryden:  “An  Essay  on Dramatic  Poesie”

Introduction, John Dryden:  His Life and Works,  Explanation of the Text, Dryden  as a Critic

 

Unit 7: Alexander Pope:  “An  Essay  on Criticism”

Introduction,  Alexander Pope:  Life  and  Work     Reading   Pope’   “An  E   ay on  Critici  m” Pope a  a Critic

 

Unit 8: William  Word  worth: Preface to Lyrical Ballads

Introduction,  William  Word  worth: Hi   Life and Work  ,  Reading  Word  worth’    ”Preface” to

Lyrical  Ballads,  Word  worth as a Critic

 

Block 2:

Unit 9: Samuel Taylor  Coleridge:  “Fancy  and Imagination” (from Biographia Literaria) Introduction,  S.T.  Coleridge:  Hi   Life and Works,  Reading  Coleridge’   Biographia Literaria, Coleridge as a Critic

 

Unit 10: Mathew  Arnold:  “Study of Poetry”

Introduction,   Mathew   Arnold:   HisLife  and  Works,   ReadingArnold’s   “Study   of Poetry”, Matthew Arnold as a Critic

 

Unit 11: T.S.  Eliot:  “Tradition and Individual Talent”

Introduction,  T.S.   Eliot:   His  Life   and  Works,Reading   Eliot’s   “Tradition   and  Individual

Talent”, Eliot as a Critic

 

Unit 12: New Criticism

Introduction to New Criticism, Important New Critical Thinkers and their Works

 

Unit 13:  Structuralism

Introduction to Structuralism, Important Structuralist Thinkers and their Works

 

Unit 14: Formalism

Introduction to Formalism,  Important Formalist Thinkers and their Works

 

 

Unit 15: Modern  Theoretical Concept

Introduction, Po  t- Structurali  m, Femini  m, Marxi  m, Po  t coloniali  m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block  1:

COURSE 4: (Option A)INDIAN ENGLISH LITERATURE GEGS604

 

 

Unit 1: Torn Dutt:  “Our Casuarina Tree”

Introduction,  Torn  Dutt:  The  Poet,  Life  and Works,  Context  and Explanation of the  Poem, Style and Language,  and Poetic Techniques

 

Unit 2: Sarojini Naidu:   “To Youth”

Introduction,  Sarojini  Naidu:  The  Poet,  Life  and  Works,   Context  and  Explanation  of  the

Poem,  Style and Language,  and Poetic Techniques

 

 

Unit 3: A.  K. Ramanujan:  “Self Portrait”

Introduction,A.  K.Ramanujan:  The  Poet,  Life  and  Works,  Context and  Explanation  of  the

Poem,  Style and Language,  and Poetic Techniques

 

Unit 4: Eunice  d’Souza:  “Women  in Dutch Painting”

Introduction, Eunice d’Souza:  The  Poet,  Life  and  Works,  Context and  Explanation  of  the

Poem,  Style and Language,  and Poetic Techniques

 

Unit 5: Keki N. Daruwalla:  “Chinar”

Introduction,Keki  N.  Daruwalla:  The  Poet,  Life  and Work  ,   Context  and Explanation  of the

Poem,  Style and Language,  and Poetic Technique

 

Unit 6: Rabindranath Tagore:  “The Hungry  Stones”   (Prut I)

Introduction, Rabindranath Tagore:  Hi   Life and Works,  Summary  of the Shott Story

 

Unit 7: Rabindranath Tagore:  “The Hungry  Stones” (Prut II) Introduction, Major Themes,  Characterisation, and Techniques

 

Block 2:

 

Unit 8: Raja Rao:Kanthapura(Prut I)

Introduction, Raja Rao:  His Life and Works,  Summary  of the Novel

 

Unit 9: Raja Rao: Kanthapura(Prut II)

Introduction, Major Themes,  Characterisation, and Techniques

 

Unit 10: Vikram  Chandra:  Shakti(Prut I)

Introduction,Vikram Chandra: His Life and Works,  Summary  of the Novel

 

Unit 11: Vikram  Chandra:  Shakti(Prut II)

Introduction,Major Themes,  Characterisation, and Techniques

 

Unit 12: Mahesh  Dattani:  Final Solutions (Part I)

Introduction, Mahesh  Dattani: His Life and Works,  Summary  of the Play

 

 

Unit 13:  Mahesh  Dattani:  Final Solutions (Pait II) Int:roduction,Major Theme  ,  Characteri  ation, and Techniques

 

Unit 14:  Girish Kainad:  Tughlaqtren. I)

Introduction, Girish Karnad:  His Life and Works,  Summary  of the Play

 

Unit 15:  Girish Kainad:  Tughlaqtres: II)

Introduction,Major Themes,  Characterisation, and Techniques

 

 

 

 

COURSE  4: (Option  B)AMERICAN LITERATURE GEG 8604

 

Block  1:

 

Unit 1: Walt Whitman:  “As I pondered in Silence”,  “To a Historian” (Pait I)

Introduction, Walt Whitman:  His Life and Works,  Important Themes  in Whitman’s Poetry

 

 

Unit 2: Walt Whitman:  “As I pondered  in Silence”,  “To a Historian”   (Pait II)

Introduction,  Text  of  the  Poems,   Explanation  of  the  Poems,   Major  Themes,   Style  and

Technique

 

Unit 3: Emily Dickin  on: ”The  Soul Selected Her Own Society”  (Pait I)

Introduction,   Emily   Dickin  on:  Her  Life   and  Work  ,    Important  Themes   in   Dickin  on’ Poetry

 

Unit 4: Emily Dickin  on: ”The  Soul Selects Her Own Society”  (Pait II)

Introduction,   Text  of  the   Poem,   Explanation   of  the  Poem,   Major   Themes,   Style   and

Techniques

 

Unit 5: Lang  ton Hughe  :   “I too Sing America”  (Pait I)

Introduction, Langston Hughes:  His Life and Works,  Important Themes  in  Hughes’  Poetry

 

Unit 6: Langston  Hughes:  “I too Sing America”  (Pait II)

Introduction,   Text  of  the   Poem,   Explanation   of  the  Poem,   Major   Themes,   Style   and

Technique

 

Unit 7: Mai·k Twain:  Huckleberry Finn (Pait I)

Introduction, Mai·k Twain:  His Life and Works,  Critical  Reception

 

Unit 8: Mai·k Twain:  Huckleberry Finn (Pait II)

Introduction, Summary  and Explanation of the Text, Major  Character

 

Unit 9: Mark Twain:  Huckleberry Finn (Pait III) Introduction, Major Themes,  Style and Technique

 

Block 2:

 

Unit 10: F. Scott Fitzgerald:  The Great Gatsby (Pait I)

Introduction, F. Scott Fitzgerald:  His Life and Works,  Critical  Reception

 

 

Unit 11: F.  Scott Fitzgerald:  The Great Gatsby(Prut II)

Introduction, Summary and Explanation of the Text, Major Character

 

Unit 12: F.  Scott Fitzgerald:  The Great Gatsby(Prut III) Introduction, Major Themes, Style and Techniques

 

Unit 13:  Arthur Miller:  Death  of a Salesman (Prut I)

Introduction, Arthur Miller:  His Life and Works,  Critical Reception

 

Unit 14: Arthur Miller:  Death  of a Salesman (Prut II)

Introduction, Background  of the Play, Summary and Explanation  of the Play

 

Unit 15: Arthur Miller:  Death  of a Salesman (Prut ill)

Introduction, Major Themes, Characterisation, Style and Techniques

 

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