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As you are looking for the M.A. (English) syllabus of Netaji Subhas Open University, here I am providing same for you .
Netaji Subhas Open University M.A. (English) syllabus
SYLLABUS OF POST GRADUATE DEGREE IN ENGLISH
Part – I
Paper – 1 : Poetry
Paper – 2 : Aspects of Language
Paper – 3 : British Drama
Paper – 4 : British Novel
Part – II
Paper – 5 : Literary Theory and Criticism
Paper – 6 : American Literature
Paper – 7 : Indian English Literature
Paper – 8 : Ancient & Modern European Classics in Translation
Paper – I: Poetry
Module – I
Unit 1 : Chaucer: Prologue to Canterbury Tales
Unit 2 : Spenser: Amoretti (1 Sonnet), Prothalamion, The Faerie Queen
Unit 3 : Shakespeare: 4 Sonnets from W.H. (Sonnets –I, 50, 116, and 126)
2 Sonnets from Dark Lady (Sonnets – 130, 138)
Module – II
Unit 1 : Donne: Canonization, Ecstasy
Unit 2 : Marvell: The Garden
Unit 3 : Herbert: The Pulley
Unit 4 : Milton: Paradise Lost, Book – 1
Unit 5 : Dryden: Absalom and Achitophel : Book – 1
Unit 6 : Pope: Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot
Module – III
Unit 1 : Blake: London
Unit 2 : Wordsworth: Resolution and Independence
Unit 3 : Coleridge: Kubla Khan
Unit 4 : Shelley: Alastor
Unit 5 : Keats: Odes (all 6)
Unit 6 : Tennyson: Extracts from In Memoriam (Great English Poems. Ed. V. Young)
Unit 7 : Browning: Andreadel Sarto and Child Roland
Unit 8 : Arnold: The Scholar Gypsy
Unit 9 : Elizabeth Browning: How do I love thee
Unit 10 : Emily Brontë : No coward soul is mine
Module – IV
Unit 1 : Hopkins: The Windhover
Unit 2 : Yeats: Sailing to Byzantium
Unit 3 : Eliot: The Waste Land
Unit 4 : Auden: The Unknown Citizen
Unit 5 : Dylan Thomas: This Bread I break, Fern Hill
Unit 6 : Philip Larkin: Whitsun Weddings
Unit 7 : Ted Hughes: Hawk Roosting
Selected Readings:
1. English Poetry of the Sixteenth Century- Gary Waller(ed)
2. Post-Colonial Shakesperes- Ania Loomba and Martin Okrin(ed)
3. The Monarch of Wit- J.B. Leishman
4. The Judgement of Marvell- Christine Rees
5. Self-consuming Artifacts- Stanley Fish
6. John Dryden-David Hopkins
7. The Eighteenth Century Background-Basil Wiley
8. Augustan Satire- Ian Jack
9. The Major Satires of Alexander Pope- R.W.Rogers
10. A Reading of Paradise Lost- Helen Gardner
11. The Art of Wordsworth- L Abercombie
12. New Perspectives on Coleridge and Wordsworth- G.L Hartman
13. Shelley: A Critical Reading- Earl Wasserman
14. The Odes of John Keats- Helen Vendler
15. John Keats: His Mind and Art- Bhabatosh Chatterjee
16. A Commentary on Tennyson’s In Memoriam-A.C Bradley
17. Victorian Women Poets-M Reynolds and Angela Leighton(ed)
18. "Hughes and Eliot: Possession," by Ronald Schuchard
19. "The Ecology of Ted Hughes: Wolfwatching -- the Final Poetic Statement," by
Terry Gifford; and
Paper – II: Aspect of Language
Module – I: What is language?
History of language.
Module – II: Phonetics and phonology,
English consonants & vowels
Module – III: English Morphology.
English syntax.
Module – IV: Language in Use
Spread of English
Stylistics and Rhetoric
Selected Readings:
1. The Story of Language-C.L Barber (ELBS).1964
2. The Foundations of Language-Andrew Wilkinson (OUP), 1971
3. The Tree of Language-Helen and Charlton Laird, 1960
4. Exploring Language-Peter Doughty, John Pearce and Geoffrey Thornton, 1972.
5. Reflection on Language- Noam Chomsky, 1975
6. Study of Language-J.B.Carroll (OUP), 1953
7. Language-Edward Sapir, 1921.
8. Language, its Nature, Development and Origin-Otto Jesperson, 1922
9. Language and its Structure-Some fundamental Linguistic Concepts-Ronald W.
Langacker, 1967
10. An Outline of English Phonetics (W.Heffer & Sons, Cambridge, U.K) - Daniel
Jones
11. English in India: Its Present and Future (Asia Publishing House, Bombay) - V.K.
Gokak:
12. The Other Tongue, English across Cultures-Braj B. Kachru
13. English in Use-R.Quirk and Gabriele Stein
14. Fundamentals of Good Writing: A Handbook of Modern Rhetoric-C.Brooks and
R.P. Warren
Paper – III: British Drama
Module – I: Marlowe: Edward – II
Ben Jonson: Volpone
Module – II: Shakespeare: Hamlet, The Tempest
Module – III: R. B. Sheridan: The Rivals
O. Wilde: The Importance of Being Earnest
G. B. Shaw: Man and Superman
Module – IV: T. S. Eliot: Murder in the Cathedral
J. Osborne: Look Back in Anger
S. Beckett: Waiting for Godot
Selected Readings:
1. Volpone-Philip Brockbank
2. Ben Jonson: Modern Critical Views- Harold Bloom
3. Jonson: Four Comedies- Helen Ostovich
4. Shakespearian Tragedy- A.C. Bradley
5. What Happens in Hamlet-Dover Wilson
6. Twentieth Century Interpretation of Hamlet- David Berlington
7. The Shakespearean Tempest- G.Wilson Knight
8. The Tempest: A Casebook- Ed by D. J Palmer
9. Twentieth Century Interpretation of The Tempest- Hallet Smith
Paper – IV: British Novel
Module – I: H. Fielding – Tom Jones
Jane Austen – Emma
Module – II: Emily Brontë – Wuthering Heights
Charles Dickens – Great Expectations
Module – III: George Eliot – Middlemarch
Joseph Conrad – Heart of Darkness
Module – IV: James Joyce – A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Selected Readings:
1. Jane Austen: Irony as Defense and Discovery-Marvin Mudrick
2. Jane Austen-Tony Tanner
3. The Dickens World-A.H.House
4. Dickens: The Critical Heritage-P.Collins
5. Middlemarch: Critical Approaches to the Novel-Barbara Hardy
6. Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, Modern Critical Interpretations-Harold
Bloom
7. Culture and Imperialism-Edward Said
8. James Joyce: A Critical Introduction-Harry Levin
9. “Myths of Power in Wuthering Heights” in Myths of Power: A Marxist Study of
the Brontes- Terry Eagleton
Part – II
Paper – V: Literary Theory and Criticism
Module – I
Unit 1 : Aristotle – Poetics, Ed. I. Bywater
Unit 2 : Dryden – An Essay of Dramatic Poesy
Unit 3 : Johnson – The Life of Milton
Module – II
Unit 1 : W. Wordsworth – Preface to Lyrical Ballads (1800)
Unit 2 : S. T. Coleridge – Biographia Literaria – Chapters – XIII, XIV, XVIII
Unit 3 : Matthew Arnold – The Study of Poetry
Module – III
Unit 1 : T. S. Eliot – Tradition and the Individual Talent
Unit 2 : I. A. Richards – Principles of Literary Criticism, Chs. 22 & 24
Unit 3 : Cleanth Brooks – The Well – Wrought Urn (Chapters on Immortality Ode &
Grecian Urn)
Module – IV
Unit 1 : Structuralism
Unit 2 : Deconstruction
Unit 3 : Neo-Historicism
Unit 4 : Cultural Materialism
Unit 5 : Marxist Criticism
Unit 6 : Feminist Criticism
Books Recommended:
1. Aristotle’s Theory of Poetry and Fine Art-S.H Butcher
2. Aristotle On the Art of Poetry- Ingram Bywater
3. Classical Literary Criticism-T.S. Dorsch
4. Literary Criticism, A Short History- W.K. Wimsatt and Cleanth Brooks
5. Literary Theory: An Introduction– T. Eagleton
6. Newton – 20th Century Literary Criticism: A Reader
7. Milton and the English Revolution-Christopher Hill
8. Lives of the Poets-John Wain(Ed)
9. The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition-
M.H.Abrams
10. Critical Theory- Michael Fischer
11. Critical Approaches to Literature-David Daiches
12. The Second Sex- Simone de Beavoir
13. A Dictionary of Modern Critical Terms-Roger Fowler
14. Literature, Marxism and Cultural Materialism- John Higgins
1. 15.Twentieth Century Criticism- David Lodge
15. Modern Criticism and Theory-David Lodge
Paper – VI: American Literature
Module – I: Context of American Literature – Puritans & Enlightenment
Module – II:
Unit 1 : Non-Fictional Prose
(i) Emerson: a) The American Scholar, b) The Poet
(ii) Thoreau: Walden
Unit 2 : Novels
(i) Herman Melville – Moby Dick
(ii) Ernest Hemingway – The Old Man and the Sea
(iii) William Faulkner – The Sound and the Fury
(iv) Toni Morrison – Sula
Unit 3 : Short Stories
O’Henry – The Cop and the Anthem
O’Connor – Good Country People
Module – III: American Poetry
Unit 1 : Walt Whitman – a) Song of Myself, b) Passage to India
Unit 2 : Robert Frost – a) Mending Wall, b) After Apple-Picking
Unit 3 : Wallace Stevens – The Emperor of Ice-cream
Unit 4 : Emily Dickinson – a) Because I could not stop for Death, b) Flowers
Unit 5 : Ginsberg – Howl – Parts I, II, III
Module – IV : American Drama
Unit 1 : Eugene O’Neill – Mourning Becomes Electra
Unit 2 : T. Williams – The Glass Menagerie
Unit 3 : Arthur Miller – Death of a Salesman
Selected Readings:
1. American Renaissance- F.O. Mathiessen
2. Transitions in American Literary History-H.H.Clarke
3. American Romanticism, Vol I-David Morse
4. The Literary History of the United States-Robert E. Spiller
5. A Companion to Melville Studies-John Bryant
6. Melville: A Collection of Critical Essays- Richard Chase
7. The Modern Novel-Walter Allen
8. Hemingway: The Writer as Artist-Carlos Baker
9. Twentieth Century Interpretations of The Old Man and The Sea-Katharine
Jobes
10. The Portable Faulkner-Malcolm Cowley
11. From Puritanism to Postmodernism-Richard Ruland and Malcolm Bradbury
Paper – VII: Indian English Literature and Indian Literature in Translation
Module – I: Background & Non-fictional Prose
Unit 1 : Tagore – Crisis in Civilization
Unit 2 : Nehru – Discovery of India, Chapters 3, 4, 6
Unit 3 : Subhas Chandra Bose – An Indian Pilgrim, Chapter 10
Module – II: Fiction
Unit 1 : Mulk Raj Anand – The Untouchable
Unit 2 : R. K. Narayan – The Guide
Unit 3 : Raja Rao – Kanthapura
Unit 4 : Kamala Markandeya – Nectar in a Sieve
Unit 5 : Amitava Ghosh – Shadow Lines
Unit 6 : Anita Desai – Clear Light of Day
Module – III:
Unit 1 : H. L. V. Derozio : a) To The Pupils of The Hindu College b) The Harp of India
c) Chorus of Brahmins
Unit 2 : Sarojini Naidu : a) Village Song, b) Caprice, c) If You Call Me
Unit 3 : Toru Dutt : a) Lakshman, b) Our Casuarina Tree, c) The Lotus
Unit 4 : Nissim Ezekiel : a) Night of the Scorpion, b) Marriage,
c) Goodbye Party for Miss Pushpa T.S.
Unit 5 : Jayanta Mahapatra : a) Dawn at Puri, b) Indian Summer, c) Again, One Day,
d) Walking by the River
Unit 6 : Kamala Das : a) My Grandmother’s House, b) The Looking Glass,
c) The Dance of the Eunuche
Module – IV: Drama
Unit 1 : Tagore – Red Oleanders
Unit 2 : Girish Karnad – Tughlaq
Unit 3 : Vijay Tendulkar – Silence, the Court is in session
Unit 4 : Mahesh Dattani – Final Solution
Books Recommended:
1. Three Indo-Anglican Poets-. K.R. Ramachandran Nair,
2. Indian Writing in English- Srinivasa K.R. Iyenger
3. The Empire Writes Back: Theory and Practice in Post-Colonial Literatures-.
Bill Ashcroft,
4. The Twice-born Fiction- Meenakshi Mukherjee
5. The Novels of Raja Rao- Esha Dey
6. Raja Rao- M.K. Naik
7. Anita Desai, "The Indian Writer's Problems" Perspectives on Anita Desai. - Ed.
Ramesh K
8. Beyond the Glass Ceiling: Forty Women Whose Ideas Shape the Modern World-
Sian Griffithsm
9. Subhas Bose and His Ideas-J.S.Bright
10. Nehru, A Political Bibliography-Michael Brecher
11. The Golden Treasury of Indo-Anglian Poetry-V.K.Gokak(Ed)
12. Women Writing in India-Susie Tharu and K.Lalita
13. Perspectives on Indian Writing in English – M. K. Naik
Paper – VIII: Ancient & Modern European Classics in Translation
Module – I: Background of Epic & Drama
Unit 1 : Homer – Iliad
Unit 2 : Vergillius Maro – The Aeneid
Unit 3 : Aeschylus – Agamemnon
Unit 4 : Sophocles – Oedipus Rex
Unit 5 : Euripides – Medea
Module – II: Background
Unit 1 : Seneca – Thyestes
Unit 2 : Dante – Inferno
Unit 3 : Ovid – Amores
Modules – III:
Unit 1 : Dostoevsky – Crime and Punishment
Unit 2 : Flaubert – Madame Bovary
Unit 3 : Thomas Mann – Death in Venice
Unit 4 : Kafka – The Castle
Modules – IV:
Unit 1 : Baudelaire – The Poet’s Beatrice; The Ideal (Poems translated into English
by Francis Scarfe)
Unit 2 : Boris Pasternak – Hamlet, Winter Night
Unit 3 : Ibsen – A Doll’s House
Unit 4 : Brecht’s – Life of Galileo
Books Recommended:
1. Virgil, The Aeneid, Translated into English verse by Robert Fitzgerald. Penguin,
1985
2. From Virgil to Milton-C.M.Bowra
3. The Cambridge Companion to Virgil-Charles Martindale(ed)
4. Greek Tragedy, A Literary Study-H.D.F Kitto
5. The Literature of Ancient Greece-Gilbert Murray
6. The Will of Zeus- Stringfellow Barr
7. Charles Baudelaire:A Lyric Poet in the Era of High Capitalism-Walter Benjamin
8. Drama from Ibsen to Eliot-Raymond Williams
9. Brecht: A Choice of Evils-Martin Esslin
10. The Art of Bertolt Brecht-W.Weideli
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