American Literature and English Language Teaching

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Syllabus for semester course

in M.A. ENGLISH

M.A. Course in English shall comprise 4 semesters. Each semester shall have 4 courses. In all, there shall be 16 courses of 5 credits each. Each course shall carry 100 marks. Of these, 70 marks shall be reserved for theory (end-Semester examination) and 30 marks for tutorials/seminars (internal assessment). However, in course 5, titled “Linguistics and English Language Teaching”, only 50 marks shall be reserved for theory (end-Semester examination), 20 marks for Practical/Viva-voce exam and 30 marks for tutorial/seminars (internal assessment). Of these courses, Course Nos. 1 to 11, 13 and 14 shall be treated as Core Courses, Course nos. 12 and 15 as Elective Courses and Course No.16 as Allied Elective Course open even to the students of other departments/faculties. The starred items are meant for detailed study. The theory component of each paper shall be of three hours’ duration.

Pattern of Question Papers

1]The pattern of question paper in respect of course nos. 1,8,11,13,14,15,16 (Indian Literature in Translation, Women Writing and European Literature in Translation) shall be as follows:

Section A

(a) Two Long-Answer-Type Questions (500 words each) with internal choice – 2x12=24

Section B

(b) Six Short-Answer-Type Questions (200 words each) out of nine questions– 6x6=36

Section C

(c) Ten Objective-Type Questions to be answered in a word or sentence each – 10x1=10

2]The pattern of question paper in respect of course nos. 2,3,4,6,7,9,10,12,16 (New Literatures in English) shall be as follows:

Section A

(a) Two Long-Answer-Type Questions (500 words each) with internal choice – 2x12 =24

Section B

(b) Three passages for explanation out of 5 passages from the starred items to be answered in 200 words each - –3x6 = 18

Section C

(c) Three Short-Answer-Type Questions out of 5 questions to be answered in 200 words each - – 3x6 = 18

Section D

d) Ten Objective-Type Questions to be answered in a word or sentence each – 10x1=10

3]The pattern of question paper in respect of Course No.5 (Linguistics and English Language Teaching) shall be as follows:

Section A

(a) Two Long-Answer-Type Questions (500 words each) with internal choice – 2x10=20

Section B

(b) Four Short-Answer-Type Questions (200 words each) out of six questions – 4x5=20

Section C

(c) Ten Objective-Type Questions to be answered in a word or sentence each – 10x1=10

SEMESTER I

Course 1: Introduction to Linguistics – ENG - 101

1.(a)Key properties of Language

b) Language varieties

2.(a)Major concerns of Psycholinguistics and Sociolinguistics

b) Historical approach, Descriptive approach

3. Major concepts in Linguistics:

a) Syntagmatic and Paradigmetic axes

b) Differential Calculous

c) Constituent Structure

d) Transformations and Deep Structure

4. Stylistics, its methods and limitations.

Course 2: Poetry I (Chaucer to Blake) – ENG - 102

Chaucer:Prologue to Canterbury Tales (Modern version)

*Shakespeare’s Sonnets No. 18, 30, 63, 130

*Milton:Paradise Lost, Book I

*Donne:The Blossom, The Canonization, The Good Morrow

Marvell:To His Coy Mistress

*Pope:The Rape of the Lock

*Gray:Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

*Blake:The Tiger, Ah! Sun-flower

Course 3: Drama I (Marlowe to Wilde excluding Shakespeare) – ENG - 103

*Webster:The Duchess of Malfi

*Marlowe:Dr. Faustus

*Jonson:The Alchemist

Congreve:The Way of the World

*Wilde:The Importance of Being Earnest

Origin and Growth of the British Theatre

Course 4: Prose– ENG - 104

*Bacon:Of Truth; Of Death; Of...
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