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PRIST UNIVERSITY
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH: M.Phil Syllubus
Paper – I : Research Methodology and Theory of Literature
UNIT- I
Literary Scholar – Scholar Critic
Literary History
The Nature of Literature
The function of Literature
The Function and Modes of Narrative Fiction

UNIT – II

Planning The Thesis
Page and Chapter Format
Use of Quotations and Footnotes
Documentation

UNIT – III

Language, Style and Types of Discourse
Narration
Argumentation
Exposition
Description

UNIT - IV

Project Proposal
Identification of Research Problem
Methodology Adopted

UNIT – V

Computer Packages and Internet: WORD BASICS – Creating and working with documents – Working with text and tables – Using Mail Merge. USING SPRAD SHEET: Working with Worksheets-Creating Chart-Working with Formula and Functions.Using Slides:Working with PowerPoint User Interface – using templates and Wizards(Slide Presentation)-Creating Chart and Tables. Internet and world Wide-Web-Electronic mail(E-mail) – Intra net and Extranet

Paper- II Critical Approaches to Literature and Twentieth century Fiction

UNIT – I

Current trends in Criticism and Approaches to Literature

UNIT – II

1. I.A. Richards: Four Kinds of Meaning
2. Showalter, Elaine. “Representing Ophelia: Women, Madness and The Responsibility of Feminist Criticism”. 3. Bloom Harold: “Anxiety and Influence”
4. Fish,Stanley:”Is there a text in the class?”

UNIT – III

1. Wayne Booth: Telling and Showing
2. Ronald Barthes: Criticism as Language
3. Michel Foucault: What is an Author? An Evaluation
4. Lional Trilling : The Meaning of a Literary Idea

UNIT-IV

Fiction
1. Salmon Rushdie: Midnight’s Children
2. Alice Walker: Colour Purple
3. D.H.Lawrence : Rainbow

UNIT – V

1. George Orwell:1984
2. Patrick White: Voss
3. Faulkner : The Sound and The Fury
4. Rohinton Mistry : Such a Long Journey...
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