B.A. (HONOURS) ENGLISH
(Three Year Full Time Programme)
COURSE CONTENTS (Effective from the Academic Year 2011-2012 onwards) DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH UNIVERSITY OF DELHI DELHI - 110007
Course: B.A. (Hons.) English Paper 1: English Literature 4(i) Paper 2: Twentieth Century Indian Writing(i) Paper 3: Concurrent – Qualifying Language Paper 4: English Literature 4(ii) Semester II Paper 5: Twentieth Century Indian Writing(ii) Paper 6: English Literature 1(i) Paper 7: Concurrent – Credit Language Paper 8: English Literature 1(ii) Semester III Paper 9: English Literature 2(i) Paper 10: Option A: Nineteenth Century European Realism(i) Option B: Classical Literature (i) Option C: Forms of Popular Fiction (i) Paper 11: Concurrent – Interdisciplinary Paper 12: English Literature 2(ii) Paper 13: English Literature 3(i) Paper 14: Option A: Nineteenth Century European Realism(ii) Option B: Classical Literature (ii) Option C: Forms of Popular Fiction (ii) Paper 15: Concurrent – Discipline Centered I Paper 16: English Literature 3(ii) Paper 17: English Literature 5(i) Paper 18: Contemporary Literature(i) Paper 19: Option A: Anglo-American Writing from 1930(i) Option B: Literary Theory (i) Option C: Women’s Writing of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (i) Option D: Modern European Drama (i) Paper 20: English Literature 5(ii) Semester VI Paper 21: Contemporary Literature(ii) Paper 22: Option A: Anglo-American Writing from 1930(ii) Option B: Literary Theory (ii) Option C: Women’s Writing of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (ii) Option D: Modern European Drama (ii) Paper 23: Concurrent – Discipline Centered II 1
SEMESTER BASED UNDER-GRADUATE HONOURS COURSES
Distribution of Marks & Teaching Hours The Semester-wise distribution of papers for the B.A. (Honours), B.Com. (Honours), B. Com., B.Sc. (Honours) Statistics and B.Sc. (Honours) Computer Science will be as follows: Type of Paper Max. Marks Theory Exam. 75 I.A. Teaching per week
5 Lectures 1 Tutorial 4 Lectures 1 Tutorial 4 Lectures 1 Tutorial
Concurrent Courses Credit Courses for B.Sc.(Hons.) Mathematics
Size of the Tutorial Group will be in accordance with the existing norms. The existing syllabi of all Concurrent/Credit Courses shall remain unchanged.
The existing criteria for opting for the Concurrent /Credit Courses shall also remain unchanged.
Main Discipline Course: English Detailed Courses of Reading
SEMESTER - I
Paper 1: English Literature 4 (i)
Unit-1 Unit-2 Unit-3 Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice Charles Dickens Hard Times Background Prose Readings and Topics Readings: Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, Selections from A Reader in Marxist Philosophy ed. Sels and Martel (New York. I 963). Pp. 186-8, I 90-1, 199201. Charles Darwin, Selections from The Descent of Man (in the Norton Anthology of English Literature, 3rd edn., vol. 2) pp. 1647-52. John Stuart Mill, Selections from The Subjection of Women (in the Norton Anthology of English Literature, Vol. 2) pp. 1647-52. Matthew Arnold, Selections from Culture and Anarchy (in the Norton Anthology of English Literature, Vol. 2) pp. 1403-12. Topics: The Novel Form in Nineteenth-Century England; Faith and Doubt; The Writer and Society; Fiction and its Readers.
b. c. d. e.
Twentieth Century Indian Writing (i)
Rabindranath Tagore Premchand, R.K. Narayan Vaikom Muhammad Basheer Saadat Hasan Manto Ismat Chughtai Ambai The Home and the World tr. Surendranath Tagore ‘The Holy Panchayat’ ‘The ‘M.C.C.’ ‘The Card-Sharper’s ‘Daughter’ ‘Toba Tek Singh’ ‘Lihaf’ (The Quilt) ‘Squirrel’
Background Prose Readings and Topics Readings: a. b. c. d. Rabindranath Tagore, Nationalism (Delhi : Rupa, 1992), Chapter 1 and 3. Namvar Singh, ‘Decolonising the Indian Mind’, Indian Literature, no. 151 (Sept/Oct. 1992). U.R. Ananthamurthy, ‘Being...
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