Renaissance, Its Impact on English Literature

Topics: Literary criticism, English language, Literature Pages: 23 (4043 words) Published: July 2, 2013

Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa
(Established by the State Legislature Act 9 of 2003)
Department of English
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Syllabus for M.A. English (Previous and Final) under University Centre for Distance Learning (UCDL)

M.A. English Previous

Paper I History of English Literature

Paper IIStudy of Drama

Paper III Study of Poetry

Paper IVStudy of Novel

Paper V: Phonetics, Linguistics and ELT

Paper I History of English Literature

Note:

The candidates are required to attempt five questions in all. Besides question No. 10 in Section C which is compulsory, the candidates shall attempt two questions each from sections A and B. All questions carry equal marks. Total marks for the paper are 8. Total marks for the paper are 80.

Note: for Paper Setters

1. The question paper will consist of three sections i.e. Section-A, B and C. There shall be Ten questions in all. There shall be one question with internal choice on each of the nine chapters prescribed in sections A and B. However, Q No. 10 in section C is compulsory.

2. Background Reading section aims at testing the candidates’ understanding of important books/authors/trends/movements/subgenres related to this paper. The section will carry one compulsory question of 16 marks requiring the candidates to show acquaintance with any four of the six given items. The candidates are expected to write a paragraph of about 150 words on each of the four items they attempt.

Book Prescribed: A New History of English Literature by Bhim S Dahiya,NewDelhi: Doaba Publications, 2006.

Section A: Chapter 1-5

Section B: Chapter 6-9

Section C: Background Reading

The Baroque Sensibility, Utilitarianism, Victorian Compromise, Women Writers up to Seventeenth Century, Gothic Novel, Pre Raphaelite Movement, Impressionism, Imagism, Novel of Ideas, Freud and his Impact on literature.

Suggested Reading:

1. David Daiches: A Critical History of English Literature Vol. 1-4.

2. Compton Rickett: A History of English Literature

3. Ifor Ivans: A Short History of English Literature

4. Legouis and Cazamian: A History of English Literature

5. Margaret Drabble: The Oxford Companion to English Literature

Paper IIStudy of Drama

Note:The candidates are required to attempt five questions in all. Besides question No. 10 in Section C which is compulsory, the candidates shall attempt two questions each from sections A and B. All questions carry equal marks. Total marks for the paper are 80.

Note: for Paper Setters

1. The question paper will consist of three sections i.e. Section-A, B and C. There shall be ten questions in all. There shall be one question with internal choice on each of the nine Units prescribed in sections A and B. However, Q No. 10 in section C is compulsory.

2. Background Reading section aims at testing the candidates’ understanding of important books/authors/trends/movements/subgenres related to this paper. The section will carry one compulsory question of 16 marks requiring the candidates to show acquaintance with any four of the six given items. The candidates are expected to write a paragraph of about 150 words on each of the four items they attempt.

Section A

Unit IChristopher Marlowe: Dr. Faustus

Unit IIWilliam Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Unit IIIWilliam Shakespeare: Hamlet

Unit IVBen Johnson: The Alchemist

Unit V Richard Brinsley Sheridan: School for Scandal

Section B

Unit VIBernard Shaw: Pygmalion

Unit VIITS Eliot: Murder in the Cathedral

Unit VIIISamuel Beckett: Waiting for Godot

Unit IX John Osborne: Look Back in Anger

Section C: Background Reading

Mystery and Morality plays, University Wits, Seneca and the Elizabethan Tragedy, Historical plays of Shakespeare, The Way of the World, Duchess of Malfi, Elizabeth...
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