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Dibrugarh University B A. Syllabus in English under Semester System (Approved by the Board of Studies in English on 20/12/2010)
This course has been designed as part of an integrated course in English Literature, inclusive of M.A. in English. Only students wishing to pursue M.A. in English should take up this course. Each paper is of 100 marks out of which 80 marks will be for the End semester examination and 20 marks for the Internal Assessment. Paper I: History of English Society and Culture I (Anglo Saxon to the Restoration) The paper will identify signposts of English society and culture from the AngloSaxons period to the Restoration. The students will be required to acquaint themselves with events, ideas, personalities and texts that form the backbone of each period, with clear awareness of parallel or related trends in the continent. Unit I: [16 marks] [9 lectures] The Anglo-Saxon Period [16 marks] [9 lectures] Unit II: The Age of Chaucer Unit III: [16 marks] [9 lectures] The Renaissance [16 marks] [9 lectures] Unit IV: The Puritan Legacy and the Commonwealth [16 marks] [9 lectures] Unit V: The Restoration Internal Assessment [20 marks]

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Recommended reading: Trevelyan, G. M. English Social History: A Survey of Six Centuries, Chaucer to Queen Victoria, Orient Longman, London, 1944 ( Indian Reprint. 2001). Choudhury Bibhash, English Social and Cultural History : An Introductory Guide and Glossary Prentice-Hall India Learning Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi 2005 Paper II: History of English Society and Culture II (From the 18th century to the 20th Century) The paper will identify signposts of English society and culture from the 18th century to the twentieth. The students will be required to acquaint themselves with events, ideas, personalities and texts that form the backbone of each period, with clear awareness of parallel or related trends in the continent. Each unit will require the student to study the movements and issues that define the ethos of the period

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