SYLLABUS OF M.A. ENGLISH: SEM. I



Dr. Hareshwar Roy






M.A. ENGLISH: SEM. I
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(Department of Higher Education, Govt. of M.P.)
Class: M.A. Previous
Sub: English Literature
Sem: FIRST
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PAPER- I (POETRY)
UNIT-I
Annotations
UNIT-II: (Epic Poetry)
John Milton: Paradise Lost Book-I
Valmiki: Ramayan (Sundar Kand)
UNIT- III (Narrative Poetry)
Geoffrey Chaucer: The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales
S.T. Coleridge: The Rime of The Ancient Mariner
UNIT- IV (Renaissance Poetry)
William Shakespeare: Sonnets No.- 23,24,26,27,31,44.
John Donne: The Extasie, A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning, The Good Morrow, Love's Alchemy, The Canonization, The Anniversarie.
UNIT-V (Satirical Poetry)
John Dryden: Absalom and Achitophel
Alexander Pope: The Rape of the Lock

PAPER- II (DRAMA)
UNIT-I
Annotations
UNIT-II: (Non-English Drama)
Sophocles: Oedipus Rex
Kalidas: Abhigyan Shakuntalam ( English Translation, Sahitya Academy)
UNIT- III (Shakespearean Tragedy)
Hamlet
King Lear
UNIT- IV (Other Shakespearean Plays)
Twelfth Night
The Tempest
UNIT-V (Renaissance Drama: Non Shakespearean)
Christopher Marlowe: Dr. Faustus
Ben Jonson: Every Man in His Humour

PAPER- III (FICTION)
UNIT-I ( Early Prose Narrative)
Bana Bhatt: Kadambari
Cervantes: Don Quixote
UNIT-II: (Picaresque Novel)
Henry Fielding: Tom Jones
Daniel Defoe: Robinson Crusoe
UNIT- III (Historical Novel)
Walter Scott: Kenilworth
Thackeray: Henry Esmond
UNIT- IV (Fiction by Women)
George Eliot: The Mill on the Floss
Emily Bronte: Jane Eyre
UNIT-V (19th Century Realistic Novel)
Charles Dickens: Great Expectations
Zola: Nana

PAPER- IV 
UNIT-I
Annotations
UNIT-II: (Biography and Autobiography)
J.L. Nehru: Autobiography (Fourth Chapter)
Kamala Das: My Story ( Fourth Chapter)
UNIT- III (Political and Social Writings))
Plato: The Republic, Book II (First Four Chapters)
Bacon: Of Truth, Of Studies, Of Revenge, Of Love
UNIT- IV (Philosophical Writing)
J. Krishnamurti: 1. Individual and Society 2. Action and Idea 3. What is Self 4. What are We Seeking
Lala Hardayal: Intellectual Culture
UNIT-V
Bertrand Russell: True Success
William Hazlitt: 1. The Ignorance of the Learned 2. The Indian Jugglers.
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