PU MA English Syllabus

Punjab University MA English Syllabus /Course Outline
The Appendix ‘A’ (Outlines of Tests) and Appendix ‘B’ (Syllabi & Courses of Reading for M.A. English Part-I and Part-II shall be effective from the Session 2018-2020.
The class admitted in the year 2002 will take their M.A. English Part-I Examination of 2003-to-2020 according to new syllabus in the year 2003-2020 towards : -

MA English Paprt 0ne Syllabus

Punjab University M.A English Part 1 Syllabus
  Outlines of Tests   Marks
Paper 1     Classical Poetry 100
Paper 2 Drama 100
Paper 3 Novel 100
Paper 4 Prose 100
Paper 5 American Literature 100
  Total  500

SYLLABI AND COURSES OF READING

Paper I: Classical Poetry

1.    Chaucer    The Prologue
2.    Milton    Paradise Lost Books I & IX
3.    Donne    Love/Divine Poems
4.    Pope    The Rape of the Lock.
5.    Wyatt    The Long Love That in My Thought Doth Harbor, |  Whose List to Hunt, | Madam Withouen Many Words, They Flee from Me. | Is it Possible Forget Not Yet, | What should I say  | Stand who so list.
6.    Surrey    My Friend the Things That Do Attain Love, | That Doth Reign and Live Within My Thought, So Cruel Prison, | Wyatt Resteth Here.

Paper II: Drama

1.    Sophocles    Oedipus Rex
2.    Marlowe    Dr. Faustus
3.    Shakespeare    Othello |  The Winter’s Tale
4.    Wilde    The Importance of Being Earnest

Paper III: Novel

1.    Trollope    Barchester Towers
2.    Jane Austen    Pride & Prejudice
3.    G. Eliot    Adam Bede
4.    Dickens    A Tale of Two Cities
5.    Hardy    The Return of the Native

Paper IV: Prose

1.    Bacon    Essays:           Of Truth | Of Death | Of Revenge | Of Adversities | Of Simulation and Dissimulation Of Parents and Children | Of Great Place | Of Nobilitie | Of Superstition | Of Friendship | Of Ambition | Of Studies
2.    Jonathan Swift    Gulliver’s Travels
3.    Bertrand Russell    Unpopular Essays
4.    Edward Said    Only the introduction to the book entitled “Culture and Imperialism”
5.    Seamus Heaney    Only the essay “The Redress of Poetry” from the book entitled The Redress of Poetry

Paper V: American Literature

Poetry
1.    Adrienne Rich    Diving into the Wreck | Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers Final Notation  | Gabriel  |
2.    Sylvia Plath    Ariel | Morning Song  | Poppies in October  | The Bee Meeting  |The Arrival of the Bee Box  | Your
3.    Richard Wilbur    Still Citizen Sparrow | After the last Bulletin Marginalia
4.    John Ashbury    Melodic Train | Painter

Drama
1.    O’Neil    Mourning becomes Electra (only the First of the Trilogy which is titled ‘The Home Coming’ is included in the M.A. Syllabus)
2.    Miller    The Crucible

Novel
1.    Ernest Hemingway    For whom the Bell Tolls
2.    Toni Morrison    Jazz

 

 

MA English Paprt Two Syllabus

The first four papers are compulsory, the other four are optional. The candidates are required to opt for any one of the four optional papers.

Compulsory Papers Marks
Paper 1 Poetry II 100
Paper II Drama II 100
Paper III Novel II 100
Paper IV Literary Criticism 100
Optional Papers (any one of the four optional papers)
Paper V Short Stories    or 100
Paper VI Literature in English Around the World or 100
Paper VII Linguistics    or 100
Paper VIII Essay 100
  Total 500

Paper I: Poetry II

Section A
1.    Blake    A Selection from Songs of Innocence & Experience
    i)    Auguries of Innocence
    ii)    The Sick Rose
    iii)    London
    iv)    A Poison Tree
    v)    A Divine Image
    vi)    From   Milton:   And   Did Those Feet
    vii)    Holy Thursday (I)
    viii)    The Tyger
    ix)    Ah, Sun Flower
    x)    Holy Thursday (II)

2.    Coleridge    The Ancient Mariner | Kubla Khan  |Dejection: An Ode
3.    Keats    Hyperion Book I | Ode to Autumn  | Ode to a Nightingale  | Ode on a Grecian Urn
Section B
1.    Philip Larkin    Mr. Bleaney | Church Going  | Ambulances 1914
2.    Seamus Heaney    Personal Helicon | Tolland Man  | A Constable Calls Toome Road  | Casting and Gathering
3.    Ted Hughes    Thought Fox | Chances  | That Morning  | Full Moon and Freida

Paper II: Drama II

1.    Ibsen    Hedda Gabler
2.    Chekov    The Cherry Orchard
3.    Brecht    Galileo Galili
4.    Beckett    Waiting for Godot
5.    Edward Bond    The Sea

Paper III: Novel II

1.    Conrad    Heart of Darkness
2.    Joyce    Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man
3.    Woolf    To the Lighthouse
4.    Achebe    Things Fall Apart
5.    Ahmad Ali    Twilight in Delhi

Paper IV: Literary Criticism

Practical Criticism
1.    Aristotle    Poetics
2.    Raymond William’s    Modern Tragedy
3.    Catherine Belsey    Critical Practice
*4.    T.S. Eliot    Tradition and the Individual Talent
*5.    Philip Sidney    Apology for Poetry
Reference: Romon Seldon    An Introduction to Literary Criticism
* Added vide Notification No.D/692/Acad., dated 15-3-2005

Optional Papers

The candidates are required to opt for any one of the four optional papers.

Paper V : Short Stories

1.    Sara Suleri    The Property of Women
2.    Naguib Mahfuz    The Mummy
3.    E.Allen Poe    The Man of the Crowd
4.    Doris Lessing    African Short Story
5.    Flannery O’Connor    Everything that Rises Must Converge
6.    J.Joyce    The Dead
7.    Nadine Gordimer    Ultimate Safari Once upon a time
8.    Kafka     The Judgement
9.    Achebe     Civil Peace
10.    Okri    What the Tapster Saw
11.    Hanif Qureshi     My Son the Fanatic
12.    D.H.Lawrence    The Man who Loved Islands
13.    W.Trevor        The Day
14.    AliceWalker    Strong Horse Tea
15.    V.S. Pritchett     The Voice
16.    Brian Friel    The Diviner
17.    H.E. Bates    The Woman who Loved Imagination
18.    Ali Mazuri    The Fort
19.    Amy Tan        The Voice from the Wall
20.    A.Chekov        The Man who lived in a Shell
21.    Braithwaite     Dream Hatii
22.    V.S. Naipaul    The Nightwatchman’s Occurrence Book
23.    E. Hemingway    A Clean Well Lighted Place

PAPER VI: Literature in English Around the World

Drama
1.    Lorca    House of Bernada Alba
2.    Brian Friel    Translations

Novel
1.    Nugugi    The River Between
2.    Solzhynetsin    A Day in the life of Ivan Denisovitch

Poetry
1.    Taufiq Rafat    Thinking of Mohenjodaro | The Stone Chat | The Last Visit
2.    Daud Kamal    Reproduction | The Street of Nightingale | A Remote Beginning
3.    Maki Qureshi    Air Raid | Kite  | Christmas  | Letter to my Sister
4.    A. Hashmi    Encounter with the Sirens | Autumnal  | But Where is the Sky?
5.    Zulfiqar Ghose    Across India | February 1952  | The Mystique of Root  | A Memory of Asia
6.    Shirley Lim    Monsoon History | Modern Secrets
7.    Vikram Seth    Humble Administrators | Garden
8.    Anna Akhmatova    Prologue Epilogue
9.    Derek Walcott    Far Cry From Africa
10.    Ben Okri    African Elegy
11.    Achebe    Refugee Mother & Child | Mango Seed
12.    Nasim Ezekiel    Night of the Scorpion | Goodbye Party for Miss Pushpa
13.    Moniza Alvi    The Country at my Shoulder

Paper VII  Linguistics

Introduction,
Phonetics,
Phonology,
Morphology,
Syntax,
Semantics,
Stylistics.

Paper VIII: Essay

Essay

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