American Literature and English Language Teaching Essay
American Literature and English Language Teaching
M. A. Course in English shall comprise 4 semesters. Each semester shall have 4 courses. In all, there shall be 16 courses of 5 credits each. Each course shall carry 100 marks. Of these, 70 marks shall be reserved for theory (end-Semester examination) and 30 marks for tutorials/seminars (internal assessment). However, in course 5, titled “Linguistics and English Language Teaching”, only 50 marks shall be reserved for theory (end-Semester examination), 20 marks for Practical/Viva-voce exam and 30 marks for tutorial/seminars (internal assessment). Of these courses, Course Nos.
1 to 11, 13 and 14 shall be treated as Core Courses, Course nos. 12 and 15 as Elective Courses and Course No. 16 as Allied Elective Course open even to the students of other departments/faculties. The starred items are meant for detailed study. The theory component of each paper shall be of three hours’ duration. Pattern of Question Papers 1]The pattern of question paper in respect of course nos. 1,8,11,13,14,15,16 (Indian Literature in Translation, Women Writing and European Literature in Translation) shall be as follows: Section A (a) Two Long-Answer-Type Questions (500 words each) with internal choice – 2×12=24 Section B.
(b) Six Short-Answer-Type Questions (200 words each) out of nine questions– 6×6=36 Section C (c) Ten Objective-Type Questions to be answered in a word or sentence each – 10×1=10 2]The pattern of question paper in respect of course nos. 2,3,4,6,7,9,10,12,16 (New Literatures in English) shall be as follows: Section A (a) Two Long-Answer-Type Questions (500 words each) with internal choice – 2×12 =24 Section B (b) Three passages for explanation out of 5 passages from the starred items to be answered in 200 words each – –3×6 = 18 Section C (c) Three Short-Answer-Type Questions out of 5 questions to be answered in 200 words each – – 3×6 = 18.
Section D d) Ten Objective-Type Questions to be answered in a word or sentence each – 10×1=10 3]The pattern of question paper in respect of Course No. 5 (Linguistics and English Language Teaching) shall be as follows: Section A (a) Two Long-Answer-Type Questions (500 words each) with internal choice – 2×10=20 Section B (b) Four Short-Answer-Type Questions (200 words each) out of six questions – 4×5=20 Section C (c) Ten Objective-Type Questions to be answered in a word or sentence each – 10×1=10 SEMESTER I Course 1: Introduction to Linguistics – ENG – 101 1. (a)Key properties of Language b) Language varieties.
2. (a)Major concerns of Psycholinguistics and Sociolinguistics b) Historical approach, Descriptive approach 3. Major concepts in Linguistics: a) Syntagmatic and Paradigmetic axes b) Differential Calculous c) Constituent Structure d) Transformations and Deep Structure 4. Stylistics, its methods and limitations. Course 2: Poetry I (Chaucer to Blake) – ENG – 102 Chaucer:Prologue to Canterbury Tales (Modern version) *Shakespeare’s Sonnets No. 18, 30, 63, 130 *Milton:Paradise Lost, Book I *Donne:The Blossom, The Canonization, The Good Morrow Marvell:To His Coy Mistress *Pope:The Rape of the Lock.
*Gray:Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard *Blake:The Tiger, Ah! Sun-flower Course 3: Drama I (Marlowe to Wilde excluding Shakespeare) – ENG – 103 *Webster:The Duchess of Malfi *Marlowe:Dr. Faustus *Jonson:The Alchemist Congreve:The Way of the World *Wilde:The Importance of Being Earnest Origin and Growth of the British Theatre Course 4: Prose– ENG – 104 *Bacon:Of Truth; Of Death; Of Adversity; Of Great Place; Of Parents and Children Addison & Steele:Of the Club; The Coverley Household; Labour and Exercise; Sir Roger at the Theatre (Coverley Papers from the Spectator, ed. K. Deighton, Macmillan).
*Lamb:Christ Hospital; New Year’s Eve; Imperfect Sympathies *Carlyle:Hero as Man of Letters Russell:Science and War; Science and Values (from The Impact of Science on Society) Huxley:Tragedy and the Whole Truth (from W. E. Williams, ed. A Book of English Essays) SEMESTER II Course 5: Linguistics and English Language Teaching– ENG – 201 1. Phonology:(a) Speech mechanism and the Organs of Speech (b) Consonants, Vowels, Diphthongs (c) Phoneme (d) Stress, Intonation 2. Morphology:Morphemes: Words and Affixes 3. Syntax:(a) I. C. Analysis and its limits (b) Transformations of Movement, Addition, Substitution, Deletion.
(c) Coordination and Subordination 4. English Language Teaching:(a) Direct Method (b) Audiolingual Method (c) Communicative Language Teaching (d) Error Analysis (e) Teaching skills of Language: listening, speaking, reading, writing. (f) Testing Course 6: Poetry II (Wordsworth to Arnold) – ENG – 202 *Wordsworth:The Prelude, Book I *Coleridge:Kubla Khan *Shelley:Adonais *Keats:Ode to a Nightingale, Ode on a Grecian Urn *Tennyson:Ulysses, The Lotos Eaters *Browning:Rabbi Ben Ezra, Porphyria’s Lover *Arnold:The Scholar Gypsy Course 7: Drama II (Shakespeare) – ENG – 203 Henry IV, Part I.
Twelfth Night *Hamlet *The Tempest Shakespeare Criticism: Dr. Johnson, Bradley, Wilson Knight, Caroline Spurgeon, Stephen Greenblatt. Course 8: Fiction I (Defoe to Hardy) – ENG – 204 Defoe:Moll Flanders Fielding:Joseph Andrews Austen:Emma Dickens:Great Expectations Eliot:Middlemarch Hardy:Tess of the D’urbervilles SEMESTER III Course 9: Poetry III (Hopkins to Ted Hughes) – ENG – 301 *Hopkins:Pied Beauty; The Windhover; Carrion Comfort *Yeats:Sailing to Byzantium; Byzantium; No Second Troy; Coole Park and Ballyle *Eliot:The Waste Land *Auden:In Memory of W. B. Yeats; The Shield of Achilles.
*Larkin:Church Going; Next, please; At Grass *Ted Hughes:The Thought-Fox; Hawk Roosting Course 10: Drama III (Twentieth Century Drama) – ENG – 302 *Shaw:Man and Superman *Yeats:Countess Cathleen *Eliot:Murder in the Cathedral *Beckett:Waiting for Godot *Pinter:The Birthday Party Course 11: Literary Criticism & Theory 1– ENG – 303 Aristotle:On the Art of Poetry Bharatamuni:On Natya and Rasa: Aesthetics of Dramatic Experience Anandavardhana:Dhvani: Structure of Poetic Meaning Dryden:Essay on Dramatic Poesy Wordsworth:Preface to Lyrical Ballads Coleridge:Biographia Literaria (Chs.
XIII, XVII & XVIII) Arnold:The Study of Poetry (Essays in Criticism Book II) Course 12: Indian Literature in English I – ENG – EL-3. 1 *Tagore:Thou hast made me endless; Leave this chanting and singing; I am like a remnant of a cloud; In one salutation to thee (Gitanjali) *Sri Aurobindo:Savitri Book I Canto I (Passages for explanation to be set from the first 64 lines) *Girish Karnad:Nag-Mandala The following poets from Ten Twentieth Century Indian Poets ed. R. Parthasarathy (OUP): *Nissim Ezekiel:Poet, Lover, Birdwatcher; Background, Casually; Enterprise *Jayant Mahapatra:Grass, Lost.
*A. K. Ramanujan:A River; Love Poem for a Wife I; Obituary *Kamala Das:My Grandmother’s House; A Hot Noon in Malabar; The Invitation OR American Literature I– ENG – EL-3. 2 The following from American Literature of the Nineteenth Century (Eurasia) and American Literature 1890-1965 (Eurasia): Emerson:The American Scholar, Self-Reliance, The Over-Soul Poe:*The Raven, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Philosophy of Composition Whitman:*When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d, Passage to India *Wallace Stevens:The Emperor of Ice-cream, Sunday Morning.
*Emily Dickinson:I Taste a Liquor Never Brewed, I Felt a Funeral in My Brain, The Soul Selects Her Own Society, Because I Could not Stop for Death, These Are the Days When Birds Come *Tennessee Williams:A Streetcar Named Desire Edward Albee:Zoo Story SEMESTER IV Course 13: Fiction II– ENG–401 Conrad:Heart of Darkness Woolf:Mrs. Dalloway Joyce:A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Lawrence:Women in Love Kingsley Amis:Lucky Jim Course 14: Literary Criticism & Theory II – ENG – 402 Eliot:Tradition and the Individual Talent;
The Function of Criticism; Hamlet (Selected Essays) Richards:Principles of Literary Criticism (Chs.IV-XV, XXI, XXXIV, XXXV and Appendix A – On Value) Ransom:A Note on Ontology (Twentieth Century Criticism: The Major Statements, eds. Handy and Westbrook) The following critics from David Lodge, ed. Modern criticism and Theory : A Reader (London : Longman, 1988)
The following critics from David Lodge, ed. Modern Criticism and Theory: A Reader (London: Longman, 1988) Saussure:Nature of the Linguistic Sign Derrida:Structure, Sign and Play in the discourse of the human Sciences Said:Crisis (in Orientialism) Showalter:Feminist criticism in the Wilderness Eagleton:Capitalism, Modernism and Postmodernism.
Course 15: Indian Literature in English II – ENG – EL-4. 1 Mulk Raj Anand:Untouchable R. K. Narayan:The Financial Expert Raja Rao:The Serpent and the Rope Anita Desai:Voices in the City Salman Rushdie:Midnight’s Children Amitav Ghosh:The Shadow Lines Jawahar Lal Nehru:An Autobiography OR American Literature II – ENG – EL-4. 2 Hawthorne:The Scarlet Letter Melville:Billy Budd Faulkner:Light in August Hemingway:A Farewell to Arms Ralph Ellison:Invisible Man Saul Bellow:Humboldt’s Gift Course 16: Indian Literature in Translation – ENG – EL-4. 3 The following poets from Oxford Anthology of Modern Indian Poetry eds.
Vinay Dharwadker & A. K. Ramanujan: Sitanshu Yashashchandra:Drought V Indira Bhavani:Avatars Ali Sardar Jafri:Morsel Paresh Chandra Raut:Snake Tagore:Homecoming; My Lord, The Baby Shrilal Shukla:Rag Darbari Tendulkar:Ghasiram Kotwal Ananthamurthy:Samskara Translation, Theory and Practice OR New Literatures in English – ENG – EL-4. 4 The following poets from An Anthology of Commonwealth Poetry ed. C D Narasimhaiah, Macmillan: *A. D. Hope:Australia; The Death of the Bird *Atwood:Journey to the Interior *A. K. Ramanujan:Death and the Good Citizen; Waterfalls in a Bank (The Collected Poems of A.K. Ramanujan, OUP)
*Agha Shahid Ali:Showman; The Season of the Plains (Twelve Modern Indian Poets ed. A. K. Mehrotra, OUP) Chinua Achebe:Things Fall Apart V. S. Naipaul:A House for Mr. Biswas Wole Soyinka:The Road Patrick White:Voss Nadine Gordimer:The Burger’s Daughter OR Women Writing– ENG – EL-4. 5 The following poets from The Faber Book of 20th Century Women’s Poetry ed.
Fleur Adcock: Margaret Atwood:Siren Song Adrienne Rich:Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law U A Fanthorpe:Not My Best Side Sylvia Plath:Lady Lazurus Gwendolyn Brooks:A Sunset of the City Shashi Deshpande:That Long Silence Charlotte Bronte:Jane Eyre Tony Morrison:Beloved Mary Wollstonecraft:A Vindication of the Rights of Women John Stuart Mill:
The Subjection of Women Virginia Woolf:A Room of One’s Own OR European Literature in Translation – ENG – EL-4. 6 Sophocles:Oedipus the King Dostoevsky:Crime and Punishment Flaubert:Madam Bovary Kafka:“Metamorphosis” Alberto Moravia:The Woman of Rome Brecht:Mother Courage Baudelaire:Les Fleurs du mal (Flower of Evil) Rilke:The Sonnets to Orpheus No. X; The First Elegy (Duino Elegies); The Poet, Remembrance (from Collected Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke, Modern Library, New York). l