European Classical Literature Essay

4049 words - 17 pages

B.A. (HONOURS) ENGLISH
(Three Year Full Time Programme)

COURSE CONTENTS
(Effective from the Academic Year 2011-2012 onwards)
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
UNIVERSITY OF DELHI
DELHI - 110007

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Course: B.A. (Hons.) English

Semester I

Paper 1: English Literature 4(i)
Paper 2: Twentieth Century Indian Writing(i)
Paper 3: Concurrent – Qualifying Language
Paper 4: English Literature 4(ii)

Semester II

Paper 5: Twentieth Century Indian Writing(ii)
Paper 6: English Literature 1(i)
Paper 7: Concurrent – Credit Language
Paper 8: English Literature 1(ii)

Semester III

Paper 9: English Literature 2(i)
Paper 10:
Option A: Nineteenth Century European Realism(i)
Option B: Classical Literature (i)
Option C: ...view middle of the document...

Marks

Theory
Exam.

I.A.

Teaching per week

Main Papers

100

75

25

5 Lectures
1 Tutorial

Concurrent
Courses

100

75

25

4 Lectures
1 Tutorial

Credit Courses
for B.Sc.(Hons.)
Mathematics

100

75

25

4 Lectures
1 Tutorial

Size of the Tutorial Group will be in accordance with the existing norms.

The existing syllabi of all Concurrent/Credit Courses shall remain
unchanged.

The existing criteria for opting for the Concurrent /Credit Courses shall
also remain unchanged.

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Main Discipline Course: English
Detailed Courses of Reading

SEMESTER - I
Paper 1: English Literature 4 (i)
Unit-1
Unit-2
Unit-3

Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice
Charles Dickens
Hard Times
Background Prose Readings and Topics

a.

Readings:
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, Selections from A Reader in Marxist
Philosophy ed. Sels and Martel (New York. I 963). Pp. 186-8, I 90-1, 199201.

b.

Charles Darwin, Selections from The Descent of Man (in the Norton
Anthology of English Literature, 3rd edn., vol. 2) pp. 1647-52.

c.

John Stuart Mill, Selections from The Subjection of Women (in the Norton
Anthology of English Literature, Vol. 2) pp. 1647-52.

d.

Matthew Arnold, Selections from Culture and Anarchy (in the Norton
Anthology of English Literature, Vol. 2) pp. 1403-12.

e.

Topics:
The Novel Form in Nineteenth-Century England; Faith and Doubt; The
Writer and Society; Fiction and its Readers.

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Paper 2:

Twentieth Century Indian Writing (i)

Unit-1

Rabindranath Tagore

Unit-2

Premchand,
R.K. Narayan
Vaikom Muhammad Basheer

The Home and the World
tr. Surendranath Tagore
‘The Holy Panchayat’
‘The ‘M.C.C.’
‘The Card-Sharper’s
‘Daughter’
‘Toba Tek Singh’
‘Lihaf’ (The Quilt)
‘Squirrel’

Saadat Hasan Manto
Ismat Chughtai
Ambai

Unit-3

Background Prose Readings and Topics
Readings:
a.
b.
c.
d.

Rabindranath Tagore, Nationalism (Delhi : Rupa, 1992), Chapter 1 and 3.
Namvar Singh, ‘Decolonising the Indian Mind’, Indian Literature, no. 151
(Sept/Oct. 1992).
U.R. Ananthamurthy, ‘Being a Writer in India’, from Tender Ironies, ed.
Dilip Chitre et. al., pp. 127-46.
Topics :
Nationalism; The Theme of the Partition; Language and Audience; in
Modern India; Tradition and Experiment in Modern Indian Theatre; The
Individual and Society in Modern Indian Literature.

Note: Texts prescribed in Unit 2 are available in an anthology prepared and published by
the Department of English, University of Delhi, Modern Indian Literature: Poems and
Short Stories. Oxford University Press, 1999.

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PAPER – 3

CONCURRENT – QUALIFYING
LANGUAGE

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SEMESTER - II
Paper 4
Unit-1
Unit-2
Unit-3

English Literature-4 (ii)
Charlotte Bronte
George Eliot
Alfred Tennyson

Jane Eyre
The Mill on the Floss
‘The Lady of Shalott’, ‘Ulysses’, ‘Crossing
the Bar’, ‘The Defence of Lucknow’

Robert Browning

‘My Last Duchess’.’The Last Ride Together’,
‘Porphyria’s Lover’, ‘Fra Lippo Lippi’

Christina Rossetti

‘The Goblin Market’

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Paper 5

Twentieth Century Indian Writing(ii)

Unit-1

Jibanananda Das
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