New Syllabus of English Honours of the Vidyasagar University w.e.f. 2014-2015

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PART-I (1stYEAR)

Honours

Paper-I : 100 Marks (90+10)

Paper-II : 100 Marks (90+10)

 PART-II (2ndYEAR)

Honours

Paper-III

: 100 Marks (90+10)

Paper-IV : 100 Marks (90+10)

Paper-V : 100 Marks (90+10)

 PART-III (3rdYEAR)

Honours

Paper-VI : 100 Marks (90+10)

Paper-VII : 100 Marks (90+10)

Paper-VIII : 100 Marks (90+10)


Paper  1

Full Marks                                                 : 100 marks

Internal Assessment                         : 10 marks

Year-End University Examination           : 90 Marks

Lecture : 100 Hrs.

Tutorial : 20 Hrs.

Paper Structure :-

Group A:       History of the English Language

i)                    Influences: Greek, Latin, Scandinavian, French, American

ii)                  Influences of the Bible, Shakespeare and Milton on the English

iii)                Native Resources in the Development of the English

Group B:        Old and Middle English Literature in Translation

i)                    Social, Cultural & Literary History

ii)                  ‘The Seafarer’, ‘Deor’s Lament

Or                 Chaucer’s ‘The Nun’s Priest’s tale’

Group C:       Literary Terms & Types

Terms             : 25 terms

Affective Fallacy, Allegory, Ambiguity, Author,Ballad, Bildungsroman, Burlesque, Carpe diem, Dissociation of Sensibility,  Epic,  Epiphany, Imagery, Impressionism,  Intentional Fallacy,  Irony, Ideology,  Marginality, Myth,  Negative Capability, Objective Correlative,Plot-construction, Post-colonialism,  Symbolism, Text,Three Unities.

(Please Choose 25 out of These)

 Types             : Tragedy, Comedy, Lyric, Novel

Group D :      Rhetoric & Prosody

Question Pattern

Group A          :           10 x 1  =          10        (One to be attempted out of Three)

2 x 5    =          10        (Philological notes) (Five to be attempted out of Eight)

5 x 1    =          05        (Short Note) (One to be attempted out of Three)

Group B (i)      :           10 x 1  =          10        (One to be attempted out of Three)

Group B (ii)     :           10 x 1  =          10        (One to be attempted out of Three)

Group C           :          15 x 1  =          15(Literary Type) (One to be attempted out of Three)

5 x 2    =          10 (Literary Terms) (Two to be attempted out of Four)

Group C           :          12 x 1  =          12 (Rhetoric)

8 x 1    =          08 (Prosody)

Recommended Books:

C.L.Wren: The English Language

S.A.J. Bradley: Anglo-Saxon Poetry

Greenfield & Calder: A New Critical History of Old English Literature

Neville Coghill (ed.): The Nun’s Priest’s Tale

Aditi Choudhury:A History of English Literature(Orient Blackswan) 


Paper II   English Literature 1500-1630

Full Marks                                                 : 100 marks

Internal Assessment                         : 10 marks

Year-End University Examination           : 90 Marks

Lecture : 100 Hrs.

Tutorial : 20 Hrs.

 Paper Structure :-

 Gr.A   :           Social, Cultural & Literary History

Gr.B.  :           Drama

Shakespeare: Macbeth (Arden/New Cambridge Shakespeare)

Shakespeare: Twelfth Night (Arden/New Cambridge Shakespeare)

Marlowe: Edward II (Edited by Tancock/Roma Gill)

Philip Weller Annonated Shakespeare Series: Macbeth and Twelfth Night (Orient Blackswan)

 Gr.C    :           Poetry & Prose

Poetry :           Wyatt  : Renouncing of Love

Sidney: Loving in Truth

Spenser: One day I wrote Her Name

Shakespeare: Sonnet no 18, 60 &130 (Arden/New Cambridge Shakespeare)

 Lady Mary Wroth: Sonnet 21 from

Pamphilia to Amphilanthus

Donne: The Sun-rising

Herbert: The Pulley

Prose:             Bacon: Of Death, Of Friendship (Editions by SukantaChoudhuri/Selby)

Question Pattern

Group A          :           10 x 1  =          10        (One to be attempted out of Three)

Group B           :           15 x 2  =          30        (One to be attempted out of Three)

10 x 1  =          10        (One to be attempted out of Three)

5 x 1    =          05        (One to be attempted out of Three)

Group C           :          15 x 1  =          15        (One to be attempted out of Three)

10 x 1  =          10        (One to be attempted out of Three)

5 x 2    =          10        (Two to be attempted out of Four)

Internal Assessment :   10        =          10

 Question Pattern :

Two Long Questions to be attempted from Drama out of Six (Two to be set from each play):            15 x 2  = 30 One Long Question to be attempted from Poetry out of Two/Three                        :                       15 x 1  = 15

One Semi-Long Question to be attempted from Essay out of Two/Three        :                       10 x 1=  10

One Semi-Long Question to be attempted from Drama out of Two/Three       :                       10 x 1=  10

One Semi-Long Question to be attempted from Social, Cultural & Literary History out of Two:         10 x 1=  10

Two Short Questions/Commentaries to be attempted from Poetry & Essay together out of  Six :           5 x 2=  10

(Four Questions are to be set from Poetry & Two from essay)

One Short Question/Commentary to be attempted from Drama of  Three                               :             5 x 1=  05

(One Question to be set from each play)

Recommended Books:

Douglas Bush: Preface to Renaissance Literature

Hardin Craig: The Enchanted Glass

Pramod Nayar: English Poetry from Elizabethans to Restorations (Orient Blackswan)


 Paper III English Literature 1630 – 1780

Full Marks                                                 : 100 marks

Internal Assessment                         : 10 marks

Year-End University Examination           : 90 Marks

Lecture : 100 Hrs.

Tutorial : 20 Hrs.

 Paper Structure :-

Gr.A   :           Social, Cultural & Literary History

Gr.B.  :           Drama & Prose

Drama            Sheridan: The Rivals (CULT Edition)

Or

Dryden : All for Love

Prose               Novel :                        Swift: Gulliver’s Travels, Bk 1 (Norton Critical Edition)

Gulliver’s Travels(Ed.PramodNayar)-Orient Blackswan-Critical Edition

                         Or

AphraBehn: Oroonoko  

Essay :            Addison: Sir Roger at Home

Steele : The Spectator Club

Gr. C   :           Poetry

Milton: Paradise Lost. Bk.1(Edited by A.W.Verity/F.T.Prince/B.Rajan)

Pope: The Rape of the Lock (First three cantos) (CULT Edition)

Vaughn: The Retreat

Marvell : To His Coy Mistress

Gray :  Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

Question Pattern :

One Long Question to be attempted from Drama out of Four(Two to be set from each play):            12 x 1  = 12 One Long Question to be attempted from Novel out of Four(Two to be set from each )     :           12 x 1  = 12

One Long Question to be attempted from Poetry (Milton or Pope )                             :           12 x 1  = 12

One Long Question to be attempted from Poetry (Other poets )                                              :           12 x 1  = 12

One Semi-Long Question to be attempted from Essay out of Two/Three        :                       8 x 1=  08

One Semi-Long Question to be attempted from Drama/Novel out of Two/Three        :                       8 x 1=  08

One Semi-Long Question to be attempted from Poetry            out of Two/Three        :                       8 x 1=  08

One Semi-Long Question to be attempted from Social, Cultural & Literary History out of Two:         8 x 1=  08

Two Short Questions/Commentaries to be attempted from Poetry & Drama together out of  Six :          5 x 2=  10

(Three Questions to be set from Poetry & Drama sections)

Recommended Books:

Basil Willey: The Seventeenth Century Background

Ian Jack: Augustan Satire

Helen Gardener: Metaphysical Poets

PramodNayar: English Poetry 1660-1780: An Anthology(Orient Blackswan)


Paper IV: English Literature: 1780-1840

Full Marks                                                 : 100 marks

Internal Assessment                         : 10 marks

Year-End University Examination           : 90 Marks

Lecture : 100 Hrs.

Tutorial : 20 Hrs.

Paper Structure :-

Gr.A   :           Social, Cultural & Literary History

Gr.B.  :           Prose( Fiction & Non-fiction)

Novel:              Jane Austen : Pride and Prejudice (Norton Critical Edition/ Worldview Edition)

Mary Shelley: Frankenstein

W. Scott: The Heart of Midlothian

Essay:              Lamb: Dream Children

Hazlitt: On a Sun Dial

Gr. C   :           Poetry

Wordsworth: Tintern Abbey, To The Skylark

Coleridge: Dejection – an Ode

Shelley: Ode to the West Wind, To A Skylark

Keats: Ode to a Nightingale & Ode on a Grecian Urn

Blake: Chimney Sweeper poems

Poe : The Raven

Question Pattern :

One Long Question to be attempted from Novel out of Three (One to be set from each )       :           15 x 1  = 15

Two Long Questions to be attempted from Poetry out of Four                                                :           15 x 2  = 30

One Semi-Long Question to be attempted from Essay out of Two/Three                    :           10 x 1=  10

One Semi-Long Question to be attempted from Poetry            out of Two/Three                    :           10 x 1=  10

One Semi-Long Question to be attempted from Social, Cultural & Literary History out of Two:         10 x 1=  10

Three Short Questions/Commentaries to be attempted from Poetry & Novel together out of  Six :         5 x 3 =  15

(Three Questions to be set from Poetry & Novel sections)

Recommended Books:

C.M.Bowra, The Romantic Imagination

Stuart Curran (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Romanticism

Nicholas Roe (ed)., Romanticism: An Oxford Guide

Duncan Wu, Romanticism: An Anthology

Jerome J. McGann, The New Oxford Book of Romantic Period Verse


Paper V: English Literature: 1840-1900

Full Marks                                                 : 100 marks

Internal Assessment                         : 10 marks

Year-End University Examination           : 90 Marks

Lecture : 100 Hrs.

Tutorial : 20 Hrs.

Paper Structure :-

Gr.A   :           Social, Cultural & Literary History

Gr.B.  :           Prose( Fiction & Non-fiction)

Novel:              Dickens: Oliver Twist (Orient Blackswan)

Hardy: The Mayor of Casterbridge (Orient Blackswan)

Bronte: Jane Eyre

Essay:              Carlyle: Hero as Poet (Selections)

Arnold: On the Modern Element in Literature (Several Essays: G.F.J.Cumberlege)

Gr. C   :           Poetry

Tennyson: Ulysses, TheLotos Eaters

Browning: My Last Duchess, The Last Ride Together

Arnold : Dover Beach

D.G.Rossetti : The Blessed Damozel

C. Rossetti: An Apple Gathering

Hardy: The Darkling Thrush

Hopkins: Pied Beauty

E. Dickinson : I Heard a Fly Buzz

Question Pattern :

Three Long Questions to be attempted from Novel &Poetry  out of Six (Three Questions to be set from Poetry & Novel sections), taking at least one from each section                                               :           15 x 3  = 45

One Semi-Long Question to be attempted from Essay out of Two/Three                    :           10 x 1=  10

One Semi-Long Question to be attempted from Poetry            out of Two/Three                    :           10 x 1=  10

One Semi-Long Question to be attempted from Social, Cultural & Literary History out of Two:         10 x 1=  10

Three Short Questions/Commentaries to be attempted from Poetry & Novel together out of  Six :         5 x 3 =  15

(Three Questions to be set from Poetry & Novel sections)

Recommended Books:

G.M.Trevelyan: English Social History

Asa Briggs: A Social History of England

Francis O’Gorman, Victorian Poetry: An Annotated Anthology

F.T.Palgrave (ed.), The Golden Treasury (combined edition)

Padmaja Ashok: A Social History of England(Orient Blackswan)


Paper VI: English Literature: 1900-2000

Full Marks                                                 : 100 marks

Internal Assessment                         : 10 marks

Year-End University Examination           : 90 Marks

Lecture : 100 Hrs.

Tutorial : 20 Hrs.

Paper Structure :-

Gr.A   :           Social, Cultural & Literary History

Gr.B.  :           Fiction

Novel:              Conrad: Lord Jim (Norton Edition)                 OR

Golding: Lord of the Flies

Short Story:      Mansfield: The Fly

S. Maugham: The Lotos Eater

Lawrence: The White Stocking

Joyce :Araby

Gr. C   :           Poetry

Yeats: The Wild Swans at Coole

Eliot: The Love Song of J.AlfredPrufrock

Auden: Look Stranger

D. Thomas: Poem in October

Owen: Strange Meeting

Hughes: Thought Fox

Larkin: At Grass

S. Plath : Daddy

Gr. D   :           Drama (any two)

Shaw: Pygmalion (Orient Blackswan)

Osborne: Look Back in Anger (Worldview/Oxford)

Beckett: Waiting for Godot(Orient Blackswan)

Question Pattern :

One Long Question to be attempted from Novel out of Three                                     :           15 x 1  = 15

One Long Question to be attempted from Drama out of Three (One to be set from each )      :           15 x 1  = 15

One Long Question to be attempted from Poetry out of Three                                                :           15 x 1  = 15

One Semi-Long Question to be attempted from Short Story out of Two/Three                        :           10 x 1=  10

One Semi-Long Question to be attempted from Poetry            out of Two/Three                    :           10 x 1=  10

One Semi-Long Question to be attempted from Social, Cultural & Literary History out of Two:         10 x 1=  10

Three Short Questions/Commentaries to be attempted from Poetry, Short Story & Drama      :              5 x 3 =  15

(out of  Six , Two Questions to be set from each section)

Recommended Books:

AJP Taylor: English History 1914-1945

Alan Sinfielded, Society and Literature 1945-1970

Michael Thorpe (ed.) Modern Prose

David Ayers, Modernism: A Short Introduction

Richard Ellmann and Robert O’Clair, The Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry

Blake Morrison and Andrew Motion, The Penguin Book of Contemporary English Poetry


Paper VII:

Indian Writing in English and English Translation

Full Marks                                                 : 100 marks

Internal Assessment                         : 10 marks

Year-End University Examination           : 90 Marks

Lecture : 100 Hrs.

Tutorial : 20 Hrs.

Paper Structure :-

Gr.A   :           Social, Cultural & Literary History

Gr.B.  :           Poetry & Drama

Poetry:                         Derozio : The Harp of India

Toru Dutt: Our Casuarina Tree

Ezekiel: Night of the Scorpion

J. Mahapatra : Hunger

.           A.K.Ramanujan: A River

K. Das: An Introduction

V Seth: A Little Distance

Jibanananda Das (Tr.): BanalataSen

Drama :           Karnad : Tughlaq (OUP)        OR

Tendulkar: Silence ! The Court is in Session (OUP)

Gr. C   :           Fiction

Novel:              Narayan: Man Eater of Malgudi(Penguin)

Anita Desai: Clear Light of Day (Vintage/ Random House India)

KhushwantSingh : Train to Pakistan

Short Story:      Tagore :           The Wife’s Letter

Ruskin Bond :  Delhi is not Too Far

J. Lahiri :         Interpreter of Maladies

GobindaShoundo :       Jaley-Dangay (On Land and On Water)Survival and Other Stories (Orient Blackswan)

Gr. D   :           Critical Appreciation of Unseen Prose/Verse Passage : 20 

(To keep to the title of the paper the passages may be set from Indian English texts)

Question Pattern :

One Long Question to be attempted from Drama out of Two/Three                :                       15 x 1  = 15 One Long Question to be attempted from Novel out of Two/Three                     :                       15 x 1  = 15

One Semi-Long Question to be attempted from Short Story out of Two/Three            :                       10 x 1=  10

One Semi-Long Question to be attempted from Poetry out of Two/Three       :                       10 x 1=  10

One Semi-Long Question to be attempted from Social, Cultural & Literary History out of Two:         10 x 1=  10

Two Short Questions/Commentaries to be attempted from Groups B & C together out of  Six :             5 x 2=  10

Critical Appreciation of One Prose/Verse passage out of Two with commentary        (12 + 8)                        =  20

Recommended Books:

SukantaChaudhuri (ed.), A Certain Sense – Poems by Jibanananda Das, SahityaAkademi

R. Parthasarathy, Ten Twentieth Century Indian Poets

Kamala Das:Lets Go home & Other Stories(Orient Blackswan)

Vilas Sarang:An Anthology of Indian English Poetry(Orient Blackswan)

Radha Mohan Singh:A Collection of Indian English Poetry

I.Acharya&S.P.Singha (eds.), Survival and Other Stories (Orient Blackswan)


 

Paper VIII

Full Marks                                                 : 100 marks

Internal Assessment                         : 10 marks

Year-End University Examination           : 90 Marks

Lecture : 100 Hrs.

Tutorial : 20 Hrs.

Paper Structure :-

Compulsory Section                        : 40 Marks

Optional Section                              : 50 Marks

##  Students are to write the answers of Two Halves in two separate answer books

Half   I :     Compulsory Section

A.:       Essay               : 20 x 1

Literary & Non-Literary (One out of Four topics )

B.:        Basic Phonetics: 20

Speech Organs

Vowel sound and Consonant sound

Stress & Intonation

Transcription

Question Pattern :        Speech Organs : 8 x 1

Vowel/Consonant description : 6 x 1

Phonetic Transcription             : 6 x 1

Recommended Books:

R.K.Bansal and J.B.Harrison. Spoken English: A Manual of Speech and Phonetics (Orient Blackswan)

T. Balasubramaniam: A Textbook of English Phonetics for Indian Students (Macmillan)

Half II        :        Optional Section

Optional I  : American Literature

A. Fiction         : Mark Twain : The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

OR Hemingway : For Whom the Bell Tolls

B. Drama         :Tennessee Williams : A Street Car Named Desire

OR  Arthur Miller : The Crucible (Penguin Classics)

C. Short Story : Edgar Allan Poe: The Fall of the House of Usher

O’ Henry: The Last Leaf

John Steinbeck: The Chrysanthemums

D. Poetry         : Walt Whitman : When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed

Robert Frost : The Road Not Taken

Langston Hughes : Harlem

Optional II: New Literatures including Writing from the Margins

A. Fiction         : T. Morrison: Tar Baby (Random House)

Baby Kamble : Our Wretched Life

Naipaul: The Mimic Men (Random House-Paperback)

B. Drama         :W. Soyinka: The Strong Breed (OUP)

OR  Jack Davis: No Sugar

C. Short Story :BaburaoBagul            :           Mother

TemsulaAo                  :           Laburnum for My Head

Shyamal Kumar Pramanik      :           Survival

D. Poetry            :           A.D. Hope       :           Australia

Derek Walcott  :           A Far Cry from Africa

G. Okara         :         Piano andDrums

Question Pattern for both the Optional Sections :

One Long Question to be attempted from Group A (Novels) out of Two/Three                      : 12 x 1            = 12

One Long Question to be attempted from Group B (Drama) out of Two/Three                       : 12 x 1            = 12

One Semi-Long Question to be attempted from Group C (Short Story) out of Two/Three       :   8 x 1=  8

One Semi-Long Question to be attempted from Group D (Poetry) out of Two/Three              :   8 x 1=  8

Two Short Questions/Commentaries to be attempted from all Groups together out of  Six      :   5 x 2=  10

Recommended Books:

Ashcroft, Griffiths and Tiffin. The Empire Writes Back

————–do. The Postcolonial Studies Reader

AniaLoomba: Postcolonial Studies & Beyond (Permanent Black)

Eugene Benson &L.W.Connolly eds. Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Literatures in English

Anthology of Poetry: Leaves of Grass (Norton edn)

E.V. Ramakrishnan and I. V. Ramakrishnana, Indian short stories, 1900–2000, Sahitya Akademi (‘Mother’)

I.Acharya& S.P.Singha (eds.), Survival and Other Stories (Orient Blackswan)

Anita Heiss and Peter Minter eds. Anthology of Australian Aboriginal Literature

C.D.Narasimhaiah ed. An Anthology of Commonwealth Poetry (Macmillan)