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H.N.B. Garhwal University M.A. English Exam Syllabus

Students who are presuming the M.A. in English form the H.N.B. Garhwal University or the another college those who are affiliated to it they are advised that they can check the syllabus from here. We are here providing you the every details syllabus of the course of every semester. The course is divided in many subjects such as Literary criticism, Early century literature and many more. The preparation of the exam can only be done when the student know the entire syllabus. Check the article below for the exam syllabus.

Once you cleared the graduation stage for this course then the real journey starts because now you need to read more and more because this is the main exam and once you clear the exam without failing in any of the exam then only you will get a chance to give any competitive exam or get a place in the placement.

H.N.B. English MA Full course Syllabus

All the student study because to get a good job and the high standard in the society and to have a great future. We are here providing you the syllabus for the M.A. English. This course is generally done by the candidates those who are preparing for the job in the teaching field. Check the detailed syllabus from the link given below.

Here we are providing you the syllabus for each semester of the exam all you need to do is read the syllabus carefully. We like to share that each course is divided in 6 subject and each subjects covers the topic of different field.

Syllabus For Semester 1

Below in the table you can check what are the courses involved in the course:

CourseNameNo. Of Periods
Course 1English Literature from Geoffrey Chaucer to John Milton 3
Course 2Drama Excluding Shakespeare 3
Course 3Early Humanists’ Literature 3
Course 4Literary Criticism 1 3
Course 5English Prose 3
Course 6American Literature 3

 

Syllabus For Semester 2

CourseNameNo. Of Periods
Course 1English Literature from Geoffrey Chaucer to John Milton 3
Course 2Drama Excluding Shakespeare 3
Course 3Early Humanists’ Literature3 3
Course 4Literary Criticism 1 3
Course 5English Prose 3
Course 6American Literature 3

 

Syllabus For Semester 2

CourseNameNo. Of Periods
Course 7William Shakespeare 3
Course 8Eighteenth Century Literature 3
Course 9Literary Criticism 2 3
Course 10English Romantic Poetry 3
Course 11Nineteenth Century Literature 3
Course 12Indian Writing in English 3

 

Syllabus For Semester 3

CourseNameNo. Of Periods
Course 13Twentieth Century Poetry 3
Course 14Indian Texts and Poetics 3
Course 15Literary Criticism 3 3
Course 16Group (A) (One of the following)

  • Commonwealth Literature
  • Translation Studies
 3
Course 17Group B (One of the following)

  • World Classics in Translation
  • European Literature in Translation
 3
Course 18Group (C) (One of the following)

  • Modern Indian Writing
  • Indian Literature in Translation
 3

 

Syllabus For Semester 4

CourseNameNo. Of Periods
Course 19Twentieth Century Drama 3
Course 20Colonial/Postcolonial Literatures and Theory 3
Course 21Modern Critical Thought 3
Course 22Group (A) (One of the following)

  • Literature of the Indian Diaspora
  • Special Study of Authors
 3
Course 23Group (B) (One of the following)

  • African and Afro-American Literature
  • Literature and Gender
 3
Course 24Dissertation & Viva Voce 3

 

Self Study Courses:

In the fourth and last semester you will be having self study course to and you will need to study each book which are named below

  • Language and Linguistics.
  • Popular Literature (such as the writings of Chetan Bhagat, Ruskin Bond, J. K. Rowling and A. P. J. Abdul Kalam).
  • English writings of Indian national leaders (such as M. K. Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan).
  • Literature and Films.
  • Literature and Theatre

Detailed Syllabus Of Each Semester

Syllabus for Semester 1 (Drama excluding Shakespeare)

The course for semester 1 is divided in six topics and the syllabus is mentioned below and you will be having two internals in this course and one internals and when you are able to clear this semester then you will be allowed to give the exam.

Course 1 English Literature from Geoffrey Chaucer to John Milton
  • Unit 1: *Geofrrey Chaucer The Canterbury Tales: ‘The General Prologue’
  • Unit 2: Edmund Spenser The Faerie Queen, Book I
  • Unit 3:  *William Shakespeare Sonnets 18, 29, 110, 116, 130
  • Unit 4: *John Donne ‘A Valediction: of my Name on the Window’, ‘Canonization’, ‘Death Be Not Proud’
  • Unit 5: John Milton Paradise Lost, Book I

Note: The units which are marked with the sign of (*) they will be having passages for explanation will be set from the prescribed texts.

Course 2 (Drama excluding Shakespeare)
  • Unit 1: *Christopher Marlowe Doctor Faustus
  • Unit 2: Ben Jonson The Alchemist
  • Unit 3:  *John Webster The Duchess of Malfi
  • Unit 4: William Congreve The Way of the World
  • Unit 5: *G. B. Shaw Man and Superman

Note: The units which are marked with the sign of (*) they will be having passages for explanation will be set from the prescribed texts

Course 3 Early Humanists’ Literature
  • Unit 1: Renaissance Humanism: General Background
  • Unit 2: Thomas More Utopia
  • Unit 3: Niccolò Machiavelli The Prince
  • Unit 4: Michel de Montaigne: The Essays: A Selection: ‘On fear’, ‘On Solitude’, ‘On Prayer,’ ‘On the affection of fathers for their children’
  • Unit 5: Desiderius Erasmus: Praise of Folly

Note: The units which are marked with the sign of (*) they will be having passages for explanation will be set from the prescribed texts

Course 4 (Literary Criticism I)
  • Unit 1: Plato Republic, Book X
  • Unit 2: Aristotle Poetics
  • Unit 3: Longinus On the Sublime
  • Unit 4: Philip Sydney An Apology for Poetry
  • Unit 5: John Dryden An Essay of Dramatic Poesy
Course 5 English Prose
  • Unit 1: *Francis Bacon ‘Of Truth,’ ‘Of Studies’, ‘Of Simulation and Dissimulation’, ‘Of Marriage and Single Life’, ‘Of Travel’
  • Unit 2: *Charles Lamb ‘Dream Children: A Reverie’, ‘All Fools Day’, ‘New Year’s Eve’
  • Unit 3: William Hazlitt ‘The Indian Jugglers’, ‘On The Ignorance of the Learned’, ‘On Going a Journey’
  • Unit 4: *Joseph Addison The Spectator: ‘The Spectator’s Account of Himself’, ‘Of the Club’, ‘Sir Roger at Home’, ‘On Ghosts and Apparitions’
  • Unit 5: John Ruskin Unto This Last

*For detailed study. Passages for explanation will be set from the prescribed texts.

Course 6 American Literature
  • Unit 1: *Ralf Waldo Emerson American Scholar
  • Unit 2: *Walt Whitman ‘On the Beach at Night’, ‘One’s Self I Sing,’ ‘I Celebrate Myself’, ‘Animals’ *Robert Frost ‘Mending Wall’, ‘The Road Not Taken’, ‘Birches’
    7 Emily Dickinson ‘Success is Counted Sweetest’, ‘The Soul Selects her Own Society’, ‘Because I could not stop for Death’, ‘A Light Exists in Spring’
  • Unit 3: Mark Twain The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Unit 4: Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter
  • Unit 5: Eugene O’Neill The Hairy Ape

Syllabus For Semester 2

The course for semester 1 is divided in six topics and the syllabus is mentioned below and in this course also you will be having two internals in this course and one externals and when you are able to clear this semester then you will be allowed to give the exam. The courses are also no. from course 7 to 12

Course 7 William Shakespeare
Course 8 Eighteenth Century Literature
  • Unit 1: *Alexander Pope The Rape of the Lock
  • Unit 2: *John Dryden Absalom and Achitophel
  • Unit 3: Jonathan Swift Gulliver’s Travels
  • Unit 4: Henry Fielding Tom Jones
  • Unit 5: * William Collins ‘Ode to Evening’ *Thomas Gray ‘Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
Course 9 Literary Criticism 2
  • Unit 1: Samuel Johnson Preface to Shakespeare
  • Unit 2: William Wordsworth Preface to Lyrical Ballads
  • Unit 3: P. B. Shelley A Defence of Poetry
  • Unit 4: Mathew Arnold The Study of Poetry
  • Unit 5: T. S. Eliot ‘Tradition and Individual Talent’, ‘Hamlet and His Problems’, ‘The Metaphysical Poets’
Course 10 English Romantic Poetry 
  • Unit I: *William Wordsworth ‘Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey’, ‘Solitary Reaper’, ‘Ode: Intimations of Immortality’, ‘The World Is Too Much with us’
  • Unit II: S.T. Coleridge ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’, ‘Kubla Khan’, ‘Dejection: An Ode’
  • Unit III: *John Keats ‘Ode to a Nightingale’, ‘Ode to Autumn’, ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn,’ ‘Ode on Melancholy’
  • Unit IV: *P.B. Shelley ‘Ode to the West Wind’
  • Unit V: William Blake Songs of Innocence: ‘The Lamb’, ‘The Chimney Sweeper’, ‘The Divine Image’, ‘Holy Thursday’ Songs of Experience: ‘Earth’s Answer’, ‘Holy Thursday’, ‘The Chimney Sweeper’, ‘The Tyger’
Course 11 Nineteenth Century Literature
  • Unit 1: *Alfred Lord Tennyson ‘The Lotos – Eaters’, ‘Tears, Idle Tears’, ‘The Lady of Shallot’, ‘Morte d’ Arthur’
    Unit 2: *Robert Browning ‘The Last Ride Together’, ‘Rabbi Ben Ezra’, ‘Andrea del Sarto’, ‘Prospice’
  • Unit 3:*Mathew Arnold Scholar Gypsy
  • Unit 4: Thomas Hardy Jude the Obscure
  • Unit V: George Eliot Middlemarch
Course 12 Indian Writing in English
  • Unit I: A.K. Ramanujan ‘A River’, ‘Still Life’, ‘Small Scale Reflections on a Great House’, ‘The Striders’
  • Unit II: Nissim Ezekiel ‘A Morning Walk’, ‘Case Study’, ‘ Night of the Scorpion’, ‘Philosophy’, ‘Patriot’
  • Unit III: Sarojini Naidu ‘The Indian Weavers’, ‘The Pardah Nashin’
  • Unit IV: Raja Rao The Serpent and The Rope
  • Unit V: Mulk Raj Anand Untouchable

Syllabus For Semester 3 and 4

As the course for M.A. is divided in 4 semester in two years this is teh final year and the student need to pay attention in this year and tey need to read more and more books because the more you read the more you will gain the knowledge.

Course 13 Twentieth Century Poetry
  • Unit 1: *W. B. Yeats ‘The Second Coming’, ‘Sailing to Byzantium’, ‘When You are Old’
  • Unit 2: *T. S. Eliot ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock ’, The Waste Land
  • Unit 3: *W. H. Auden ‘In Memory of W.B. Yeats’, ‘Lay your sleeping head, My Love’
  • Unit 4: Stephen Spender ‘I Think Continually’, ‘An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum’, ‘The Truly Great’
  • Unit 5: Gerald Manley Hopkins ‘The Wreck of the Deutschland’
Course 14 Indian Texts and Poetics
  • Unit 1: Bharatamuni The Natyashashtra: Chapters VI and VII On the aesthetics of rasa and bhava
  • Unit 2: Anandavardhana The Theory of Dhvani Unit 3: Kalidasa Abhigyanshakuntalam
  • Unit 4: Rabindranath Tagore Gitanjali: Songs III, XI, XIII, XX, XXVIII, XXXV, XXXVI, LXIII, LXXIII
  • Unit 5: Premchand Sahitya Ka Uddeshya (‘The Aim of Literature’) in The Oxford India Premchand, with an introduction by Francesca Orsini
Course 15 Literary Criticism 3
  • Unit 1: New Criticism/ Formalism
  • Unit 2: Structuralism and Poststructuralism
  • Unit 3: Marxism
  • Unit 4: New Historicism
  • Unit 5: Cultural Materialism

After the course 16 the Elective course starts in this the students need to choose the one course from the given two options. Check in the below

Course 16 Group (A)

Commonwealth Literature 

  • Unit 1: A.D. Hope ‘Australia’, ‘The Wandering Islands’, ‘Imperial Adam’,‘Moschus Moschiferus’,‘On an Engraving by Casserius’
  • Unit 2: Patrick White A Fringe of Leaves
  • Unit 3: George Lamming In the Castle of My Skin
  • Unit 4: Margaret Atwood Surfacing
  • Unit 5: Kamala Markandaya Nectar in a Sieve

Translation Studies

  • Unit 1: Nature and scope of translation. Concept of translation in the West and in the Indian tradition.
  • Unit 2: Issues in translation: autonomy, linguistic, textual and cultural equivalence, transcreation, inter-cultural transference, translation as metatext.
  • Unit 3: Translation theories.
  • Unit 4: The Cultural Turn in Translation Studies.
  • Unit 5: Translation and Multilingualism.
Course XVII Group (B)

World Classics in Translation

  • Unit 1: Sophocles Antigone
  • Unit 2: Ovid Metamorphoses: ‘Appollo and Dephne’, ‘Echo and Narcissus’, ‘Orpheus and Euridyce’
  • Unit 3: Virgil Aeneid
  • Unit 4: Dante The Divine Comedy: ‘Inferno’
  • Unit 5: Valmiki The Ramayana: ‘The Balakanda’

 European Literature in Translation

  • Unit 1: Leo Tolstoy Anna Karenina
  • Unit 2: Rainer Maria Rilke The Duino Elegies: ‘The First Elegy’, ‘The Second Elegy’,‘The Third Elegy’,‘The Fourth Elegy’
  • Unit 3: Moliere The Misanthrope
  • Unit 4: Nikolai Gogol Dead Souls
  • Unit 5: Franz Kafka The Trial Course
Course 18 – Group (C)

Modern Indian Writing

  • Unit 1: Salman Rushdie Midnight’s Children
  • Unit 2: Girish Karnad Tughlaq
  • Unit 3: Arundhati Roy The God of Small Things
  • Unit 4: Arun Kolhatkar ‘Woman’, ‘Irani Restaurant, Bombay’, ‘Biograph’,‘Jejury,’ in Oxford Anthology of Twelve Modern Indian Poets, edited by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra
  • Unit 5: A. K. Ramanujan ‘Is there an Indian Way of Thinking?’ An Informal Essay,’ in The Collected Essays of A. K. Ramanujan Amartya Sen ‘Indian Traditions and the Western Imagination’, in Amartya Sen, The Argumentative Indian

Indian Literature in Translation

  • Unit 1: Premchand Godan
  • Unit 2: O. Chandumenon Indulekha
  • Unit 3: Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay Anandamath
  • Unit 4: U. R. Ananthamurthy Samskara
  • Unit 5: Shrilal Shukla Raag Darbari

Syllabus For Semester 4

Course 19 Twentieth Century Drama
  • Unit 1: Bertolt Brecht Mother Courage and Her Children
  • Unit 2: Samuel Becket Waiting for Godot
  • Unit 3: Arthur Miller Death of a Salesman
  • Unit 4: G. B. Shaw Candida
  • Unit 5: T. S. Eliot Murder in the Cathedral
Course 20 Colonial/Postcolonial Literatures and Theory
  • Unit : M. K. Gandhi Hind Swaraj
  • Unit 2: Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness
  • Unit 3: Edward Said From Orientalism: ‘The Scope of Orientalism’
  • Unit 4: Aijaj Ahmad ‘Literary Theory and Third World Literature’
  • Unit 5: Homi Bhabha ‘Of Mimicry and man: The ambivalence of Colonial Discourse’ Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak ‘Can the Subaltern Speak?’
Course 21 Modern Critical Thought
  • Unit 1: Walter Benjamin ‘The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction’
  • Unit 2: Mikhail Bakhtin ‘Epic and Novel’ in The Dialogic Imagination
  • Unit 3: Michel Foucault ‘What is an Author?’
  • Unit 4: Raymond Williams From Marxism and Literature, Cultural Theory: ‘Hegemony’ ‘Traditions, Institutions, and Formations’ ‘Dominant, Residual Emergent’
  • Unit 5: Louis Althusser ‘Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses’

Elective Course

Course XXII- Group (A)

Literature of the Indian Diaspora

  • Unit 1: Bharati Mukherjee Jasmine
  • Unit 2: Jhumpa Lahiri Namesake
  • Unit 3: Amitav Ghosh Shadow Lines
  • Unit 4: Rohinton Mistry A Fine Balance
  • Unit 5: V. S. Naipaul A House for Mr. Biswas
Special Study of Authors (Any one of the following)
  • Jane Austen
  • Charles Dickens
  • D. H. Lawrence
  • Virginia Woolf
  • E. M. Forster
Course XXIII – Group (B)

African and Afro-American Literature

  • Unit 1: Chinua Achebe Things Fall Apart
  • Unit 2: Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Unit 3: Langston Hughes ‘Dreams Deferred,’ ‘As I Grow Older,’ Advertisement For the Woldorf Astoria,’ ‘The Negro Mother,’ The Negro Speaks of Rivers’
  • Unit 4: Martin Luther King ‘I Have a Dream’ : Text of Public Speech delivered on August 28, 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC during the Civil Rights March
  • Unit 5: Tony Morrison Beloved

Literature and Gender

  • Unit 1: Mary Wollstonecraft A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
  • Unit 2: Virginia Woolf A Room of One’s Own
  • Unit 3: Elaine Showalter Toward a Feminist Poetics
  • Unit 4: Judith Butler Gender Trouble: ‘Subjects of Sex/Gender/Desire’
  • Unit 5: Mahasweta Devi Douloti
Course XXIV – Dissertation & Viva Voce

Self Study Courses: One of the following courses

One is mandatory, and the maximum is three to be taken up in Semesters II/III/IV. The Heads/ conveners of English departments of campuses / affiliated colleges shall prepare the course structures for their candidates with the approval of the Head of the Department of English, H. N. B. Garhwal University

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