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Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore
M.A. English Syllabus 2013-14 onwards

I to II Sem

Class- M.A. Previous

Subject- English Literature

Semester- I

Course- Poetry

Paper- I Marks- 85 + CCE 15

Note: 1. There shall be four Compulsory Papers in each semester. In all there

will be eight compulsory papers in two semesters.

2. Two essay type . questions to be set from each unit and one to be

attempted.

3.. All questions are compulsory. They carry equal marks.

Unit-1: Annotations (Any two out of the four given passages. At least one from

each unit).



Unit-2 Epic Poetry:

John Milton: Paradise Lost Book I

Valmiki: Ramayana (Sundar Kand).

Unit-3 Narrative Poetry:

Geoffrey Chaucer: The Prologue to The Canterbury Tales.

S.T.Coleridge: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

Unit-4 Renaissance Poetry:

William Shakespeare: Sonnets Nos. 23, 24, 26, 27, 31, 44.

John Donne: The Extasie, A Valediction Forbidden Mourning.

The Good Morrow, Love’s Alchemie, The

Canonization, The Anniversarie.

Unit-5 Satirical Poetry:

John Dryden: Absolom and Achitophel.

Alexander Pope: The Rape of the Lock.

Books Recommended:

Emile Legouis: Chaucer.

EMW Tillyard: Milton.

Compton Rickett: History of English Literature.

David Daiches: History of English Literature.

Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore

M.A. English Syllabus 2013-14 onwards
Semester- I

Course- Drama

Paper- II

Marks- 85 + CCE 15

Note: 1. There shall be four Compulsory Papers in each semester. In all there

will be eight compulsory papers in two semesters

2.. Two essay type . questions to be set from each unit and one to be

attempted.



3. All questions are compulsory. They carry equal marks.

Unit-1 Annotations (Any two out of four given passages selecting at least one

from each unit).



Unit-2 Non-English Drama:

Sophocles: Oedipus Rex.

Kalidas: Abhigyana Shankuntalam. (English Translation, Sahitya Academy)

Unit-3 Shakespearean Tragedy:

Hamlet, king Lear.

Unit-4 Other Shakespearean Plays:

Twelfth Night, The Tempest.



Unit-5 Renaissance Drama: (Non- Shakespearean)

Christopher Marlowe: Dr.Faustus.

Ben Jonson: Every Man in His Humour.

Books Recommended:-

A.C.Bradley: Shakespearean Tragedy.

H.B.Charlton: Shakespearean Comedy.

Ram Vilas Sharma: Shakespearean Tragedy.

Allardyce Nicoll: British Drama.

Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore

M.A. English Syllabus 2013-14 onwards
Semester- I

Course- Fiction

Paper- III

Marks- 85 + CCE 15
Note: 1. There shall be four Compulsory Papers in each semester. In all there

will be eight compulsory papers in two semesters

2. Two essay type . questions to be set from each unit and one to be

attempted.



3. All questions are compulsory. They carry equal marks.

Unit-1 Early Prose Narrative:

Bana Bhatt: Kadambari.

Cervantes: Don Quixote.

Unit-2 Henry Fielding- Tom Jones

Jonathan Swift’s ‘Gulliver’s Travels’



Unit-3 Historical Novel:

George Orwell’s Animal Farm’.

Leo Tolstoy’s ‘War & Peace’.

Unit-4 Fiction by Women:

George Eliot: The Mill on the Floss.

Emily Bronte: Jane Eyre.

Unit-5 19th Century Realistic Novel:

Charles Dickens: Great Expectations.

Zola: Nana.

Books Recommended:-

Walter Allen: History of English Novel.

David Daiches: Critical Approaches to Literature.

O.P.Budholia: George Eliot:Art and Vision in Her Novels.

Austin Dobson: Fielding.

Ian Watt: The Rise of the Novel


Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore

M.A. English Syllabus 2013-14 onwards
Semester- I

Course- Prose

Paper- IV

Marks- 85 + CCE 15


Note: 1. There shall be four Compulsory Papers in each semester. In all there

will be eight compulsory papers in two semesters

2. Two essay type . questions to be set from each unit and one to be

attempted.

3..All questions are compulsory. They carry equal marks.

Unit-1 Annotations (Any two out of four given passages selecting at least one

from each unit).



Unit-2 Biography and Autobiography:

J.L.Nehru: Autobiography (Fourth Chapter).

Kamala Das: My Story (Fourth Chapter).

Unit-3 Political and Social Writings:

Plato: The Republic, Book II (First four chapters).

Bacon: Of Truth, Of Studies, Of Revenge, Of Love.

Unit-4 Philosophical Writings:

J.Krishnamurti: 1. Individual and Society.

2. Action and Idea.

3. What is Self?

4. What are We Seeking?

Lala Hardayal: Intellectual Culture.



Unit-5 Bertrand Russell: Bertrand Russel’s Competition – Chapter III.

William Hazlitt: 1. The Ignorance of the Learned.

2. The Indian Jugglers.

Books Recommended:-

Hugh Walker: The English Essay and Essayists.

Benson: The Art of Essay Writing.

J.Krishnamurti: The First and the Last Freedom.




Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore

M.A. English Syllabus 2013-14 onwards
Semester- II

Course- Poetry

Paper- I

Marks- 85 + CCE 15


Note: 1. Two essay type . questions to be set from each unit and one to be

attempted.

2. All questions are compulsory. They carry equal marks.

Unit-1 Pre- Romantic Poetry:

Thomas Gray: The Bard, The Progress of Poesy.

William Blake: On Another Sorrow, From .Auguries of

Innocence., The Poison Tree.



Unit-2 Romantic Poetry:

W.Wordsworth: Tintern Abbey, Ode on Intimations of\ Immortality.

P.B.Shelley: Adonais.

John Keats: Ode on a Grecian Urn, Ode to Autumn.



Unit-3 Victorian Poetry:

Alfred Tennyson: Ulysses, The Lotos Eaters

Matthew Arnold: Thyrsis, The Scholar Gypsy.

Unit-4 Symbolist Poetry:

T.S.Eliot: The Waste Land

W.B.Yeats: The Second Coming, Byzantium, Sailing to Byzantium.

Unit-5 Modern Poetry:

W.H.Auden: Strange Meeting, The Shield of Achilles.

Dylan Thomas: Fern Hill, A Refusal to Mourn the Death of a Child.

Books Recommended:-

Desmond King-Helle: Shelley- His Thought And Work, Macmillan, London.

Graham Hough: The Last Romantics

Humphrey House: Coleridge

C.M.Bowra: The Romantic Imagination.
Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore

M.A. English Syllabus 2013-14 onwards
Semester- II

Course- Drama

Paper- II

Marks- 85 + CCE 15

Note: 1. Two essay type . questions to be set from each unit and one to be

attempted.

2.All questions are compulsory. They carry equal marks.

Unit-1 Annotations: (Any two out of four given passages selecting at least one

from each unit).



Unit-2 Restoration Drama:

John Dryden: All For Love.

Congreve: The Way of the World.

Unit-3 Victorian Drama:

G.B.Shaw: Man and Superman

Galsworthy: Justice

Unit-4 Modern Drama:

Ibsen: A Doll’s House

Brecht: Mother Courage

Unit-5 Indian Drama:

Girish Karnad: The Fire and the Rain

Mahesh Dattani: Tara

Books Recommended:-

Frederick Lumley: Trends in 20th Century Drama.

Allardyce Nicoll: British Drama.

Raymond Williams: Drama from Ibsen to Eliot.

O.P.Budholia: Critical Essays on Indian English Literature.

Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore

M.A. English Syllabus 2013-14 onwards
Semester- II

Course- Fiction

Paper- III

Marks- 85 + CCE 15

Note: 1. There shall be four Compulsory Papers in each semester. In all there

will be eight compulsory papers in two semesters.

2.. Two essay type . questions to be set from each unit and one to be

attempted.

3..All questions are compulsory. They carry equal marks.

Unit-1 19th Century Fiction:

Flaubert: Madame Bovary.

George Meredith: The Egoist.

Unit-2 Rural Novel:

Thomas Hardy: Tess of the D’urbervilles.

Premchand: Godaan.

Unit-3 Psychological Novel:

Virginia Woolf: To the Light house.

D.H.Lawrence: Sons and Lovers.

Unit-4 Naturalist Novel:

Joseph Conrad: Lord Jim.

Hemingway: The Old Man and the Sea.

Unit-5 Post Naturalist Novel:

William Golding: Lord of the Flies.

Saul Bellow: Her Zog.

Books Recommended:-

Sisir Chattopadhyaya: The Technique of the Modern English Novel.

A.S.Collins: English Literature of the 20th Century.

Arnold Kettle: An Introduction to the English Novel.

David Daiches: The Novel and the Modern World.

Dorothy Van Ghent: The English Novel Form and Function.

Ian Watt: The Rise of the Novel.

Sisir Chatterjee: Problems in Modern English Fiction.

Katherine Lever: The English and the Reader.

Wilbur L.Cross: The English Novel.

David Cecil: Early Victorian Novelists.

S.S.Narula: Galsworthy and the English Novel.



Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore

M.A. English Syllabus 2013-14 onwards
Semester- II

Course- Prose

Paper- IV

Marks- 85 + CCE 15

Note: 1. There shall be four Compulsory Papers in each semester. In all there

will be eight compulsory papers in two semesters

2.. Two essay type . questions to be set from each unit and one to be

attempted.

3..All questions are compulsory. They carry equal marks.

Unit-1 Annotations: (Any two out of four given passages. At least one to be

selected from each unit).



Unit-2 Boswell: The Life of Dr.Johnson (From Everyman’s Edition of Boswell.s

Life of Dr.Johnson. London: J,M.Dent 1958 Vol. I, Introductory

pp 5-11).


  1. Death of sir Roger – Addison

  2. Wisdom and Riches - Addison



Unit-3 Goldsmith: The Man in Black.

Charles Lamb: New Year.s Eve, A Bachelor.s Complaint Against the

Behaviour of Married People.

Unit-4 A.G.Gardiner: On the Rule of the Road, In Defence of Laziness.

Robert Lynd: Back to the Desk. Forgetting, The Pleasures of Ignorance,

Tremble to Think.

Unit-5 G.K.Chesterton: On Running after One.s Hat, Patriotism and Sport.

Hilarry Bellock: On Books, On Preserving English.



Books Recommended:-

R.P.Tiwari(ed): A.G.Gardiner: Selected Essays.



Stuart Hodgson: A.G.Gardiner.

G.S.Fraser: The Modern Writer and His World.


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