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APPENDIX – D1

MANONMANIAM SUNDARANAR UNIVERSITY

THIRUNELVELI

B.A ENGLISH

(Offered by DDCE from the academic year 1999 – 2000 onwards)

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

YEAR / TITLE OF THE PAPERS EXAM HRS MAXI MARKS PASSING MINIMUM

FIRST YEAR



  1. Part I Language 3 100 35

  2. Part II English “ “ “

Part III

1.1 Modern English Grammer and usage “ “ “

1.2 Short stories and One Acters “ “ “

1.3 Indian Writing in English “ “ “

1.4 Social History of England “ “ “

Part IV – A General Awareness

SECOND YEAR


  1. Part I Language “ “ “

  2. Part II English “ “ “

Part III

2.1 Fiction “ “ “

2.2 Prose and Drama “ “ “

2.3 Poetry “ “ “

2.4 American Literature “ “ “

Part IV – B Social Value Education

THIRD YEAR

3.1 Twentieth Century Literature “ “ “

3.2 The use of English (Application Oriented

Paper) “ “ “

3.3 History of English Lirterature “ “ “

3.4 Shakespeare “ “ “

3.5 Introduction to Literary Criticism “ “ “

3.6 Literary Forms “ “ “



MANONMANIAM SUNDARANAR UNIVERSITY

THIRUNELVELI

B.A ENGLISH LITERATURE

FIRST YEAR (For DD & CE)

Paper 1-1

MODERN ENGLISH GRAMMER AND USAGE(MEGU)

SECTION – A : GRAMMER & USAGE



  1. Basic Sentence Patterns : SVO, SVOA, SVOC , SV , SVA , ETC.

  2. Sentence and its parts: Noun – Phrase ( NP) and verb Phrase (VP)

  3. Noun Phrase : Functions

  4. Noun : Number and Gender

  5. Verb Phrase : Functions

  6. Verb : Transitive and Intransitive

Infinitives and Gerunds

Tenses


Concord

Auxiliaries and Main Verbs



  1. Auxiliaries , Modals and Non – Modals : Their Functions

  2. Voice

  3. Direct & Indirect Speeches

  4. Question formation and Question Tags

  5. Use of Prepositions

  6. Degrees of Comparison

  7. Clauses and Phrases

  8. Transformation & Synthesis of Sentences

  9. Common Idioms and Phrases

  10. Punctuation

SECTION – B : ELEMENTARY PHONETICS

  1. Introducing Phonetic Symbols : Vowels (2); Consonants (24)

  2. Phonetic Transcription of simple words

  3. Stress Primary

  4. Intonation : Basic Pattern : Rising & Falling

Books for Reference:

  1. Murphy : English Grammer in use

  2. Alien Stannard : Living English Structure

  3. Alien Stannard : Living English Speech

  4. N.Krishnasamy : Modern English Grammer

  5. Collins : Co – build Grammer

  6. Mc Mordie : English Idioms

  7. Arnold & Grimson : Pronunication Practice

  8. As Hornby : The Advanced Learner’s Dictionary of current English

  9. Daniel Jones : English Pronouncing Dictionary

Paper 1.2 SHORT STORIES AND ONE – ACTERS

  1. One – Act Plays : Detailed Text

  1. Five modern One – Act Plays , ed , VA Shahane , Blackie Books

  1. One – Act Plays : Non – Detailed Text

  1. Plays in One Act ed. M.Elias , Orient Longman.

Only the following plays are prescribed.

  1. Thornton Wilder : The Happy Journey

  2. Anto Chedov : A Marriage Proposal

  3. Tennessee Williams : Lord Byron’s Love Letter

  4. Arthur Conan Doyle : Waterloo.

Short Stories


III Convengenece - Ed. Colleen D. Krishnaraj & Darius Krishnaraj.

Only the following stories are prescribed.



  1. Gorinda and Goringal - Jakop and Wilhelm Grimm

  2. The Tell - Edgan Allan Poe

  3. Taking the Veil - Katherine Mansfield

  4. The Cop and the Anthem - O.Henry.

  5. A work of Art - Anton Chekhov.

  6. A Duel - Guy de Manpassant.

  7. Indian Camp - Emest Hemingway.

  8. The Lost Child - Mulk Raj Anand.

  9. I can’t climb trees any more - Ruskin Bond

  10. Stranger than true - Barry Winston

IV . Choice : Short Stories, Ed, T. Sivasankaran , Allied Publisher Short Stories and One – Acters

QUESTION PAPER PATTERN

Qns, I to IV: Essays of about 450 words each.

4 Essays : 1 on each Text 4x20=80

Choice: 1 out of 3 on each text.

Qn. V: Annotations

4 Annotations out of 7 on Five Modern One-Act Plays 4x5=20

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100


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Paper 1.3 INDIAN WRITING IN ENGLISH
I Prose: Detailed Text
Representative Selections from Indian Prose, Ed. S.P. Appasamy & CD.Govinda Ral, Macmillan.
Only the following lessons are prescribed


  1. Tagore: The Babus of Nayanjore

  2. Gandhi: Some Reminiscences of the Bar

  3. V.S Srinivasa Sastri: The Joy of Freedom

  4. Nehru: Asoka, Beloved of the Gods

  5. S.Radhakrishnan : An Idea before the youth

  6. Nirad C.Chaudhuri: A Labour of Love

  7. R.K. Narayan: The White Flower

  8. Raja Rao: The Serpent and the Rope

  9. Mulk Raj Anand: The Barber’s Trade Union

  10. Khushwant Singh: The Mad and the Important

  11. Poetry: Detailed Text

The following poems from contemporary Indian Poetry in English, ed. Saleem Peeradina, Macmillan.




  1. Nissim Exekiel: Background, Casually

  2. Nissim Ezekiel: In India

  3. A.K. Ramanujam: History

  4. K.N. Daruwalla: The Epileptic also

  5. Tagore: Where the Mind is without Fear

  1. Drama : Non-detailed Text

Tagore: Post Office

IV Fiction

R.K. Narayan: Swami and Friends

INDIAN WRITING IN ENGLISH

QUESTION PAPER PATTERN
Qns. I to III : Prose, Drama & Fiction


        1. Essay on each Text: (450 words) Marks

Choice: 1 out of Topics 3 x 20=60

Qns. IV &V : Poetry

2 Short essays (200 words each)out of 3) 2x10=20

Qn. VI: Annotations

Prose: 3 out of 6

Poetry: 1 out of 3 4x5=20

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100


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Paper 1.4 SOCIAL HISTORY OF ENGLISH


  1. The Renaissance

  2. The Reformation

  3. Elizabethan Seamen

  4. Social Life during the age of Elizabeth I

  5. Puritanism in England

  6. Colonial expansion

  7. The Great fire and the Great Plague of London.

  8. Social life in Restoration England

  9. The Impact of the French Revolution

  10. The Industrial Revolution

  11. The Agrarian Revolution

  12. Coffee Houses in Queen Anne’s Eng;amd.

  13. Conflift between Science and Religion in Victorian England.

  14. Victorian Writer’s Depiction of the problems of their age

  15. The Humanitarian Movement in 19th C.England

  16. History of the Cabinet System, the Rise of the Parliament, and Parliamentary reforms.

  17. Social Effects of World War I

  18. Social Effects of World War II

  19. The British Commenwealth


QUESTION PAPER PATTERN

5 essays out of 8 on the topics given above. There will be no questions on related topics, and no paragraph questions. (Marks 5x20=100)



SECOND YEAR

PAPER 2.1 FICTION

Unabridged Works



  1. George Eliot: Silas Marner

  2. Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice

  3. Thomas Hardy: Far from the Madding Crowd Simplified/Abridged works

  4. Charles Dickens: Oliver Twist(John Kennett, Blackie& Son)

  5. Charlotte Bronte: Jane Eyre (Manju Son, Orient Longman)

FICTION

Question Paper Pattern

To answer 5 essays of about 450 words each 5x20=100

To answer 5 Questions out of 6

Qns. 1 to 5

3 Essays topics on each Text

Question 6

1 Essay Topic on any 3 texts.



PAPER 2.2 PROSE & DRAMA

PROSE

  1. Detailed Texts

  1. The following pieces from Goldsmit: The Citizen of the world ed. Brockington, Blackie & Son.

  1. The character of the Man in Black

  2. The behaviour or the congregation in St.Paul’s Chruch at Prayers.

  3. A Visitation Dinner Described

  4. A city Night-Piece

  1. The following essays of Charies Lamb

  1. The two Races of Man

  2. Dream Children

  3. The Praise of Chimney Sweepers

  1. Non-Detailed Texts

3. The following pieces from Addison & Steele:

The Spectator Essays, ed.K.Deighton, Macmillan



  1. Steele; of the club

  2. Addison: Sir Roger at Chruch

  3. Addison visit to Westiminster Abbey

  4. Addison Sir Roger at the Theatre

4. Ruskin: Sessame

(Lilies NOT included)

III. Detailed Text

5. Mariowe: Edward II

IV. Non-detailed Texts

6. Goldsmith: She Stoops to conquer

7. Synge: Riders to the

Prose& Drama

QUESTION PAPER PATTERN

Qns. I & II Detailed Texts Marks

Qn. I: Prose(Detailed): 1 essay (450 words) out of 3 20

(Citizen of the world & Lamb’s essays)

Qn. II : Drama (Detailed):1 Essay (450 words) 20

Qns. III to Vi: Non Detailed Texts

Qn. III The Spectator Essays: 1 Short essay(200 words) out of 2 20

Qn. IV Sesame -do- 10

Qn.V: She Stoops to Conquer: 1 short essay(200 words) out of 3 10

Qn. VI: Riders to the Sea: 1 short essay (200 words) out of 2 10

Qn. VIII : Annotations

4 Passages to be annotated

Sec. A : Prose: 2 out of 4 5+5=10

Sec. B:Drama: 2 out of 4 5+5=10

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100


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PAPER 2.3 POETRY

Detailed Texts

1. Milton: Paradise Lost, Book IX (Book Nine)

2. Keats: On a Grecian Um

3. Tennyson: UIysses

4. Hardy: The Darking Thrush

Non-Detailed Texts

5) Gray: Elegy written in a country Churchyard

6)Dryden: Mac Fecknoe

7) Pope:Atticus & Sporus Passages in Epistle to Arbuthnot

8)Wordswoth: Immortality Ole

9)Coleridge: Kubla Khan

10)Shelley: The cloud

11)Blowning: My last Duchess

12)Arnold: Dover Beach

13)D.G. Rossetti: The Blessed Damozel

14)Francis Thompson: The Hound of Heaven

QUESTION PAPER PATTERN MARKS

Detailed Texts.


A. Paradise Lost Book IX 1 Essay (about 450words)

Out of 3 topics 20

B. Other Texts: 1 Essay (About 450 words) out of 2 topics 20
Non – detailed Texts
C. Short essays(200 words): 4 out of 4 4x10= 40
Detailed Texts
D.Annotations : 2 out of 5 from Paradise Lost Book IX

2 out of 4 from the other Texts 4x5= 20


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100


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Paper 2.4 AMERICAN LITERATURE

The prescribed pieces, except for the novel , are found in An Anthology of American Literature , Volumes I and II , Eurasia , S. Chand & co.,

I. Prose : Detailed Study

1) Poe : The Philiosophy of Composition

2) Tate : FROM Emily Dickinson

3) Frost : The figure a Poem Makes

II. Poetry : Detailed Study

4) Poe : The Raven

5) Emily Dickinson : A bird came down the walk

6) Emily Dickinson : Because I could not stop for Death

7) Frost : Mending Wall

8) Frost : The Road Not Taken

9) Whitman : On the Beach at Night

10) Vachel Lindsay : Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight

III . Drama : Detailed Study

11) O;Neill : The Emperor Jones

IV. Fiction

12) Hemingway : The Old Man and the Sea

V. Short Stories

13) Poe : The Cash of Amontillado

14) Steinbook : The Crysanthemums

15) Updike : Piegeon Feathers



AMERICAN LITERATURE

QUESTION PAPER PATTERN

Qns. I & II : Prose and Drama Marks

Prose : 1 essay ( 450 words ) out of 2 20

Drama : 1 essay ( 450 words) out of 3 20

Qn. III : Fiction

Fiction : 1 Short Essay ( 250 words) out of 3 10

Qns. IV & V Poetry & Short Stories

Poetry : 2 Short Essays ( 200 words each) out of 4 10 + 10= 20

Short Stories : 1 Short essay ( 200 words ) out of 2 10

Qn. VI : Annotations

To answer 4 Annotations , minimum 1 from each section 4 x 5 = 20

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100

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Sec. A Sec. B Sec. C

Prose Poetry Drama

1,2,3 4,5,6 7,8,9

THIRD YEAR

PAPER 3.1 TWENTIETH CENTURY LITERATURE

I. Prose : Detailed Text

1. Highlights of Modern English Prose , ed. M.G. Nagar, Macmillan Except.

Essay No. 3 : Bertrand Rusell : The limits of Human Power &

No. 8 Churchill : The French Revolution.

II . Poetry : Detailed Text

2. The following Selections from Faber Book of Modern Verse

i) Hopkins : Felix Randal

ii) Hopkins : Pied Beauty

iii) Yeats : Easter , 1916

iv) TS Eliot : Sweeney among the Nightingales

v) DH Lawrence : Snake

vi)Wilfred Owen: Futility

vii)Wilfred : Anthem for Doomed Youth also

viii) Larkin : Next , Please

III. Drama : Non – Detailed Text

3. J.M. Barrie : The Admirable Crichton

IV. Fiction

4. William Golding : Lord of the Flies

TWENTIETH CENTURY LITERATURE

Qns. I to II : Prose , Drama & Fiction Marks

Prose : 1 Essay ( 450 words) out of 3 20

Drama : 1 Essay ( 450 words) out of 3 20

Fiction : 1 Essay ( 450 words) out of 3 20

V. Poetry.

Poetry : 2 Short Essays ( 200 words) out of 4 10 + 10 = 20

Qn. V. : Annotations

Prose : 2 Annotations out of 5 5 + 5 = 10

Poetry : 2 Annotations out of 4 5 + 5 = 10

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100


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PAPER 3.2 THE USE OF ENGLISH

(Application – Oriented Paper I)

1 Section I Grammar and Usage

a) Vocabulary

b) Synonyms , Antonyms and homonyms

c) Spotting Error Zones

d) Choosing correct expressions – all multiple choice type.

e) Rewrite Phrases / Sentences in the right order.

Section II Comprehension

Section Synonyms and Antonyms of given words , single word substitute , framing questions , Answering Questions in the candidate own words, etc.

Section III Letter Writing

a) Different types of letters - Personal / Social / Commercial

b) Letters to Newspapers

c) Letters to Complaints and Suggestions.

Section IV Composition relating to daily life.

a) Writing advertisements and replies -Matrimonial/Exhibition/Industry/Fairs/Seminars/

Films / Domestic / Articles

b) Reporting an incident / experience / appreciation of a film / play

c) Telegram writing to suit an occasion :

eg: Marriage / death / accident / winning an election / Attending an interview / accepting an invitation / Accepting a position / declining an invitation / Accepting a position / declining, etc.

d) Writing a dialogue on a given context.

Eg : Between a father and son about higher education mother and daughter about marriage TTE & a passenger

Passenger & a booking clerk

A house owner and a tenant

Section V Composition (General)

a) Note – taking including providing a title

b) Expansion of a axims and proverbs (200 words)

eg.: Rome was not built in a day

Make hay while the sun shines

c) General Essay (300 – 400 words)

eg: The rule of opposition in a democracy

The Computer and the modern man

The evils of multi-party system


PAPER 3.3 HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE
Topics based on the following books:
W.H Hudson : An outline History of English Literarture

I for Evans: AShort History of English Literature

(Penguin)
William J Ling: English Literature, Its History and Singnificance
Harry Blamires: A Short History of English Lit.
HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE
QUESTION PAPER MODEL
To answer one essay under each Question. Questions 1,2,&4 to contain 3 topics by way of choice, and Questions 3 & 5 to contain at least 2 topics by way of choice.
Question 1: Poets (Major poets, from Chaucer to T.S. Eliot)
Question 2: Dramatists (Major dramatists, from Marlowe to Bernard Shaw)
Question 3: Prose, Prose writers (eg. (1) The Birth of Modern Eng, Prose, Periodical essay, Characteristics of 20th C.Eng Prose with suitable illustrations. (2) Dryden/Lamb as prose writer)
Question 4: Novelists (Major novelists, from Richardson to Thomas Hardy)
Question 5: Differen Literary Movements (eg. The Metaphysicals, Pre-Raphaelites, Romantic Poetry)
(NOTE): There will be no question on Shakespheare because there is a Separate Paper on Shakespeare. Questions should be asked Genrewise as given above, and NOT based on the chronological order of literature.
5x20=100 marks

PAPER 3.4 SHAKESPEARE
Detailed Texts
1) Macbeth

2) Twelfth Night


Non-Detailed Texts

3) Richard II


4) The Tempest
General Shakespeare: Topics for study


  1. Materials for a life of Shakespeare

  2. Shakespeare’s Stage and Audience.

  3. Shakespeare’s Sonnets

  4. Venus and Sonnets

  5. Shakespeare’s Roman Plays

  6. TheaRatso L Mnces of Shakespeare

  7. Editions of Shakespear till the end of the 19th century

  8. The Dark Comedies/Problem Plays of Shakespeare

  9. The Supernatural Element in Shakespeare’s Plays

  10. The Fools in Shakespeare.


Question Paper Pattern Marks
Qns. I & II : Detailed Texts

2 essays of about 450 words each

1 essay o EACH play

Choice: 1 out of 3 20 + 20=40


Qn. III : Non-Detailed Texts

1 essay of about 450 words

Choice: 1 out of 3,Questions to be given from both the plays
Qn. IV General Shakespeare

2 Short essays of about 20 words each

Choice: 2 out of 4 10+10=20
Qn. V Annotations

To Answer 4 Annotations, 2 from each play

Choice: 2 out of 4 from each play 4x5=20

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100

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PAPER 3.5 INDRODUCTION TO LITERARY CRITICISM



(Application oriented Paper II)
SECTION A: English Literary Criticism
Topics as given in B.Prasad: An Introduction to English Criticism, Section II: English Criticism,

Chapters V to IX


N.B. Section I: The Background of English Criticism is OMITTED.
SECTION B: INTERPRETING LITERATURE

Writing a critical appreciation of a simple poem not exceeding 20lines or a simple prose passage of about 200words.


Books Recommended:
1) M.H. Abrams: A Glossary of Literary Terms(pp.60-63)

Macmillan.

2) V.S. Seturaman: Practical Criticism

C.T. Indira Macmillan

T.Sriraman

3) C.B. Cox & A.F. Dyson: Moden Poetry : Practical Criticism

4) Cleanth Brooks: Moden Poetry and the Tradition
SEMESTER VI PAPER XIII
INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY CRITICISM
QUESTION PAPER MODEL

Section A


Question I. Elizabethan Age: One essay out of 2

Question II. Neo-Classical Age: One essay out of 2

Question III. Romantic Age: One essay out of 2

Question IV. Victorian Age: One essay out of 2

Question V. Modenn Age: One essay out of 2

Marks


To answer 4 questions out of 5 4x20=80
Section B
An. VI. Attempting a critical appreciation of a

Simpe poem(unseen) or prose passage 20

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100


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PAPER 3.6 LITERARY FORMS
Topics as given in Introduction to English Literature for Foreign Studies by Rees.
Question Paper Model
Question I. Poetry : Ballad, Epic, Lyric

Elegy, Sonnet, Ode 1 essay out of 3

Question II. Drama: Tragedy, Comedy,

Tragi- comedy 1 essay out of 2

Question III. Novel: The Picaresque, the

Historical, the Domestic

The Stream of

Consciousness 1 essay out of 3


Question IV: Other genres such as Essay

One-Act Play, Short Story 1 essay out of 2


Question V: 3 Questions from all Sections 1 essay out of 3
5x20=100 marks


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