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Will you please provide here the Jawaharlal Nehru University MA English syllabus?

As you want I am here providing you syllabus of the Yearly Scheme Of Examination – MA-ENGLISH of the JNU.

MA-ENGLISH (PREVIOUS)
PAPER TITLE
Modern English Usage Phonetics & Language
English Literature : Elizabethans and Augustans
English Literature : Pre-romantics and Romantics
Victorian Literature

MA-ENGLISH (FINAL)
Literary Theory
Twentieth Century Literature : Poetry and Drama
Twentieth Century Literature : Prose and Fiction
American Literature
Applied Linguistics and Contemporary English Grammar.

MODERN ENGLISH USAGE PHONETICS & LANGUAGE
1. Grammar and usage :
A. Basic Sentence Types
B. Co-ordination and Subordination(only Finite Clauses)
C. Different Concepts or Notions (such as request, order, question, condition, purpose, suggestion,
wishes, hope, intention, obligation, contrast, concession)
2. Theme Writing
3. Word substitution, Idioms and Phrases, Synonyms and Antonyms
4. Literary Appreciation
5. Advanced Comprehension
6. Aspects of Pronunciation (A knowledge of Phonemic Symbols for Sounds of English, Transcription
of Words and Word Stress) and Word Structure (Elementary Morphology)

MODERN ENGLISH USAGE PHONETICS & LANGUAGE
1. Grammar and usage :
A. Basic Sentence Types
B. Co-ordination and Subordination(only Finite Clauses)
C. Different Concepts or Notions (such as request, order, question, condition, purpose, suggestion,
wishes, hope, intention, obligation, contrast, concession)
2. Theme Writing
3. Word substitution, Idioms and Phrases, Synonyms and Antonyms
4. Literary Appreciation
5. Advanced Comprehension
6. Aspects of Pronunciation (A knowledge of Phonemic Symbols for Sounds of English, Transcription
of Words and Word Stress) and Word Structure (Elementary Morphology)

Suggested Readings :
1. A.S. Hornby:A Guide to Patterns and Usage
2. CIEFL - Material on Morphology and Phonology from the Distance Education Dept.
3. George Yule:The Study of Language, CUP (ELBS)
4. Geoffery Leech:English Grammar for Today (Longman)
5. Praveen K Thaker:Appreciating English Poetry:A Practical Course and Anthology, Orent Lognman,
1999
6. Effective English Communication, Krishna Mohan and Meenakshi Rama, Tata McGraw Hill, 2001.
7. Spoken English, V. Sasi Kumar and P.V. Dhamija, Tata McGraw Hill, 2001.

ENGLISH LITERATURE : ELIZABETHANS AND AUGUSTANS
Section A
Webster: *The Duchess of Malfi
Shakespeare: *King Lear, The Tempest

Section B
*Bacon: Of Truth, Of Death, Of Unity in Religion, Of Revenge, Of Adversity, Of parents, Of Simulation
and Dissimulation, Of Single and Married Life, of Envy, Of Love
*Donne: The following poems from The Metaphysical poets (ed. Helen Gardner, Rupa & Company,
New Delhi):The Sunne Rising, The Canonization, The Extasie, Valediction:Forbidding Mourning,
Valediction:Of Weeping, The Flea, The Relique, batter my Heart

Section C
John Milton : *Paradise Lost, Book I,Samson Agonistes (ed. M.V. Rama Sarma, Macmillan)
Dryden : Absalom and Achitophel, Pt. I
Swift : The Battle of the Books
Pope : The Rape of the Lock
Samuel Johnson : Preface to Shakespeare

Suggested Readings:
Part 1 and 2 of Volumes I, II, III and IV of New Pelican Guide to English Literature ed. Boris Ford

ENGLISH LITERATURE : PRE-ROMANTICS AND ROMANTICS
Section A
The following poems from the Oxford Book of Eighteenth Century Verse ed.
*William Collins : Ode to Simplicity, Ode to Evening
*Thomas Gray : Ode on the Distant Prospect of Eton College, Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Elegy
Written in a Country Churchyard
Sheridan : The Rivals

Section B
*William Wordsworth: The Prelude, Book 1
*S.T. Coleridge : The Rime of Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan
Shelly : Adonais
*Keats : Ode to Grecian Um, Ode to Autumn Ode to Melancholy

Section C
Jane Austen : Mansfield Park
Mary Shelley : Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus,OUP Students’ Edition, 1818
*Charles Lamb : The following essays from Essays of Elia (ed. Hailward and Hill, Macmillan) Imperfect
sympathies Dream children
*William Hazlitt : The following essays from Table Talk
(ed. C.M. Macken, Everyman): On Familiar Style, on the Ignorance of Learned

Suggested Readings :
Part 1 and 2 of Volumes V of New Pelican Guide to English Literature ed. Boris Ford

VICTORIAN LITERATURE
Section A
*Robert Browning : A Grammarian’s Funeral, Porphyria’s Lover, Andrea Del Sarto
*G.M. Hopkins : Spring and Fall, Pied Beauty, Carrion Comfort, The Windhover, Felix Randall, God’s
Grandeur
*Elizabeth Barrett :
(i) Sonnet No. XLI’I thank all who have loved me’ Browning
(ii) Sonnet No. XIV ‘if you must love me...’ From Sonnets from portuguese
(iii) ‘A Curse for a Nation’

Section B
Mathew Arnold: The Study of Poetry (from English Critical Texts, ed. Enright and Chickera)
Walter Pater : The Postscript (from Appreciations)
*Oscar Wilde : The Importance of Being Earnest

Section C
Charles Dickens : A Tale of Two Cities
Emily Bronte : Wuthering Heights
Thomas Hardy : Jude the Obscure

Suggested Readings :
Part 1 and 2 of Volumes V of New Pelican Guide to English Literature ed. Boris Ford

LITERARY THEORY
Section A
Aristotle : Poetics (Penguin)
Bharata : Natyashastra (Chapter I) and Rasadhyaya (Chapter VI) with translated excerpts from
abhinavbharti ed. J.L. Mason.
John Dryden : Essay on Dramatic Poesy (from English Criticas Texts, ed. Enright and chickera)
Pope : Essay on Criticism (from English Critical Texts, ed. Enright and Chickera)

Section B
S.T. Coleridge : Biographia Literaria, (All the Chapters from English Critical Texts, ed. Enright and Chickera)
T.S. Eliot : Tradition Individual Talent (from English Critical Texts, ed. Enright and Chickera)
Mulk Raj Anand : The Source of Protest in My Novels (from Creating Thoery, ed. Jasbir Jain, Pencraft)
S. Rushdie : Imaginary Homelands (Chapter-I)

Section C
Elaine Showalter : Towards a Feminist Poetics (from Contemporary criticism ed. V.S. Sturaman, Macmillan)
Bill Ashcroft Gareth : The Empire Writes Back (Chap. I) Griffiths & Helen Tiffin (ed)
Murray Krieger : Literature Versus Ecriture : Constructions and Deconstructions in Recent Critical Theory
(from contemporary criticism ed. V.S. seturaman, Macmillan)

Suggested Readings:
A Handbook of Critical Apporaches to Literature, Wilfred L. Guerin et al, OUP, 1999.

TWENTIETH CENTURY LITERATURE : POETRY AND DRAMA
Section A
*W.B. Yeats : (From A Pocket Book of Modern Verse ed. O. Williams):
When You are Old, To a Shade, A Bronze Head, Lapis Lazuli, Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen, Sailing to
Byzantium
*T.S. Eliot : The Waste Land
*Philip Larkin : Toad, Coming, At Grass, The Whitsun Wedding
Ted Hughes : Pike, View of a Pig, Home Roosting, Thistles,

Section B
*G.B. Shaw : Saint Joan
J.M. Synge : Riders to the Sea (ed. Anniah Gowda)

Section C
*S. Beckett : Waiting for Godot
Harold Pinter : The Birthday Party

Suggested Readings:
1. Part 1 and 2 of Volumes VII and VIII of New Pelican Guide to English Literature ed. Boris Ford
2. Arthur Marwick:British Society since 1945, (1982)
3. Ronald Hayman : Harold Pinter, (1968)
4. Katherine Worth : Revolutions in Modern English Drama, (1973)
5. Andrew Motion: Philip Larkin
6. The Achievement of Ted Hughes ed. Keith Sagar, (1983)

TWENTIETH CENTURY LITERATURE : PROSE AND FICTION
Section A
*G. Orwell : From Inside the Whale and Other Essays, Penguin:Inside the Whale, Down the Mine, Shooting
an Elephant, Politics and English Language.
V.S. Naipaul : India:A Wounded Civilization
*Bertrand Russell : Ideas that have Helped Manking, Ideas that have Harmed Mankind (from Unpopular
Essays)

Section B
James Joyce : A Portrait of the Artist as a Youngman
D.H. Lawrence : The Rainbow
Section C
Virginia Woolf : To the Lighthouse
Angela Carter : The Toy Shop

Suggested Readings:
1. Part 1 and 2 of Volumes VII and VIII of New Pelican Guide to English Literature ed. Boris Ford
2. Richard Ellmann:James Joyce, 1982
3. Arthur Marwick:British Society since 1945-1982
4. Malkolm Bradbury:The Modem British Novel, 1993.

MA-ENGLISH (FINAL)

Section A
From American Lierature of the Nineteeth Century, ed. W.J.Fisher & others (Eurasia).
R.W.Emerson*:
The American Scholar.
W. Whitman* : Preface to the Leaves of Grass.
‘Crossing Brooklyn Ferry’
‘Passage to India’
‘I hear it charged against me’
From American Literature of the Twentieth Century,ed.E.S. Oliver & Other (Eurasia).
E.Dickinson*:
(I) I felt a Funeral (II) A bird came down the walk.
(III) I heard a fly buzz. (IV) A light exists.
(V) Tell all the truth.
R. Frost*:
(I) Mending Poetry. (II) After Apple Picking.
(III) Birches (IV) Stopping by the Woods on a Snow Evening.
(V) Two Tramps.
W. Stevens*:
(I) Of Modern Poetry, (II) Sunday Morning.
(III) Anecdote of the Jar. (IV) The Emperor of Ice Cream.

Section B
A. Miller*: Death of a salesman.
O. Neill*: Emperor Jones.

Section C
N. Hawthorne : Young Goodman Brown.
H. James: The Art of Fiction (From Neneteenth Century American Literature) ed. W.J. Fisher.
Tony Morisson : The Bluest Eye

Suggested Readings:
1. Bloom, Harold. ed. Euquene O’neill. New York, Chelsea, 1987.
2. Bentley, Eric. in Search of Theatre. New York, Knop, 1953.
3. Baqohee, Shymal. ed. Perspectives on O’Neil:New Essays. New york:University of Victoria,1988
4. Lewis, Allan. American Plays and Playwrights of the Contemporary Theatre. New York:Crown, 1965.
5. Mukharjee, Sujit, and D.V.K. Raghara-Charyulu eds. Indian Essays in American Literature. Bombay
Popular, 1969.
6. Ford, boris. ed. The New Pelican Guide to English Literature, Vol. 9.
7. Morrison, Toni. Playing in the Dark, I Chapter.

Here is the attachment of the syllabus.

Address:

Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Mehrauli Road, Near Munirka,
New Delhi, Delhi 110067 ‎
2674 2575

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The Centre for English Studies of Jawaharlal Nehru University, formerly part of the Centre for Linguistics and English, which was formally bi-furcate in 2006, has the well-earned reputation of being one of the foremost sites for postgraduate work and research in English Studies in India.

The Centre is also well known for its progressive and innovative outlook towards teaching and research in the fields of language and literature studies in English and for comparative literary and cultural studies.


M.A. English Syllabus


Category

English Language

Course Code Course Title
ES 401 E History of English Language
ES 402 E Phonology of English
ES 403 E Morphology of English
ES 404 E Syntax of English
ES 405 E Structure of Contemporary English
ES 406 E Teaching of English as Foreign Language / TESP
ES 407 E English Language & Literature Teaching

Language and Literature

ES 408 E Language in Literature
ES 409 E Linguistic Approaches to Literature
ES 410 E Stylistics & Discourse Structure
ES 411 E Contemporary English Style and Registers


Literature: Forms & Authors
ES 413 E A Literary Form
ES 414 E Reading the Romance
ES 416 E Study of an Author I
ES417 E Study of an Author II

British Literature: Genres and Forms
ES 418 E English Novel I
ES 419 E English Poetry I
ES 420 E English Drama I
ES 421 E English Novel II
ES 422 E English Drama II
ES 423 E English Poetry II
ES 424 E English Prose
ES 425 E English Essay

British Literature: Periods and Movements

ES 427 E Life Literature & Thought 17th Century
ES 428 E Life Literature & Thought 18th Century
ES 429 E Life Literature & Thought 19th Century
ES 431 E Major Movements in English Literature I
ES 432 E Major Movements in English Literature II
ES 433 E Romanticism

English in India: Language & Literature
ES 436 E English in India
ES 437 E English in India: Socio-Historical & Cultural Setting
ES 438 E Indian English
ES 439 E Structure and Varieties of Indian English
ES 440 E Literature in Indian English
ES 441 E Indian Writings in English
ES 442 E Indian Writings in English and or Translation

English Literature from other Non-British Parts of the World
ES 446 E Lit in English Other than British: American
ES 447 E American Literature
ES 448 E Afro-American Writings
ES 449 E Jewish-American Literature
ES 450 E Native-American Literature
ES 451 E Lit in English Other than British: African
ES 452 E African Literature in English
ES 453 E South African Writings in English
ES 454 E Lit in English Other than British: Australian
ES 455 E Australian Literature
ES 456 E Irish Literature
ES 457 E Canadian Fiction: An Introduction

Translation Studies and Comparative Literature and Poetics

ES 461 E Translation: Theory and Practice
ES 462 E Comparative Literature
ES 463 E Comparative Poetics
ES 464 E Indian Grammatical Tradition
ES 465 E History & Development of Linguistic Thought in India
ES 466 E Phil of Lang & Lit I: Bharata
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The Jawaharlal Nehru University MA English syllabus is here:

MA English

Semester 1
Paper Eng 0101 English Poetry from Chaucer to Milton
Paper Eng 0102 Eighteenth Century English Literature
Paper Eng 0103 Literary Criticism 1
Paper Eng 0104 Optional Paper (One of the following):
Paper Eng 0104 (i) Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Drama
Paper Eng 0104 (ii) European Comedy

Semester 2
Paper Eng 0201 Shakespeare
Paper Eng 0202 Language and Linguistics
Paper Eng 0203 Optional Paper (One of the following):*
Paper Eng 0203 (i) Literature and Gender
Paper Eng 0203 (ii) New Literatures in English
Paper Eng 0203 (iii) Romantic Poetry
Paper Eng 0204 A course in another discipline.

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Can you provide me the syllabus of MA (Master in Arts) English Program offered by Centre for English Studies of Jawaharlal Nehru University?
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