SYLLABI OF COURSES ACROSS SEMESTERS Bachelor’s

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SYLLABI OF COURSES ACROSS SEMESTERSBachelor’s Honours Degree Programme (English)BAEGH1st SEMESTERBEGC 101: INDIAN CLASSICAL LITERATUREBLOCK 1: KALIDASA: ABHIJNANA SHAKUNTALAUnit 1: IndianAesthetics: An IntroductionUnit 2: Kalidas:An OverviewUnit 3: Abhijnana Shakuntala: TextualAnalysisUnit 4: Abhijnana Shakuntala: Character Analysis& Critical PerspectivesBLOCK 2: VYAS: MAHABHARATAUnit 1: The Mahabharata: An OverviewUnit 2: The Dicing from the Book of the Assembly HallUnit 3: The Sequel to the Dicing: A ReadingUnit 4: The Temptation of Karna from the Udyog ParvaBLOCK 3: SUDRAKA: MRICHCHHAKATIKAUnit 1: Sudrakha and His Play Mrichchhakatika: An IntroductionUnit 2: Mrichchhkatika: Plot Structure & AnalysisUnit 3: Thematic Concerns in Sudraka’s MrichchhkatikaUnit 4: Mrichchhakatika: Facets of CharacterisationBLOCK 4: ATIKAL ILANGO: CILAPPATIKARANUnit 1: Sangam Literature: An IntroductionUnit 2: Cilappatikaran: A Textual AnalysisUnit 3: The Divine, the Human and the Immortalised Characters in CilappatikaranUnit 4: Akam and Puram Poetry in CilappatikaranBEGC-102: EUROPEAN CLASSICAL LITERATUREBLOCK 1: HOMER: THE ILIADUnit 1: Approaching the Iliad, the Epic and the Homeric TraditionUnit 2: The Homeric HeroUnit 3: War in the Homeric Age: Honour Verus HorrorUnit 4: Towards a Political Ethics: Moral Philosophy or Cultural NormsBLOCK 2: SOPHOCLES: OEDIPUS REXUnit 1: Greek Theatre: Major PlaywrightsUnit 2: Oedipus Rex: Summary & AnalysisUnit 3: Oedipus Rex & Aristotle’s Three UnitiesUnit 4: Oedipus Rex: A Classical & A Modern TragedyBLOCK 3: PLAUTUS: POT OF GOLD1

Unit 1: Roman ComedyUnit 2: Pot of Gold - IUnit 3: Pot of Gold - IIUnit 4: Pot of Gold – I: Critical PerspectivesBLOCK 4: HORACE AND OVIDUnit 1: Roman Literature: An IntroductionUnit 2: Horace: Life & WorksUnit 3: Horace: Textual Analysis of Satire 1:4Unit 4: Ovid: Life, Literature, Works and Bacchus (Book III)Unit 5: Pyramus and Thisbe (Book IV) and Philomela (Book VI)2nd SEMESTERBEGC-103: INDIAN WRITING IN ENGLISHBLOCK 1: A TIGER FOR MALGUDIUnit 1 The Indian English NovelUnit 2 A Tiger For Malgudi: Detailed SummaryUnit 3 A Tiger For Malgudi: AnalysisUnit 4 A Tiger For Malgudi: Style And CharacterizationBLOCK 2: THE BINDING VINEUnit 1 Introduction To The NovelUnit 2 The Binding Vine: Summary And AnalysisUnit 3 The Binding Vine: ThemesUnit 4 The Binding Vine: CharacterizationBLOCK 3: POETRYUnit 1 Sarojini NaiduUnit 2 Nissim EzekielUnit 3 A.K.RamanujanUnit 4 Kamala DasBLOCK 4: SHORT STORYUnit 1 Introduction To The Short StoryUnit 2 “The Lost Child” By Mulk Raj AnandUnit 3 “The Other Woman” By Dina MehtaUnit 4 “Swimming Lessons” By Rohinton MistryBEGC-104: BRITISH POETRY AND DRAMA-14th–17th CENTURYBLOCK 1: CHAUCER AND SPENSERUnit 1: Chaucer: Life and WorksUnit 2: The Wife of Bath’s PrologueUnit 3: Spenser: Life And WorksUnit 4: Amoretti Sonnets Lvii, Lxvii, LxxvBLOCK 2: SHAKESPEARE & DONNEUnit 1: Shakespeare: Life And WorksUnit 2: Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18, 55, 65Unit 3: John Donne: Life And WorksUnit 4: Donne: “The Sun Rising” and “Death Be Not Proud”2

BLOCK 3: MARLOWE: DOCTOR FAUSTUSUnit 1: Marlowe: Life and WorksUnit 2: Textual AnalysisUnit 3: ThemesUnit 4: Critical Perspectives/ Re-TellingsBLOCK 4: SHAKESPEARE: MACBETHUnit 1: Macbeth: An IntroductionUnit 2: Macbeth : Part- iUnit 3: Macbeth : Part- iiUnit 4: Macbeth: Critical Responses3rd SEMESTERBEGC-105 AMERICAN LITERATUREBLOCK 1: ARTHUR MILLER: ALL MY SONSUnit 1: American Drama: An IntroductionUnit 2: All My Sons: A Detailed StudyUnit 3: Thematic Concerns in All My SonsUnit 4: All My Sons: CharacterisationBLOCK 2: NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE: THE SCARLET LETTERUnit 1: The Scarlet Letter: A Socio Cultural BackgroundUnit 2: The Scarlet Letter: CharacterizationUnit 3: The Scarlet Letter: Themes and Their Expression Through ImageryUnit 4: The Scarlet Letter: Structure, Narrative Style and Special FeaturesBLOCK 3: SHORT FICTIONUnit 1: Short Fiction: An IntroductionUnit 2: O’ Henry: After Twenty YearsUnit 3: Willa Cather: On the Gull’s RoadUnit 4: Ernst Hemingway: Snows of KilimanjaroBLOCK 4: AMERICAN POETRY: AN INTRODUCTIONUnit 1: Ralph Waldo Emerson: Brahma, HamatreyaUnit 2: Walt Whitman: ‘O Captain, My Captain’ & ‘Passage to India’ (lines 1–68)Unit 3: Emily Dickinson: Because I Could Not Stop for Death, A Thought Went Up My Mind Today,Death Sets a Thing SignificantUnit 4: Alexie Sherman Alexie ‘Crow Testament’ & ‘Evolution’BEGC 106: POPULAR LITERATUREBLOCK 1: POPULAR LITERATURE: AN INTRODUCTIONUnit 1: What is Popular Literature?Unit 2: The Notions of the Canonical and the PopularUnit 3: Exploring Academic and Critical Approaches to LiteratureUnit 4: Popular Literature TodayBLOCK 2: GENRES OF POPULAR LITERATURE IUnit 1: Children’s Literature: An IntroductionUnit 2: Lewis Caroll’s Through the Looking Glass3

Unit 3: Young Adult Fiction: An IntroductionUnit 4: Shyam Selvadurai’s Funny BoyBLOCK 3: GENRES OF POPULAR LITERATURE IIUnit 1: Detective Fiction: An IntroductionUnit 2: Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger AckroydUnit 3: Science Fiction: An IntroductionUnit 4: Science Fiction: Ursula le Guin’s “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”BLOCK 4: GENRES OF POPULAR LITERATURE IIIUnit 1: Graphic & Visual Narratives Vyam and Subhash Vyam Bhimayana: Experiences ofUntouchabilityUnit 2: Graphic & Visual Narratives Vyam and Subhash Vyam Bhimayana: Experiences ofUntouchabilityUnit 3: Adaptation to Cinema: Literature and CinemaUnit 4: Adaptation to Cinema: Ruskin Bond and Vishal Bharadwaj: The Blue UmbrellaBEGC 107: BRITISH POETRY AND DRAMA: 17th AND 18thCENTURIESBLOCK 1: JOHN WEBSTER: DUCHESS OF MALFIUnit 1: The Jacobean Drama and John Webster: An IntroductionUnit 2: John Webster: The Playwright and his Dramatic ArtUnit 3: The Duchess of Malfi: Textual AnalysisUnit 4: The Duchess of Malfi: Character Analysis & Critical perspectivesBLOCK 2: JOHN MILTON: LYCIDAS, SONNET XIX, L’ALLEGRO, ILPENSOROSOUnit 1: The 17th Century: An IntroductionUnit 2: John Milton: Life & WorksUnit 3: John Milton: Lycidas, Sonnet XIX on His BlindnessUnit 4: John Milton: L’Allegro, Il PensorosoBLOCK 3: JOHN DRYDEN: MAC FLECKNOEUnit 1: John Dryden: Life and WorkUnit 2: Mac Flecknoe: Reading the PoemUnit 3: Mac Flecknoe: Summary and ExplanationsUnit 4: Mac Flecknoe: Theme and Poetic DictionBLOCK 4: ALEXANDER POPE: “THE RAPE OF THE LOCK”Unit 1: The Age of Alexander PopeUnit 2: Life and Writings of Alexander PopeUnit 3: Analysis of Canto 3Unit 4: Character Analysis and Style4th SEMESTERBEGC 108: BRITISH LITERATURE: 18th CENTURYBLOCK 1: WILLIAM CONGREVE: THE WAY OF THE WORLDUnit 1: William Congreve: Life and WorksUnit 2: The Way of The World: A SummaryUnit 3: The Way of The World: Themes4

Unit 4: The Way of The World: Symbols, Allegory and MotifsBLOCK 2: JONATHAN SWIFT: GULLIVER’S TRAVELS (BOOKS III & IV)Unit 1: Jonathan Swift: Life and WorksUnit 2: Gulliver’s Travels: Philosophical and Political BackgroundUnit 3: Gulliver’s Travels: Book IV: Summary & AnalysisUnit 4: Gulliver’s Travels: Book IV: Characters & ThemesBLOCK 3: THOMAS GREY: ELEGY WRITTEN ON A COUNTRY CHURCHYARDUnit 1: Thomas Grey: Life and WorksUnit 2: Elegy Written On A Country Churchyard: Summary & AnalysisUnit 3: Elegy Written On A Country Churchyard: ThemesUnit 4: Elegy Written On A Country Churchyard: Critical EssaysBLOCK 4: DANIEL DEFOE: ROBINSON CRUSOEUnit 1: Daniel Defoe: Life and Works & Robinson Crusoe: SummaryUnit 2: Robinson Crusoe: AnalysisUnit 3: Robinson Crusoe: CharactersUnit 4: Robinson Crusoe: ThemesBEGC-109 BRITISH ROMANTIC LITERATUREBLOCK 1: ARTHUR MILLER: ALL MY SONSUnit 1: American Drama: An IntroductionUnit 2: All My Sons: A Detailed StudyUnit 3: Thematic Concerns in All My SonsUnit 4: All My Sons: CharacterisationBLOCK 2: NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE: THE SCARLET LETTERUnit 1: The Scarlet Letter: A Socio Cultural BackgroundUnit 2: The Scarlet Letter: CharacterizationUnit 3: The Scarlet Letter: Themes and Their Expression Through ImageryUnit 4: The Scarlet Letter: Structure, Narrative Style and Special FeaturesBLOCK 3: SHORT FICTIONUnit 1: Short Fiction: An IntroductionUnit 2: O’ Henry: After Twenty YearsUnit 3: Willa Cather: On the Gull’s RoadUnit 4: Ernst Hemingway: Snows of KilimanjaroBLOCK 4: AMERICAN POETRY: AN INTRODUCTIONUnit 1: Ralph Waldo Emerson: Brahma, HamatreyaUnit 2: Walt Whitman: ‘O Captain, My Captain’ & ‘Passage to India’ (lines 1–68)Unit 3: Emily Dickinson: Because I Could Not Stop for Death, A Thought Went Up MyMind Today, Death Sets a Thing SignificantUnit 4: Alexie Sherman Alexie ‘Crow Testament’ & ‘Evolution’BEGC 110: BRITISH LITERATURE 19th CENTURYBLOCK 1 A TALE OF TWO CITIESUnit 1 Introduction: A Tale of Two Cities5

Unit 2Summary and AnalysisUnit 3 The French Revolution and DickensUnit 4 Other Aspects of the NovelBLOCK 2 THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGEUnit 1 The Mayor of Casterbridge: IntroductionUnit 2 The Mayor of Casterbridge: Critical SummaryUnit 3 The Mayor of Casterbridge: AnalysisUnit 4 The Mayor of Casterbridge: CharacterisationBLOCK 3 VICTORIAN POETRY-IUnit 1 Alfred Lord TennysonUnit 2 Alfred Lord TennysonUnit 3 Robert BrowningUnit 4 Robert BrowningBLOCK 4 VICTORIAN POETRY-IIUnit 1 Mathew Arnold-1 06Unit 2 Mathew Arnold-2 18Unit 3 Cristina Rossetti 33Unit 4 Gerard Manley Hopkins5th SEMESTERBEGC-111 WOMEN’S WRITINGBLOCK 1NON FICTIONAL PROSEUnit 1: Introduction to Women’s WritingUnit 2: Mary Wollstonecraft, “ A Vindication of the Rights of Women”Unit 3: Nabanita Deb Sen, “ A Woman’s Reading of the Rama tale”Unit 4: Ramabai Ranade, From “A Testimony of our Inexhaustible Treasures”BLOCK 2 POETRYUnit 1: Emily Dickinson, “I heard a fly buzz”; “I measure every grief”Unit 2: Kamala Das, “Introduction”; A Hot Noon in Malabar”Unit 3: Lakshmi Kannan, “Don’t Wash”Indira Sant,“Her Dream”Unit 4: Naseem Shafie, “Neither Shadow nor Reflection; “Solitude for the Girl Child”BLOCK 3 SHORT STORYUnit 1: Katherine Mansfield, “A Cup of Tea”Unit 2: Dina Mehta, “The Other Woman”Unit 3: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper”Unit 4: Pudhumaipithan, “ Redemption”BLOCK 4 NOVELAttia Hosain, Sunlight on a Broken ColumnUnit 1: The Socio-Cultural ContextUnit 2: Reading the NovelUnit 3: Themes and Women CharactersUnit 4: Structure of the NovelBEGC-112 BRITISH LITERATURE: EARLY 20th CENTURY6

BLOCK 1: MODERNISMUnit 1:Introduction to ModernismUnit 2:Modernism in PoetryUnit 3:Modernism in the NovelUnit 4:Modernism in DramaBLOCK 2: NOVEL (1)Unit 1: Early Twentieth Century British Novel: Intellectual and Cultural ContextsUnit 2:D. H. Lawrence and the British NovelUnit 3:Sons and Lovers: Analysis and InterpretationsUnit 4 Sons and Lovers: Themes and ConcernsBLOCK 3: NOVEL (2)Unit 1:“Stream of Consciousness”:an IntroductionUnit 2: Virginia Woolf as NovelistUnit 3:Mrs. Dalloway – Analysis and InterpretationsUnit 4:Mrs. Dalloway - Themes and ConcernsBLOCK 4: POETRYUnit 1:W.B. Yeats: “The Second Coming”Unit 2:T.S. Eliot: “Journey of the Magi”Unit 3:W. H. Auden: “The Unknown Citizen”Unit 4:Stephen Spender: “I think continually of those who were truly great.”BEGE-141 UNDERSTANDING PROSE (DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC)BLOCK 1: VARIETIES OF PROSEUnit 1 Understanding Prose An IntroductionUnit 2 Descriptive ProseUnit 3 Narrative ProseUnit 4 Expository ProseBLOCK 2: FORMS OF PROSE: SHORT STORY AND ESSAYSUnit 1 'Misery-Anton ChekhovUnit 2"The Legacy'-Virginia WoolfUnit 3 ‘Shooting an Elephant’-George OrwellUnit 4 'On Seeing England for the First Time.' Jamaica KincaidBLOCK 3: BIOGRAPHY AND AUTOBIOGRAPHYUnit 1 Biography and Autobiography: An IntroductionUnit 2 Gandhi's - The Story of My Experiments with TruthUnit 3 Bertrand Russell's AutobiographyUnit 4 Lytton Strachey's Queen VictoriaBLOCK 4: DIARY, SPEECH, LETTERS, TRAVELOGUESUnit 1 Anne Frank's DiaryUnit 2 Margaret Laurence's SpeechUnit 3 Nehru's Letters to Indira Gandhi-The Quest of ManUnit 4 Travelogue-Travels by a Lesser Line-Bill AitkenBEGE-142: UNDERSTANDING DRAMA (DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC)BLOCK 1: DRAMA: AN INTRODUCTIONUnit 1 Drama and Theatre7

Unit 2 Aspects of DramaUnit 3 Different Types of DramaUnit 4 Developments in 20th Century DramaBLOCK 2: ARTHUR MILLER: ALL MY SONSUnit 1 American Drama: An IntroductionUnit 2 All My Sons: Reading the TextUnit 3 Thematic Concerns in All My SonsUnit 4 Characterisation in All My SonsBLOCK 3:MOHAN RAKESH: HALFWAY HOUSEUnit 1 Halfway House : Reading the TextUnit 2 Middle Class ConcernsUnit 3 Women and SocietyUnit 4 Dramatic FormBLOCK 4:NGUGI WA THIONG’O: THE TRIAL OF DEDAN KIMATHIUnit 1 African Drama: An IntroductionUnit 2 Ngugi Wa Thiong’o’s Life and WorldviewUnit 3 The Trial of Dedan Kimathi – Reading the TextUnit 4 The Trial of Dedan Kimathi – Evaluating the Text6th SEMESTERBEGC-113 MODERN EUROPEAN DRAMABLOCK 1 HENRIK IBSEN GHOSTSUnit 1 Henrik Ibsen: Life, Times, WorksUnit 2 Realism and BeyondUnit 3 Themes and CharacterizationUnit 4. Structure and Style of the PlayBLOCK 2 BERTOLT BRECHT: THE GOOD WOMAN OF SZECHUANUnit 1 Bertolt Brecht: Life, Times, WorksUnit 2 Politics, Social Change and StageUnit 3 Themes and CharacterizationUnit 4 Structure and Style of the PlayBLOCK 3 SAMUEL BECKETT: WAITING FOR GODOTUnit 1 Samuel Beckett: Life, Times, WorksUnit 2 Theatre of the AbsurdUnit 3 Themes and CharacterizationUnit 4 Structure and Style of the PlayBLOCK 4 EUGENE IONESCO: RHINOCEROSUnit 1 Eugene Ionesco: Life, Times, WorksUnit 2 Tragedy and HeroismUnit 3 Themes and CharacterizationUnit 4 Structure and Style of the Play8

BEGC-114 POSTCOLONIAL LITERATUREBLOCK 1 –NOVEL: NADINE GORDIMER’S JULY’S PEOPLEUnit 1 An Introduction to Writings from South AfricaUnit 2 Reading the TextUnit 3 Social ConfigurationsUnit 4 Problematizing GenderBLOCK 2 – SHORT STORYUnit 1 An Introduction to the Postcolonial Short StoryUnit 2 Bessie Head, ‘The Collector of Treasures’Unit 3 Ama Ata Aidoo, ‘The Girl Who Can’Unit 4 Grace Ogot, ‘The Green Leaves’BLOCK 3 – POETRYUnit 1An Introduction to Poetry in the Postcolonial SpaceUnit 2Pablo Neruda: ‘Tonight I can Write’, ‘The Way Spain Was’Unit 3Derek Walcott: ‘A Far Cry from Africa’, ‘Names’Unit 4David Malouf: ‘Revolving Days’, ‘Wild Lemons’BLOCK 4 – DRAMA: VIJAY TENDULKAR’S GHASHIRAM KOTWALUnit 1Theatre in IndiaUnit 2Reading Ghashiram KotwalUnit 3Plot and TechniqueUnit 4Themes and CharacterizationBEGE -143: UNDERSTANDING POETRY (DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC)BLOCK 1: BRITISH POETRYUnit 1 Poetry: An IntroductionUnit 2 Metaphysical PoetsJohn Donne The CanonizationAndrew Marvell To His Coy MistressUnit 3 Romantic PoetsWilliam Wordsworth The Ruined CottageS T Coleridge Kubla KhanUnit 4 Victorian PoetsRobert Browning The Last Ride TogetherTennyson Crossing the BarBLOCK 2: AMERICAN POETRYUnit 1 Robert Frost After Apple Picking A Boundless Moment9

Unit 2William Carlos Williams A Widow’s Lament in Springtime The Dead BabyUnit 3 Wallace Stevens The Snow Man The Emperor of Ice CreamUnit 4 Langston Hughes The Negro Speaks of Rivers Young Gal’s BluesBLOCK 3: INDIAN ENGLISH POETRYUnit 1 Nissim Ezekiel Goodbye Poetry For Miss Pushpa T. S.Eunice D’Souza BequestUnit 2 A K Ramanujan On the Death of a PoemJayant Mahapatra A Rain of RitesUnit 3 Arun Kolatkar Ajamil and the TigersAgha Shahid Ali Postcard from KashmirUnit 4 Dilip Chitre Ode To BombayKeki N Daruwalla ChinarBLOCK 4: POETRY FROM THE MARGINSUnit 1 Tribal PoetsKynpham Sing Nongkynrih (khasi) The Colours of Truth The Ancient Rocks of CherraUnit 2 Nirmala Putul (Santhal) Mountain Woman Mountain ChildUnit 3 Dalit PoetsJyoti Lanjewar (Marathi Poet) Caves LeadershipUnit 4 Sukirtharani (Tamil Poet) Pariah God Untitled Poem -IIBEGE 144: UNDERSTANDING THE NOVEL (DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC)BLOCK 1: THE NOVEL: AN INTRODUCTIONUnit 1: Introduction to the NovelUnit 2: Aspects of the Novel IUnit 3: Aspects of the Novel IIUnit 4: Future of the NovelBLOCK 2: KATE CHOPIN: THE AWAKENING10

Unit 1: Locating The Awakening: Background and ContextUnit 2: Contextualising: The AwakeningUnit 3: Critical Responses to The AwakeningUnit 4: Critical Approaches to The Awakening: Feminist, Psychoanalytical, OthersBLOCK 3: GOPINATH MOHANTY: PARAJAUnit 1: Locating ParajaUnit 2: Paraja: Socio-Cultural ContextUnit 3: Paraja: Themes and PlotUnit 4: Paraja: A Novel in TranslationBLOCK 4: CHINUA ACHEBE: THINGS FALL APARTUnit 1: Africa: A Brief Historical SurveyUnit 2: Chinua Achebe: Life, Works, Literature & Society in NigeriaUnit 3: Things Fall Apart: Detailed AnalysisUnit 4: Specific Features of Things Fall Apart11

Unit 3 A.K.Ramanujan Unit 4 Kamala Das BLOCK 4: SHORT STORY Unit 1 Introduction To The Short Story Unit 2 “The Lost Child” By Mulk Raj Anand Unit 3 “The Other Woman” By Dina Mehta Unit 4 “Swimming Lessons” By Rohinton Mistry BEGC-104: BRITISH POETRY AND DRAM