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syllabus M.A. English Part-I (Punjab University)

M.A. (English) Part I Examination
Appendix ‘A’

Paper I (Classical Poetry) 100

Paper II (Drama) 100

Paper III (Novel) 100

Paper IV (Prose) 100

Paper V (American Literature) 100

Total 500 

Appendix ‘B’

Paper I: (Classical Poetry) 

1.Chaucer The Prologue

2.Milton Paradise Lost Books I & IX

3.Donne Love/Divine Poems

4. Pope The Rape of the Lock.

5.Wyatt The Long Love That in My Thought Doth Harbor,
Whose List to Hunt, Madam Withouen Many Words,
They Flee from Me. Is it Possible Forget Not Yet,
What should I say Stand who so list.

6. Surrey My Friend the Things That Do Attain Love,
That Doth Reign and Live Within My Thought,
So Cruel Prison,
Wyatt Resteth Here. 

Paper II: (Drama) 

1. Sophocles Oedipus Rex

2. Marlowe Dr. Faustus

3. Shakespeare Othello
The Winter’s Tale

4. Wilde The Importance of Being Earnest

Paper III: (Novel) 

1. Trollope Barchester Towers

2. Jane Austen Pride & Prejudice

3. G. Eliot Adam Bede

4. Dickens A Tale of Two Cities

5. Hardy The Return of the Native

Paper IV: (Prose) 
1. Bacon Essays: Of Truth Of Death Of Revenge Of Adversities Of Simulation and Dissimulation Of Parents and Children Of Great Place Of Nobilitie Of Superstition Of Friendship Of Ambition Of Studies

2. Jonathan Swift Gulliver’s Travels

3. Bertrand Russell Unpopular Essays

4. Edward Said Only the introduction to the book entitled “Culture and Imperialism”

5. Seamus Heaney Only the essay “The Redress of Poetry” from the book entitled The Redress of Poetry

Paper V: (American Literature) Poetry 

1. Adrienne Rich Diving into the Wreck Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers Final Notation Gabriel

2. Sylvia Plath Ariel Morning Song Poppies in October The Bee Meeting The Arrival of the Bee Box Your

3. Richard Wilbur Still Citizen Sparrow After the last Bulletin  Marginalia

4. John Ashbury Melodic Train Painter Drama

1. O’Neil Mourning becomes Electra (only the First of the Trilogy which is titled
‘The Home Coming’ is included in the M.A. Syllabus)

2. Miller The Crucible Novel 1. Ernest Hemingway For whom the Bell Tolls 2. Toni Morrison Jazz 


M. A. (English) Part II Examination 2004
Appendix ‘A’
(Outlines of Tests)
The first four papers are compulsory, the other four are optional. The candidates are required to opt for any one of the four optional papers.
Compulsory Papers Marks
Paper I Poetry II 100
Paper II Drama II 100
Paper III Novel II 100
Paper IV Literary Criticism 100
Optional Papers
Paper V Short Stories or 100
Paper VI Literature in English Around the World 100
Paper VII Linguistics or 100
Paper VIII Essay or 100
Total 500
Appendix ‘B’
Paper I: (Poetry II)(Section A)

1. Blake A Selection from Songs of
Innocence & Experience
i) Auguries of Innocence
ii) The Sick Rose
iii) London
iv) A Poison Tree
v) A Divine Image
vi) From Milton: And Did Those Feet
vii) Holy Thursday (I)
viii) The Tyger
ix) Ah, Sun Flower
x) Holy Thursday (II)
2. Coleridge The Ancient Mariner
Kubla Khan
Dejection: An Ode
3. Keats Hyperion Book I
Ode to Autumn
Ode to a Nightingale
Ode on a Grecian Urn
Section B1. Philip Larkin Mr. Bleaney
Church Going
2. Seamus Heaney Personal Helicon
Tolland Man
A Constable Calls
Toome Road
Casting and Gathering
3. Ted Hughes Thought Fox
That Morning
Full Moon and Freida
Paper II: (Drama II)
1. Ibsen Hedda Gabler
2. Chekov The Cherry Orchard
3. Brecht Galileo Galili
4. Beckett Waiting for Godot
5. Edward Bond The Sea
Paper III: (Novel II)
1. Conrad Heart of Darkness
2. Joyce Portrait of an Artist as a Young
3. Woolf To the Lighthouse
4. Achebe Things Fall Apart
5. Ahmad Ali Twilight in Delhi
Paper IV: (Literary Criticism)
Practical Criticism
1. Aristotle Poetics
2. Raymond William’s Modern Tragedy
3. Catherine Belsey Critical Practice
*4. T.S. Eliot Tradition and the Individual Talent
*5. Philip Sidney Apology for Poetry
Romon Seldon An Introduction to Literary
* Added vide Notification No.D/692/Acad., dated 15-3-2005
Optional Papers
Paper V (Short Stories)
1. Sara Suleri The Property of Women
2. Naguib Mahfuz The Mummy
3. E.Allen Poe The Man of the Crowd
4. Doris Lessing African Short Story
5. Flannery O’Connor Everything that Rises Must
6. J.Joyce The Dead
7. Nadine Gordimer Ultimate Safari
Once upon a time
8. Kafka The Judgement
9. Achebe Civil Peace
10. Okri What the Tapster Saw
11. Hanif Qureshi My Son the Fanatic
12. D.H.Lawrence The Man who Loved Islands
13. W.Trevor The Day
14. AliceWalker Strong Horse Tea
15. V.S. Pritchett The Voice
16. Brian Friel The Diviner
17. H.E. Bates The Woman who Loved
18. Ali Mazuri The Fort
19. Amy Tan The Voice from the Wall
20. A.Chekov The Man who lived in a Shell
21. Braithwaite Dream Hatii
22. V.S. Naipaul The Nightwatchman’s
Occurrence Book
23. E. Hemingway A Clean Well Lighted Place
PAPER VI: (Literature in English Around the World)
1. Lorca House of Bernada Alba
2. Brian Friel Translations
1. Nugugi The River Between
2. Solzhynetsin A Day in the life of Ivan
1. Taufiq Rafat Thinking of Mohenjodaro
The Stone Chat
The Last Visit
2. Daud Kamal Reproduction
The Street of Nightingale
A Remote Beginning
3. Maki Qureshi Air Raid
Letter to my Sister
4. A. Hashmi Encounter with the Sirens
But Where is the Sky?
5. Zulfiqar Ghose Across India
February 1952
The Mystique of Root
A Memory of Asia
6. Shirley Lim Monsoon History
Modern Secrets
7. Vikram Seth Humble Administrators
8. Anna Akhmatova Prologue Epilogue
9. Derek Walcott Far Cry From Africa
10. Ben Okri African Elegy
11. Achebe Refugee Mother & Child
Mango Seed
12. Nasim Ezekiel Night of the Scorpion
Goodbye Party for Miss Pushpa
13. Moniza Alvi The Country at my Shoulder
Paper VII (Linguistics)
Introduction, Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, Stylistics.
Paper VIII: (Essay)
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