III – Semester


• To develop critical thinking
• To familiarize with the orthodox accounts of the development of literary theory and could recognize the terminology.
• As a result, they could apply their theoretical knowledge to other parts of the course, especially in those optional elements where tutors encouraged the process.

Unit 1
Introduction to Literary Theory and Approaches
Waugh, Patricia - Introduction - Criticism, Theory and Anti-theory

Unit 2

1. Eliot, T S
“Tradition and the Individual Talent”
2. Brooks, Cleanth
“The Language of Paradox”
3. Richards, I A
4. Barthes, Roland
“Death of the Author”
5. Foucault, Michel
“Scientia Sexualis”
6. Spivak, Gayathri
“Three Women’s texts and a Critique of Imperialism”
7. Eagleton, Terry
“What is Literature?”

Suggested Reading:

1. Bakhtin, Mikhail
“Discourse in the Novel”
2. Frye, Northrop
“Myth, Fiction and Displacement”


A: Realism to Modernism (10 hours)
Excerpts from
1. Bronte: Jane Eyre (JS)
2. Conrad--Heart of Darkness (AM)

B:Literary Modernism—Poetry (15 hours)
1. Preludes —T.S. Eliot (AM)
2. The French Symbolists-2 poems (AM)
3. The Imagist Movement (JS)
4. The Futurists- 1 poem (AM)
5. An Elegy for DH Lawrence--William Carlos Williams (JS)
6. Poetry—Marianne Moore (JS)

C: Modernist Fiction (15 hours)
3. Sons and Lovers--DH Lawrence (full novel) (AM)

D: Other Modernisms (10 hours)
1. Kafka--Metamorphosis (full text) (JS)
2. Excerpts from Indian Poetry: Modernism and After--A Seminar (1988) (JS)

Ideas/Concepts (10 hours) - [Presentation by Students]
1. 'Make it New'
2. Free verse
3. Stream of Consciousness
4. Interior Monologue
5. Modern, Modernism, Modernity, Modernization
6. The surreal
7. Dadaism
8. Virginia Woolf's description of fiction
9. Modernism in art, architecture and music

Nicholls: Modernisms—A Literary Guide
Bradbury: Modernism:1890-1930
Childs: Modernism (2000)

[EN9214] Postcolonial Studies (Part I)

60 hour course – 4 credits
This course aims at engaging the cultural – politics of imperialism and colon themselves in a wide variety of literary and cultural texts from imperial and ideologies. It engages largely with resistance counter- discourse and narrcontinued imperial tendencies of contemporary society. This particular co focused, particularly in the regions of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Caribbean island.

Unit I: Historical Background
Introduction to Post- Colonial Studies

Unit II: Colonial Discourse
The Picture of Vespucci Discovering America
Chinweizu: The Colonizer’s Logic
Macaulay’s Minutes on Education
Marx’s essay on British Rule in India

Unit III: Counter Discourses

Hind Swaraj
National Language
The fact of Blackness
Raja Rao
Forward to Kanthapura

Unit IV: Counter-Narratives
Hope, A D
Death of a Bird
Malouf, David
The year of the foxes
Rohini Mohan
Seasons of Trouble (Extract)
Md. Hanif
A Case of Exploding Mango
Monika Ali
Brick Lane (Extract)
Kanak Mani
Inevitability of South Asia

Unit V: Concepts
Centre and Margin/Periphery
Neo Colonialism
Third World


The purpose of the course is to enable the students to develop an excellent command over English Language. The students will also acquire the art of creativity in language and literature by getting introduced to the inter-related nature of science and society in the context of cultural values and language and literature behaviour. The objective would also be to improve specific language skills, usage in advance composition words and expression commonly misused; syntax and problems of meaning in the communication of ideas. The students will also get acquainted with communication skills needed greatly in academic and professional pursuits, besides getting trained in English Teaching Practice.

Unit I:
Status of English in India; goals and objectives in teaching and learning English in India

Unit II:
Teaching oral Communication: Phonetics: Teaching of Sounds of English Language, Vowels, Diphthong and Consonants. Voiced and Voiceless sounds; Place of articulation, Manner of articulation, syllables and clusters

Approaches and methods of teaching English literature and language – grammar translation method, direct method, structural approach, communicative approach, various and recent trends.

Unit IV:
Technology, teaching aids and ICT tools for teaching/ learning English

Unit V:
Teaching prose, teaching grammar, teaching poetry, instructional objectives

Unit VI:
Lesson Plan

Unit VII:
Teaching Practice/Observation Classes

Books Recommended:
Frank Palmer, Grammar Kachru, The Alchemy of English Larsen-Freeman, Diane. 2004. Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching. New Delhi: Oxford University Press. Richards, J. C. and T. S. Rogers. 1986. Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching.

LINGUISTICS I (Soft Core Elective Paper)

1. Formalize linguistic facts into concise rules.
2. Argue for or against a view using objective and empirical evidence.
3. Lead discussions about some of these popular ‘language myths’ as well as other language-related issues.
4. Read and write about linguistic and non-linguistic aspects of an unfamiliar language of your choice.

Linguistics - 1
1. History of Linguistics: Study of linguistic changes, thoughts of Socrates, Aristotle’s views, Indian Linguistic Tradition
2. Morphology
3. Syntax- sentence structure (An introduction)
4. Semantics (An introduction)


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