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Programme: BA Course: British Literature: Late Victorian to the Present Semester: II Code: OEN201 Objectives • To introduce the students

to the socio-political, religious and cultural aspects of England through English literary texts • To help the students realise the texts as products of historical, political and cultural contexts • To enable students identify different forms, genres and subgenres in literature Level of Knowledge: Working knowledge of English and literature Module I: Background 10 hours Middle, Late Victorian Age and After Darwin and the publication of Origin of Species; Victorian morality; utilitarianism, working class struggles; realism; naturalism, neorealism, Marxism Alfred Lord Tennyson: Ulysses Robert Browning: My Last Duchess Matthew Arnold: Dover Beach Gerald Manley Hopkins: God’s Grandeur Charles Dickens: Hard Times Oscar Wilde: The Importance of Being Earnest Module II Early Twentieth Century Modernism; The World Wars; The Boer war; Russian revolution; Surrealism; Cubism; Expressionism W B Yeats: The Second Coming T S Eliot: Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock Virginia Woolf: A Room of One’ Own George Orwell: Animal Farm Module III Late Twentieth Century Postmodernism; Multiculturalism Ted Hughes: The Thought Fox Benjamin Zephaniah: Dis Poetry John Osborne: Look Back in Anger Note: The students should be able to identify major figures of speech, and rhetorical terms, forms and genres of literature, forms and genres in poetry, drama and fiction. Bibliography Abrams, M.H. A Glossary of Literary Terms. 8th Ed. New York: Wardworth, 2005. Corcoran, Neil. The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century English Poetry. Cambridge: CUP, 2007.

Davis, Alex, and Lee M Jenkins. The Cambridge Companion to Modernist Poetry. Cambridge: CUP, 2007. Ferguson, Margaret, Mary Jo Salter and Jon Stallworthy. Eds. The Norton Anthology of Poetry. 4th Ed. New York: WW Norton, 1996. Gupta, Ambika Sen. Selected College Poems. Rpt. Hyderabad: Orient Longman, 1999. Herman, Daniel. The Cambridge Companion to Narrative. Cambridge: CUP, 2007. John, Eileen, and Dominic McIver Lopes. Philosophy of Literature: Contemporary and Classic Readings. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004. Kaplan, Fred, and Monod, Sylvere. Hard Times. New York: WW Norton, 2002. Sampson, George. The Concise Cambridge History of English Literature, 3rd Ed. Cambridge: CUP, 2005. Ramarao, Vimala,. Ed. Explorations. Vol II. Bangalore: Prasaranga, Bangalore University, 2004. Notes: 1. For all texts Norton Editions are to be treated as the official prescribed editions. 2. For critical material The Cambridge Companion Series of CUP, Case Book Series of Macmillan and Palgrave, and Norton series of WW Norton are officially prescribed. Testing Pattern: Section A: Short Notes – 4x5=20 4 questions to answer out of minimum 6 One question has to be annotation oriented. Section B: Essay Question 3x10=30 3 questions to answer out of minimum 4. End Semester and end semester pattern Section A: Annotation 2x10= 20 Two stanzas from different poems to be given. Both compulsory. Section A: Short Notes – 4x5=20 4 questions to answer out of minimum 6 Section B: Essay Question 6x10=60 Two each from poetry, prose and drama. Answer one from each genre compulsory. 6 questions to be answered out of minimum 8