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I M.A.

English Semester I - Core Course I ENGLISH LITERATURE FROM 1400 - 1660


(Subject Code: 07 PEN 1401)
6 Hrs/Week Credits: 4

Objectives:
1. To introduce students to authors and their select works so that they get a first hand knowledge of the important literary works of the period. 2. To stimulate further reading so as to obtain a fuller understanding of the evolution of literary forms and literary movements and other works.

Unit I 1. Chaucer 2. Spenser 3. Sidney Unit II 1. Donne 2. Herbert 3. Marvell 4. Wyatt & Surrey Unit III 1. Bacon : Of Studies, Of Friendship, Of Revenge, Of Truth, Of Adversity 2. The Bible Unit IV 1. Kyd 2. Webster Unit V 1. Marlowe 2. Ben Jonson : : Dr. Faustus Every Man in His Humour. : : The Spanish Tragedy The Duchess of Malfi : The Book of Job : : : Prologue to the Canterbury Tales (Modern Eng. Version by Nevil Coghil, Penguin) Prothalamion Selections from Peacock Vol. I

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Valediction: Forbidding Mourning Affliction Thoughts in a Garden Selections from Peacock Vol. I

I M.A. English Semester I - Core Course II RESTORATION AND 18TH CENTURY ENGLISH LITERATURE
(Subject Code: 07 PEN 1402)
6 Hrs/Week Credits: 4

Objectives:
1. To introduce students to authors and their select works so that they get a first hand knowledge of the important literary works of the period. 2. To stimulate further reading so as to obtain a fuller understanding of the evolution of literary forms and literary movements and other works.

Unit I Milton Unit II Dryden Pope Unit III Addison & Steele : Paradise Lost (Book II)

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Mac Flecknoe The Rape of the Lock 1. Of the Club 2. Character of Will Wimble 3. Sir Roger at Church 4. Visit to Westminster Abbey 5. Sir Roger at the Theatre (Selections from The Coverley Papers, Deighton (ed) Mac Millan

Unit IV 1. Congreve 2. Goldsmith Unit V 1. Fielding 2. Swift : : Joseph Andrews Gullivers Travels: Book I Voyage to Lilliput
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The Way of the World She Stoops to Conquer.

I M.A. English Semester I - Core Course III INDIAN WRITING IN ENGLISH


(Subject Code: 07 PEN 1403)
6 Hrs/Week Credits: 4

Objectives:
1. To familiarize the students with the major Indian writers writing in English and their important literary works. 2. To make the students understand the evolution of this group of literary works as products in the context of India's problematic relations with the English race and language. 3. To inculcate in the students great respect and admiration for that which is Indian.

Unit I 1. Toru Dutt 2. Sri Aurobindo 3. Sarojini Naidu Unit II 1. Kamala Das 2. R. Parthasarathy 3. Nissim Ezekiel Unit III 1. Girish Karnad 2. Vijay Tendulkar Unit IV 1. Sri Aurobindo 2. Dr. P. Radhakrishnan Unit V 1. Khushwant Singh 2. Shashi Deshpande : : The Train to Pakistan. Roots and Shadows. : : The Essence of Poetry The Emerging World Society. Orientation (Wings of Fire) : : Tale Danda Silence, The Court is in Session. : : : Looking Glass, My Grand Mothers House. A River, Once Under Another Sky. Morning Prayer, Enterprise. : : : The Lotus, The Casuarina Tree Tiger and the Deer Rose of God Coromandal Fishers.

3. Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam :

I M.A. English Semester I - Core Course IV AMERICAN LITERATURE


(Subject Code: 07 PEN 1404)
6 Hrs/Week Credits: 4

Objectives
1. To introduce the students to the world of American life and culture and provide an outline knowledge of various aspects of American Literature. 2. To provide an idea of its vital links with the British Literature and the influence it received from British Literature. 3. To make the students understand the influence of American literature on the literature of other countries.

Unit I 1. Walt Whitman 2. Emily Dickinson 3. Robert Frost Unit II 1. Archibald Mac Leish 2. E.E. Cummings 3. Baraka Unit III 1. Emerson 2. Thoreau 3. E.A. Poe Unit IV 1. Eugene ONeill 2. Arthur Miller Unit V 1. Henry James 2. Tony Morrison : : The Ambassadors The Bluest Eye. : : The Emperor Jones Death of a Salesman : : : : : : : : : Passage to India A Bird Came Down the Walk. I Taste a Liquor Never Brewed West Running Brook Reasons for Music Somewhere I Have Never Travelled Black Consciousness The American Scholar Where I Lived and What I Lived For. The Philosophy of Composition.

I M.A. English
Semester I - Elective I (Compulsory)

GENDER STUDIES
(Subject Code: 07 PEN 1501)
6 Hrs/Week Credits: 4

Objectives:
1. To introduce the students to a different form of literary works. 2. To make students acquire a sound knowledge in Gender Studies

Unit I (Poetry) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (1) (2) (1) (2) (1) (2) (1) (2) Kamala Das Sylvia Plath Genny Lin Adrienne Rich Dale Spender Toril Moi Lorraine Hansbery Uma Parameswaran Margaret Atwood Virginia Woolf Charlotte Bronte Githa Hariharan in Literature: : : : : : : : : : : : : Life and Plays. Confession. Daddy Wonder Woman Living in Sin Women and Literary History Feminist, Feminine, Female A Raisin in the Sun. Lesson of a Different Kind. Rape Fantasies The New Dress. Jane Eyre Thousand Faces of Night Stages Through Stories, Poems

Unit II (Prose)

Unit III (Drama)

Unit IV (Short stories)

Unit V (Novel)

Reference 1. Women Sandra Eagleton (ed.) Prentice Hall.

2. The Feminist Reader (2nd ed.) Catherine Belsey (ed) Macmillan.

I M.A. English Semester II, Core Course V NINETEENTH CENTURY ENGLISH LITERATURE
(Subject Code: 07 PEN 2405)
6 Hrs/Week Credits: 4

Objectives:

1. To introduce students to select authors and their select works so that they get first hand knowledge of the important literary works of the period.
2. To stimulate further reading so as to obtain a fuller understanding of the evolution of literary forms and literary movements and other works.

Unit I (Romantic Poetry) 1. Wordsworth 2. Coleridge 3. Keats 4. Shelley Unit II (Victorian Poetry)
1. Tennyson Ulysses

Prelude Book I The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Ode to Autumn Ode to the West wind

2. Browning 3. Arnold 4. D.G. Rossetti Unit III (Prose) 1. Lamb 2. Hazlitt 3. Thomas Carlyle

Andrea del Sartro Dover Beach. Blessed Damozel

New Years Eve My First Acquaintance with Poets. Hero as Poet

Unit IV (Romantic Fiction) 1. Sir Walter Scott 2. Jane Austen Unit V (Victorian Fiction) 1. George Eliot 2. Charles Dickens Silas Marner Oliver Twist
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Kenilworth Pride and Prejudice

I M.A. English Semester II - Core Course VI MODERN LITERATURE


(Subject Code: 07 PEN 2406)
6 Hrs/Week Credits: 4

Objectives: 1. To introduce students to select authors and their select works so that they get a first hand knowledge of the important literary works of the period. 2. To stimulate further reading so as to obtain a fuller understanding of the evolution of literary forms and literary movements and other works. Unit I 1. Hopkins 2. T.S. Eliot 3. W.B. Yeats Unit II 1. Dylan Thomas 2. W.H. Auden 3. Ted Hughes Unit III 1. A.G. Gardiner 2. G.K. Chesterton 3. George Orwell Unit IV 1. T.S. Eliot 2. Harold Pinter Unit V 1. James Joyce 2. Joseph Conrad The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Lord Jim
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The Windhover The Waste Land Sailing to Byzantium

Do not go gentle into that good Night In Memory of W.B. Yeats. The Thought Fox.

Umbrella Morals. On Running after Ones Hat Politics and the English Language

The Cocktail Party The Birthday Party

I M.A. English Semester II - Core Course VII HISTORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND STRUCTURE OF MODERN ENGLISH
(Subject Code: 07 PEN 2407)
6 Hrs/Week Credits: 4

Objectives 1. To make the students understand a) the impact of the historical and sociological factors in the growth of the English language. b) the numerous changes - phonological, morphological, syntactical, semantic, and those in spelling - that have taken place in the language through the ages. c) the various processes in the enrichment of vocabulary. 2. To provide the students with an in-depth knowledge of the phonology of the English language. 3. To give the students an in-depth knowledge of the morphological and syntactical structure of the language. The History of English Language Unit I 1. Impact of the Renaissance and the Reformation on the growth of the English Language. 2. 3. Unit II 1. 2. 3. Phonetics Unit III 1. Classification and description of speech sounds 2. 3. Unit IV Phoneme and allophone Word accent, syllable Spelling Reform The growth of vocabulary The Rise and Growth of Standard English American English Indian English

1. Features of connected speech: Stress - strong and weak forms - Intonation 2. Assimilation, Elision, juncture, prosodic features and paralinguistic features
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3. Transcription 4. Structure of English Unit V Morphology Syntax Free and Bound Morphemes Inflexion and Derivation Sentence and its parts Structure of Nominal, Verbal, Adverbial groups Immediate Constituent Analysis. TG Grammar: Deep and surface structure, Transformation, Recursiveness and Embedding Ref: F.T. Wood: An Outline History of the English Language A.C. Baugh: The History of the English Language H. Bradley: The Making of English C.L. Wren: The English Language A.G. Gimson: An introduction to the Pronunciation of English. Daniel Jones: Outline of English Phonetics T. Balasubramanian: A Textbook of English Phonetics for Indian Palmer: Grammar. David Crystal: Sentence and its parts Barbara Strang: Modern English Structure Jacobs and Rosenbaum: English Transformational Grammar. Students.

I M.A. English Semester II - Elective II (Compulsory) POST COLONIAL LITERATURES


(Subject Code: 07 PEN 2502)
6 Hrs/Week Credits: 4

Objectives 1. To introduce the students to different genres of the Post Colonial Literatures. 2. To make them understand that the Post Colonial Literatures can be interesting. Unit I (Poetry) 1. Inayat Khan 2. Derek Walcott 3. Wole Soyinka 4. Michael de Anang Unit II (Prose) 1. Chinua Achebe 2. Richard Wright 3. Salman Rushdie Unit III (Drama) 1. Wole Soyinka 2. Girish Karnad Unit IV (Fiction) 1. V.S. Naipaul 2. Arunthathi Roy Tansen Ruins of a Great House Telephonic Conversation Africa Speaks. The Novelist as Teacher Blue Print for Negro Writing. Imaginary Homeland (Ch-1) The Road Dreams of Tipu Sultan The Mimic Men God of Small Things.

Unit V (Short Stories) 1. M.G. Vassanji Leaving 2. R.K. Narayan The Blind Dog 3. Mulk Raj Anand The Lost Child References : The Heinemann Book of Contemporary Short Stories. (Ed) by Chinua Achebe. Stories from India.

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I M.A. English Semester II - EDC I (Optional) ADVANCED SKILLS FOR SPOKEN COMMUNICATION
(Subject Code: 07 PEN 2601)
3 Hrs/Week Credits: 2

Objectives: 1. To make the students understand the advanced skills used in Spoken Communication. 2. To help them understand the importance of over all development of personality. Unit I - Grammar Tenses Voices Concord infinitives gerunds and participles words often confused and misused idioms and phrases clauses type of sentences. Unit II - Conversation in Select Contexts Introductions, permission, request, offer, greetings, sympathy. apology, suggestion, gratitude. Unit III Public Speaking Welcome Speech Introducing guests Vote of Thanks Speech on current topics like use of cell phones, beauty contests, pollution, etc., Unit IV Personality Development Soft skills Body language Goal setting positive attitude emotional intelligence, Leadership qualities Problem solving. Unit V Communication for Career Preparing a resume Group discussion Interviews standard, panel, walkin, group, stress, mock interviews (Practice) persuasion, telephonic conversation, complaint, warning,

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I M.A. English Semester II - EDC II (Optional) PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT


(Subject Code: 07 PEN 2602)
3 Hrs/Week Credits: 2

Objectives: 1. To provide the students with information on the development of personality. 2. To make them understand the various factors regarding confidence building, positive approach etc., 3. To enable them to understand leadership qualities and personality oriented job skills. Unit I Introduction to Personality Development Theories of Personality Eastern / Western Outlook. Determinants of Personality Unit II Self Esteem and Self Evaluation Self Motivation Need for Goal Setting Unit III How to Improve Personality Attitude and Aptitude Confidence Unit IV Leadership Qualities TQL (Total Quality Leadership) Problem Solving Unit V Personality Oriented Job Skills Conflict Management Negotiation Skills Emotional Intelligence Books to be Referred 1. Handbook of Personality Development Daniel K Mroczek 2. Working with Emotional Intelligence Daniel Goleman 3. Social and Personality Development David R Shaffer

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II M.A. English Semester III - Core Course - VIII SHAKESPEARE


(Subject Code: 07 PEN 3408)
6 Hrs/Week Credits: 4

Objectives: 1. To make the students understand the greatness of Shakespeare as a master craftsman in the genre. 2. To help them appreciate the original and creative use of language. 3. To make the students read, enjoy and appreciate the poetry in his plays. 4. To help them understand the working of the human minds and their numerous emotions from a study of Shakespeare's myriad characters.

Unit I Unit II Unit III Unit IV Unit V

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Romeo and Juliet Twelfth Night King Lear The Winters Tale General Shakespeare (i) Shakespeares Theatre and Audience (ii) Shakespeares Criticism (iii) Shakespeare as a Sonneteer (iv) Shakespeares Imagery

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II M.A. English Semester III - Core Course - IX RESEARCH METHODOLOGY


(Subject Code: 07 PEN 3409)
6 Hrs/Week Credits: 4

Objectives: 1. To introduce the students to the areas of research and its methodology. 2. To make them understand the different kinds of discourse, the fundamental of research, collection of material style and mechanics of a thesis. Unit I Rhetoric (i) (ii) Definition & Description Characteristics of Composition (1) Unity (2) Coherence (3) Emphasis (iii) (iv) Composition of a Paragraph Four kinds of discourse (1) Expository (2) Argumentative (3) Descriptive (4) Narrative Unit II Research Methodology

(1) The Fundamentals of Research Unit III Collection of Material (1) Data Collection (2) Primary & Secondary sources (3) Use of Quotations

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Unit IV Style (1) Format (2) Style Unit V Mechanics of a Thesis (1) Footnote (2) Bibliography (3) Parenthetical Documentation (4) First draft and final draft (5) Proof correction Reference 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. MLA Handbook (Latest) Parsons C.J. Anderson et.al Brooks & Warren Holt Guide Joseph Gibaldi Thesis Writings Thesis & Assignment writing Modern Rhetoric

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II M.A. English Semester III - Core Course X ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING


(Subject Code: 07 PEN 3410)
6 Hrs/Week Credits: 4

Objectives: 1. To familiarize the students with the various aspects of language teaching in general and teaching of English in India in particular. 2. To make them understand the relevance of the theories of the process of learning to language teaching. 3. To help them understand the importance of contrastive linguistic studies to language teaching. 4. To introduce them to the concept of remedial teaching and bridge course. 5. To equip the students to teach English at the tertiary level. Practical work is an important part of this course. Unit I 1. 2. 3. A brief history of language teaching The present role of English in India. The state of English teaching in India

Unit II 1. Approaches and methods in language teaching their merits and demerits : Grammar Translation Method, Direct Method, Structural - Situational Approach, Audio lingual Method, Communicative Language Teaching. Unit III 1. 2. Theories of learning and their relevance to language teaching : Cognitive, Behaviourist. Learning and acquisition.

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Unit IV 1. 2. Contrastive linguistic studies error analysis. Remedial teaching, bridge course.

Unit V 1. 2. The Teaching of Literature the use of literary texts for language teaching. The role of audio visual aids, Computer and Language Laboratory in language teaching. Books for Reference 1. Krishnaswamy & Sriraman.: English Teaching in India (T.R. Publication) 2. Pit Corder: Introducing Applied Linguistics (Part III), Penguin Educational Publication. 3. Introduction to English Language Teaching Vol. III, CIEFL (OUP) 4. Geetha Nagaraj: English Language Teaching, Approaches, Methods and Techniques.

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II M.A. English Semester - III, Core Course XI CANADIAN LITERATURE


(Subject Code: 07 PEN 3411)
6 Hrs/Week Credits: 4

Objectives 1. To introduce students to the works of eminent Canadian Writers. 2. To make them understand that Canadian Literature can be interesting by reading different genres. Unit I Poetry F.R. Scott Archibald Lampman James Reaney Leonard Cohen Charles Heavysege Unit II Prose Margaret Atwood W.H. New Louis Dudek Unit III Fiction Margaret Atwood Margaret Lawrence Beatrice Culleton Unit IV Drama George Ryga Sharon Pollock Rahul Varma Unit V Criticism Northrop Frye Linda Hutcheon From Bush Garden (Essays) Post Modernism Indian Blood Relations Job Stealer

The Canadian Authors Meet A January Morning The Alphabet If it were Spring. Winter Night

Nature as Monster (from Survival) The Disappointed Decade Poetry in English

Stone Angel Surfacing In Search of April Rain Tree

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II M.A. English Literature Semester III - Elective III (Optional) MASS COMMUNICATION
(Subject Code: 07 PEN 3503)
6 Hrs/Week Credits: 4

Objectives 1. To introduce the students to the growth and development of Mass Communication. 2. To help them learn the different forms of Media such as the print media and electronic media. 3. To make the students learn the techniques of advertisements. Unit I Introduction to Mass Communication What is Mass Communication? Growth and Development of Mass Communication Different kinds of Mass Communication Unit II The Print Media Role of the Press Reporting Types and Qualities News Paper Writing Unit III Electronic Media I TV and Radio Impact of Electronic Media Broadcast Style Programme Genres Unit IV Electronic Media II Film and Internet Films and Society Growth of Internet Unit V Advertisements Different types of Advertisements Format and Structure of Advertisements How to Design an Ad. Reference 1. Mass Communication in India Keval J. Kumar (JAICO) 2. Writing for the Mass Media Peter Grundy 3. Professional Journalist M.V. Kamath

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II M.A. English Semester IV - Core Course - XII, LITERARY CRITICISM


(Subject Code: 07 PEN 4412)
6 Hrs/Week Credits: 4

Objectives: 1. To provide students with information on the current literary theories.


2. To familiarize the students with the works of significant modern critics. 3. To acquaint them with important critical movements. 4. To enable them to understand the present day literary criticism.

Unit I 1. John Crowe Ransom - Criticism Inc. 2. Cleanth Brooks Unit II 1. Carl Jung 2. Northrop Frye Unit III 1. George Lukacs The Ideology of Modernism Realism and the Contemporary Novel 2. Raymond Williams Unit IV 1. Roland Barthes 2. Wayne C. Booth Unit V 1. Sigmund Freud 2. Elaine Showalter Creative Writers and Daydreaming Towards a Feminist Poetics Criticism as Language From the Rhetoric of Fiction (Sethuraman Vol. II) Psychology and Literature The Archetypes of Literature The Language of Paradox

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II M.A. English Semester IV - Core Course - XIII THEORY OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND CLASSICS IN TRANSLATION
(Subject Code: 07 PEN 4413)
6 Hrs/Week Credits: 4

Objectives:
1. To introduce the students to the discipline of comparative study of more than one literature. 2. To familiarize them with the concepts, approaches, problems and techniques of the study of comparative literature. 3. To acquaint them with select classics in translation.

Unit I Definition and theory of Comparative Literature Scope, Methodology, Application National Literature Comparative Literature French and American School. Unit II Influence and Imitation Epoch, Period, Generation Thematology, Comparing works on the basis of themes - Genres, Comparing works on the basis of form. Unit III Literature and Society, Literature and Religion, Literature and Psychology Comparative Literature in India Unit IV 1. Homer 2. Aeschylus 3. Sophocles Iliad (Robert Fitzerald Book I to VI) Agamemnon Antigone Metamorphosis Anna Karenina The Rubaiyat

Unit V 1. Kafka 2. Tolstoy 3. Oman Khayyam -

4. Khalil Gibran The Garden of the Prophet Reference 1. Ulrich Weistein - Comparative Literature and Literary Theory. 2. Bhatnagar Comparative English Literature. 3. George K.M Comparative Indian Literature. 4. Prawar S.S. Comparative Literary Studies An Introduction (Duckworth) 5. Narendra ed. Comparative Literature (Delhi University).

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II M.A. English Semester IV - Core Course XIV: MEDIA STUDIES


(Subject Code: 07 PEN 4414)
6 Hrs/Week Credits: 4

Objectives: 1. To initiate the students in the field of mass media. 2. To help them learn the different forms of communication and information through mass media. 3. To make the students learn to use the language suited for mass communication. Unit I lntroduction to Mass Communication : Definition - Need - Forms - Elements - Process- Language Vs Information- Types of Barriers- How to Overcome Barriers- Feedback. Mass Media- Classification - Functions - Theories - Uses. Unit II Print Media: Growth and Development of Print Media in India. News - Definition, Values, Types, Sources, News Agencies. Reporting - Role of a Reporter, Types, Ethics of Reporting News And Views Editorial, Review, Article, Column, Middle, Letter to the Editor. Advertising in Print Media Unit III Radio: Development of Radio Broadcast in India. All India Radio Services - The National Service, The Regional Services, The Vividh Bharati Services, External Services, AM & FM Stations. Radio Programmes - News Bulletins, Radio Drama, Newsreels, Quiz, Music, Talks, Educational Programmes, Programmes for Farmers. Advertisements on Radio.

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Unit IV Television: Development of Television in India- Types of Programmes - Newscast, Interview, Documentaries, Entertainment, Programmes for Children, Women and Farmers Commercial and Sponsored Programmes - Soap Opera. Advertisements in Television. Cable Television Networks, Satellite TV Channels. Ethics of Telecasting. Unit- V Film and Photo Journalism : Development of Cinema in India. Types - Documentaries, Art Film, Short Film, Parallel, Newsreel, Experimental Film, Commercial Film. Impact of Cinema - Ethics of Cinema - Censorship. Film appreciation. Photo Journalism: Definition - Nature of News Photography- Use of Imagination In Photography. Introduction to Information Superhighway. Reference : 1. Media and Mass Communication - An introduction: Shymali Bhattacharjee. Kanishka Publishers. 2. Mass Communication in India: Keval J Kumar. Jaico Publishing House. 3. Modern Journalism Reporting & Writing: Dewakar Sharma. Deep and Deep Publications. 4. Mass Communication and journalism in India: D.S.Mehta . Allied Publishers 5. Radio and TV journalism: Jan R Hakemulder, Fay AcDe Jonge, P.P.Singh. Anmol Publications.

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II M.A. English Semester IV - Core Course XV RABINDRANATH TAGORE: An In-depth Study


(Subject Code: 07 PEN 4415)
6 Hrs/Week Credits: 4

Objectives: 1. To make students acquire a sound knowledge on a special author 2. To make students understand the greatness of Tagore as a master craftsman by an in-depth Study of the various genres of Literature. Unit I Poetry 1. Gitanjali

Unit II (Prose) 6. 7. Nobel Prize Acceptance speech The Poets Religion

Unit III (Drama) 1. Muktadhara 2. Chandalika Unit IV Short Stories 3. The Cabuliwallah 4. Subha 5. The Postmaster Unit V (Fiction) 1. Gora 2. Home and the World.

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II M.A. English Semester IV - Project Work (Subject Code: 07 PEN 48) 6 hrs/week Credits: 4 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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