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Part-I Paper-I Poetry

Paper-II Drama Paper-III Academic Discourse Paper-IV Criticism Paper-V History of English Literature Paper-VI Stylistics / TESOL

Part-II Paper-VII Prose Paper-VIII American Literature / South Asian Literature Paper-IX Post-Colonial Studies Paper-X Novel Paper-XI Linguistics Paper-XII S & Psycholinguistics Paper-I, Poetry This course aims at introducing the students to the development of English poetry in different eras. It starts from Chaucer and ends at Sylvia Plath. The representative poets from each age are taken to highlight various trends in English poetry from 14th to 20th century. Classical Poetry Chaucer Milton Donne The Prologue to Canterbury Tales Paradise Lost, Book-1 Good Morrow

Classical Sophocles Renaissance Marlowe Shakespeare Oedipus Rex Dr. Miracle and Morality plays during the English Renaissance. ACADEMIC DISCOURSE Objective: This course aims at improving the Basic English language skills of the learners. comedy) over the centuries will be given followed by an in-depth textual analysis of the plays by the major dramatists. Faustus Hamlet Twelfth Night A Doll’s House Major Barbara Waiting for Godot Modern Ibsen Shaw Beckett Paper-III. 1. Thus an over view of the development of the genre (and sub-genres i. tragedy. Praxed’s Church Modern T. Grammar and Mechanics . Alfred Prufrock Wasteland Sylvia Plath Daddy Widow Paper-II.S. The course is strictly skill based and teachers are advised to use any material which they find appropriate in enhancing simple and complex use of English.e.The Sun Rising Batter My Heart When Thou Hath Done Victorian Poetry Wordsworth Prelude Book-1 Keats Ode to a Nightingale Ode on a Grecian Urn Ode to Autumn Browning My last Duchess Bishop orders his tomb as St. Drama This paper will introduce students to the origins and development of the classical Greek drama followed by the emergence of Mystery. Eliot The Love Song of J.

2. Traits of good writing 3. 1. 5. 4.Coordinate) -Complex) 2. Brainstorming and outlining 2. Writing Skills 1. Paragraph writing 4. 3. Essay writing . Reading Skills Skimming Scanning SQ3R Locating main ideas Critical Reading The Process: Reviewing 3.

Reader’s Chouice. (1980). R. Frye followed by the beginnings of postmodern critical theories. (1984). it introduces them to the literary approaches of the modern critics i. Oxford Practice Grammar Karachi: Oxford University Press • Jay. (2005). Karachi: Oxford University Press Paper-IV. Eliot. Basic English Workbook. After familiarizing the students with the tenets of classical literary criticism.M. N. Effective Presentation. D. al (2003).S. Note: The Exam will include Practice of analysis/application of theoretical concepts Section-I (Classical) Aristotle Poetics Longinus On the Sublime Section-II (Modern) T. H. et. et. Betty New York: Longman • Howe. T. Malaysia: McGraw Hill • Taib. (2005). Business English Basic: A Programmed Approach. et. Eliot The Tradition and the Individual Talent Frye Anatomy of Criticism (Special emphasis on chapters on myth criticism & Modes) Section-III Modern / Postmodern Movements Formalism Structuralism Post. Malaysia: McGraw Hill • Moyer. New York: Longman • Azar. New Delhi: Pearson Press • Taib. University of Michigan Press • Eastwood. (2003). New York: John Wiley and Sons.Structuralism Psychoanalytical Criticism Marxism Deconstruction .Reading List: • Boudin. J. and Ros.Ann Arbour. a compulsory question of practical criticism will be set on an unseen passage. Basic English. J. (1996) Basic English Grammar (2nd Edition). E. (2000) Understanding and Using English Grammar (3rd Edition). in the final examination. N. To achieve this objective. rooted in the works of Woolf and introduced later in detail in Eaglet on. • Azar. Criticism The purpose of this course is to bring our syllabi on a par with international standards. The recent and current trends of post-structuralism will be introduced so as to enable the students to apply these theories to textual analysis. (2004) English for Undergraduates (3rd Impression).e. al. Betty Schrampher.

New Case Boods.The Postmodern Age Suggested Readings: • Fowler. Romantic Age 2. Cambridge History of English Literature (A Dotcom history) UK. The Cambridge Companion to Modernism. CUP Terry Eagelton 1983 Literary Theory: An Introduction. the New Critical Idiom. 1987 • Richetti. Cambridge University. Palagrave Sara Mills. Routledgte.The Modern Age 2. It is also based on the critical analysis of all the genres of literature in every age.1 Paper-V History of English Literature The objective of this course is to give the students a complete historical background of English literature. Press. 2006 . MacMillan Jonathen Culler 1975 Sturcturalist Poetics. Routledge & Kegan Paul Paul Hamilton 1996 Historicism. It will also help them to analyze trends in English Literatures in different eras. Victorian Age Section-III 1. Routledge. Harvard University Press. US. 1995 feminist Stylistics. Alas Tair. Davis and Kenneth Womack (eds) 2002 Formalist Criticism and Reader Response Theory. Basil Blackwell Rich Rylance and Judy Simons (eds) 2001 Literature in Context. Palgrave Todd E.Feminism Primary Texts Terry Eagleton’s Modern Literary Theory Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own Reading List Philip Rice and Partrica Waugh (eds) 1989/2001 Modern Literary Theory. Section-I 1) Medieval Age 2) Renaissance Age 3) Puritan Age 4) The Restoration Age 5) Augustan Age Section-II 1. Arnold Michael Levenson (ed) 1999. A History of English Literature. Helence Keyssar (ed) 1996 Feminist Theatre and Theory. Jhon (Editor).

the MacMillan Company 1939 • Ward. London. William Heusy. Literature of the Romantic Period. Roland and McRae John. George. A. Press. Tim. IFFOR. Romantic Victorians. Press. The Cambridge History of Early Modern English literature. 2002 • Longaker. George. Cambridge University. 1958 • Carter. Palgraue 2002 • Lowen Stein. Pat (edit) the Oxford History of English Literature. Figures of Transition. New York. Press 2002 • Daiches. Granville. New York. Routledge. Oxford. Richard. England Penguin Books. Martin. Oxford University Press. Dawid. Michael. USA. 1975 • Evans. 1983 • Sambrooh. Novelists. John and Coyle. Contemporary English literature. C Adwin. A history of old English Literature • Pech. Palgrave Publishers Litd. New York Appleton Century Crofts. The Routledge History of Literature in English London. 1953 • Schofield. New York. English Literature from Norman Conquest to Chaucer. 2001 • Cornin. and Waller.• Fulk Robert and Cain M Christopher (2002) USA Blackwell Publishing. Cambridge University. A Short History of English Literature. A. Press. Cambridge University. Mark and Bolles. Longman Publishers. Mac Millan Company 1931 • Hichs. 2001 • Woods. 1998 • Rogers. The Eighteenth Century. Rutledge.W. David and Mueller. The Concise History of English Literature. Singapore. In. Bloomington. Introduction to 20th century Fiction. New York. Clarendon Press. A brief history of English literature. Janel. The Cambridge History English and American Literature Cambridge.R. Who’s Who of 20th Century. Cambridge. 1988 • Sampson. 2001 • Wood Coch. Indiana University. Oxford. Macmillan Press. The Present Age in British Literature. 1976 . 1907 • O’ Neill. James.

The Clause .Adjectives. What is Stylistics? 3. Figurative Language Section-II (Levels of Analysis-I): 8. Syntactical Level . Emile. Stylistics Course Objectives: This course introduces the students to the modern concept of style as distinguished from the traditional one.Mood & Modality . Level of Discourse Cohesion Textuality Clause relations Patterns of discourse organization 11. Norm & Deviation 7.Theme and Rheme . Foregrounding 5. Parallelism 6.Phrases. Pragmatic Analysis of Literature Speech Acts Deixies Impicatures Section-III . Alliteration. Press. Branches of Stylistics 4. Rhythm in Prose 9.Clause Complexing . Onomatopoeia. Adverbs etc. Consonance. A Short History of English Literature. Phonological Level -Sound Devices used in Poetry (Repetition. Assonance. Oxford University. modern. Oxford.) -Metre in poetry -Style. Course Outline Section-1(Introduction) 1. and linguistic concept of style) 2. Rhyme etc. .Transitivity and Meaning 10. What is Style? (Traditional. The course will provide practice to the students in analyzing the literary discourses from a purely linguistic perspective.Nouns. Verbs .• Leguis. 1978 Paper-VI.

12. G. (1995) Feminist Stylistics Wales. Longman Mills. The first section introduces theories of language learning and. Postcolonial Stylistics 16. (1996) Style London: Macmillan Leech & Short (1981) Style in Fiction.Analysis of Fiction Reading List Carter. Ed. K. Section-I Theories urism Methods and Approaches Oral and Situational Language Teaching . Widdowson. Leech. (1975) Stylistics and the Teaching of Literature.Analysis of Poetry . N (1969) A Linguistic Guide to English Poetry. Longman Paper-VI. Critical Discourse Analysis Practicum . Longman. R. Speech & Thought Presentation 13. Language. S. H. TESOL This paper aims at introducing theories of language and their application in the teaching of English in Pakistan. London: Routledge Freeborn. (1982) Language and Literature: An introductory Reader. O. (1989) A Dictionary of Stylistics Longman. G. Ideology & Point of View Literature as Discourse 14. Feminist Stylistics 15. the following sections focus on their applications in the teaching of English as second/foreign language and literature.

(2001) The Practice of English Language Teaching (3rd ed. D. (1989) Testing for Language Teachers. .). UK: Pearson Education. Nunan. D. A. Macmillan ELT. Harlow. S. D. Harmer...).Section-II Teaching Language Skills Section-III Teaching of Literature Testing and Evaluation -skills Vocabulary tests Grammar tests Pronunciation tests Practicum in Language Teaching Reading List Gower. Phillips. (2000) Techniques and Principles in Language Learning (2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Oxford: Oxford University Press. J. and Walters. R. (2005) Teaching Practice: A Guide for Teachers in Training. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Larsen-Freeman. Hughes. (1988) Syllabus Design.

The question paper will give equal weightage to each section and a question will also be set on textual analysis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Showalter. figures of speech. E. sardonic. M. Quality. Paper-VII. Huxley’s and Russell’s prose styles are analyzed in relation to the contemporary thought and philosophy. humour. W. Rivers. imagery and aphorisms. sarcasm. tone leading to bitter and pungent satire in Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. (1981) Teaching Foreign-Language Skills (2nd ed). C. Prose The objectives of this course are to familiarize the students with a wide range of functional and non-functional styles in English prose. the course begins with the Renaissance prose and moves on to an analysis of the layers of wit. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. J. Two chapters from the works of Chomsky and Said are being introduced to acquaint the students with the contemporary prose writers. comparisons and contrasts in various prose writers’ styles are also highlighted. irony. Through an in-depth analysis of Bacon’s text in terms of his use of wit. Machinery The Crown of Wild olive Postmodern Chomsky On Language (Part-I) Orientalism (Chapter 1 & II) Edward Said Culture & Imperialism (Chapter-I) Paper-VIII. Rodgers (2001) Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching: A Description and Analysis (2nd ed). American Literature .Richards. Renaissance Prose Bacon Of Truth Of Death Of Marriage and Single Life Of Revenge Swift Modern Russell Gulliver’s Travels Huxley Ruskin In Praise of Idleness Western Civilization Useless Knowledge On Youthful Cynicism Modern Homogeneity Education and Discipline Education of an Amphibian Knowledge and Understanding Liberty. Oxford: Blackwell. S. and T. (2003) Teaching Literature.

4. History of American Literature Poetry Walt Whitman Extracts from Song of Myself Sections: 1-2-3-6-20-21-32-48-52 Robert Frost Selected Poems . Drama and Novel are made by including the representative writers of 19th and 20th century. Selections from Poetry.After Apple Picking . 3.The Bear . Scott Fitzgerald Suggested Readings: 12345Robert Frost Cenetary essays American classics revisited Hawthorne 20th century views Myth and Modern American.The Tuft of Flowers .Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening .The Pasture .An Old Man’s Winter Night .Mending Walls .The purpose of this course is to acquaint the students with the aspects of American Literature which has a different cultural and geographical background. It will also enable the students to make a comparative study of British and American Literature. South Asian Literatures . 2. Drama American in Novel Scarlet Letter A Farewell to Arms The Great Gatsby Articles in Journals 1. Her Scarlet Letter as a Psychological novel Pakistan Journal of American Studies Literature volumes Co-relation of mysticism and Science in Whitman “Song of My self” Robert Frost: A Poet of Practical Problems Paper-VIII.Desert Places Drama Eugene O’Neill Mourning Becomes Electra Novel Hawthorn Hemingway F.

“postcolonial theory”. Jhumpa Lahiri “Inerpreter of Maladies” 2. of postcolonial studies to a paradigmatic status on contemporary intellectual scene in recent years. There have been theoretical debates. more specifically. methodologies or epistemological grounds. Mahesh Dattani …… Final Solutions 2. limitations of the term. over the parameters.S & The Professor 5. speaking positions. etc. many of the fundamental questions about the field still remain unanswered or controversial. the focus of this section would be on situating “postcolonial studies” or. in a series of critical debates dealing with the definition/s. Tariq Ali …… The Fox and the Leopard Paper-IX.Novels: Kushwant Singh’s Train to Pakistan Amitav Gosh’s The Shadow Lines Kiran Desai’s Inheritance of Loss Bharatia Mikherje’s Jasmine Sidhwa’s Bride Kamila Shamsie’s Burnt Shadows Monica Ali’s In the Kitchen Short Stories: (2 selected stories from each writer) 1. definition (s). Taufiq Rafat (Selection from: A Dragonfly in the Sun) 3. In light of the suggested readings below. Nissim Ezekiel’s Goodbye Party for Miss Pushpa T. Moin-ud-Din Daniyal In Other Room & Other Wonders Poetry: Selections form the works of: 1. together with the eventual ascent. of the postcolonial. Imtiaz Dharker’s After Creation 6. Postcolonial Studies Section I: Theorizing Postcolonialism: Inspite of the expansion. . the locality. Daud Kamal (Selection from: A Dragonfly in the Sun) 4. along with the key notions and debates related to the field of Postcolonialism. • Fanon’s “Wretched of the Earht”. Kamala Das (Selection from: Selected poems/A Doll for the Child Prostitute) 2. Moniza Alvi’s “Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan” Drama: 1.

1992 Section II: Postcolonial Fictions Reading the Imperial Canon • Conrad’s Heart of Darkness Perceiving & mapping the colonial contact + independence: • Achebe’s Things Fall Apart • Naipul’s The House for Mr. Aijaz. Practices. Literatures. Hena Zafar. London: Verso. London: Verso.” October 28 (1984) 125-33 • Lomba. The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Literary Studies. and Helen Tiffin. 1998 • Spivak. ed. Nations.• Said’s “Culture & Imperialism” (chapter 1-3) • Ashcroft. Gareth Griffith. London: Routledge. UK: Cambridge UP. London: Routledge. Postnational Feminism in Third World Women’s • Literature. Biswas Section III: Rewriting the canon or counter discourse: • Coetzee’s Waiting for Barbarians • Jean Rhy’s “Wide Sargasso Sea” Linguistics creativity: • Roy’s The God of Small Things Immigration and Race Politics • Kureshi’s The Black Album Neocolonialism • Mohsin Hamid’s Reluctant Fundamentalist Paper-X. Bart. Neil. Novel . William D. 1998 • Ahmad. 2004 • Moore-Gilbert. In Theory: Classes. Polities. • Cambridge. 1989 • Key Concepts in Post-Colonial Studies. eds. Ania’s Colonialism/Postcolonialism • Lazarus. The Empire Writes • Back: Theory and Practice in Post-Colonial Literatures. Gayatri Chakravory’s “Can the Subaltern Speak” • Homi Bhaba’s “Of Mimicy and Man: The Ambivalence of Colonial Discourse. 1997 • Ahmad. Boston: University of Massachusetts P. Postcolonial Theory: Contexts.

syntax. the major novelists of English literature are covered under three ages. Classical and Romantic Fielding Joseph Andrews Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice Victorian George Eliot Thomas Hardy Modern E. Theoretical and applied issues will be discussed through the analysis of fragments of language in class. Forster Virginia Woolf Paper-XI. Linguistics Course Objectives This course provides a general introduction to linguistics. each with its own distinct style.M. semantics. and pragmatics. thus exposing the students to a range of texts and styles beginning with the Picaresque novel of Fielding and moving on to Woolf’s technique of the Stream of Consciousness. the core components of linguistics will be introduced—phonolog. Tracing the origin and development of the genre in the eighteenth century. Victorian and Modern Age. Human Communication Section-II Levels of Linguistic Analysis Morphology Syntax Semantics . morphology. After a brief history of the gield and a general introduction into the area of language systems and theories.This course is designed to include major novelists of the Classical. Students will be able to The Mill on the Floss Return of the Native A Passage to India To the Lighthouse certain sub-fields of linguistics -fields in everyday life Section-I Historical Perspective Theoretical and General Linguistics Linguistics VS Traditional Grammar Branches of Linguistics Sociolinguistics Animal Vs. discourse. A compulsory question will be set based on the textual analysis of the prescribed novels.

Teach Yourself Crystal. P. Sociolinguistics & Psycholinguistics Sociolinguistics: • • • • • • • • • • Sociolinguistics-definitions. Power and Politics Language Culture and View of the World Social Literacy Non-native varieties of English Endangered Languages of the World Language Planning Methods for studying Sociolinguistics Psycholinguistics: • • • • • • • Introduction to Psycholinguistics Basic language abilities of speakers Watson’s word association theory Stat’s word class association theory Skimmers’s sentence frame theory Fries’ sentence frame theory Chomsky’s grammar . (200) English Phonetics and Phonology (3rd Edn) Cambridge. (2001) A Course in Phonetics (4th Edn) Orlando: Horcourt College Publishers Paper-XII. Cambridge University Press Ladefoged. Diphthong & Triphthongs Syllable and Stress Intonation Features of Connected Speech Phonetic Transcription Suggested Reading List & Reference Books Aitcheson. D (1997) Encyclopedia of Language. Jean (2004) Teach Yourself Linguistics. approaches Dimensions of Variation in Language Multilingualism Language Identity. origins. Harmondsworth Reach. Cambridge University Press Crystal. P. D (1997) Linguistics Cambridge University Press O’Connor JD (1973) Phonology of English.Discourse Pragmatics Section-III Phonetics and Phonology of English Organs of Speech Classification of consonants according to the place and manner of articulation Description and classification of English vowels.

• • • • • • • • Schema theory Frame theory Script theory Chomsky’s rationalism Language and thought Spair-Whorf hypothesis Child Language acquisition Second language acquisition and teaching .