English Literature Syllabus: Paper-1

Section A

PoetsPoems
William ShakespeareKing Lear and The Tempest
John Donne. The following poemsDeath be not proud
Canonization
The Good Morrow
The Relic
On his Mistress going to bed
John MiltonParadise Lost, I, II, IV, IX
Alexander PopeThe Rape of the Lock
William Wordsworth: The following poems:Tintern Abbey
Odeon Intimations of Immortality.
Three years she grew
Michael
She dwelt among untrodden ways
Independence and Resolution
The World is too much with us
Upon Westminster Bridge
Milton, thou shouldst be living at this hour
Alfred TennysonIn Memoriam
Henrik IbsenA Doll’s House

Section B

NovelistsNovels
Jonathan SwiftGulliver’s Travels.
Jane AustenPrejudice and Pride
Charles DickensHard Times
Henry FieldingTom Jones
Thomas HardyTess of the d’Urbervilles
George EliotThe Mill on the Floss
Mark TwainThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

English Literature Syllabus: Paper-2

Candidates have to show sufficient knowledge of the following movements and topics:

Modernism; Poets of the Thirties; Absurd Drama; The stream-of-consciousness Novel; Post-Colonialism and Colonialism; Marxist, Indian Writing in English; Feminist and Psychoanalytical approaches to literature; Post-Modernism.

Section A

PoetsPoems
William Butler Yeats:Easter 1916
A Prayer for my daughter
The Second Coming
Sailing to Byzantium
Among School Children
The Tower
Meru
Leda and the Swan
Lapis Lazuli
T.S. Eliot:Journey of the Magi
Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
Burnt Norton
W.H. Auden:Musee des Beaux-Arts
Partition
in Memory of W.B. Yeats
The Unknown Citizen
Lay your sleeping head, my love
Mundus Et Infans
Consider
September 1, 1939
The Shield of Achilles
Petition
John OsborneLook Back in Anger
Samuel BeckettWaiting for Godot
Philip Larkin:Next
Please
Deceptions
Afternoons
Days
Mr. Bleaney
A.K. Ramanujan:A River
Looking for a Causim on a Swing
Love Poem for a Wife 1
Of Mothers, among other Things
Small-Scale Reflections on a Great House
Obituary

Section B

NovelistNovels
James JoycePortrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Joseph ConradLord Jim
D.H. LawrenceLovers and Sons
E.M. ForsterA Passage to India
Virginia WoolfMrs Dalloway
Raja RaoKanthapura
V.S. NaipaulA House for Mr Biswas

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