english honours syllabus under CU

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UNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTA
SYLLABI
FOR
THREE-YEAR B.A. HONOURS & GENERAL
COURSES OF STUDIES

ENGLISH
2010

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W.E.F. 2010-2011
SYLLABI FOR THREE-YEAR B.A( HONOURS & GENERAL) COURSES OF STUDIES IN ENGLISH,2010

HONOURS
Word-limit for the answers for the honours papers
Full marks of
the questions →

16

7

12

8

14

4

9

5

18

10

15

35

20

Word-limit of
the answers →

600

250

450

300

500

150

350

200

700

400

550

1000

800

Note: No word limit prescribed for the word-notes
PART I
PAPER – I (F.M.. 100)
HISTORY OF LITERATURE: 60 MARKS
Group A: OE period to 1750
Section 1: Old English and Middle English Periods
Section 2: Elizabethan and Jacobean Periods
Section 3: Civil War, Restoration and Augustan Periods
One question of 16 marks out of three (one from each section) Two questions of 7 marks each out of six (two from each section) 16x1 = 16
7x2 = 14
Total 30
Three questions will have to be answered (one question of 16 marks and two questions of 7 marks each) taking only one from each section. Examinees are not allowed to answer twice from the same section. Group B: 1750 to 2000

Section 1: Pre-Romantics and Romantics
Section 2: Victorian
Section 3: Modern and Post-Modern
One question of 16 marks out of three (one from each section) Two questions of 7 marks each out of six (two from each section) 16x1 = 16
7x2 = 14
Total 30
Three questions will have to be answered (one question of 16 marks and two questions of 7 marks each) taking only one from each section. Examinees are not allowed to answer twice from the same section. Recommended Reading:

Andrew Sanders: The Short Oxford History of English Literature G.M. Trevelyan: English Social History
Michael Alexander: A History of English Literature

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Edward Albert: History of English Literature
Bibhash Choudhury: English Social and Cultural History

PHILOLOGY: 40 MARKS
Group A: Latin, Greek, Scandinavian & French Influence
One question of 12 marks out of two
Group B: Word Notes
Four word-notes of 2 marks each out of eight

12x1 = 12
2x4 = 8
Total 20
Group C: Word-formation Processes and Americanism
One question of 12 marks out of two
Group D: Consonant Shift, Makers of English Language (Shakespeare, Milton & the Bible) One question of 8 marks out of three
12x1 = 12
8x1 = 8
Total 20
Recommended Reading:
Otto Jespersen: Growth and Structure of the English Language (Chapters 4, 5, 6, 8, 10) C.L. Wren: The English Language (Chapters 6 & 7)
Further Reading:
A.C. Baugh: A History of English Language
C.L. Barber: The Story of Language
PAPER – II (F.M. 100)
POETRY FROM ELIZABETHAN AGE TO THE ROMANTIC REVIVAL
GROUP A: John Donne: The Good Morrow, Andrew Marvell: To His Coy Mistress, William Blake: The Tyger & The Lamb
One question of 14 marks out of two
GROUP B: William Wordsworth: Tintern Abbey, ST Coleridge: Kubla Khan, PB Shelley: Ode to the West Wind & To a Skylark, John Keats: Ode to a Nightingale & To Autumn Two questions of 14 marks each out of four (one each from the four poets) Explanation of one passage of 8 marks out of two passages (one each from Groups A and B) 14x3 = 42

8x1 = 8
Total 50
GROUP C: Shakespeare’s sonnets No. 87 (Farewell! thou art too dear for my possessing) & No. 130 (My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun)
One question of 14 marks out of two

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GROUP D: John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book I
One question of 14 marks out of two
GROUP E: Alexander Pope, The Rape of the Lock (First 3 Cantos) One question of 14 marks out of two
GROUP F: Literary Terms on poetry
Two questions of 4 marks each out of four
Recommended Reading: M.H. Abrams: A Glossary of Literary Terms 14x3 = 42
4x2 = 8
Total 50
PART - II
PAPER – III (F.M. 100)
DRAMA
GROUP A: Marlowe – Edward II, Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night's Dream One question of 16 marks out of two from each of the two plays Explanation of one passage of 8 marks out of two...
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