MA English Part 1 Syllabus Punjab University

English Part 1 Syllabus PU


Appendix A: Outline of MA English Part I Papers

Paper No.
Paper Name
Paper I
Classical Poetry
Paper II
Paper III
Paper IV
Paper V
American Literature

Total Marks: 500

Appendix B: Books & subject names of MA English Part I Papers

Paper I: (Classical Poetry)

1. Chaucer The Prologue
2. Milton Paradise Lost Books I & IX
3. Donne Love/Divine Poems
4. Pope The Rape of the Lock.
5. Wyatt: The Long Love That in My Thought Doth Harbor
Whose List to Hunt
Madam Withouen Many Words
They Flee from Me.
Is it Possible Forget Not Yet
What should I say Stand who so list
6. Surrey My Friend the Things That Do Attain Love
That Doth Reign and Live Within My Thought
So Cruel Prison
Wyatt Resteth Here

Paper II: (Drama)

1. Sophocles Oedipus Rex
2. Marlowe Dr. Faustus
3. Shakespeare Othello
The Winter’s Tale
4. Wilde The Importance of Being Earnest

Paper III: (Novel)

1. Trollope Barchester Towers
2. Jane Austen Pride & Prejudice
3. G. Eliot Adam Bede
4. Dickens A Tale of Two Cities
5. Hardy The Return of the Native

Paper IV: (Prose)

1. Bacon Essays:
Of Truth
Of Death
Of Revenge
Of Adversities
Of Simulation and Dissimulation
Of Parents and Children
Of Great Place
Of Nobilitie
Of Superstition
Of Friendship
Of Ambition
Of Studies
2. Jonathan Swift Gulliver’s Travels
3. Bertrand Russell Unpopular Essays
4. Edward Said Only the introduction to the book entitled “Culture and Imperialism”
5. Seamus Heaney Only the essay “The Redress of Poetry” from the book entitled The Redress of Poetry.

Paper V: (American Literature)

1. Adrienne Rich Diving into the Wreck
Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers
Final Notation
2. Sylvia Plath Ariel
Morning Song
Poppies in October
The Bee Meeting
The Arrival of the Bee Box

3. Richard Wilbur Still Citizen Sparrow
After the last Bulletin
4. John Ashbury Melodic Train


1. O’Neil Mourning becomes Electra (only the First of the Trilogy which is titled ‘The Home Coming’ is included in the M.A. Syllabus)
2. Miller The Crucible


1. Ernest Hemingway For whom the Bell Tolls
2. Toni Morrison Jazz


Note: Studying at an American university, forget how you wrote abstracts, course and degree houses, rewriting or paraphrasing texts from different sources. If you write here, or even paraphrase someone’s words and do not point at the source, the consequences can be serious – an exclusion from the university, and in some cases even a case. You should write only yourself and quote, necessarily indicating the source. Each teacher has a special computer program that checks the work for plagiarism, so it’s better not to take risks. Now you understand why in the modern world most of the major scientific discoveries are not made in the CIS countries? No indulgence. In American universities do not make a “discount” to foreign students. Nobody cares that English forsomeone a second language. The tasks for all are the same and the requirements are the same. In the end, if you approach your studies seriously, you will get very good knowledge and will not yield to the American specialist in anything. Theory and practice. American education is practical, that is, all knowledge collected from books is necessarily fixed in practice. In my case, on practical pairs (which lasted two times longer than theoretical ones, more than 2.5 hours), we were taught exactly practical things – how to make websites,how to work in different video, audio and design programs, shooting, lighting, sound, working with different equipment … again, everyone chose what interests him for professional purposes. Practical couples were a bit easier for me theoretically – not much to read and write, however, preparation for them took no less time – it was necessary to do many projects throughout the semester.


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