PU MA English Part 1 Syllabus

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: Moreover, most universities give the opportunity for undergraduate students to decide on a specialty only at the second or even the third year of training. As a rule, yesterday’s school graduates are not always sure what kind of specialty they want to receive, so they have the opportunity to take different subjects and to think what exactly they are interested in, choosing a specific specialty later. Load. Having visited the orientation a few days before the beginning of the studies, I learned that my university has full-time studies for a master’s studentrequires only 9 credits (3 pairs) per week. It seemed insanely easy, especially since at home I had to walk for 3 couples every day 5 times a week. And, looking at the list of suggested pairs, I signed up for five. Seeing this, my advisor (in American universities, every student has an “adviser” – a teacher who helps choose subjects suitable to the interests and goals of the student) took her head and said that I urgently refused at least one course, and better from two, because this is a huge load, which in the first semester will not be under force, especially to a foreign student. As a result, I took four courses, and how I regretted that I did not take three … Forget about studying “from session to session”, in America it is necessary to study constantly. For each pair it was necessary to read a ton of literature, when they gave an article of pages for 30, I was happy, that’s lucky. Usually it was necessary to read at least half a book, or even a whole book every week for each theoretical pair. And still it was necessary to write a lot of works, usually 3-4 works for each pair, which leads to the next item.

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