Syllabus of MA English Part 1

Syllabus of MA English

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: All students learn the same regardless of the “form of training”. American education is built on “loans” (yes, they were introduced to us, according to the principle “I heard a bell, but I do not know where it is”, at least when I was working at a university in Kiev, no one understood what it was and what it was for it is necessary, and the “credit” itself had no meaning and meaning). In America, each item is worth some credits. And to graduate from university, you need to recruit a certain number of them. Credits do not depend on the valuation. If 3 credits are given for the item, then get for it at least A (“excellent”), though C (“satisfactory”), you will receive your 3 credits. This gives the fact that in America there is no “correspondence education”, as we understand it. Learn ” part-time”in the US university only means to have less workload (less credits per semester). For example, only one pair a week. Consequently, “correspondence students” regularly visit couples and receive exactly the same education as those who study full-time, being with them on the same pairs. The ability to “build” your own education. The fact that at the American University you choose your subjects yourself, gives you the opportunity to choose exactly what is interesting and concentrate on some kind of specialization, unlike ours, where they teach everything, but after graduating, you know about everything in general and about anything specifically.

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