Master of Arts in English

Course Overview

M.A. English or Master of Arts in English is a postgraduate academic degree. English literature includes comprehensive study of both ancient and modern English literature comprising poetry, prose and fiction. The literature is written in the English language not only by English writers from England but also from the other country writers, for example, Robert Burns was Scottish, James Joyce was Irish, Joseph Conrad was Polish, Dylan Thomas was Welsh, Edgar Allan Poe was American, J. R. R. Tolkien was born in the Orange Free State, V.S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad, and Vladimir Nabokov was Russian, but all are considered important writers in the history of English literature. The course also includes thorough study of Indian Writings in English from its very early times to the contemporary ones. The duration of the course is two years and the syllabi are divided into four semesters.

Core Modules

DSCW has had a meritorious history of producing eminent and gifted women before and after partition who have made a distinct and prominent mark in their respective fields.

Semester I (November/December)
1. Paper I LITERARY CRITICISM I
2. Paper II BRITISH POETRY- I
3. Paper III BRITISH DRAMA-I
4. Paper IV BRITISH FICTION-I

Semester II (April/May)
1. Paper I LITERARY CRITICISM-II
2. Paper II BRITISH POETRY-II
3. Paper III BRITISH DRAMA-I
4. Paper IV BRITISH FICTION-II

Semester III (November/December)
1. Paper I LITERARY THEORY-I
2. Paper II INDIAN WRITING IN ENGLISH
3. Paper III (Opt. i): POST-COLONIAL STUDIES I (ECS II PCS I)
(Opt. ii): LINGUISTICS-I (ECS II LIN I)
(opt. iii) AMERICAN LITERATURE I (AMERICAN FICTION FROM 1800 TO THE PRESENT)
(Opt. iv): INDIAN LITERARY CRITICISM AND THEORY I
4. Paper IV (Opt.i): CULTURAL STUDIES-I
(Opt. ii): APPLIED LINGUISTICS I
(Opt. iii): WORLD POETRY /NOVEL IN TRANSLATION
(Opt. iv) SHAKESPEARE-I

Semester IV (April/May)
1. Paper I LITERARY THEORY-II
2. Paper II INDIAN WRITING IN TRANSLATION
3. Paper III (opt. i): POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES-II
(opt. ii): LINGUISTICS-II
(opt. iii): AMERICAN LITERATURE-II
4. Paper IV (Opt. i) CULTURAL STUDIES-II
(Opt. ii): APPLIED LINGUISTICS-II
(Opt. iii): WORLD DRAMA IN TRANSLATION
(Opt. iv) SHAKESPEARE-II


Program Details

PROGRAM MODE

Regular

NO. OF SEATS

60

ADMISSION CRITERIA

Merit Basis

MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY

Graduation with 50% from recognized university

Duration

4 Semesters (2 years)



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