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MA English is` Semester Syllabus — Syllabus — Choice Based... System Revised with effect from 2011 admission — Implemented....
MA English is` Semester Syllabus — Syllabus — Choice Based Credit Semester
System Revised with effect from 20 11 admission — Implemented. in the
University depastmen., — approved — Orders issued.
GENERAL AND ACADEMIC BRANCH - IV `B' SECTION
NO.GA.1V/B2/5505/10(i)
Dated, Calicut University P.G, 17.08.2011.
Read: 1. U.O. No.GAI/JI/1373/08 dated 01-07-2008
2. U.O. of even No, dated 22-12-2008
3. Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Studies in English (PG)
held on 27-06-2011 (Item number 2)
4. Letter dated 22-07-2011 from the Head of the Department,
English forwarding the revised syllabi.
S. Orders of the Vice-Chancellor in file of even no. dated
08-08-2011.
ORDER
Vide University Order read first above, orders were issued
implementing the Choice based Credit Semester System in the teaching
Departments/ School of the University with effect from 2008 admission
onwards.
Vide University Order read second above MA English syllabus Choice based Credit Semester System was implemented in the University
Teaching Department with effect from 2008 admission.
Vide paper read as 3rd above the Board of Studies in English (PG) at
its meeting held on 27-06-2011 vide item number 2 discussed and approved
the revised syllabus of Pt Semester MA English under (Choice based Credit
Semester System) to be implemented in the University department with
effect from 2011 admission.
The vice-Chanceubi aster - having considered the urgency and
exercising the powers of the Academic Council has approved item no.2 of the
minutes of the meeting of the Board of Studies in English held on
27-06-2011 subject to ratification by the Academic Council vide paper read
as 5th above.
Sanction has therefore been accorded for implementing the revised
scheme & syllabus of Pt Semester MA programme in English under Choice
based Credit Semester System in the University Teaching Department with
effect from 2011 admission.
Orders are issued accordingly.
The syllabus is appended herewith.
Sd/ DEPUTY REGISTRAR (G&A - IV)
For REGISTRAR
To
The Head of the Department
Department of English
University of Calicut.
Copy to: CE/Ex Sec./PG DR/AR/Tabulation
Section/ GA I 'F' Section
Shahanas \GA ;V \E32 Order ,,5505-10 (i)-24-08-2011.doc
Forwarded/By Order
SECTION FFICER
Proposed revision in Syllabus MA Programme
Core Courses
I Semester (4 credits each course)
ENG 1 COl
ENG 1 CO2
ENG 1 CO3
ENG 1 C04
ENG 1 CO5
British Literature 14'1 ' Century to the Elizabethan Age
Indian Writing in English
History of English Language
Literary Criticism and Theory — Part I
Postcolonial Writings
II Semester (4 credits each course)
ENG 2 C06 British Literature 17th & 18'h Century
ENG 2 C07 American Literature -I
ENG 2 CO8 Literary Criticism and Theory -2
III Semester
ENG 3 C09 Introduction to Linguistics
ENG 3 C10 American Literature -II
ENG3 C11 British Literature 19'h Century
IV Semester
ENG 4 C12 20th Century and Contemporary British Literature (4 credit)
ENG 4 C13 Dissertation / Project (8 credits)
Elective Courses
II Semester (4 credits each course)
ENG 2 E01
ENG 2 E02
ENG 2 E03
ENG 2 E04
ENG 2 E05
World Drama
Indian Writing in English Translation
Canadian Literature
Literature of the Marginalized
Translation Theory & Practice
III Semester (4 credits each course)
ENG 3 E06 206 Century Arabic Literature in English Translation
ENG 3 E07 Introduction to Cultural Studies
ENG 3 E08 Women's Writing
ENG 3 E09 Post 1980 Indian Writings in English
IV Semester (4 credits each course)
ENG 4 El0
ENG 3 El 1
ENG 3 E12
ENG 3 E13
Malayalam Literature in English Translation
Literary Theory — An In-depth Study
Ecology and Literature
Teaching of English
ENG1C01 — British Literature: Fourteenth Century
to the Elizabethan Age
(Q0
Credits — 4
English Literature in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries — Chaucer,
Langland, Gower, Thomas Malory — Ballads, the impact of the introduction of
printing — Religious pamphlets, early translations of the Bible.
The stirrings of the Renaissance — sonnets — Spenser, Wyatt and Surrey —
Elizabethan Drama: Shakespeare, Marlowe, Ben Johnson — Elizabethan Prose —
Bacon — King James' Bible
Texts for study
Poetry
Geoffrey Chaucer
The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales
( Neville Coghill's translation)
William Langland
Piers the Plowman (Selection in Oxford Book of
English Verse 1250-1918.
Edmund Spenser
"Prothalamion"
Philip Sydney
"Love in truth and fain my love in verse to show"
Thomas Wyatt
"They Flee from Me."
Henry Howard
"A Complaint by Night of the Lover, not the Beloved."
(Earl of Surrey)
Shakespeare
"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day"
"My Mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun."
Prose
Francis Bacon
Of Studies, Of Truth
Drama
Christopher Marlowe
Doctor Faustus
Shakespeare
Hamlet, As you like it,
Ben Johnson
Everyman in His Humour
M WA)
Panel of Question Paper Setters
1. Dr Jamuna B S, Reader, Institute of English, Kerala University
Phone: 9497621662.
2 . Dr Saji Mathew, Reader, School of Letters, MG University, Kottayam
Phone: 9847237570
3.. Dr B Hariharan, Reader, Institute of English, Kerala University,
Thiruvananthapuram. Phone: 9446203008.
4.. Dr Sherine Upot, Professor, School of Distance Education, MG
University,
Kottayam. Phone: 9447558619.
5.. Dr K M Krishnan, Reader, School of Letters, M G University, Kottayam
Phone: 9447179486
Panel of Examiners
1. Dr Saji Mathew, Reader, School of Letters, MG University, Kottayam
Phone: 9847237570
2. Dr B Hariharan, Reader, Institute of English, Kerala University,
Thiruvananthapuram. Phone: 9446203008.
3. Dr Sherine Upot, Professor, School of Distance Education, MG
University, Kottayam. Phone: 9447558619.
4. Dr K M Krishnan, Reader, School of Letters, M G University, Kottayam.
Phone: 9447179486
5. Dr Meena S Pillai, Reader, Institute of English, Kerala University,
Thiruvanathapuram. Phone: 9495919749.
LI
Scheme of Questions
1. Four essay questions carrying 12 marks each (with three choices each) .
One question each will relate to poetry, prose, drama and literary history
of the period.
2. Four questions (short write-ups of about one page) carrying 5 marks
each(two choices for each question) One questions each will relate to
poetry, prose, drama and literary history of the period.
3. Four short questions (to be attempted in not more than 100 words)
carrying 3 marks each (two choices for each question). One questions
each will relate to poetry, prose, drama and literary history of the period.
Model Question Paper
MA (English) I Semester Examination
(CCSS)
ENG1C01 - British Literature: Fourteenth Century to the Elizabethan Age
Time: 3 hours
Marks: 80
I. Write an essay on any one of the following in about 3 pages:
a) Compare and Contrast Chaucer and Langland as poets writing in the same age
and social milieu.
b) Attempt a description about the transformation of English poetry in the Sixteenth
Century.
c) Discuss the introduction of the sonnet into English literature and its
transformation In the hands of the major practitioners.
(1x12=12 marks)
II. Write an essay on any one of the following in about 3 pages:
a) Discuss the evolution of Bacon's prose style.
b) "Bacon's writings critically engage the ideological pre-occupations of the
Elizabethan age." Discuss.
c) Discuss how Bacon's identity as a "man of the world" is reflected in his essays.
(1x12=12 marks)
III Write an essay on any one of the following in about 3 pages:
a) Discuss how Hamlet's departure from the conventional frame of tragedy
becomes problematic.
b) Discuss how the ideological predilections of the Renaissance becomes visible in
Dr Faustus, despite its superficial status as a morality play.
c) Discuss how Ben Johnson's Everyman in his Humour anticipates Restoration
Comedy.
(1 x 1 2=1 2 marks)
5
IV Write an essay on any one of the following in about 3 pages:
a) Discuss the rise of the ballad as a poetic form in Fifteenth Century England.
b) Discuss the origin and development of Elizabethan drama.
c) Discuss the transformation of the sonnet in Sixteenth Century English
Literature.
x12---12 marks)
V. Write short notes in about a page each on each of the following:
a) The peasant in Piers the Plowman.
Or
Spenser's idyllic world.
b) Bacon's ideas on scholarship
Or
Truth as an ideal in "Of Truth."
c) Hamlet as a tragic hero.
Or
The theory of humours as a source for comedy.
d) Social satire in The Prologue.
The Elizabethan stage.
(4x5=20 marks)
V. Answer each of the following in about 100 words:
a) The Wife of Bath as a stereotype.
Or
Wyatt and Surrey as sonneteers.
b) Bacon's aphorisms
Or
Worldly wisdom in Bacon's essays.
c) The fool in As You Like It.
Or
Repartee in Everyman in his Humour.
d)Religion in Fourteenth Century English Literature.
Or
Protestant ethos in Elizabethan drama.
(4x3= I 2)
ENG 1 CO2 Indian Writings in English
Credits — 4
Growth and rise of IWE from its inception to present glory-An Historical perspectiveThe beginnings-Renaissance in India-Tom Dutt, Tagore, Aurobindo, Sarojini NaiduIndian English poetry-Mulk Raj Anand, Raj Rao, R.K. Narayan Trios of Indian
English fiction-IndiatEnglish prose-Drama-Post 1980 Scenario-Contemporary writers.
Texts for study
Section A: Poetry
1. Tom Dutt
: Our Casuarina Tree
2. Tagore
: The Child
3. A.K. Ramanujam
: Obituary
4 Nizzim Ezekiel
: Night of the Scorpion
5. Jayantha Mahapatra
: Hunger
6. Kamala Das
: Dance of the Eunuchs
7. Meena Alexander
: Blue Lotus
Section B: Fiction
1.Mulk Raj Anand
: Coolie
2. R.K. Narayan
: The Guide
3. Arundhathi Roy
: God of Small Things
4 Amitav Ghosh
: Shadow Lines
5. Kiran Desai
: The Inheritance of Loss
Section C: Prose
1. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
: Philosophy of Hinduism
2. Ashis Nandy
: `Uncolonized Mind'
(from: The Intimate Enemy)
Section D: Drama
1. Manjula Padmanabhan
: The Harvest
2. Mahesh Dattani
: Dance Like a Man
M.A. English Language and Literature
CCSS — Semester I (2011)
ENG 1CO2 Indian Writings in English
4 Credits
80 marks
Scheme of questions
The following scheme is aimed at a fair representation of all areas of the course in the
examination and to ensure an equitable distribution of questions addressing the
different topics and areas. The question paper setter is requested to kindly adhere to
this scheme
Section I
Essay 1 : One out of three choices (essays based on prescribed poetry) addressing
specific issues in individual poems — 20 marks
Essay 2: One out of three choices (essays based on prescribed fiction) addressing
specific issues in individual works of fiction —.20 marks
Essay 3 : One out of three choices (essays based on prescribed prose and drama)
addressing specific issues in individual pieces of prose and drama — 20 marks
(3 x 20 = 60 marks)
Section II
Short note questions: Four out of eight choices, on specific themes, concepts,
theoretical terms etc. figuring in the syllabus — (4 x 5 = 20 Marks)
Note: In order to ensure fair distribution of questions, it is most important that no
piece is left unrepresented in the paper and that no piece is given undue weightage.
Model Question Paper
M.A. English I Semester Examination'
ENG I CO2 Indian Writings in English
4 Credits
80 Marks
Time: 3 hours
I. Attempt an essay each from the three sections provided below: (3 x 20 = 60 marks)
Section A
I.
2.
4.
Examine Tagore's "The Child" as an allegorical description of man's
march from brutality to spirituality.
Discuss how Nizim Ezekiel looks at a typical Indian situation with an
Indian attitude and dynamic Indian insight in the poem "Night of the
Scorpion"
"The Dance of the Eunuchs" objectifies through an external, familiar
situation the poet's strangled desire within judgement of the sterile
unfulfilled eunuch like desires of the woman within the poet"-Discuss.
Examine how Jayanta Mahapatra's poem "Hunger" questions the justness
in society from which sanctity has disappeared.
Section B
6.
8.
The pre-independent novel Coolie depicts Anand's razer sharp realism,
idealism and remarkable stoicism of vision —Discuss
Critically examine the non-sequential narrative style of God of Small
Things
R.K. Narayan's vision is essentially moral, for the problems he sets
himself to resolve in his novels are largely ethical-examine this statement
with reference to the Guide
Shadow Lines tells a story that pervades through the seams of reality and
fiction, time and space, of memories and belief-Discuss
9
Section C
9.
10.
11.
12.
Dance Like a Man probes tangled attitudes in contemporary India
towards communal differences, consumerism and gender- Elaborate
Examine Harvest as an indictment against the exploitation of the Third
world in the context of global capitalism.
Examine in detail Ambedkar's condeninat on of Hinduism and its
foundation of caste system
Examine how Ashis Nandy deals with the survival and resuscitation of
cultural diversity in the colonized world
II. Write short notes on any four of the following:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
(4 x 5 = 20 marks)
Images used by Toni Dutt in "Our Casuarine Tree"
Life and its nuances as presented in "obituary"
Significance of the title "Harvest"
Ambedkar as a socio-political reformer
Colonialism and the effects of postcolonialism in The Inheritance of Loss
Battle between tradition and youthful rebellion in Dance Like a Man
Translating the experience of Exile in Blue Lotus
Class relations and cultural tensions in God of Small Things
to
ENG 1 CO2-Indian Writings in English
Panel of Question Paper Setters
1
Dr. Saji Mathew, Lecturer,
School of Letters, MG University, Kottayam
Phone : 9847237570
Dr Meena S Pillai,
Reader, Institute of English, Kerala University,
Thiruvanathapuram. Phone: 9495919749.
3.
Dr. K.M. Krishnan,
Lecturer, School of Letters, MG University, Kottayam
Phone : 9447179486
Dr Jamuna B S, Reader,
Institute of English, Kerala University
Phone: 9446502873
Panel of Examiners
Dr Jamuna B S, Reader,
Institute of English, Kerala University
Phone: 9446502873
2.
Dr. Anitha Ramesh
Reader, Dept. of English
Zamorin's Guruvayurappan College, Calicut
Mob: 9388431553
Dr. Saji Mathew, Lecturer,
School of Letters, MG University, Kottayam
Phone : 9847237570
Dr. Jenny Rapai
Reader, Dept. of English
SSGS, Kalady
Mob: 9497687215
ENGIC03 - History of English Language
Credits: 4
Section A.
The Indo-European family of languages . The early history of English language.
Old English Period : Dialect , Grammar and Literature
Middle English Period : The Impact of the Norman Conquest on the English
Language Grammar and literature. Grammatical changes.
The beginning of the Modem Period -The impact of the Renaissance - Bible
Translations.
Section B.
The contours of Semantic Change in the Modem Period — Foreign influences
on English in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century — Colonialism and the English
language.
Contributions of major writers to the growth of English vocabulary.
Section C.
The discrepancy between spelling and pronunciation. Attempts to reform
English spelling.
Dialects of English: British and American — English in India
English in the postcolonial world
Recommended Reading:
F. T. Wood
An Outline History of the English language
C. L. Wrenn
The English Language
A. C. Baugh
A History of the English Language
Ashcrofft et al
The Empire Writes Back
Indranee Ghosh (Ed.) History of English Language: A Critical
Companion
I
a_
Panel of Question Paper Setters
1. Dr Jamuna B S, Reader, Institute of English, Kerala University.
Phone: 9497621662.
2. Dr Saji Mathew, Lecturer (Senior Scale), School of Letters,
Mahatma Gandhi University. Phone: 9847237578.
3. Dr B Hariharan, Reader, Institute of English, Kerala University.
Phone: 9446203008.
4. Dr Meena T Pillai, Reader, Institute of English, Kerala University.
Phone: 9495919749.
5. Dr Sherine Upot, Professor, School of Distance Education,
Mahatma Gandhi University. Phone: 9447558619.
Panel of Examiners
a) Dr Saji Mathew, Reader , School of Letters,
Mahatma Gandhi University. Phone: 9847237578.
2. Dr B Hariharan, Reader, Institute of English, Kerala University
Phone: 9446203008.
3. Dr K M Krishnan, Reader, School of Letters, M G University,
Kottayam Phone: 9447179486.
4. Dr Meena T Pillai, Reader, Institute of English, Kerala University.
Phone: 9495919749.
a) Dr Sherine Upot, Professor, School of Distance Education,
Mahatma Gandhi University. Phone: 9447558619.
ENGIC03 - History of English Language
C:\
Credits: 4
Section A.
The Indo-European family of languages The early history of English language.
Old English Period : Dialect , Grammar and Literature .
Middle English Period : The Impact of the Norman Conquest on the English
Language. Grammar and literature. Grammatical changes.
The beginning of the Modem Period -The impact of the Renaissance - Bible
Translations.
Section B.
The contours of Semantic Change in the Modem Period — Foreign influences
on English in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century — Colonialism and the English
language.
Contributions of major writers to the growth of English vocabulary.
Section C.
The discrepancy between spelling and pronunciation. Attempts to reform
English spelling.
Dialects of English: British and American — English in India
English in the postcolonial world
Recommended Reading:
F. T. Wood
An Outline History of the English language
C. L. Wrenn
The English Language
A. C. Baugh
A History of the English Language
Ashcrofft et al
The Empire Writes Back
Indranee Ghost' (Ed.) History of English Language: A Critical
Companion
Panel of Question Paper Setters
1. Dr Jamuna B S, Reader, Institute of English, Kerala University.
Phone: 9497621662.
2. Dr Saji Mathew, Lecturer (Senior Scale), School of Letters,
Mahatma Gandhi University. Phone: 9847237578.
3. Dr B Hariharan, Reader, Institute of English, Kerala University.
Phone: 9446203008.
4, Dr Meena T Pillai, Reader, Institute of English, Kerala University.
Phone: 9495919749.
5. Dr Sherine Upot, Professor, School of Distance Education,
Mahatma Gandhi University. Phone: 9447558619.
Panel of Examiners
a) Dr Saji Mathew, Reader , School of Letters,
Mahatma Gandhi University. Phone: 9847237578.
2. Dr B Hariharan, Reader, Institute of English, Kerala University
Phone: 9446203008.
3. Dr K M Krishnan, Reader, School of Letters, M G University,
Kottayam Phone: 9447179486.
4. Dr Meena T Pillai, Reader, Institute of English, Kerala University.
Phone: 9495919749.
a) Dr Sherine Upot, Professor, School of Distance Education,
Mahatma Gandhi University. Phone: 9447558619.
Scheme of Questions
4. Four essay questions carrying 12 marks each (with three choices each) .
Two questions will be from Section 1 and one question each will be from
sections 2 and 3.
5. Four questions (short write-ups of about one page) carrying 5 marks
each(two choices for each question) Two questions will be from section 1
and one question each will be from sections 2 and 3.
6. Four short questions (to be attempted in not more than 100 words)
carrying 3 marks each (two choices for each question). Two questions
will be from section 1 and one question each will be from sections 2 and 3.
Model Question Paper
MA FIRST SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS (CCSS)
ENGIC03 — History of English Language
Time: 3 hours
Marks: 80
I. Write an essay on any one of the following in about 3 pages:
a) Briefly describe the genealogy of the English language.
b) "Old English was a typical Germanic Language." Discuss.
c) Describe the transformation of the English language under Norman rule.
(1x12=-12 marks)
II. I. Write an essay on any one of the following in about 3 pages:
a) Give an outline sketch of the Germanic family of languages.
b) Describe the influences of Celtic and Scandinavian languages on English.
c) Describe the systems of inflexions and conjugations in Old English.
(1x12-12 marks)
III Write an essay on any one of the following in about 3 pages:
a) Discuss he influx of French words into English in the Seventeenth and
Eighteenth centuries.
b) Discuss how colonialism opened the floodgates of the English language.
c) Discuss the contributions of some of the canonized writers of English literature
to the English language
(1x12-12marks)
IV Write an essay on any one of the following in about 3 pages:
a) Briefly describe the nature of English spelling and the attempts to reform it.
b) Discuss some of the fundamental ways in which the English language split up
into dialects.
c) Discuss the evolution of English in postcolonial times.
(1x12-12 marks)
V . Write short notes in about a page each on each of the following:
a) Satem Languages
Or
Grimm's Law
b) Old English Dialects
Or
Old English Literature
c) Greek influence on English during the Renaissance
Or
Early English dictionaries.
d) Indian English
Or
The creol zation of English
(4x5=20 marks
VI Answer the following questions in about 100 words:
a) Beowulf
Or
Anglo-Saxon chronicles.
b) Danelaw
Or
Early Middle English religious poetry
c) Modern English pronunciation
Or
Semantic Change in the Sixteenth Century.
d) Butler English
Or
The notion of 'correct English' in the postcolonial world.
(4x3=12 marks)
ENG 1 C04 Literary Criticism and Theory — Part I
Credits 4
.-— -Introduction to Cnticul
-Theories-Historical perspective-Earlier -phases of critical
history-Classical (Western and Indian), Neoclassical and Romantic traditionsContinuities linking various phases and relative discontinuities-Critical dialogues
within theories since Plato.
Texts for study
1.Plato
: The Republic (Book 3)
2. Aristotle
: Poetics (1-19)
3. Longinus
: On the sublime (Chapters 7-9)
4. S.N. Dasgupta
: The Theory of Rasa
5. Marudanayagam
: "Ullurai, Iraicci and Dhwani"
(from: The Tamil Canon: Comparative
readings)
6. Philip Sidney
: An Apology for Poetry
7. Wordsworth
: Preface to Lyrical Ballads
16
-
ENG r CO4= Literary Critkin and Theory
Scheme of Questions (Part — 0
Max: SU Marks
1. Three essay questions carrying 20 marks each (with three choices each) one
question each relating to Classical western tradition, Indian aesthetics and
NeoclassicaUromantic tradition respectively
(3X20: 60 Marks)
2. Four short notes (of about one and a half page carrying 5 marks each from a
choice of 8 questions). One question each will relate to classical, Indian
aesthetics, Neoclassical and Romantic tradition respectively
University of Calicut
Department of English
ENG 1C04 Literary Criticism and Theory — Part I
Is/lodel_Question_paper__ Time 3 hrs
I
Write essays on any one of the following
(1 x 20 = 20 Marks)
1.
Briefly analyze how Aristotle established tragedy as the highest form of
poetry.
2.
Examine how Plato pursues ideal justice and a workable concept of the
Good Man in The Republic Book 3.
3.
II
"Nothing attributes to greatness as much as noble passion in the right
place" — Elaborate with reference to longinus' on the sublime
Write an essay on any one of the following
1.
2.
III
- Max: 80 marks
(1 x 20 = 20 Marks)
Examine 'Rasa' as the key concept of classical Indian aesthetips
Explain the importance of the concept of "Ullurai" in Dravidian linguistics
Explain how Marudanayagam compares the conepts of "Dhwani"
and"Ullurai"
Write an essay on any one of the following
(1 x 20 = 20 Marks)
1. Critically examine Sydney's views on functions of poetry.
2. Describe with reference to
Preface to Lyrical Ballads, how Romanticism
drastically altered the paradigms of literary criticism.
I Discuss how Philip Sydney's Apology for Poetry
represents a revival of
classical theory with minor variations.
IV
Write short notes on four of the following:
(4 x 5 = 20 Marks)
1. The tragic Hero
2. Sthayibhava
3. The sources that produce sublimity according to longinus
4. Sydney's approach to Plato in "An Apology for Poetry"
5-• - Wordsworth's notion of the poet
-6. Distinguish between "Ullurai" and "Iraicci"
7. The Romantic concept of poetry
8. Critical reflections on poetry over the years from Plato to Wordsworth
ENG 1 C04-Literary Criticism and Theory
Panel of Examiners
1.
Dr. Rajan
Dept of English
Kerala Varma College
Thrissur — Ph: 9995172751
Bindu Amat
Dept. of English
Kerala Varma College
Trichur
Ph: 9847500635
Dr. Salil Varma
Dept. of English
St. Josephs College, Devagiri, Cal cut
Ph: 9447333380
4.
Dr. Saji Mathew, Lecturer,
School of Letters, MG University, Kottayam
Phone : 9847237570
Panel of Question paper Setters
1.
Dr. B.Hariharan
Institute of English
Kerala University, Tvm.
Ph: 9446203008
2.
Dr. Saji Mathew, Lecturer,
School of Letters, MG University, Kottayam
Phone : 9847237570
3.
Dr. K.M. Krishnan,
School of Letters, MG University-, Kottayarn
Phone : 9447179486
Dr. K. Kunhammed
Dept of Studies in English,
Kannur University.
Ph: 9946665444
University of Calicut
Department of English
ENG1 CO5 PostcolonialLiteraturei
Scheme of Questions
Time: 3 lu-s
Max: 80 marks
The following scheme is aimed at a fair representation of all areas of the course in the
examination and to ensure an equitable distribution of questions addressing the
different topics and areas. The question paper setter is requested to kindly adhere to
this scheme
Three
essay questions carrying 15 marks each (with 3 choices each) relating to
poetry, drama and fiction respectively.
(15 x 3 = 45 Marks)
II
Seven
short notes carrying 5 marks each from a choice of 15 questions
covering the entire prescribed texts.
(7 x 5 = 35 Marks)
Note: In order to ensure fair distribution of questions, it is most important that no
piece is left unrepresented in the paper and that no piece is given undue weightage.
ENG 1 CO5 — Poste()Ionia! Literature
Poe
A.K. Ramanujam
Sujata Bhatt
Wole Soyinka
Kamanu Brathwaite
Robert Finch
Margaret Atwood
Derek Walcott
Jack Davis
Mohammed bin Haji Salleh
Kishwar Naheed
Almaghir Hashmi
Lakdasa Vikramasinha
- Small-scale Reflections on a Great House
- A Different History
- Telephone Conversation
- Negus
-Peacock and Nightingale
-Journey to the Interior
-Ruins of a Great House
-Aboriginal Australian
-Do Not Say
-I am Not that Woman
-So What if Live in a House Made by Idiots
- Don't Talk to me about Matisse
Drama.
Wole Soyinka
Girish Karnad
James Reaney
-The Road
-Hayavadana
-The Canadian Brothers
Fiction:
Chinua Achebe
V.S. Naipaul
Salman Rushdie
-Arrow of God
-The Mimic Men
-Midnight's Children
University of Calicut
Department of English
ENG 1C05 Posteolonial Literature
Model Question paper
Time: 3 hrs
Max: 80 marks
I
Write essays on any three
of the following, choosing at least one question
from each section.
Section A
1.
2.
Comment on Sujata Bhatt's poetic account of tradition and colonial
modernity in the Indian context.
Would you agree with the statement that Kishwar Naheed's poem "I am
not that woman" is more feminist than postcolonial — Elaborate on your
view.
Critically comment on the contemporary political relevance of Mohammed
bin Haji Salleh's poem "Do not say"
(1 x 15 = 15 marks)
Section B
1.
2.
3.
Critically examine the central theme of The Canadian Brothers
Examine critically "The Quest" motif in The Road
"Hayavadana is situated in the interstices of an invigorating legacy of
traditional Indian folk and modern western theatre" - Comment
(1-x 1 — 15 .marks)
Section C
1-. Examine Arrow of God as a novel that counters colonial representation.
Midnight's
2. Describe in detail_ how Rushdie blends fact, fiction and fantasy in
Children.
7 .
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analyses
the
historical
legacy of colonialism and its
3. Examine how Mimic Men
political and psychological effects.
(1 x 15 = 15 marks)
I
Write short notes on any seven of the following.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
The significance of the title Arrow of God
Motif of the perforated sheet in Midnight's Children
Subversion in Hayavadana
African rituals in The road
Narrative voice in the Mimic Men
Symbolism in Robert Finch's Peacock and Nightingale
Black-White relationship in Walcott's Ruins of a Great House
Response to western art in Vikramasinha's Don't talk to me about
Mattisse
The aborigine issue in David's Abonginal Australia.
Theme of Alwood's poem Journey to the Inteior
Major features of the house in Almaghir Hashmi's House made by
Idiots
Soyinka's use of irony to depict the absurdity of racism.
Presentation of the past in Ramanujam's poem
Explmaitottui Carribean identity in Negus
Characterisation in The Canadian Brothers
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ENG 1C05 Posteolonial Literature
Panel of Question Paper Setters
Dr B Hariharan, Reader,
Institute of English, Kerala University,
Thiruvananthapuram. Phone: 9446203008.
Dr. K.M. Krishnan,
Lecturer, School of Letters, MG University, Kottayam
Phone : 9447179486
3.
4.
Dr. K. Kunhammed
Dept. of Studies in English,
Kannur University.
Ph: 9946665444.
Dr Meena S Pillai,
Reader, Institute of English, Kerala University,
Thiruvanathapuram. Phone: 9495919749
Dr..P.P Raveendran
School of Letters
Mahatma Gandhi University
Kottayam
Dr. Sherine Upot
Department of Distance Education
M.G. University
Kottayam
ENG 1C05 Postcolonial Literature
Panel of External Examiners
Dr B Hariharan, Reader,
Institute of English, Kerala University,
Thiruvananthapurarn Phone: 9446203008.
1.
Dr. K.M. Krishnan,
Lecturer, School of Letters, MG University, Kottayam
Phone : 9447179486
3.
4.
Dr. K. Kunhammed
Dept. of Studies in English,
Kannur University.
Ph: 9946665444.
Dr Meena S Pillai,
Reader, Institute of English, Kerala University,
Thiruvanathapuram Phone: 9495919749
5.
Dr..P.P Raveendran
School of Letters
Mahatma Gandhi University
Kottayam
6.
Dr. Sherine Upot
Department of Distance Education
M.G. University
Kottayam
Fly UP