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March 25th, 2017, 05:41 PM
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Re: Kolkata University MA English Syllabus

Calcutta University has discharged notice for admission to the different M.A. /M.Sc. courses for the session 2016-18.

Calcutta University offers confirmation in MA/M.Sc programs the subjects are –

Bengali, Comparative Indian Language and Literature (CILL), English, Linguistics, Pali, Sanskrit, Hindi, Urdu, Arabic and Persian, French, Buddhist Studies, History, Ancient Indian History and Culture, Islamic History and Culture, Archeology, Museology, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Economics, South and South East Asian Studies (SSEAS), Education, and Journalism and Mass Communication.

Qualification Criteria

Initially just those understudies should be qualified for confirmation who have passed three years degree course(10+2+3) with Honors of Calcutta University and Honors after Graduation (Special Honors) in the subject to which the affirmation is looked for or in a subject which has been pronounced to be a unified subject( Inter-disciplinary Subject) by the Faculty Council for P.G. Contemplates in Arts, Calcutta University.

Simply earlier Year Honors Graduates (i.e., candidates having qualified a year ago and not past) may likewise apply.

Plan for Entrance Exam

Dates of Entrance Test for 40% of Seats: (Duration 1 hour each)

Choice Process

Choice will be made entirely all together of legitimacy on the premise of rate of imprints for 60% of seats for C.U. ebb and flow year understudies and rest 40% of seats on the premise of subject astute Entrance Test for Non C.U. what's more, C.U. Understudies alongside back year understudies. Under the class of 40% of seats understudies will be conceded on premise of a MCQ test on OMR sheet with 50 inquiries regarding the matter each conveying 2 marks. Stamping will be made in dark shading ball point spot pen. Accreditation of Marks : For each right answer 2 marks, for wrong answer short 0.5 stamps; and not endeavored 0 (zero) check will be granted. On the off chance that there is a tie of imprints acquired in the composed passageway test among the hopefuls then the competitors with less negative checking will be set in higher position in the legitimacy list.

M.A. Syllabus - Department of English



• Pre-Elizabethan Theatre
• Elizabethan Theatre
• Prologue to ‘Wife of Bath’

• Chaucer: Prologue to Canterbury Tales
• The Nun’s Priest’s Tale
• The Knight’s Tale
• Sir Gawain and the Greene Knight

• Hamlet/King Lear
• Troilus and Cressida/ Measure for Measure
• Tempest/ The Winter’s Tale
• Richard II/ Henry IV Parts 1 and 2



• Elizabethan Poetry other than Shakespeare (Selections)
• Bacon’s Essays (Selections)
• Elizabethan Prose ( Selections)

• Marlowe: Dr Faustus /Kyd: The Spanish Tragedy
• Webster: The Duchess of Malfi /Massinger: A New Way to Pay Old Debts
• Ben Jonson: Volpone
• Metaphysical Poetry:
Donne- On His Mistris, The Flea, The Apparition, The Canonization, The
Extasie, Twickenham Garden, A Nocturnal upon St. Lucy’s Day 1-7, The Three
Herbert- The Collar, Easter-wings, The Pulley, Jordan (1) and (2), Redemption,
Deniall, Love
Marvell- The Definition of Love, On a Drop of Dew, The Garden
Vaughan- Regeneration, Peace, The World, Man

• Milton- Samson Agonistes / Paradise Lost Bk IV
• Dryden: Absalom and Achitophel Part I/ Congreve: The Way of the World
• Swift: Gulliver’s Travels/ Pope: Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot
• Defoe: Moll Flanders/ Sterne: Tristram Shandy



• Blake: Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience
• Coleridge: Christabel, Frost at Midnight, France: An Ode
• Keats: The Eve of St. Agnes, Hyperion, Lamia, Sonnets: The Human Seasons,
When I have Fears that I may cease to be, On the sea, On Death, Why Did I
Laugh Tonight?, Bards of passion and of Mirth

• Wordsworth: The Prelude Bks- I & XIII (1805 version)
• Shelley: Prometheus Unbound
• Mary Shelley: Frankenstein
• Gaskell: Mary Barton

• Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights/ Charlotte Bronte: Jane Eyre,
• Tennyson: In Memoriam/ Dickens: Dombey and Son
• Arnold: Culture and Anarchy/George Eliot: Middlemarch
• Browning: Childe Roland, Fra Lippo Lippi, Andrea Del Sarto, The Bishop
Orders His tomb At St. Praxed’s Church, Caliban upon Setebos



• Edward Bond: Lear/ The Pope’s Wedding
• Greene: The Power and the Glory /Huxley: Brave New World
• 20th Century Poetry: Faber Book of Modern Verse (Selections)

• Conrad: Heart of Darkness/ E.M. Forster: A Passage to India
• Joyce: A Portrait of the Artist as an Young Man/ Dubliners
• Yeats: Poems, selected with notes by A.N.Jeffares ( Macmillan & Co.). The
following pieces only- No Second Troy, September 1913, The Wild Swans at
Coole, Leda and the Swan, A Coat, Easter 1916, A Prayer for my daughter,
Sailing to Byzantium, The Tower, Among School Children, Mohini Chatterjee,
Byzantium, The Circus Animal’s Deserton, The Municipal Gallery Revisited
• Eliot: Murder in the Cathedral/ The Family Reunion

• Beckett: Waiting for Godot /Malone Dies
• Stoppard: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead/ Caryl Phillips: A Distant
• Zadie Smith/Fay Weldon/A.S.Byatt
• Kingsley Amis /Carol Duffy/Sheamus Heaney

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