Syllabus of BA II Year: English Literature (Theory) - Major I (Session 2022-23 onwards)

 Class: BA II Year (Session 2022-23 onwards)
Program: Diploma Course
Subject: English Literature (Theory) - Major I
Course Title: Study of Prose (Paper 1, Theory)
Course Code: A2-ELIT1T
Course Type: Core Course
Credit Value: 4
Total Marks: 30+ 70=100; Minimum Pass Marks: 33
Written Exam: 70 Marks (Section A: Objective; Section B: Short Questions; Section C: Long Questions)
CCE: 10+10+10= 30 (There shall be 4 class tests of 10 marks each, out of which the three best scores are to be taken into account.)
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UNIT- I
1. Early Prose Writers
1.1 Prose and its forms
1.2 Michel de Montaigne: On Sorrow (Translated by Charles Cotton)
1.3 Francis Bacon: Of Studies, Of Truth
1.4 Oliver Goldsmith: The Man in Black
(Keywords/Tags: Elizabethan Age, Aphoristic Essay, Satire, Brevity, Idiomatic Language,Ornamental Prose.)
UNIT II
2. Eighteenth/ Nineteenth Century Prose
2.1 Joseph Addison: The Spectator's Account of Himself
2.2 William Hazlitt: On the Ignorance of the Learned
2.3 Charles Lamb: Dream Children
(Keywords/Tags: Periodical Essay, Dispersed Meditation, Humour and Pathos,Autobiographical Prose)
UNIT III
3. Prose in Modern Period
3.1 AG Gardiner: On the Rule of the Road
3.2 Robert Lynd: The Pleasure of Ignorance
3.3 Aldous Huxley: The Divine Within (Chapter 1-2)
(Keywords/Tags: Modern Essayist, Prose Style, Irony, Spirituality, Civic Sense, Philosophical Prose)
UNIT IV
4. Political Writings
4.1 Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
4.2 Rajmohan Gandhi: Why Gandhi Still Matters
(Keywords/Tags: Political Writing, Social Upheaval, Dandi March, Satyagraha, Unsentimental View)
Sandal S Anshu, Satna



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