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

 Class: BA II Year (Session 2022-23 onwards)

Program: Diploma Course
Subject: English Literature (Theory) - Major II/ Minor/Optional 
Course Title: Study of Fiction (Theory)
Course Code: A2-ELIT2T
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. Forms of Early Fiction
1.1 Fiction and its types
1.2 Daniel Defoe: Robinson Crusoe
1.3 Samuel Richardson: Pamela
1.4 Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice
(Keywords/Tags: Elements of novel, Augustan Age, Age of enlightenment, Literary trends in eighteenth century, Impact of Renaissance, Epistolary novel, Narrative technique, Picaresque novel, Romanticism, French revolution.)
UNIT II
2. Victorian Fiction
2.1 Charles Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities
2.2 Thomas Hardy: The Mayor of Casterbridge
2.3 George Eliot Middlemarch
(Keywords/Tags: Victorian age, Realism, Pessimism, Fate and destiny, Regional novel, Social novel, Tragic novel, Industrial novel, Rationalism, Feminism, Materialism, Historic fiction, Industrial age.)
UNIT III
3. Modern Fiction
3.1 D.H. Lawrence: Sons and Lovers
3.2 Virginia Woolf: Mrs. Dalloway
3.3 George Orwell: 1984
(Keywords/Tags: Modern age, Autobiographical novel, Dystopia, Fantasy, Steam of consciousness, Oedipus complex, Symbolism, Formalism, Individualism, Absurdism, Identity and existential crisis, Totalitarianism, Psychological realism.)
UNIT IV
4. Detective Literature and Science-fiction
4.1 Mary Shelley: Frankenstein
4.2 RL Stevenson: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
4.3 Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles
(Keywords/Tags: Mystery, Scientific discovery, Sherlock Holmes, Parallel universes, Gothic, Science fiction )
Sandal S Anshu, Satna



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