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REVISED COURSES OF THE PROGRAMME OF MA ENGLISH W.E.F.

SEPTEMBER 2012
SEMESTER-I ENG-571 ENG-572 ENG-573 ENG-574 ENG-575 Communication / Study Skills Literary Forms and Movements Poetry-I Novel-I Linguistics

SEMESTER-II ENG-576 ENG-577 ENG-578 ENG-579 ENG-580 Drama-I Novel-II Poetry-II History of Literary Criticism Short Story

SEMESTER-III ENG-621 ENG-622 ENG-623 ENG-624 ENG-625 Poetry-III (Modern Poetry) Drama-II Novel-III Womens Writings Stylistics

SEMESTER-IV ENG-626 ENG-627 ENG-628 ENG-629 Option: i) ii) American Literature Modern Approaches to Literary Criticism Drama-III Prose

ENG-630 ENG-631

Pakistani Literature in English South Asian Literatures in English

Communication / Study Skills Semester-I


Course Code: 571 Course Objectives The aim of this course is to groom the students linguistically in such a manner that they can operate independently on a reliable measure of communicative competence in the twin productive skills of speech and writing. This course also aims to train students in acquiring all the study skills required to cope efficiently not only with the challenges of the English language but also with the demands of other subjects written in the English language which need to be dealt with at optimal level of efficiency. Course Contents General Study Skills Getting organized and knowing ones target Dictionary skills Using the library Remembering and learning Techniques for reading Critical thinking Tackling a book Specific Writing Skills Note-taking from lectures and books Brainstorming]Outlining and summarizing Paragraph writing and essay writing CV writing and job application writing Dealing with examinations Specific Oral Skills Discussion in tutorials Effective classroom interaction Giving a presentation Taking part in seminars Reading List Wallace, M. 1980 Study Skills in English. CUP Langan, J. 1981 English Skills McGraw Hill Book Co. McWhorter, K.T. 1983 College Reading and Study Skills Little Brown & Co. OBrien & Jordan. 1985 Developing Reference Skills Collins Price-Machado, D. 1998 Skills for Success. CUP

Literary Forms and Movements


Course Code: 572 Course Objectives This course is designed to introduce the students to the salient features and historical development of different genres and literary movements in English Literature. The course contents have been selected to serve two main purposes. Providing all necessary literary background to the students and enabling them to cope with respective courses included in the whole program. Course Contents Literary terms Genres Poetry Drama Novel Short Story Prose Movements 16th century to 18th century Renaissance Reformation Neo-classicism Romanticism 19th Century Naturalism Art for Arts Sake 20th Century Expressionism Impressionism Imagism Stream of consciousness Structuralism/Post-structuralism Reading List Daiches, D. 1983 A Critical History of English Literature Gill, G. 1985 Mastering English Literature. McMillan Burns & McNamara 1987 Literature, A close Study McMillan Brooks, C. et al. 1975 An Approach to Literature. Prentice Hall Cuddon, JA 1991 Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory. Penguin

Poetry-I
Course Code: 573 Course Objectives This course aims at introducing the students to the classical period of English poetry beginning from the medieval period to its growth and development into the eighteenth century. Hence selections of poetry written by the most representative poets of the respective eras are included in it. It begins from Chaucer in the 14th century and ends with the neo-classical period of Pope in 18th century. Course Contents Chaucer A selection of characters from the Prologue The Knight, The Squire The Monk, The Friar The Nun, The Wife of Bath Elizabethan Sonneteers One day I wrote her name upon the strand .. Spenser Amoretti 75 When forty winters will besiege thy browShakespeare I with whose eyes her eyes committeth adultery.Sidney Seventeenth Century Poetry Donne The Sun Rising When Thou Hath Donne Milton Paradise Lost, BK-I (First 320 lines) Eighteenth Century Poetry Pope The Rape of the Lock (Canto III, First 50 lines) Reading List Bowden, M. 1967 The Metaphisical Poets. MacMillan Dyson, AE (ed) 1974 The Metaphisical Poets. MacMillan Kermode, F. 1971 Shakespeare, Spenser, Donne (introduction). Routledge & Kegan Paul Beer, P. 1972 The Metaphisical Poets. MacMillan Bowra, CM 1966 Heroic Poetry. MacMillan Daiches, D. 1971 Milton, Hutchinson & Co. Fraser, G. 1978 Alexender Pope. Routledge & Kegan Paul Kermode F. 1967 The Living Milton. Routledge & Kegan Paul. Rudrum, A. 1968 Milton. MacMillan Quennell, P. 1968 Alexender Pope. Weildfeld & Nicolson.

Novel-I
Course Code: 574 Course Objectives The students will be able to recognize the characteristics of major chronological eras and relate literary works and authors to major themes and issues related to literary devices such as irony, symbolism, etc. The students will also be able to recognize the development of character and plot in the novel and will be able to identify specific connections between characters and other elements such as setting. Students will learn a method of analyzing novels by starting with characters and moving outward to other elements and will identify the most effective elements of selected novels. Course Contents Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen The Mill on the Floss by Geroge Eliot Reading List Allen W. 1954 The English Novel: A Short Critical History. Penguin Allot, M. 1959 Novelists on the Novel. Routledge and Kegan Paul Bradbucy, M. 1973 Possibilities: Essay on the State of Novel. OUP Dyson, AE. (ed) 1976 Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Peack, The Anchor Press Ltd. Dyson AE (ed) 1978 The English Novel: Developments in Criticism Since Henry James. Macmillan Gray, B. 1989 Geroge Eliot and Music. Macmillan Hardy, B 1985 Forms of Feeling in Victorian Fiction Muthen & Co. Ltd. Hardy, B. 1970 Critical Essays on George Eliot. Routledge & Kegan Paul Karl, FR 1975 A Readers Guide to the Development of English Novels in the Eighteenth century. Thomas & Hudson Kennedy, A 1979 Meaning and Signs in Fiction. MacMillan Mansell, D. 1973 The Novels of Jane Austen: An Introduction. Macmillan Paulson, R. (ed) 1962 Fielding: A Collection of Critical Essays. Prentice Hall Inc. Peak, J. 1983 How to Study A Novel MacMillan Pinion, FB 1981 A Geroge Eliot Comparision. MacMillan Watt, Ian. (ed) 1963 Jane Austen: A collection of Critical Essays. Prentice Hall Inc.

Linguistics-I
Course Code: 575 Course Objectives This course provides a general introduction to linguistics. After a brief history of the field and a general introduction into the area of language systems and theories, the core components of linguistics will be introducedphonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse, and pragmatics. Theoretical and applied issues will be discussed through the analysis of fragments of language in class, Students will be able to Understanding how language is structured and need Recognize some essential aspects of selected linguistics theories Recognize the essential theoretical aspects of certain sub-fields of linguistics Outline the role of certain linguistics sub-fields in everyday life Course Contents What is language? Characteristics of Human language Origin of language Animal language Body language/non-verbal language Significance of language Written and spoken language Language types Functions of language History of language studies Language universals What is linguistics? Branches of Linguistics Misconceptions about linguistics Status of linguistics Levels of linguistic representation Phonological Graphological Morphological Syntactical Lexical Discourse Major concepts in linguistics Reading List Barber, C. L. 1974 The Story of Language_London: Pan Finch, G. 1998 How to Study Linguistics? London: MacMillan Radford, A. et al. 1999 Linguistics: An Introduction. CUP Widdowson H.G. 1996 Linguistics. Oxford University Press Yule, G. 1996 The Study of Language. Cambridge: CUP

Semester-II

Drama-I
(World Drama) Program: MA English

Course Code: 576 Course Objectives:

This course aims at introducing the students to the world drama by focusing on the religious origins of drama in both Greek as well as Renaissance ages. An attempt will be made to familiarize the students with major trends in the dramatic art and popular themes dealt by the artists of these ages, known as the golden periods in the history of drama. The study will essentially focus upon the techniques of analyzing a play so as to enable students to carry out independent study of other works of this age, which have not been included in the course. The students will also be provided with essential information regarding the history and evolution of the conception and technique of drama. Course Contents: Oedipus Rex Marlowe: Dr. Faustus Moliere: The Uneasy Husband Reading List Kitto 1960 Form and Meaning in Drama Kitto 1973 Greek Tragedy Levin, H 1964 The Over-Reacher, A study of Cristopher Marlowe, Deacon Jump, J 1991 Doctor Faustus. Casebook Series Caderwood and Toliver 1967 Perspectives on Drama. OUP Sylan 1976 The Elements of Drama. OUP McAlinder 1988 English Renaissance Tragedy. MacMillan Belsey 1985 The Subject of Tragedy. Methuen Howarth (ed) 1978 Comic Drama: The European Heritage. Methuen Male. 1973 Approaches to Drama. George Allen & Unwin

Novel-II
Course Code: 577 Program: MA English

Course Objectives The students will be able to recognize the characteristics of major chronological eras and relate literary works and authors to major themes and issues related to literary devices such as irony, symbolism, etc. The students will also be able to recognize the development of character and plot in the novel and will be able to identify specific connections between characters and other elements such as setting. Students will learn a method of analyzing novels by starting with characters and moving outward to other elements and will identify the most effective elements of selected novels. Course Contents The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy A passage to India by E.M. Forster To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf Reading List Beja, M. (ed) 1970 Virginia Woolf: To the Lighthouse. Bristol: MacMillan Bloom, H. (ed) 1986 Virginia Woolf: Modern Critical Views. New York: Chelsea House Publisher Bradbury, M. (ed) 1966 Forster: A Collection of Critical Essays. Prentice Hall Bradbury, M. (ed) 1975 E.M. Forster: A Passage to India. MacMillan Casagrande, P.J 1982 Unity in Hardys Novels: Repetitive Symmetries. London: MacMillan Cavaliero, G. 1979 A Reading of E. M. Forster. London: MacMillan Kramer, D. 1975 Thomas Hardy: The Forms of Tragedy. London: MacMillan Lewis, S.W. (ed) 1975 Virginia Woolf: A collection of Criticismi. New York: McGraw Hill Martin, J. S. 1976 E.M. Forster: The Endless Journey. London: CUP Pinion, F. B. 1977 Thomas Hardy: Art and Thought, London: MacMillan Sprague, C. (ed) 1971 Virginia Woolf: A Collection of Critical Essays. Prentice-Hall

Poetry-II
Course Code: 578 Program: MA English Course Objectives This course is a study poetic forms from English Romantic and Victorian verse. Students will be able to identify the characteristics of these periods as reflected through the poetry of the selected representative poets. Important biographical details in the lives of selected poets, the influence of historical, cultural, and artistic context upon selected major works, and the use of literary devices will be analyzed. Course Contents Romantic Poets

William Wordsworth o French Revolution o Tintern Abbey/The Prelude (Selection) P.B. Shelley o Ode to the West Wind John Keats o Ode on a Grecian Urn o Ode to a Nightingale Victorian Poets

Browning o My last Duchess o The Bishop Orders His Tomb Tennyson o Ulysses Reading List Bloom, H. And Trilling, L. (eds) 1973 Romantic Poetry and Prose. New York: OUP Bowra, G.M The Romantic Imagination Camilla, F. Ed. 1966 The Romantics and Victorians. New York: The MacMillan Co. Ford, B. Ed. 1982 From Blake to Byron. London: Penguin Books Kennedy, X. J. 1994 An introduction to Poetry, 8th Ed. New York: HarperCollins. The Case Book Series Fotheringham, J. Studies of the Mind and Art of Robert Browning. Muir, K. Ed. John Keats: A Reassessment Liver Pool

History of Literary Criticism


Course Code: 579 Program: MA English Course Objectives The course traces the history of literary criticism in English literature to the time of Renaissance. The study of Aristotle and Longinus who came to life in the 16 th century England helps to see that the roots of critical thought in English literature lie in the ancient Greeks. The views of the English critics from Sidney to T.S Eliot provide landmarks in the development of ideas about art and literature. Altogether the course provides a background to further developments in criticism in the 20th century from social, psychological and linguistic perspectives. Course Contents Aristotle-Poetics Longinus-On the Sublime Sidney-An Apology for Poetry Wordsworth-Preface to Lyrical Ballads T.S. Eliot-The Tradition and Individual Talent Reading List Ambercormbie, L. Principles of Literary Criticism Atkins, J. W. H. Literary Criticism in Antiquity Daiches, D. Critical Approaches to Literature James, S. The Making of Literature Saintsbury, G. History of Literary Criticism Wismatt and Brooks Literary Criticism

Short Story
Course Code: 580 Course Objectives: The aim of this course is to introduce student a new genre of literature, the short story, in English Literature. The course as such will look at the development of short story as it progressed from the 19th century to present times. It will also evaluate its thematic and structural features from the perspective of modern principles of criticism. Course Contents What is a Short Story? Elements of Short Story. A Brief History of Short Story British Short Story The Man who Died Typhoon The Human Element The Manners of Men The Liar Not-British Short Story Metamorphosis The Necklace Hills like White Elephant The Reckoning Program: MA English

by D. H. Lawrence by Joseph Conrad by Somerset Maugham by Rudyard Kipling by Henry James

by Franz Kafka by Guy de Maupssant by Hemingway by Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi

Reading List Schwarz, D.R. 1980 Conrad Criticism and Companion. Morverick 1966 Conrad 20th Century Views Pinior, F.B. A.D.H. Lawrence Companion Andrews, W.T. (ed) Critics on D.H. Lawrence Draper, R. (ed) D.H. Lawrence Andrews, W.T. (ed) Kafka 20th Century Views Morgan, T. Somerse Maugham 1980. Shaw, V. The Short Story: A Critical Introduction

Semester-III
Course Code: 621

Poetry-III
Program: MA English

Course Objectives This course aims at introducing the students to the representative 20th century poets. It will also acquaint them to the existing trends in Modern English poetry. It begins form W. B. Yeats and ends at Seamus Heaney. Course Contents W.B. Yeats The Second Coming Byzantium Sailing to Byzantium T.S. Eliot The Love song of Alfred J. Prufrock The East Coker Ted Hughes The thought Fox Wind Full Moon and Little Frieda Philip Larkin Church going Ambulances Going, Going Seamus Heaney Mother This morning from a dewy motorway Exposure Reading List Gardner, H. 1968 The Art of T.S. Eliot. London Unterecker, J. (ed) 1970 Twentieth century View: Yeats Comel, R (ed) 1971 Critics on Yeats. London Southern, B.C. 1972 A students Guide to the Selected Poems of T. S. Eliot T.H. Waite Anthony 1985 Poetry today: A Critical Guide to British Poetry (1960-1984) King P. R. 1979 Nine Contemporary Poets: A Critical Introduction

Drama-II
Course Code: 622 Programs: MA English Course Objectives Focusing on the width and breadth of the Bards work, the students will be exposed to the variety and richness in Shakespearean drama. This will be done by linking elements (themes, characters, techniques) in Shakespearean plays with Greek and other Renaissance dramatists, tracing the gradual development of the genre, which found its fullest and finest expression in the art of Shakespeare. This module will also include application and discussion of some postmodern theoretical constructs and emerging trends such as feminism, post structuralism and deconstruction, which will continue well into the module of modern drama in the last and the final semester. Course Contents Tragedies Hamlet, King Lear Comedy Twelfth Night Reading List Bradbook 1973 The Growth and Structure of Elizabethan Comedy. CUP Charney 1971 How to Study Shakespeare. McGraw-Hill Bradley A.C 1955 Shakespearean Tragedy. Meridian Wilson 1967 What Happens in Hamlet. CUP Righter 1962 Shakespeareand the Idea of the Play. Chatto and Windus Jump J. 1991 Shakespeare: Hamlet. Casebook Series Muir (ed) 1965 Shakespeare: The Comedies. Prentice-Hall Wilson. J. 1962 Shakespeares Happy comedies. Faber and Faber Swinden 1979 An Introduction to Shakespeares Comedies. MacMillan Hussey 1984 The Literary Language of Shakespeare, Longman Blake 1983 Shakespeares Langauge. MacMillan

Novel-III
(Modern Novel)

Course Code: 623

Programs: MA English

Course Objectives The students will be able to recognize the characteristics of major chronological eras and relate literary works and authors to major themes and issues related to literary devices such as irony, symbolism, etc. The students will also be able to recognize the development of character and plot in the novel and will be able to identify specific connections between characters and other elements such as setting. Students will learn a method of analyzing novels by starting with characters and moving outward to other elements and will identify the most effective elements of selected novels. Course Contents Moth Smoke by Mohsin Hameed American Brat by Bapsi Sidwa Ancient Sufferings

Reading List Allen, W. 1954 The English Novel: A short Critical History, Penguin Allot, M. 1959 Novelists on the Nove. Routledge and Kegan Paul Bradbucy, M. 1973 Possibilities: Essay on the State of Novel. OUP Dyson, A.E. (ed) 1978 The English Novel: Developments in Criticism Since Henry James, MacMillan Kennedy, A. 1979 Meaning and Signs in Fiction. MacMillan Peck, J. 1983 How to Study A Novel. MacMillan Green, M. The English Novel in the Twentieth Century. Kettle, A. An Introduction to the English Novel (1&2) Ghent, D. The English Novel: Form and Fuction

Womens Writings
Course Code: ENG.624 M.A. English Literature Womens writings are associated with social and political change. Some of these changes have been revolutionary in the redefinition of womens roles both in private and public domains. This course includes womens voices in literature from across the globe who express the challenges of changing sensibilities through female experience and new genres. The genres include life writings, fiction, and poetry. The writers included come from range of subject positions defined by race, nation and class.

Course Contents: 1. Life Writings:


Maya Angelou Azar Nafisi I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Reading Lolita in Tehran

2. Fiction:
Toni Morrison Gerd Bratenberg Beloved Egalias Daughters Dreaming Frankenstein and two other poems Daddy and two other poems Three poems

3. Poetry:
Liz Lockhead Sylvia Plath Emily Bront

Reading List:
Mill, S. (1998). Feminist Stylistics, NY: Routledge. Showalter, E. (1979). Towards a Feminist Poetics, in M. Jacobus, ed. Women Writing about Women Spender, D. (1981). Man Made Language, UK: Routledge & Kegan Paul. Williams P. & Chrisman L. (eds.) Colonial Discourse and Postcolonial Theory: A Reader, NY: Columbia University Press. Woolf, V. (1966). Women and Fiction, Londong: Hogarth Press. Anwar,W. (2009) Black Womens Dramatic Discourse: A Psychosemiotic Study of Silence in Selected Plays by African American Women Dramatists. VDM Verlag

Stylistics
Course Code: 625 Programs: MA English Course Objectives This course introduces the students to the modern concept of style as distinguished from the traditional one. The course will introduce the notion of style to the students, both in literary and non-literary discourses from a purely linguistic perspective. This also includes a comparison of style in literary and non-literary discourses in the context of genre leading to the identification of different registers. Course Contents 1. Introduction to Stylistics a. Literature and Linguistics b. Basic concepts c. The code d. The text e. Text and Context f. The critical language approach g. Style: old concept of style, modern concepts of style, linguistic concept of style, literary criticism, rhetoric, linguistics h. Branches of stylistics: literary stylistics, computational stylistics, phonostylistics, pedagogical stylistics 2. The code Analysis a. Systagmatic and paradigmatic choices b. Sentence c. Lexis d. Disocurse 3. Features/Contours of Literary text a. Norm and deviation or code as resource b. Patterns of sound c. Meanings d. Structures 4. Comparative Analysis of Literary and Non-Literary Discourse Style a. Literary text compared to the language of conversation, religion, newspaper reporting, legal documents, science and technology. (This comparison is based on vocabulary and sentence analysis. The aim is to establish the distinguishing features of literary register as a distinct text type.) 5. Text and context (Literature as Discourse) a. Sign, meaning and context (value and significance of sign) b. Non-linguistic pattern: genre, narrative, descriptive, dramatic conventions. c. Autonomy and detachment (of the literary texts) 6. The Critical Theory in Linguistics a. Structuralism, post structuralism and deconstruction 7. Literature as communication a. The code and the message, text and interpretation, the writer/the reader/the topic, the socio-culture context Reading List Chapman, R. 1975 Linguistics and Literature Carter, R. 1982 Language and Literature Crystal, d. and Davy, D. 1969 Investigating English Style Leech, G. 1969 A linguistic Guide to English Poetry Widdowson, H.G. 1992 Practical Stylistics

Semester-IV
Course Code: ENG.626 Course Description

American Literature

The course contents of American Literature attempt to provide students a rich assortment of American thought and develop their interest in historical and cultural progress through literature. It helps the students to understand the authors in relation to their historical settings and growth of American literature in terms of themes, forms and its distinctive features. It also enables the students to make a comparative study of British and American literature. Course Objectives Students will read a variety of American writers and respond to historically and culturally significant works of American literature. They will analyze and contextualize its evolution from Romanticism to Modern times through unique perspective of different authors. This course will enhance the understanding of literary form and function and will reinforce their literary competence through meticulous analysis of the given text. Course contents: Novels: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne Old Man and the Sea by Earnest Hemingway OR The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald Poetry: Song of Myself by Walt Whitman (Section 1, 2,6,20,21,32,48,52) Any Two representative poems of Emily Dickinson Any Two representative poems of Edgar Alan Poe Any Three representative poems of Robert Frost Drama: Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller Long Days Journey into Night by Eugene O Neill Short Stories: Eves Diary by Mark Twain A Dark Brown Dog by Stephen Crane Suggested Readings: 1. The Norton Anthology: American Literature. New York, 1994 (4th Edition) 2. American Literature since 1900, M. Bradbury ed. Sphere Book, 1987 3. Contemporary American Literature, I.H. Milwauki, 1972 4. Pakistan Journal of American Studies. Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad. 5. American Literature vol.2, William Cain. Pearson/Longman Publishers, 2004. 6. The Oxford Companion to American Literature. James D.Hart. The Oxford University Press, 1995. 7. Hawthorne: A Collection of Critical Essays (20th Century Views), A.N.Kaul ed. Prentice Hall Trade, 1966. 8. The Art of Robert Frost. Tim Kendall, 2012. 9. Myth and Modern American Drama. Thomas E.Porter. Wayne State Univeristy Press, 1969. 10. Understanding the Old Man and the Sea. A Students Casebook to Issues,Sources and Historical Documents. Greenwood Press, 2002. Related Links: 1. Perspectives in American Literature http://www.csustan.edu/english/reuben/home.htm 2. Outlines of American Literature http://usa.usembassy.de/etexts/oal/oaltoc.htm 3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Literature 4. http://www.america.gov/publications/books/outline-of-american-literature.html

Modern Approaches to Literary Criticism


Course Code: 627 Programs: MA English Course Objectives The aim of this course is to place the linguistic stylistics practiced by students in the third semester in its proper perspective. The contents of the course introduce students to modern and postmodern theory of literary criticism and practices. Modern Influences on Literary Criticism Frued De Saussaure Simone de Bauvoir Marxism Modern /Postmodern Movements Formalism Structuralism Post-Structuralism Deconstruction Feminism Applied Modern Criticism Marion Shaw Virginia Wolfe Rick Rylance Sylvia Plath Peter Widdowson Graham Swift Lindon Peach Toni Morrison Learning Strategies of Modern Criticism Norman Fairclough-Critical Language Awareness Sara Mills-Feminist Stylistics Paul Hamilton-Postcolonial Stylistics Reading List Philip Rice and Partrica Waugh (eds) 1989/2001 Modern Literary Theory. Arnold Michael Levenson (ed) 1999 The Cambridge Companion to Modernism, CUP Terry Eagelton 1983 Literary Theory: An Introduction, Basil Blackwell Rick Rylance and Judy Simons (eds) 2001 Literature in Context, Palgrave Todd E. Davis and Kenneth Womack (eds) 2002 Formalist Criticism and ReaderResponse Theory, Palgrave Sara Mills-feminist Stylistics, Routledgte. Helene Keyssar (ed) 1996 Feminist Theatre and Theory, New Case Boods, MacMillan Jonathen Culler 1975 Sturcturalist Poetics. Routledge & Kegan Paul Paul Mamilton 1996 Historicism, The New Critical Idiom, Routledge.l

Drama-III
Course Code: 628 Programs: MA English Course Objectives Looking at the prominent dramatists of the modern era such as Shaw, Ibsen and Rockett, this module will take up some of the issues, themes and trends with which students will already have been familiarized. Hence, the primary objective of this course is to expose the students to a range of modern plays to analyse the emerging trends and techniques in modern drama including nihilist discourses, deconstruction, theatre of the absurd,. Feminism, postcolonial theories of race, class and gender. Course Contents G.B Shaw Major Barbara H. Ibsen The Dolls House S. Beckett Waiting for Godot Reading List Steiner, G. 1961 The Death of Tragedy. Faber Fjelde, R. 1965 (ed) Ibsen: Twentieth Century Views. Prentice Hall Egan. M. 1972 Ibsen: The Critical Heritage. Routledge and Kegan Paul Evans P.F. 1976 Shaw: The Critical Heritage. Routledge and Kegan Paul Morgan, M. 16974 The Shavian Playground. Methuen Gassner, J. 1954 Masters of Drama Ganz. A 1983 George Bernard Shaw: MacMillan Hasan I. 2002 Samuel Beckett: Word master: Waiting for Godot.: Text with Critical Commentary. Oxford Esslin, M. (ed) 1965 Samuel Beckett: 20th century Views. Prentice Hall

Prose
Course Code: 629 Programs: MA English Course Objectives To familiarize the students with a wide range of functional and non-functional styles in English Prose. Through an in-depth analysis of Bacons text in terms of his use of wit, figures of speech, imagery and aphorisms, the course begins with the Renaissance prose and moves on to an analysis of the layers of wit, irony, humlur, sacrcasm, sardonic, tone leading to bitter and pungent satire in Swifts Gullivers travels. Husleys and Russels prose styles are analyzed in relation to the contemporary thought and philosophy, comparisons and contrasts in various pros writers style are also highlighted. Course Contents 1. Bacon The following selection from Bacons Essays Of Truth Of Death Of Revenge Of Marriage and Single Life 2. Swift Gullivers Travels 3. Huxley The Education of an Amphibion Knowledge and Understanding 4. Bertrand Russel The following essay from in Praise of Idleness In Praise of Idleness Useless Knowledge Western Civilization Reading List Hawkins, M.J. 1972 Introduction in francis bacon: Essarys. JM. Dent and Sons Vickers, B. 1978 Frabcis Bacon and Renaissance Prose. Longman Speck, WA. 1970 Swift. Arco

PAKISTANI LITERATURES IN ENGLISH


Course Code: ENG.630

MA English Literature

Topic: Introduction to Postcolonial Literature Identity and Difference: Issues of race, religion, nationality, gender Themes: immigration, Diaspora, displacement and hybridity Appropriation of English Language (Pennycook): Voices from the periphery Cultural write back by men and women of colour The Role of English in Literature of Pakistan (Sidhwa) Novel/Memoir Sara Suleri Goodyear Mohsin Hamid Bapsi Siddwa Kishwar Naheed Meatless Days The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Oxford The Crow Eaters. Milkweed A bad Womens Story. Oxford

Short Story Selection of any TWO short stories from the volume And the World Changed edited by Shamsie OR from any other volume of Pakistani writers short stories. Translated Works: Poetry of resistance by feminist poets of Pakistan including the work of Kishwar Naheed, Fehmida Riaz, Sara Shagufta, Ishrat Afreen from the volume edited by Rukhsana Ahmad The course tutor can choose any two short stories and/or translations and four poems to showcase Pakistani writers works.

Select Readings:
Shamsie, M. (ed) (2006) And the World Changed: Contemporary Stories by Pakistani Women. Oxford. Ashcroft, Griffiths and Tiffin (2002) The Empire Writes Back. 2nd Edition. Routledge. Said, Edward (1978) Orientalism 3rd Edition. Penguin. Said, Edward (1993) Culture and Imperialism. Chatto & Windus Suleri, Sara (2002) The Rhetoric of English India. The University of Chicago Press Rehman, T. (2002) Language texts and Worldview. In Language, Ideology and Power Oxford Lewis, Reina (1996) Gendering Orientalism: Race Femininity and Representation. Routledge Gandhi, Leela (1998) Postcolonial Theory. Oxford. Loomba, Ania (2005) Colonialism/Postcolonialism. London. Routledge Goldberg & Quayson (2002) Relocating Postcolonialism, Oxford: Blackwell Bhabha, Homi (2004) The Location of Culture. London: Routledge. Rukhsana Ahmad (1990) Beyond Belief. Lahore ASR publication

SOUTH ASIAN LITERATURES IN ENGLISH


Course Code: ENG.631 MA English Literature Introduction This course has been designed for the students of English Literature to expose them to a variety of literary discourses coming from the writers of South Asia. The selection includes Pakistani, Indian, Afghani and Bangla writings. The selected texts highlight the cultural, political, and social milieu of South Asia. The course is expected to make the students aware of concepts like representation, ethnicity, canon, subaltern, centre/periphery, appropriation, and so on. Novel/Memoir: The course instructor can choose any two (2) from the following: Fawzia Afzal-Khan Lahore with Love: Growing up with Girlfriends Pakistani Style Aravind Adija The White Tiger Mohsin Hamid The Reluctant Fundamentalist Mohammed Hanif A Case of Exploding Mangoes Rajeev Balasubramanyam In Beautiful Disguises Khalid Hosseini The Kite Runner Short stories: The course instructor can choose any three (3) short stories from the following: Muneeza Shamsie (ed.) And the World Changed Navid Shehzad (intro.) The Essential Reader: Stories from Pakistan. Oxford Rabindranath Tagore Selected Short Stories. Oxford Poetry: The course instructor can choose any three (4) poems from the following: Rabindranath Tagore Selected Poems. Oxford Zulifkar Ghose 50 Poems. Oxford Eunice de Souza (ed.) Nine Indian Women Poets: An Anthology. Oxford Select Readings: Williams, P. and Chisman, L. (1994). Colonial Discourse and Postcolonial Theory: A Reader. Columbia University Press. Ali, T. and Barsamian. D. (2005). Speaking of Empire and Resistance: Conversations with Tariq Ali. The New Press. Young, Robert JC. (2001). Postcolonialism: A Historical Introduction. Blackwell. Ghose, Z. (2009). Becketts Company: Selected Essays. Oxford. Ashcraft, Griffiths and Tiffin. (2002). The Empire Writes Back. Routledge. Suleri, S. (2002). The Rhetoric of English India. The University of Chicago Press. Said, E. (1993). Culture and Imperialism. Chatto & Windus. Rehman, T. (2002). Language, Ideology and Power. Oxford. Howe, S. (2002). Empire: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford. Bhabha, H. (2004). The Location of Culture. Routledge. Loomba, A. (2005). Colonialism/Postcolonialism. Routledge. South Asian Review (2010) Vol. 31.3