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English Literature 1830-1900 (UG)

Course: English Literature 1830 – 1900 (Eng/UG/1.1.5)

UG1: Semester 1 (2014)

Coordinator: Ramit Samaddar (rsamaddar@english.jdvu.ac.in)

 

Syllabus:

 

Fiction: Charles Dickens’s Hard Times, Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass and Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles

Poetry: Alfred Tennyson (‘Ulysses’, ‘The Lady of Shallot’, ‘Tithonus’), Robert Browning (‘My Last Duchess’, ‘Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister’, ‘The Bishop Orders His Tomb at St. Praxed’s Church’), Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Selections from Sonnets from the Portuguese), Matthew Arnold (‘The Scholar Gypsy’, ‘Dover Beach’),Christina Rossetti (‘A Triad’, ‘An Apple Gathering’, ‘In an Artist’s Studio’) and Algernon Swinburne (To be announced)

Non-fictional Prose: Thomas Carlyle’sTheHero as Poet’ from On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in Historyand John Ruskin’s ‘Of Queens’ Gardens’ from Sesame and Lilies

 

 

Schedule (tentative):

 

Classes take place four times a week, Tues-Fri, 1200 pm and/or 1250 pm

 

July 16, 17 and 18: Introductory lectures

July 22, 23, 24 and 25: Rossetti

July 30, 31, August 1, 5, 6, 7 and 8: Arnold and Carlyle

August 12, 13 and 14: Browning

August 19, 20, 21, 22, 26 and 27: Ruskin

August 28, 29, September 2 and 3: Swinburne

September 9, 10, 11, and 12: Hardy

September 16, 17, 18 and 19: Barrett Browning

September: 24, 25, 26 and 30: Tennyson

October 14, 15, 16, 17 and 21: Dickens

October 22, 24, 28, 29, and 30: Carroll

October 31 and November 5: Revision

 

Evaluation:

 

Class Test I: September 5

Class Test II: November 7

 

 

Specific reading lists will be provided by the concerned teachers in due course. Critical materials, as and when necessary, may also be supplied.

 

 

 

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