CO-1. Students will be able to describe the prominent features of Victorian and Early Modern British literature.
CO-2. Students will be able to assess the Victorian novel through a detailed study of the prescribed fiction.
CO-3. Students will be able to appreciate the various trends of the 19th British Drama through a detailed study of the prescribed text.
CO-4. Students will be able to comprehend the major trends in British Short stories.CO-5. Students will be able to interpret and critically appreciate the Victorian and Early Modern British poetry.Syllabus:
Unit 1. Victorian Novel: Emily Brönte- Wuthering Heights
Unit 2. 19th Century British Drama: John Galsworthy– Justice
Unit 3. Victorian and Early Modern Short Story (Selected Short Stories)
Rudyard Kipling: They
Joseph Conrad: The Secret Sharer
Robert Louis Stevenson: The Body Snatcher
Thomas Hardy: The Three Strangers
H. G. Wells: The Country of The Blind
Wilkie Collins: Who Killed Zebedee?
Unit 4. Victorian and Early Modern Poetry (Selected Poems)
Lord Alfred Tennyson: ‘Ulysses’, ‘Charge of Light Brigade’
Robert Browning: ‘My Last Duchess’,
Dante Gabriel Rossetti: ‘The Blessed Damozel’,
G.M. Hopkins: ‘Pied Beauty’,
W.B. Yeats: ‘Sailing to Byzantium’,
Rupert Brook-‘The Soldier’,
Siegfried Sassoon ‘Christ and the Soldier’,
Wilfred Owen-‘Dulce et Decorum est’.
- Reference Books:
- Blamiers, Harry. A Short History of English Literature. London: Routledge, 2003.
- Daiches, David. A Critical History of English Literature Vol.1-4.
- Carter, Ronald and John McRay. The Routledge History of Literature in English. London: Routledge, 2001.
- Adams, James Eli. A History of Victorian Literature. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
- David, Deirdre, Ed. The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel. Cambridge: CUP, 2001.
- Glen, Heather, Ed. The Cambridge Companion to the Bröntes. Cambridge: CUP, 2002.
- Powell, Kerry, Ed. The Cambridge Companion to Victorian and Edwardian Theatre. Cambridge: CUP, 2004.
- Teacher: Dipak Bhadle