• Course Outcomes (COs)

  1. Students will be able to appreciate English poetry with the newly acquired aesthetic sensibility.
  2. Students will understand major trends and writers in English Poetry up to the end of 19th century through detailed study of prescribed poetical works of Greek, American, Russian and French poets.
  3. They will be able to interpret and appreciate poems.
  4. Students will be able to understand the difference between implicit and explicit meaning of poems.

  • Syllabus: 

             Unit2: Russian Romanticism
                          Alexander Pushkin: 

                                                a. The Bronze Horseman,                 b. Winter Evening,
                                                c. The Coach of Life,                        d. With Freedom’s Seed,
                                                e. Beneath her Native Skies,            f. Arion
                                                g. To the Poet,                                  h. Elegy
                                                 i. When in My Arms,                         j. Autumn
            Unit 3: French Symbolist Poetry
                        Stéphane Mallarmé:

                                                a. Funerary Toast,                                         b. Prose
                                                c. The Tomb of Edgar Allan Poe,                   d. The Tomb of Charles Baudelaire
                                                e. To Introduce Myself into your Tale…         f. Homage
                                                g. A Few Sonnets,                                         h. Little Ditty
                                                 i. Remembering Belgian Friends,                  j. Album Leaf
                                                k. Fan –                                                          l. Another Fan

(Note: The course is equally shared with Dr. C. A. Langare. He dealt with the remaining two units of the Course: Unit 1: Tradition of Pindaric Ode: Pindar–Odes  and Unit 4: American Romanticism: Walt Whitman’s ‘Song of Myself’)

  • Reference Books:

  1. Briggs, A. D. P., Alexander Pushkin: A Critical Study, Barnes & Noble Books, Totowa, New Jersey, 1983
  2. The Oxford book of English of Verse, 1250-1900 by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
  3. Binyon, T. J. (2002) Pushkin: A Biography. London: HarperCollins US edition: New York: Knopf, 2003
  4. Yuri Druzhnikov (2008) Prisoner of Russia: Alexander Pushkin and the Political Uses of Nationalism, Transaction Publishers
  5. Stéphane Mallarmé: Collected Poems and Other Verse, Oxford: OUP, 2006.
  6. Stéphane Mallarmé – Ed. Mary Ann Caws, A New Directions Book, 1982