• Course Outcomes (COs)

CO-1.  They will comprehend Renaissance poetry, drama, theatre and prose.

CO-2.  Students will understand British Renaissance intellectuals.

CO-3.  Students will be able to interpret and appreciate Elizabethan and Metaphysical poetry.

CO-4.  Students will comprehend the Shakespearean plays.

CO-5.   Students will be able to interpret and critically appreciate epic poetry with reference to Milton.


           Unit 3. Epic Tradition: John Milton Paradise Lost (Book I)

           Unit 2. Shakespearean Tragedy: William Shakespeare -King Lear

(Note: The course is equally shared with the Contributory Teacher. S/He dealt with the remaining two units of the Course: Unit 1. British Renaissance: Intellectual Background Francis Bacon Selected Essays (Essays I to XX) and Unit 4. Elizabethan and Metaphysical Poetry (Selected Poems))

  • Reference Books:

  1. Blamiers, Harry. A Short History of English Literature. London: Routledge, 2003.
  2. Daiches, David. A Critical History of English Literature Vol.1 4.
  3. Carter, Ronald and John McRay. The Routledge History of Literature in English. London: Routledge, 2001.
  4. Saintsbury, George. A History of Elizabethan Literature. London: Macmillan, 1920.
  5. Bradley, A. C. Shakespearean Tragedy. London: Macmillan, 2003.
  6. McEachern, Claire, Ed. The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Tragedy. Cambridge: CUP, 2004.
  7. Danielson, Dennis, Ed. The Cambridge Companion to Milton. Cambridge: CUP, 1997.
  8. Kinney, Arthur F., Ed. The Cambridge Companion to English Literature: 1500 1600. Cambridge: CUP, 2004.