MA – English

MA – English

M.A. English is a two-year postgraduate programme spread over a four semester period, designed to orient students in accordance to demands of the market. With the course covering aspects of Medieval Age all the way to Modern Age of British literature, the students become conversant with literary traditions and their development, through the different periods of English literature. The paper on literary criticism and critical reading familiarizes students with the various theories and canons of criticism-beginning with Aristotle’s Poetics to the twentieth century Critical Traditions.

Overview

The objective of this course is to enlighten students on the diversified literatures of the world – European, American, African-American, Indian, Commonwealth, etc., and expose them to inter-disciplinary frames of gender and its influence on society, through gender studies.

M.A. English is a two-year postgraduate programme spread over a four semester period, designed to orient students in accordance to demands of the market. With the course covering aspects of Medieval Age all the way to Modern Age of British literature, the students become conversant with literary traditions and their development, through the different periods of English literature. The paper on literary criticism and critical reading familiarizes students with the various theories and canons of criticism-beginning with Aristotle’s Poetics to the twentieth century Critical Traditions.

Eligibility

Graduates who have secured 40% aggregate marks in all optional subjects, and 50% marks in the cognate subject, in the qualifying university examinations, are eligible to apply. Candidates with B.A., B.Sc., or B.Com degrees are eligible to apply, provided they have scored 55% in the language concerned, in the degree course.

Course Structure

I Semester
Sl. No Title Hours
1 British Literature Part-I 4
2 Literary Criticism & Critical Reading Part-I 4
3 Gender Studies Part-I 4
4 Indian Literatures in English Part-I 4
5 Communicative English Part-I 4
6 European Classics Revisited Part-I 4
7 American Literature/World Literatures in English Part-I 3
8 Soft Skills And Personality Development 4
II Semester
Sl. No Title Hours
1 British Literature Part-II 4
2 Literary Criticism & Critical Reading Part-II 4
3 Gender Studies-Part-II 4
4 Indian Literatures in English Part-II 4
5 Communicative English Part-II 4
6 European Classics Revisited Part-II 4
7 American Literature/World Literatures in English Part-I 3
III Semester
Sl. No Title Hours
1 Critical Theory Part-I 4
2 Post Colonial Studies Part-I 4
3 Literary and Cultural Studies Part-I 4
4 Modern Linguistics Part-I 4
5 Teaching of English Language and Literature Part-I 4
6 Popular Literature/Write it Right (Open Elective) 4
IV Semester
Sl. No Title Hours
1 Critical Theory Part-II 4
2 Post Colonial Studies Part-II 4
3 Literary and Cultural Studies Part-II 4
4 Modern Linguistics Part-II 4
5 Teaching of English Language American Literature Part-II 4
6 Project Work 8

Career Opportunities

  • Research
  • Literary critic and analyst
  • IELTS and TOFEL training
  • Script writing-movies, plays ,documentaries and subtitles for foreign and regional movies
  • Corporate jobs-corporate blogger, language trainer, technical writing, decoding, E- commerce analyst, accent trainer, content writing, spokesperson, lobbyist, stock analyst, grant and proposal writing
  • Teaching in national and international schools, colleges and institutions in India and foreign countries (China, Japan, Thailand, Korea, Middle East, Africa Countries, etc.)
  • Copywriting, digital copywriting
  • Editing in a publishing house
  • Freelance writing
  • Reporters, news editors for electronic media
  • Translations and transcriptions
  • Public relations jobs-speech writing, report writing
  • Social media management
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