MA English Literature
The program primarily aims to develop and promote literary scholarship among the participants by providing them with necessary tools and training for the purpose. We, in the course of the program, look forward to enable our students contribute effectively to the ongoing academic discussion on multiple issues in the field of literary studies. We propose an in-depth study of the defined areas of study in Literature while focusing mainly on those of contemporary relevance and significance. The courses offered have been designed to facilitate the development and establishment of specialist knowledge and competence with an underlying aim to promote an understanding and awareness of scholarly literature and research in English studies. We ultimately target the encouragement and development of skills and knowledge related to independent inquiry in order to ensure the success of our students at both academic and research levels.
The program aims to achieve the following objectives:
To understand the historical context surrounding literary works including the political, social, religious, and artistic milieu.
Identify elements of poetry such as basic rhythms, meters, and rhyme schemes; uses of metaphor; the conventions of poetic forms.
Identify the elements of prose genres (fiction, drama, satire): plot, setting, character, theme, irony, and argument.
Articulate a critical position or interpretation; gather and use textual or critical evidence to support a particular interpretation.
Scheme of Studies:
The students will study 22 courses in four semesters over a period of 2 years. Each course is of 3 credit hours. Total 72 CH: 66 CH in taught courses and 06 CH in thesis. The summary of the scheme of studies is as under:
|SEMESTER I -------------------------- YEAR-1|
|Sr. No.||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|1. ||History of English Literature||3|
|2. ||Classical and Elizabethan Drama||3|
|5. ||Classical Poetry||3|
|6. ||Literary Criticism||3|
|1. ||Jacobean and Neo- Classical Poetry||3|
|2. ||Victorian Drama ||3|
|3. ||Victorian Fiction||3|
|5. ||American Literature (Prose and Fiction)||3|
|6. ||Restoration Comedy||3|
|SEMESTER III -------------------------- YEAR-2|
|1. ||Romantic and Modern Poetry||3|
|2. ||American Literature (Poetry and Drama)||3|
|3. ||Literary Theory ||3|
|4. ||Introduction to Linguistics||3|
|5. ||Research Methodology||3|
|1. ||Modern Drama||3|
|2. ||Contribution of Linguistics to Literature/Stylistics||3|
|3. ||Pakistani Literature in English||3|
|4. ||Postcolonial Fiction||3|
|5. ||*Research Dissertation/ 2 optional courses ||6|
BA with 2nd Class (overall+ in the relevant subject)
Applicants with B.Sc. degree (100-mark English subject) will not be entertained.
Mode of Evaluation:
Based on the subject matter of the courses taught, students’ academic performance will be evaluated on the basis of written examinations (mid and final term), book reviews, written assignments (term papers), demonstrations and presentations.