ENGLISH LITERATURE

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UPSC Management Syllabus - Paper I

Paper-I

Answers must be written in English. Texts for detailed study are listed below. Candidates will also be required to show adequate knowledge of the following topics and movements :

The Renaissance: Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama; Metaphysical Poetry; The Epic and the Mock-epic; Neo-classicism; Satire; The Romantic Movement; The Rise of the Novel; The Victorian Age.

Section-A

1. William Shakespeare: King Lear and The Tempest.

2. John Donne. The following poems: - Canonization; - Death be not proud; - The Good Morrow; - On his Mistress going to bed; - The Relic;

3. John Milton: Paradise Lost, I, II, IV, IX

4. Alexander Pope. The Rape of the Lock.

5. William Wordsworth. The following poems:

- Ode on Intimations of Immortality.

- Tintern Abbey. - Three years she grew.

- She dwelt among untrodden ways.

- Michael. - Resolution and Independence.

- The World is too much with us.

- Milton, thou shouldst be living at this hour.

- Upon Westminster Bridge.

6. Alfred Tennyson: In Memoriam.

7. Henrik Ibsen: A Doll s House.

Section-B

1. Jonathan Swift. Gulliver s Travels.

2. Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice.

3. Henry Fielding. Tom Jones.

4. Charles Dickens. Hard Times.

5. George Eliot. The Mill on the Floss.

6. Thomas Hardy. Tess of the d Urbervilles.

7. Mark Twain. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

UPSC Management Syllabus - Paper II

Answers must be written in English. Texts for detailed study are listed below. Candidates will also be required to show adequate knowledge of the following topics and movements :

Modernism; Poets of the Thirties; The stream-of-consciousness Novel; Absurd Drama; Colonialism and PostColonialism; Indian Writing in English; Marxist, Psychoanalytical and Feminist approaches to literature; PostModernism.

Section-A

1. William Butler Yeats. The following poems: - Easter 1916 - The Second Coming - A Prayer for my daughter. - Sailing to Byzantium. - The Tower. - Among School Children. - Leda and the Swan. - Meru - Lapis Lazuli - The Second Coming - Byzantium.

2. T.S. Eliot. The following poems: - The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock - Journey of the Magi. - Burnt Norton.

3. W.H. Auden. The following poems: - Partition - Musee des Beaux-Arts - in Memory of W.B. Yeats - Lay your sleeping head, my love - The Unknown Citizen - Consider - Mundus Et Infans - The Shield of Achilles - September 1, 1939 - Petition.

4. John Osborne: Look Back in Anger.

5. Samuel Beckett. Waiting for Godot.

6. Philip Larkin. The following poems: - Next - Please - Deceptions - Afternoons - Days - Mr Bleaney

7. A.K. Ramanujan. The following poems : - Looking for a Causim on a Swing - A River - Of Mothers, among other Things - Love Poem for a Wife 1 - Small-Scale Reflections on a Great House - Obituary (All these poems are available in the anthology Ten Twentieth Century Indian Poets, edited by R. Parthasarthy, published by Oxford University Press, New Delhi).

Section-B

1. Joseph Conrad. Lord Jim

2. James Joyce. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

3. D.H. Lawrence. Sons and Lovers.

4. E.M. Forster. A Passage to India.

5. Virginia Woolf. Mrs Dalloway.

6. Raja Rao. Kanthapura.

7. V.S. Naipal. A House for Mr Biswas

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Curriculum

  • 1: INTRODUCTION

  • Lecture 1 Orientation by Prof K Gopalakrishnan
  • Lecture 2 Introduction
  • 2: TERMS

  • Lecture 3 Section 1 - Term Renaissance 22:09
  • Lecture 4 Section 1 - Term Renaissance Continuation 14:11
  • Lecture 5 Elizabethan Theatre 18:13
  • Lecture 6 Elizabethan Theatre Part II 18:39
  • Lecture 7 Romanticism - 1 39:25
  • Lecture 8 Romanticism - 2 18:19
  • Lecture 9 Victorianism 34:47
  • Lecture 10 Modernism 26:07
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