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CSS Examination Syllabus - English Literature


English Literature ( Total Marks - 200 )

Paper - I (Marks 100)

Detailed study of a literary age (19th century)

The paper will cover the study of English Literature from 1798 to 1900 with special reference to the works of W. Blake, Wordsworth, Shelly, Keats, Byron, Charles Lamb, Dickens, Tennyson, Robert Browning, Hardy, George Eliot, J.S. Mill, Ruskin and Oscar Wilde.

Evidence of first hand eading will be required. The paper will be designed to test not only the candidate's knowledge of the prescribed authors works but also their understanding of the main literary trends during the period. Questions having a bearing on the social and cultural background of the Period also be included.

Paper - II (Marks 100)

The paper will require first hand knowledge of the text prescribed as well as general awareness of the authors major works, and will be desigmed to test the candidates critical ability.

    • 1
    • Shakespeare
    • Hamlet
    • 2
    • Swift
    • Gullivers Travels
    • 3
    • Jane Austen
    • Pride and Prejudice
    • 4
    • Shaw
    • Pygmalion
    • 5
    • Yeats
    • The Second Coming, Sailing to Byzanthium, Among School children
    • 6
    • T. S. Eliot
    • The Waste Land
    • 7
    • D. H. Lawrence
    • Sons & Lovers
    • 8
    • Earnest Hamingway
    • Old Man & The Sea
    • 9
    • Samuel Backet
    • Waiting for Godot
    • 10
    • Robert Frost
    • The Pasture, Revelation, The Tuft of Flowers, After Apple Picking, Mending Wall, The Road Not Taken, An Old Man's Winter Night, Birches, Fire and Ice, Stopping by Woods, West running brook, Desert Places

Suggested Readings

    •  
    • Title
    • Author
    • 1
    • After Strange Gods
    • Eliot T. S.
    • 2
    • A Guide to English Literature
    • Ford, B. Pelican series 7 Vols.
    • 3
    • Common Pursuit
    • Leavis F. R.
    • 4
    • D. H. Lawrence
    • Leavis F. R.
    • 5
    • Dickens, the Novelist
    • Leavis F. R.
    • 6
    • Gulliver and the Gentle Reader
    • Rowson, C.J.
    • 7
    • George Eliot: The Critical Heritage
    • Carol D. (ed)
    • 8
    • History of English Literature
    • Legouis and Cazamian
    • 9
    • History of English Literature
    • Hudson
    • 10
    • Hardy, The Novelist
    • Cecil, D.
    • 11
    • Hardy; The Critical Heritage
    • Carol D. (ed)
    • 12
    • In Memorium in Essay Ancient and Modern
    • Eliot, T.S.
    • 13
    • Lawrence
    • Kermode, F.
    • 14
    • Romantic Poetry
    • Abrahams, M.H.
    • 15
    • Robert Browning
    • Amstrange, J. (ed)
    • 16
    • Swift
    • Steel, P. Preacher and Jester
    • 17
    • Shakespeare's Later Comedies; An anthology of Modern Criticism
    • Palmer, D.J. (ed)
    • 18
    • The World of Swift
    • Vickers, B. (ed)
    • 19
    • The Art of Swift
    • Probyn, C.T.
    • 20
    • The Dark Sun, a study of Lawrence
    • Hough, Graham
    • 21
    • The Love Ethics of Lawrence
    • Silk, M.
    • 22
    • The Lonely Tower Studies in the Poetry of Yeats
    • Henna, T.R.
    • 23
    • The Last Romantics
    • Hough, G.
    • 24
    • The Wheel of Fire
    • Knight, G. Willson
    • 25
    • The 19th Century Background
    • Basil Willey
    • 26
    • The Great Tradition
    • Leavis, F.R
    • 27
    • The Odes of Keats
    • Holloway, T. Camb
    • 28
    • Tennyson
    • Ricks, C.
    • 29
    • Tennyson: The Critical Heritage
    • Jump, J.D.
    • 30
    • The Poetry of Browning
    • Drew, P.
    • 31
    • Use of Poetry and Use of Criticism
    • Eliot, T.S.
    • 32
    • 20th Century Views
    • Abrahams, M.H.
    • 33
    • The Romantics Image
    • Kermode, F.

Check other Subjects and Syllabus below:

Compulsory Subjects

General Knowledge

Optional Subjects:

(subjects carrying a total of 600 marks to be selected)

Group A

Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.
Note: Business Administration cannot be opted in combination with Public Administration

Group B

Subject/s carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.

Group C

Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.

Group D (Science Subjects )

Subject/s carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.

Group E (History Subjects )

Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.

Group F

Subject/s carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.
Note: International Law CANNOT BE opted in combination with International Relations.

Group G

Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.

Group H (Regional Languages )

Subject/s carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.
Regional Languages: Not more than one of the 4 subjects can be opted.

Group I (National and Foreign Languages )

Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.
National/Foreign/Classical Languages: Not more than one of 4 subjects can be opted. Note: Urdu can not be combined with Regional Languages.

 


 
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    AMAMA ADYAN 12 / Dec / 2012

    what points should be kept in mind while chosing the electives?

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