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					                        Syllabus for Ph.D. Entrance Exam 2010

                                       ENGLISH

                              Part I – Objective Questions
    A. Literary Ages
          The age of Chaucer
          The Elizabethan age
          The Neo-Classical Age (1701-1770)
          The Romantic Age (1798-1830)
          The Victorian Age (1837-1901)
          The Modern Age (1901 …)

    Main trends of each age, Representative poets, Books, and other literary moments.

    B. The Literary Movements
          The Renaissance
          Renaissance and The Reformation
          Classicism
          Neo-Classicism
          Romanticism
          Realism
          Romantic movement
          Pre-Raphaelite Movement
          The Aesthetic Movement
          Naturalism
          Symbolism
          Imagism

Note: Objective type question will be there on above noted topics, just to adjudge the
      general awareness of the candidate.

    C. Literary Forms
        Poetry - Its Literary Forms – Ballad, Elegy, Epic, etc.
        Prose - Its Nature
        Drama - Its Nature – Comedy, Tragedy, Problem Play, One Act Play Etc.

    D. Literary Terms
        Catharsis, Hamartra, Negative Capability, Objective Correlative, Satire, Image,
           Conceit etc.

    E. Prosody
        Stanza forms of English poetry
                                   Part II – Descriptive Questions

Questions on all the three following sections will be asked. Candidates will have to attempt
any one of the sections only depending upon their specialization.

A. English Literature: English literature as a whole.

B. Indians writing in English: Dr. Ravindra Nath Tagore, Sarojini Naidu, Raja Rao, Mulk
Raj Anand, Manohar Mulgaonkar, Arundhati Roy, etc.

Main trends - Social commitment, liberty, fraternity, etc.

C. American Literature: Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, O’Neil.

Main trends – Humanism, psycho-analytical trend, feeling of revolt humanism, imagism and
symbolism.

				
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