4th Semester English Honours Syllabus 2023 – Kalyani University

If you are looking for the latest(2023) B.A English Honours syllabus for 4th sem of Kalyani University, you’re in the right website. Let’s have a look!

Core Course (CC)

  • CC T8- BRITISH LITERATURE: 18th CENTURY
  • CC T9- BRITISH ROMANTIC LITERATURE
  • CC T10- BRITISH LITERATURE: 19th CENTURY

Generic Elective (GE)

  • GE T4- CONTEMPORARY INDIA: WOMEN and EMPOWERMENT

Skill Enhancement Course (SEC)

  • SEC T2- SOFT SKILLS

Detailed Course (CC)

CC T8 ( BRITISH LITERATURE: 18th CENTURY) –

  1. Samuel Johnson. “London”.
  2. Thomas Gray. “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard”.
  3. Eliza Heywood. Fantomina.
  4. William Congreve. The Way of the World.
  5. Jonathan Swift. Gulliver’s Travels (Books I & II)

CC T9 (BRITISH ROMANTIC LITERATURE) –

  1. William Blake. “The Lamb”, “The Chimney Sweeper”, “The Tyger”, the
    Introduction to The Songs of Innocence.
  2. Robert Burns. “A Bard‟s Epitaph” and “Scots WhaHae”
  3. Samuel Taylor Coleridge. “Kubla Khan”, “Dejection: An Ode”
  4. John Keats. “Ode to a Nightingale”, “Bright Star”, “To Autumn”
  5. Percy Bysshe Shelley. “Ode to the West Wind”
  6. William Wordsworth. “Tintern Abbey”
  7. George Gordon Byron. Canto IV. Verses 178-86. Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage. ll. 1594-1674
  8. Mary Shelley. Frankenstein.

CC T10 (BRITISH LITERATURE: 19th CENTURY) –

  1. Alfred Tennyson. “Ulysses”
  2. Robert Browning. “My Last Duchess”
  3. Christina Rossetti. 1st Stanza. “The Goblin Market”. 1862. ll.1-31.
  4. Charlotte Brontë. Jane Eyre. 1847. 3rd ed. Norton Critical Edition. 2016.
  5. Charles Dickens. Hard Times. 1854. 4th ed. Norton Critical Edition. 2015.
  6. Thomas Hardy. Tess of the d’Urbervilles.1891-92. 3rd ed. Norton Critical Edition.1991.

Detailed Course (GE)

GE T4 (CONTEMPORARY INDIA: WOMEN and EMPOWERMENT) –

  1. Social Construction of Gender (Masculinity and Femininity) and Patriarchy.
  2. History of Women’s Movements in India (Pre-independence, post-independence)Women, Nationalism, Partition, Women and Political Participation.
  3. Women and Law, Women and the Indian Constitution, Personal Laws (Customary practices on inheritance and Marriage), (Supplemented by workshop on legal awareness).
  4. Women and Environment: State interventions, domestic violence, female foeticide, sexual harassment.
  5. Female Voices: RokeyaShekhawatHossein. Sultana’s Dream.
  6. Dalit Discourse: Sharmila Rege. “Dalit Feminist Standpoint”.Gender and Caste. Ed. A. Rao. Kali for Women, 2003.

*TEXTBOOKIntroduction to Undergraduate English: Book II. Cambridge University Press, 2018 is the only prescribed textbook for this course.

Detailed Course (SEC)

SEC T2 (SOFT SKILLS) –

  1. Topics and skills to be learnt.
  2. Teamwork
  3. Emotional Intelligence
  4. Adaptability
  5. Leadership
  6. Problem solving

*TEXTBOOKIntroduction to Undergraduate English: Book I. Cambridge University Press, 2018 is the only prescribed textbook for this course also.


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