10 Jul 2018

MA English part-1,2 syllabus and books Punjab University

Course Outline MA English  part-1 Punjab University

M.A. (English) Part I Examination

(Outlines of Tests) Marks

  1. Paper I (Classical Poetry) 100
  2. Paper II (Drama) 100
  3. Paper III (Novel) 100
  4. Paper IV (Prose) 100
  5. Paper V (American Literature) 100

             Total= 500 Marks

Paper I: (Classical Poetry) 

1. Chaucer " The prologue to the      Canterbury Tale

2. Milton Paradise lost,Book -1 and 9

3. Donne Love/Divine Poems

4. Pope The Rape of the Lock.

5. Wyatt 
  • The Long Love That in My Thought Doth Harbor,
  • Whose List to Hunt, Madam Withouen Many Words,
  • They Flee from Me. Is it Possible Forget Not Yet,
  • What should I say Stand who so list.

6. Surrey 
  • My Friend the Things That Do Attain Love,
  • That Doth Reign and Live Within My Thought,
  • So Cruel Prison,
  • Wyatt Resteth Here.
Paper II: (Drama) 

1. Sophocles Oedipus Rex

2. Marlowe Dr. Faustus

3. Shakespeare 
  • Othello
  • The Winter’s Tale

4. Wilde The Importance of Being Earnest

Paper III: (Novel) 

1. Trollope Barchester Towers

2. Jane Austen Pride & Prejudice

3. G. Eliot Adam Bede

4. Dickens A Tale of Two Cities

5. Hardy The Return of the Native

Paper IV: (Prose)

1. Bacon Essays:
  • Of Truth
  • Of Death
  • Of Revenge
  • Of Adversities
  • Of Simulation and Dissimulation
  • Of Parents and Children
  • Of Great Place
  • Of Nobilitie
  • Of Superstition
  • Of Friendship
  • Of Ambition
  • Of Studies

2. Jonathan Swift Gulliver’s Travels

3. Bertrand Russell Unpopular Essays

4. Edward Said Only the introduction to the book entitled “Culture and Imperialism”

5. Seamus Heaney Only the essay “The Redress of Poetry” from the book entitled The Redress of Poetry

Paper V: (American Literature) 


1. Adrienne Rich
  • Diving into the Wreck
  • Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers
  • Final Notation Gabriel

2. Sylvia Plath
  • Ariel
  • Morning Song
  • Poppies in October
  • The Bee Meeting
  • The Arrival of the Bee Box
  • Your

3. Richard Wilbur
  • Still Citizen Sparrow
  • After the last Bulletin
  • Marginalia

4. John Ashbury
  • Melodic Train
  • Painter

1. O’Neil Mourning becomes Electra (only the First of the Trilogy which is titled
‘The Home Coming’ is included in the M.A. Syllabus)

2. Miller The Crucible ,Novel

1. Ernest Hemingway For whom the Bell Tolls
2. Toni Morrison Jazz

Syllabus MA English part-2 Punjab university


  1. Is syllabus same for sargodha and punjab university?

    1. there's a little difference between the two universities

  2. Is it Compulsory English or elective ?