Introduction-Survey of English literature from Chaucer to 19th century-landmarks-major writers-themes and concerns-socio-political developments.
Christopher Marlowe: “Edward II” [Detailed].
Ben Jonson:“Every Man in His Humour” [Non-Detailed].
Bernard Shaw: “Arms and the Man” [Non-Detailed].
Geoffrey Chaucer: "Prologue" [Detailed]
John Milton: "Paradise Lost" Book IX [Detailed]
Edmund Spencer: “Prothalamion” [Non-Detailed]
William Langland “Piers the Plowman” [Non-Detailed]
Sir Thomas Wyatt “Farewell, Love” [Non-Detailed]
George Herbert “Easter Wings” [Non-Detailed]
Henry Vaughan “The Retreat” [Non-Detailed]
John Donne “The Canonization” [Non-Detailed]
Andrew Marvell “To His Coy Mistress” [Non-Detailed]
Walter Scott: Ivanhoe.
Charles Dickens: Hard Times.
Modern Grammar and Syntax – Prescriptive vs Descriptive approaches- Grammaticality and Acceptability- Word Classes, Form Class, Function Class-Phrases and ClausesCoordination and Subordination-Noun, Adverb and Relative Clauses-Basic sentence patterns-Types of sentences-Elements of a sentence - IC Analysis -Structural vs. Generative Grammar - Transformational Generative Grammar –Deep Structure - Surface Structure - PS Rules - Adequacy, Meaning,Lexicon-Tree diagram-Aspect Model of ChomskyTransformations-Singular/Double-based Tagmemics-Trace Theory-Case-Government and Binding.
Francis Bacon: “Of Friendship” [Detailed], “Of Marriage and Single Life” [Detailed]
Joseph Addison: “Sir Roger in Westminster” [Non-Detailed]
Richard Steele: “Recollections” [Non-Detailed]
William Hazzlitt: “On the Pleasures of Hating” [Non-Detailed]
Charles Lamb: “South Sea House” [Detailed], “Oxford in the Vacation” [Detailed]