Academics

The M.A. programme in English Literature and Literary Theory at Amrita has been designed to meet the recent upsurge in liberal arts programmes, which stems from the realization of the immediate need for creating an academic community that has diverse interests and capabilities and a genuine concern for finer aspects of life.

The Programme is on par with the ones offered in all major universities and stands out for its updated and innovative curriculum. This has been specially designed to equip the student with a strong grounding in literary theory and hone her/his skills to think critically. The highly research oriented programme grooms the student for a cutting-edge academic career.

Why Literature Programme @ Amrita?

  • To gain a sound theoretical knowledge both in Literature and allied fields
  • To prepare  for UGC – NET examinations
  •  To take up research in current topics
  • To take up faculty positions in universities
  • To help aspiring journalists and critics
  • To gain a multicultural exposure
  • To thrive and learn in a competitive environment

Job Opportunities for Literature Students

  1. Media and Journalism
  2. Publishing industry
  3. Teaching & research
  4. Advertising & Marketing
  5. HR/ Administration jobs in public and private sector
  6. Hospitality industry
  7. Translators
  8. Technical Writers
  9. Content Developers
  10. Civil Services

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Curriculum

Semester 1

Course Title L T P Cr
Renaissance & Elizabethan Literature 4 0 0 4
Neo-Classical Literature 3 0 0 3
Romantic Literature 3 0 0 3
Victorian Literature 3 0 0 3
20th Century British Literature 3 0 0 3
Linguistics 4 0 0 4
AVP/ Cultural Education P/F      
Total       20

Semester 2

Course Title L T P Cr
Introduction to Literary Theory & Criticism 3 0 0 3
Contemporary American Literature 4 0 0 4
Indian Writing in English 4 0 0 4
Bhasha Sahithya in English Translation 3 0 0 3
Elective I 3 0 0 3
Elective II 3 0 0 3
Total       20

Semester 3

Course Title L T P Cr
Indian Aesthetics 3 0 0 3
Literary Theory I (till 1960s) 3 0 0 3
Literary Theory II (1960-90) 3 0 0 3
Research Methodology in Language & Literature 3 0 0 3
Elective III 3 0 0 3
Elective IV 3 0 0 3
Total       18

Semester 4

Course Title L T P Cr
New Literatures 4 0 0 4
Recent Trends in Literary Theory 3 0 0 3
Dissertation       10
Total       17

Total Credits for the Entire Programme: 75

List of Electives

  1. Ancient Classics in Translation
  2. Travel Writing
  3. War Literature/Writing in Exile
  4. Adventure Writing
  5. Green Literature
  6. Literature of the Marginalized
  7. Methods of Teaching English Language
  8. Comparative Literature
  9. Translation Studies
  10. Introduction to Film Studies
  11. Canadian Fiction
  12. Indian Women Novelists in English
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Degree: 
Postgraduate (PG)
School: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Campuses: 
Coimbatore
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