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CSS ENGLISH LITERATURE PAPER- 1

CSS ENGLISH LITERATURE PAPER- I

 

CSS ENGLISH LITERATURE PAPER- I

SYLLABUS FOR THE SUBJECT OF ENGLISH LITERATURE PAPER- I Total Marks: 100 

SYLLABUS FOR THE SUBJECT OF ENGLISH LITERATURE PAPER- I Total Marks: 100

CSS ENGLISH DRAMA AND POETRY 

Description: The readings in this paper focus on selected creative works (Drama and Poetry) written or translated into English language. These readings are wide in scope, offering debate over the contemporary cross-genre and cross-disciplinary interpretations. In general, the candidates are expected to: 

  1. Display some background historical knowledge and prove their interest in literary writing. 2. Talk about some basic elements/features of drama and poetry through a comprehensive and understandable expression and relate it to the composition of literary sensibility. 3. Comprehend and comment critically and analytically about the suggested readings. 4. Draw on comparisons and contrasts between the classical and the popular, the real and the fantastic, the different and the common, or even between elusive versus illusive and “good” versus “not good”. 5. Form and express and independent viewpoint about these readings.
SELECTED READINGS (Primary Texts) 
Drama 
  1. Sophocles: Oedipus Rex 2. William Shakespeare: The Tempest and Romeo and Juliet 3. G.B. Shaw. Pygmalion 4. John Osborne: Look Back in Anger 5. Eugene O’ Neil: The Hairy Ape 6. Arthur Miller: Death of a Salesman 7. Marsha Norman: O’ Night Mother
Poetry 
  1. William Shakespeare: Like as the waves make towards the pebble, Sonnet 30 2. John Donne: Death be Not Proud 3. John Keats: Ode to Nightingale 4. William Wordsworth: Ode to Immortality 5. Samuel Coleridge: Kubla Khan 6. Walt Whiteman: One’s Self I Sing 7. W.B. Yeats: The Second Coming 8. T.S. Eliot: The Wasteland
  2. Maya Angelou: Women Work 10. Robert Frost: Mending Wall, The Road not Taken 11. Sameus Heaney: Digging 12. Sylvia Plath: Morning Song 13. Taufeeq Rafat: The Stone Chat 14. Daud Kamal: The Water Carrier 15. Alamgir Hashmi: Autumnal, Pakistan Movement

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