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Literary Theory and Criticism syllabus for English Literature UGC NET JRF exam in Detail

LITERARY THEORY
NEW CRITICISM

1. Understanding Literary Theory
2. What is New Criticism?
3. William Empson
4. I.A.Richards
5. Cleanth Brooks
6. F.R.Leavis
7. Wimsatt & Beardley
8. R.P.Blackmur
9. Allen Tate
10. John Crowe Ransom
11. Neo Aristotelian

FORMALISM
1. What is Formalism?
2. Victor Shklovsky
3. Boris Echenbaum
4. Yuri Tynyanov
5. Roman Jacobson

STRUCTURALISM
1. What is Structuralism?
2. Ferdinand De Saussure
3. C.S.Peirce
4. Claude Levi Strass
5. Vladimir Propp
6. A.J.Greimas
7. Gerard Genette
8. Mikhail Bhakin
9. Roland Barthes

POST STRUCTURALISM &
DECONSTRUCTIONISM
1. What is Post Structuralism &
Deconstructionism?
2. Michael Foucault
3. Jacques Derrida
4. Paul De Man
5. J.H.Miller

POSTMODERNISM
1. What is Postmodernism?
2. Jean Baudrillard
3. Julia Kristeva
4. Jean Francois Lyotard
5. Frederic Jameson

PSYCHOANALYSIS CRITICISM
1. What is Psychoanalysis
Criticism?
2. Sigmund Freud
3. Jacques Lacon
4. Harold Bloom
5. Noam Chomsky

ARCHETYPAL CRITICISM
1. What is Archetypal Criticism?
2. J.S.Frazer
3. Carl Jung
4. Northrop Frye
5. Maud Bodkin

READER RESPONSE THEORY
1. What is Reader Response
Theory?
2. Norman Holland
3. Wolfgang Iser
4. Stanley Fish
5. H.R.Hauss

FEMINISM
1. What is Feminism?
2. Mary Wollstonescraft
3. Margaret Fuller
4. J.S.Mill
5. Virgina Woolf
6. Simon De Beauvoir
7. Kate Millett
8. Judith Butler
9. Elaine Showalter
10. Helene Cixous
11. Sandra &Susan Gilbert
12. Shulamith Firestone

MARXISM
1. What is Marxism?
2. Karl Marx & Engels
3. Louis Althrusser
4. Antonio Gramsci
5. Pierre Bourdieu
6. Paul Ricoeur
7. Ernest Mndel

NEW HISTORICISM
1. What is New Historicism?
2. Stephan Greenbalt
3. Raymond William
4. Stuart Hall

QUEER THEORY
1. What is Queer Theory?
2. Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
3. Alan Sinfield
4. Adrienne Rich

ECO CRITICISM
1. What is Ecocriticism?
2. Major Criticism

POSTCOLONIAL CRITICISM
1. What is Postcolonial Criticism?
2. Franz Fanon
3. Edward Said
4. Homi K Bhabha
5. Gayathri Spivak
6. Aime Cesaire & Leopold
7. Edward Soja
8. Benedict Anderson
9. Antonio Negri & Michael Hart
10. Salman Rushdie
11. Bill Ashcroft


LITERARY DEVICES &
FIGURES OF SPEECH
1. Allegory
2. Alliteration
3. Allusion
4. Anaphora
5. Antitheses
6. Apostrophe
7. Bathos
8. Conceit
9. Circumlocution
10. Chiasmus
11. Diacope
12. Hyperbole
13. Imagery
14. Irony
15. Juxtaposition
16. Kenning
17. Litotes
18. Metaphor
19. Metonymy
20. Onomatopoeia
21. Oxymoron
22. Pathetic fallacy
23. Paradox
24. Personification
25. Prolepsis
26. Simile
27. Synecdoche
28. Synesthesia
29. Transferred Epithet
30. Zeugma

LITERARY TERMS
1. Anti Climax
2. Anti Hero
3. Byronic Hero
4. Bowdlerize
5. Carpe diem
6. Celtic Myth
7. Dream Vision
8. Deus Ex Machina
9. Epiphany
10. Epilogue
11. Euphemism
12. Epigraph
13. Epitaph
14. Epithet
15. Incunabula
16. Motif
17. Malapropism
18. Purple Patch
19. Poetic License
20. Poetic Diction
21. Poetic Justice
22. Pallinode
23. Parody
24. Satire
25. Soliloquy

TYPES OF FICTION
1. Apocalyptic literature
2. Bildungsroman
3. Campus Novel
4. Chivalric Romance
5. Dystopian
6. Epistolary Novel
7. Gothic
8. Historic
9. Metafiction
10. Mystery
11. Magic Realism
12. Memoir
13. Picaresque
14. Science Fiction
15. Roman e Clef

TYPES OF
NARRATORS
1. Narrative Perspective: First,
Second, &
Third Person Point of View
2. Omniscient Narrator
3. Limited Narrator
4. Unreliable Narrator
5. Objective Narrator

TYPES OF
CHARACTER
1. Protagonist & Antagonist
2. Major & Minor Characters
3. Dynamic & Static Characters
4. Flat & Round Characters
5. Stock CharactersPROSODY
1. Intro to Rhetoric & Prosody
2. Intro to Meter
3. Types of Metrical Patterns
4. Rhyme & Types of Rhyme
5. Types of Verse
6. Types of Rhyme Scheme
7. Types of Stanza
8. Enjambment
9. Caesura
10. Refrain

TYPES OF POETRY
1. Dramatic Poetry
2. Narrative Poetry
3. Epic Poetry
4. Lyric Poetry
5. Elegy
6. Sonnet
7. Ode
8. Pastoral Poetry
9. Concrete Poetry
10. Doggerel

LITERARY
MOVEMENTS
RENAISSANCE
1. Scottish Chaucerians
2. University wits
3. Comedy of Humors
4. Masque
5. Sons of Ben
6. Metaphysical Poets
7. Cavalier Poets


ENLIGHTENMENT AGE
1. Commedia Dell’arte
2. Kit Kat Club
3. Scriblerus Club
4. Graveyard Poets
ROMANTIC AGE
1. Lake Poets
2. Satanic School of Poetry
3. Cockney School of Poetry
4. Dark Romantics
5. Transcendentalism
VICTORIAN AGE
1. Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
2. Aestheticism
3. Fireside Poets
4. Oxford Movements
5. Realism
6. Naturalism
7. Impressionism
8. Symbolism
9. Imagism
10. Surrealism
MODERN AGE
1. Rhymer’s Club
2. Irish Dramatic Movement
3. Auden Group
4. Georgian Poets
5. Harian Renaissance

6. War Poets
7. Lost Generation
8. Bloomsbury Group
9. Stream of Consciousness
10. Black Mountain Poets
11. New Apocalyptics
12. Southern Agrarians
POST MODERN AGE
1. Black Arts Movement
2. Existentialism
3. Agitprop
4. Theatre of Cruelty
5. Epic Theatre
6. Angry Young Man
7. Kitchen Sink Drama
8. Theatre of Absurd
9. Theatre of Oppressed
10. Beat Generation
11. Confessional Poetry
12. Movement Poets

Some Basic Terms Coined by Writers in English Literature for UGC NET Exams

Some Basic Terms Coined by Writers in Literature

1. Objective Correlative by T.S.Eliot
2. Dissociation of Sensibility by T.S.Eliot
3. Willing to Suspension of Disbelief by Coleridge
4. Negative Capability by Keats
5. American Renaissance by F.O Matthiessen
6.Natyashastra by Bharata
7. Rasa concept by Bharata
8. Kavya Prakasha by Mamata
9. Dhvanyaloka or Suggestion by Anandvardhana
10. Vakrokti by Kuntaka
11. Riti, Guna, Kavyalankara by Vaman
12. Positivism by August Campte
13. Romantic by Friedrich Schlegel
14. Metaphysical Poets by Dr.Johnson
15. Upstart Crow is Robert Green
16. Cultural Materialism by Raymond Williams
17. Imagism by T.E.Hume
18. Imagined Communities by Benedict Anderson
19. Horizon of Expectation by H.R.Jauss
20. Strategic Essentialism by Gayitri Spivak
21. Utilitarianism by J.S..Mill
22. Incunabula means Books published before 1501
23. Tension by Allen Tate
24. Strong Lined Poetry by G.M.Hopkins
25. Dictum ‘Life Imitates Art’ by John Ruskin
26. Theatre of Cruelty by Jerzy
27. Epic Theatre by Bertold Bretch
28. Theatre of Oppressed by Augusto Bal
29. Expressionist Theatre by George Kaiser
30. The Guilded Age by Mark Twain
31. Ambiguity by William Empson
32. Intertextuality by Julia Kristeva
33. Heteroglossia by M.Bakhtin
34. Dialogic Imagination by M.Bakhtin
35. Sublime by Longinus
36. Carnivalesque by M.Bakhtin
37. Jacobian Novel by Garry Kelly
38. Surrealism by Andre Breton
39. Decorum by Horace
40. The wasp of Twickenham by Pope
41. Theory of Avant Grade by Peter Berger
42. Chaucer of Scotland is William Dunbar
43. Poetic Justice by Rhymer
44. TouchStone method by M.Arnold
45. Pathetic Fallacy by John Ruskin
46. Theory of Population by Malthus
47. Provincialising Europe by Dipesh Chakravarthy
48. Egotistical Sublime is to William Wordsworth
49. Young Juvenile is Thomas Nash
50. Macabre element by John Webster
51. Sprung Rhythm and Curtal Sonnet and Inscape and Instress are by G.M.Hopkins
52. Life Force by G.B.Shaw
53. Light of Asia is Admin Arnold
54. Only Connect by E.M.Forster
55. Sports of Time by W. Wordsworth
56. Orientalism by E.Said
57. Womanism by Alice Walker
58. Third Space by Edward Doha
59. Hybridity by Homi Bhaba
60. Reception aesthetics by Wolfgang User
61. Langue and Parole by Ferdinand Saussure
62. Interlanguage by M.A.K.Halliday
63. Difference and Defferecnce by Derrida
64. Signs by Saussure
65. Stock Responses by I.A.Richards
66. Deep Structure by N.Chomsky
67. Competency and Performance by N.Chomsky
68. Readerly and Writerly Text by R.Bathes
69. Ironic and Indexical by C.S.Pierce
70.Habitus by Julia Kristeva
72. Flaneur by Walter Benjamin
73. Chora by J.Kristeva
74. Simulacrum or Simulacra by Jean Baurdrillard
75. Subaltern by G.Spivak
76. Metahistory by Hayden White
77. Polyphony by M.Bakhtin
78. Hegemony by Antonio Gramsky
79. Theoretician of Sociability is Malcolm Braburry
80. New Historicism by Greenblatt

Phenomenal WomanBY MAYA ANGELOU / Inspirational Poem For Girls .

Women, inspirational Quotes,wisdom, phenomenal woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them,
They say they still can’t see.
I say,
It’s in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing,
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need for my care.
’Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

UGC NET Exam syllabus In Detail for 2021 / UGC NET English Literature Syllabus in Detail/ Important Authors and Ages of literature for ugc net English literature exams

UGC NET Syllabus in detail

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I. BRITISH LITERATURE


Old & Middle English (500-1300 AD)


1. Intro. to Anglo Saxon Period:
Historic backgroud,Theme,Styles.
2. Imp. works of Anglo Saxon Period.
3. Intro. To Anglo Norman Period:
Historic background, theme,style.
4. Imp. Works of Anglo Saxon period.


Age of Chaucer (1300 to 1400 AD)


1. Intro. To Chaucerian Age:
Historic backgroud,Theme,Styles.
2. Geoffrey Chaucer
3. William Langland
4. John Wycliffe
5. John Mandeville
6. John Gower
7. Thomas Hoccleave
8. John Lydgate


Age of Revival (1400 to 1550 AD)


1. Intro. To Age of Revival:
Historic backgroud,Theme,Styles.
2. Eramus
3. Thomas More
4. William Tyndale
5. Richard Tottel
6. Thomas Wyatt
7. Henry Howard
8. Roger Ascham
9. Thomas Elyot
10. Thomas Malory
11. William Dunbar

Love, knowledge, philosophy


Elizabethan Age (1550 to 1600 AD)
Intro to Elizabethan Age:

Historic backgroud,Theme,Styles.
1. Popular Bible translations
POETS
2. Edmund Spenser
3. Thomas Sackville
4. Phillip Sidney
5. Michael Drayton
DRAMATIST
6. Histoy & Background of English Theatre
7. Early Elizabethan plays
8. Christopher Marlowe
9. Robert Greene
10. Thomas Nashe
11. John Lyle
12. Thomas Lodge
13. George Peele
14. Thomas Kyd
15. William Shakespeare
ESSAYIST
16. Francis Bacon
17. Richard Hooker
18. Walter Raleigh
19. Richard Hakluyt
20. Samuel Purchas
21. John Foxe
22. William Camden
23. John Knox

Education, knowledge, love


Jacobean & Caroline Age (1600 to 1640) Intro. To Jacobean & Caroline Age: Historic backgroud,Theme,Styles.

DRAMATIST
1. Ben Johnson
2. George Chapman
3. Beaumont & Fletcher
4. John Webster
5. Thomas Midleton
6. Thomas Heywood
7. Thomas Dekker
8. Philip Massinger
9. John Ford
10. James Shirley
11. John Marston
POETS
12. John Donne
13. Richard Crashaw
14. Henry Vaughan
15. George Herbert
16. Andrew Marvell
17. Abraham Cowley
18. Thomas Carew
19. John Suckling
20. Richard Lovelace
21. Robert Herrick

Inspirational Quotes

Civil War & Interregnum (1640 to 1660)


1. Intro to civil war & interregnum period: Historic backgroud,Theme,Styles.
2. John Milton
3. John Bunyan
4. Robert Burtan
5. Thomas Browne
6. Jeremy Taylor
7. Richard Baxter
8. Izaak Walton
9. Thomas Fuller

Restoration Age (1660 to 1700 AD)


1. Intro to Restoration Age :
Historic backgroud,Theme,Styles.
PROSE WRITERS
2. John Dryden
3. Samuel Butler
4. John Evelyn
5. Samuel Pepys
6. Jeremy Collier
7. William Dampler
8. John Wilmot
9. Thomas Rymer
DRAMATIST
10. George Etherage
11. William Wycherley
12. George Farquhar
13. John Vanbrugh
14. Colley Cibber
15. Thomas Otway
16. William Congreve
17. Aphra Behn
18. John Gay

Marriage can wait, education cannot.

Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Education, inspirational Quotes

Enlightenment Age (1700 to 1800 AD)


1. Intro to Age of Enlightenment:
Historic backgroud,Theme,Styles.
PROSE WRITERS
2. Alexandre Pope
3. Jonathan Swift
4. Richard Steele
5. Joseph Addison
6. Samuel Johnson
NOVELIST
7. Daniel Defoe
8. Henry Fielding
9. Samuel Richardson
10. Tobias Smolett
11. Laurence Sterne
12. Charlotte Lennox
POETS
13. Thomas Gray
14. Oliver Goldsmith
15. William Cowper
16. Robert Burns
17. William Blake
18. James Thomson
19. William Collins
20. George Crabbe
21. James Macpherson
22. Thomas Chatterton
23. Thomas Percy
24. John Stagg


Romantic Age (1800 to 1850 AD)
Intro to Romantic Age:
Historic backgroud,Theme,Styles.


POETS
1. William Wordsworth
2. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
3. Robert Soutley
4. Lord Byron
5. P.B.Shelley
6. John Keats
7. John Clare
PROSE WRITERS
8. William Hazlitt
9. Leigh Hunt
10. Charles Lamb
11. Thomas De Quincey
NOVELISTS
12. Walter Scott
13. Jane Austen
14. Walter Savage Lander
15. Mary Shelley
16. Anne Radcliff
17. Horace Walpone
18. Fanny Burney
19. William Godwin
20. Richard Sheridan

Education, knowledge, philosophy

Victorian age (1850 to 1900 AD)


1. Intro to Victorian age:
Historic backgroud,Theme,Styles.
POETS
2. Alfred Lord Tennyson
3. Robert Browing
4. Elizabethan Barret Browning
5. Dante Gabriel Rossetti
6. Christina Rossetti
7. William Morris
8. A.C.Swinburne
9. G.M.Hopins
10. Edward Fitzgerald
NOVELIST
11.Charles Dickens
12. William Makepeace Thackrey
13. George Eliot
14.Charles Reade
15. Anthony Trollope
16.Charlotte Bronte
17. Emily Bronte
18. Anne Bronte
19. Bulwer Lyton
20. Charles Kingsley
21. Elizabeth Gaskell
22. R.D.Blackmore
23. George Meredith
24. Thomas Hardy
25. R.L.Stevenson
26. Lewis Carroll
27. William Wilkie Collins
28. Arthur Conan Doyle
ESSAYIST
29. Thomas Babington Macaulay
30. Thomas Carlyle
31. John Ruskin
32. Matthew Arnold
33. J.H. Newman
34. Walter Pater
35. Oscar Wilde

Modern Age (1900 to 1950 AD)

1. Intro to modern age:
Historic backgroud,Theme,Styles.
NOVELIST
2. Joseph Conrad
3. George Orwell
4. James Joyce
5. Virginia woolf
6. D.H.Lawrence
7. Aldous Huxley
8. Graham Greene
9. E.M.Foster
10. Ford Madox Ford
11. Arnold Bennett
12. H.G.Wells
13. J.M.Barrie
14. Rudyard Kipling
15. Samuel Butler
DRAMATIST
16. John Galsworthy
17. G.B.Shaw
18. T.S.Eliot
19. Sean O Casery
20. J.M.Synge
POETS
21. W.H.Auden
22. W.B.Yeats
23. Siegfried Sassoon
24. Wilfred Owen
25. Rupert Brooke
26. Robert Graves
27. Dylan Thomas
28. John Masefield
29. Alfred Noyes
30. A.E.Housman


Post Modern Age (1950 to 2000 AD)


1. Intro to Post Modern Age :
Historic backgroud,Theme,Styles.
NOVELIST
2. Agatha Christie
3. Jeantte Winterson
4. J.R.R.Tolkien
5. Bram Stoker
6. Christopher Isherwood
7. Bertrand Russell
8. J.M.Priestley
9. Somerset Maugham

10. Dorris Lessing
11. J.K.Rowling
12. William Goldings
13. Ian McEwan
14. Lawrence Durrell
15. Graham Swift
16. Martin Amis
17. Kingsley Amis
18. Iris Murdoch
19. John Fowles
20. Muriel Spark
21. A.S.Byatt
22. Malcolm Bradbury
23. Angela Carter
24. Patrick Kavanagh
25. J.P.Doneleavey
26. Anthony Powell
27. David Storey
28. Joyce Cary
29. Angus Wilson
30. Anthony Burgess
31. Peter Ackroyd
DRAMATIST
32. Alan Bennett
33. Noel Coward
34. Christopher Fry
35. Harold Pinter
36. Samuel Beckett
37. Edward Bond
38. Tom Stoppard
39. Terence Rattigan
40. Arnold Wesker
41. John Osborne
42. Caryl Churchill
43. Joe Orton
POETS
44. Seamus Heaney
45. Ted Hughes
46. Philip Larkin
47. Roy Fuller
48. Thom Gunn
49. J.H.Prynne
50. Geoffrey Hill

II. AMERICAN LITERATURE Syllabus for UGC NET .


Intro to Early American literature:
Historic backgroud,Theme,Styles.


Founders of America
1. American Writers of Romantic Age
1. Fredrick Douglass
2. Harriet Beecher Stowe
3. Herman Melville
4. James Cooper
5. Louisa May Alcott
6. Nathaniel Hawthorne
7. Edgar Allen Poe
8. Ralph Waldo Emerson
9. Henry David Thoreau
10. Washington Erving
11. Emily Dickenson
12. Walt Whitman
13. William Cullen Bryant

American Writers of Victorian Age
1. Henry James
2. Mark Twain
3. Jack London
4. Stephan Crane
5. Charlotte Gilman Perkins
6. Theodore Dreiser
7. Kate Chopin
8. Edith Wharton

American Writers of Modern Age
1. William Faulkner
2. Ernest Hemingway
3. F. Scott Fitzgerald
4. Gertrude Stein
5. Sinclair Lewis
6. Tennessee Williams
7. Arthur Miller
8. Eugene O Neil
9. Susan Glaspell
10. Robert Frost
11. Wallace Stevans
12. Ezra pound
13. William Carols William
14. E.E. Cummings

American Writers of Post Modern
Age
1. John Updike
2. Harper Lee
3. Truman Capote
4. J.D. Salinger
5. John O Hara
6. John Steinbeck
7. Joseph Heller
8. William S Burroughts
9. Jack Kerouac
10. Edward Albee
11. Saul Bellow
12. Ray Bradley
13. Allen Ginsberg
14. Anne Sexton
15. Sylvia Plath
16. Robert Lowell
17. Elizabeth Bishop

POST COLONIAL LITERATURE

AFRICAN AMERICAN WRITERS
1. Tony Morrison
2. Zora Neale Hurston
3. Alice Walker
4. Richard Wright
5. Ralph Ellison
6. James Baldwin
7. Amiri Baraka
8. Solomon Northrop
9. Langston Hughes
10. Maya Angelon

WRITERS OF BRITISH DIASPORA
1. Jean Rhys
2. Kazuo Ishiguru
3. Hanif Kureshi
4. Timothy Mo
5. Caryl Philips
6. Salmon Rushdie
7. V.S.Naipaul
8. Sam Selvon

AFRICAN WRITERS
1. Chimananda Ngozi Adiche
2. Chinua Achibe
3. Nadine Gordimer
4. J.M.Coetzee
5. Wole Soyinka
6. Ama Ata Aidoo
7. Buchi Emecheta
8. Bessie Head
9. Ngugi Wa Thiong O
10. Ben Okri
11. Nuruddin Farah

CANADIAN WRITERS
1. Michael Ondaatje
2. Margaret Atwood
3. Yann Martel
4. Alice Munro
5. Lawrence Hill
6. Rohinton Mistry
7. Margaret Lawrence
8. Gabrielle roy
9. Shyam Selvadurai
10. Maria Campbell
11. Sinclair Ross
12. Thomas King

AUSTRALIAN WRITERS

1. A.D.Hope
2. David Malouf
3. Patrick White
4. Peter Carey
5. Judith Wright

CARIBBEAN &COLOMBIAN
WRITERS
1. Gabriel Garcia Marquez
2. Derek Walcott
3. Jamaica Kincaid
4. Edward Brathwaite

EUROPEAN LITERATURE

CLASSICAL GREEK
LITERATURE
1. Greek Gods & Other Myth Mythical
characters
2. History of Greek Civilization
3. Greek Theatre
4. Homer
5. Aeschylus
6. Sophocles
7. Euripides
8. Aristophanes
9. Aesop
10. Pindar

CLASSICAL ROMAN LITERATURE
1. History of Rome
2. Old Testament (History of Christianity)
3. New Testament (History of Christianity)
4. Cicero
5. Virgil
6. Ovid
7. Seneca

ITALIAN LITERATURE
1. Dante Alighieri
2. Petrarch
3. Giovanni Bocccaccio
4. Thomas Aquinas
5. Niccolo Machivelli
6. Luigi Pirandello
7. Italo Calvino
8. Umberto Eco

RUSSIAN LITERATURE
1. Fyodor Dostoevsky
2. Leo Tolstoy
3. Alexander Pushkin
4. Anton Chekhov
5. Boris Pasternak
6. Ivan Turgenev
7. Mikhail Bulgakov
8. Vladimir Nabakov
9. Ivan Bunin
10. Maxim Gorky

GERMAN LITERATURE
1. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
2. Bertolt Brecht
3. Thomas Mann
4. Franz Kafka
5. Herman Hesse
6. Gunter Grass

FRENCH LITERATURE
1. Montaigne
2. Moliere
3. Voltaire
4. Eugene Lonesco
5. Gustave Flaubert
6. Honare De Balzac
7. Emile Zola
8. Albert Camus
9. Marcel Proust
10. Charles Baudelaire
11. Guy De Maupassant
12. Jean Paul Satre
13. Milan Kundera
14. Jean Genet
15. Alexander Dumas

OTHER EUROPEAN
LITERATURE
1. Jean Jacques Rousseau
2. Miguel De Cervantes
3. August Strinberg
4. Henrik Ibsen

INDIAN LITERATURE


INDIAN ENGLISH NOVELISTS
1. Bankin Chandra Chatterjee
2. Mulkraj Anand
3. R.K.Narayan
4. Raja Rao
5. Kamala Markandaya
6. Manohar Malgaonkar
7. Khushwant Singh
8. Bharati Mukharjee
9. Nirad C. Chaudhari
10. Ruskin Bond
11. Shashi Deshpande
12. G.V. Desai
13. U.R.Ananthamurthy
14. Anita Desai
15. Kiran Desai
16. Arun Doshi
17. Arundhati Roy
18. Nayanthra Sahgal
19. Jhumpa Lhiri
20. Amitav Ghosh

INDIAN ENGLISH POETS
1. Michael Maghusudan Dutt
2. Toru Dutt
3. Sri Aurobindo
4. Sarojini Naidu
5. Rabindranath Tagore
6. Kamala Das
7. A.K.Ramanujan
8. A.K.Melhotra
9. Nissim Ezekiel
10. Gopi Kattor
11. Agha Shahid Ali
12. Arun Kolatkar
13. Gieve Patel
14. Keki Daruwalla
15. Meena Alexander
16. Jayant Mahapatra
17. Mahashtweta Devi
18. Vikram Seth
19. P.Lal
20. R.Parthasarthy

INDIAN AESTHETICS
1. Intro
2. Rasa School (Bhrat Muni)
3. Alamkara School (Bhamaha)
4. Guna Dosa School (Dandin)
5. Riti School (Vamana)
6. Dhwani School (Anandvardhana)
7. Vakroti School (Kuntaka)
8. Aucitya School (Ksemendra)

INDIAN DRAMATIST
1. Mahesh Dattani
2. Girish Karnad
3. Badal Sarkar
4. Vijay Tendulkar

LANGUAGE AND PEDOGOGY
LANGUAGE BASIC CONCEPTS
& THEORIES

1. Baisc of ELT & Linguistics
2. Phonology & Morphology
3. Important terms in Linguistics
4. Basic English Project
5. New Bolt Project
6. Revolution of English Language:
Old, Middle & Modern Age
7. Popular Journals & Magazines
8. Evolution of Dictionary :
Popular Dictionaries
9. Sapir Whorf Hypothesis


ENGLISH LANGUAGE
PEDOGOGY (TEACHING
METHODOLOGIES)

1. Grammar Translation Method
2. Direct Method
3. Situational Method
4. Audio Lingual Method
5. Communicative Language Teaching
(CLT)
6. Total Physical Response (TPR)
7. Suggestopedia
8. Silent Way Method
9. Natural Approach
10. Task Based Language Teaching
11. Interaction Hypothesis

CULTURAL STUDIES
MAJOR TERMS

1. Defining Culture & Culture Studies
2. Elements of Culture
3. Types of Culture
4. Ideal Vs Real Culture
5. Cultural Globalization
6. Mall Culture
7. Media Culture
8. Consumer Culture

THEORISTS
1. Birth of Cultural Studies
2. Early Theorist
3. Stuart Hall
4. Stephan Greenbalt
5. Raymond Williams
6. Antonio Gramsei
7. Louis Althrusser
8. Frederick Jameson

LITERARY CRITICISM
GREEK CRITICS
1. Socrates
2. Plato
3. Aristotle
ROMAN CRITICS
1. Horace
2. Longinus
3. Quintilian
MIDDLE AGE CRITICS
1. Philip Sidney
ENLIGHTMENT AGE CRITICS
1. John Dryden
2. Alexander Pope
3. Samuel Johnson
THINKERS
4. Thomas Hobbes
5. John Locke
6. Giambattista Vico
7. Edmund Burke
8. Edward Gibbon

ROMANTIC AGE CRITICS
1. William Wordsworth
2. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
3. John Keats

VICTORIAN AGE CRITICS
1. George Eliot
2. Friedrich Nietsche
3. G.M.Hopkins
4. Henry James
5. Matthew Arnold
6. T.S.Eliot

John Milton

English literature Free PGT Notes Pdf : lit chart pdfs

TGT PGT English literature Free Notes

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English literature Pdf Notes / UGC NET Free Notes PDF , PGT TGT Notes PDF

English Literature NET PDFs

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Literature Quotes

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Mahatma Gandhi

Literature Notes

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It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.

– Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Literature Notes

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UGC NET PGT TGT English literature Free Notes

The only limits for tomorrow are the doubts we have today.

–Pittacus Lore, The Power of Six

Literature Notes

The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.

– Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Literature Notes

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Geoffrey Chaucer : Starting of English literature . Father of English poetry.

Geoffrey Chaucer

Important points for English literature Exam on Geoffrey Chaucer.

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340-1400)


Father of English poetry

First poet of national importance
Genius recognized in all ages including his own

His career is divided into three phases:
French period , Middle period, Italian period, or French period, Italian period, English period

Patron—John of Gaunt

Wrote in East Midland dialect

Chaucer’s Life (c. 1340-1400)
Son of a wealthy London vinter (wine merchant)

Educated at St Paul’s Cathedral School, and later at Inner Temple, where he studied law

In 1357, he became a noblewoman’s page, and moved on to become a courtier, a diplomat, and a civil servant

Chaucer was captured by the French during the Brittany expedition of 1359, but was ransomed by the king

From 1360 to 1366 nothing is known about his life.

It seems to me that poverty is an eyeglass through which one may see his true friends.
Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales

Geoffrey Chaucer Famous Lines


Family
Around 1366, Chaucer married Philippa Roet, a lady-in-waiting in the queen’s household. They are thought to have had two children, Thomas and Lewis, and probably a daughter, Elizabeth.

A Treatise on the Astrolabe is dedicated to Lewis.


Philippa’s sister, Katherine Swynford, later became the third wife of John of Gaunt, the king’s fourth son and Chaucer’s patron.


In 1367, King Edward III granted Chaucer a life pension for his services.

And what is better than a good woman? Nothing.
Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer Famous Lines

Official Life
Edward III sent him on diplomatic missions to France, Genoa and Florence (c. 1368-1378).
His travels exposed him to the work of authors such as Dante, Boccaccio and Froissart.
In 1374, Chaucer was appointed comptroller of the London customs.
In 1386, he was elected member of parliament for Kent, and he also served as a justice of the peace.
In 1389, he was made clerk of the king’s works, overseeing royal building projects. He held a number of other royal posts, serving both Edward III and his successor Richard II.

Life is short. Art long. Opportunity is fleeting. Expierience treacherous. Judgement difficult.

Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer Famous Lines


Death
Chaucer died in 1400 of unknown causes.
There is a speculation that he might have been murdered.
He was buried at what is called Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey.
He was the first poet to be buried in the Abbey. This was because he had been Clerk of Works to the Palace of Westminster.

They would have written of men more wickedness
Than all the mark of Adam may redress.
Geoffrey Chaucer, The Wife of Bath’s Prologue & Tale

Geoffrey Chaucer Famous Lines

Geoffrey Chaucer: Works

Early period (up to c. 1370)
Translation of Roman de la Rose
The Book of the Duchess

Middle period (up to c. 1387)

The House of Fame
The Parliament of Fowls
Translation of Consolation of Philosophy
Troilus and Criseyde
The Legend of Good Women

Last period (after 1387)
The Canterbury Tales

Geoffrey Chaucer

The Book of the Duchess (c. 1368-72)
First of Chaucer’s dream visions.
Octosyllabic couplets.
Long prologue.
Depicts the sorrow of a bereaved knight (who represents John of Gaunt)
An allegorical lament on the death of Blanche, the wife of John of Gaunt, who died in 1368
Lydgate’s A Complaynt of a Loveres Lyfe is based on it .
Poet unable to sleep because of love-sickness or depression.
Falls asleep while reading Ovid
In his dream, he first follows, then wanders away from, a hunting party
Meets a knight in black who laments the loss of his lady.
Knight describes her beauty and virtue
Tells the dreamer about her death, first metaphorically, then explicitly.
Hunters re-appear, a bell strikes twelve, and the dreamer wakes.


The House of Fame (after 1374)
Unfinished dream allegory in octosyllabic couplets.
Allegorical meanings of this poem not very clear.
Echoes of Ovid, Virgil, Dante
Langland’s The Temple of Glass and Alexander Pope’s The Temple of Fame are based on it.
The poet dreams and finds himself in a glass temple adorned with images of the famous warriors and lovers.
He emerges into a desert and is carried off by a talking eagle (a common guide in dream allegories).
He is dropped next to a tower of ice on which the names of the famous are melting and unreadable.
He enters a castle and sees Fame, a woman of varying heights, with numerous eyes, ears and tongues
He watches people being indiscriminately awarded or refused fame and notoriety and learns of the arbitrary nature of fame
The eagle then guides him into the house of Rumour built of sticks
The dreamer is approached by an imposing figure when the poem ends abruptly.
The book has been described as a parody of Dante’s Divine Comedy .

We’re like two dogs in battle on their own;
They fought all day but neither got the bone,
There came a kite above them, nothing loth,
And while they fought he took it from them both.
Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer

The Parliament of Fowls (c. late 1370s-early 1380s)
Dream allegory in the seven-lined Chaucerian stanza.
Rhyme scheme ababbcc
Believed to be an allegory on the betrothal of King Richard II to Anne of Bohemia.
The poet falls asleep while reading Cicero’s The Dream of Scipio in which Africanus appears to Scipio in a dream and shows him heaven and the future.
Similarly, the Chaucerian dreamer is led by Africanus to a garden where he visits the temple of Venus
In Venus’s palace, the goddess of Nature oversees the birds choosing their mates on St. Valentine’s Day.
Three male eagles want to choose the same female eagle. Nature asks the female herself to choose a suitor and the female asks leave to wait a year.

A faithful servant is more diligent in keeping your goods safe than is your own wife, because she will claim a half part of your worth all her life.
Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales

Troilus and Criseyde (completed by 1388)
Finished poem in Chaucerian stanza.
Chaucer’s longest single poem.
Modelled on Boccaccio’s Filostrato .
Less cynical and misogynistic than Boccaccio’s version
Resembles courtly romance

The Legend of Good Women
Written in decasyllabic couplets (heroic couplet).
A Prologue and nine tales
Theme: betrayal of good women by wicked men
Stories of Cleopatra, Thisbe, Dido, Hypsipyle & Medea, Lucrece, Ariadne, Philomela, Phyllis, Hypermnestra .
Incomplete
Believed to be a palinode, retracting Chaucer’s earlier depiction of woman as bad in Troilus and Criseyde.

And as for me, though that I konne but lyte,
On bokes for to rede I me delyte,
And to hem yive I feyth and ful credence,
And in myn herte have hem in reverence
So hertely, that ther is game noon
That fro my bokes maketh me to goon,
But yt be seldom on the holyday,
Save, certeynly, whan that the month of May
Is comen, and that I here the foules synge,
And that the floures gynnen for to sprynge,
Farewel my bok and my devocioun!

Geoffrey Chaucer, The Legend Of Good Women

Men may the wise atrenne, and naught atrede.

Troilus and Criseyde
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