About Dept

Department of English was established in the year of 1971. Currently there are  five Assistant Professors. English is itself an interdisciplinary course of study for all streams in the college.

English language continues to serve as an important link language both nationally and internationally. It serves as a medium of instruction in all institutes of higher learning. It has remained the official language and thus forms a necessary component in the job markets. Hence, teaching-learning of English language will always provide opportunities to our students. Since English is a compulsory subject recognized and given due importance by the education policy of every government, the department at present does not face any imminent threat. The challenge is enhanced for the competence of learners who do not have strong background within a short period of time.

The college also provides Add-on courses on English. The college is equipped with one Language Laboratory which has a very good materials supplied with nearly 10 desktop computers easily accessible for students and one projector.

Staffs

Dr. Lalfakawmi
JH Lalmuanpuii Designation Assistant Professor
Qualifications M.A, M. Phil, PhD
Specializations  
Experiences 14 years
Date of Joining this college **
Ms. Lalhruaitluangi
JH Lalmuanpuii Designation Assistant Professor
Qualifications M.A, NET, SLET
Specializations NA
Experiences 13 years
Date of Joining this college 09.04.2010
Mrs. Zorinsangi
JH Lalmuanpuii Designation Assistant Professor (Contract)
Qualifications M.A, M.Phil, NET
Specializations  
Experiences 3 Years
Date of Joining this college **

Syllabus

COURSE CODE NAME OF SUBJECTS TYPE
First Semester (BA/B.Sc/BCA/B.Com)
Paper I Language & Writing / Communication Skills Theory
Second Semester (BA/B.Sc/B.Com)
Paper II Prose & Poetry Theory

I Semester

English Paper I : Language & Writing Skills (General)            Full Mark – 100

Unit I :         Tense & Voice

                      Parts of Speech

Unit II :       Concept of Concord

                      Direct & Indirect Speech

Unit III :     Reading Comprehension, Precis Writing 

Unit IV :     Letter Writing- Job Application, Resume Writing, Report Writing, Essay Writing

Unit V :       Verbal Communication/Verbal Ability Test- Test of verbal skills through mock interviews,           Seminars/Presentations etc

Notes :
1.    Questions will be set from all Units.
2.    Weightage of marks for each Unit is given in brackets.
3.    Questions of multiple-choice pattern is recommended for Units I,II & III.
4.    For Units VI & VII, questions may be set from each item with choices.


Recommended texts :
1.     Oxford Practice Grammar with Answers (New Edition), John Eastwood, Oxford University Press, 1999.
2.    Functional Grammar & Spoken and Written Communication in English. Bikram K.Das Orient Blackswan, 2006.
3.    Living English Structure. W. Stannard Allen, Macmillan, 1999.
4.    Modern English : A Book of Grammar, Usage and Composition. Krishnaswamy.
5.    The Oxford Guide to Writing and Speaking. John Seely, OUP

Core Subject : Paper I : History of English Literature        Full marks – 100

Unit I :         Old English Period to Pre-Elizabethan Period

Unit II :       The Elizabethan Age

Unit III :     The 18th Century Literature (Emphasis on Satire)

Unit IV :     The 19th Century Literature (the Romantic Age and Victorian Age)

Unit V :      The 20th Century Literature (the Modern Age)

Reference :
1.    English Literature- Its History & Its Significance. William J.Long, Kalyani Publishers,  New Delhi (Latest Ed).
2.    Critical History of English Literature : David Daiches Vol I, II & IV Macmillan Publications

Note : Objective questions may be based only on Unit III, IV & V.

II Semester

English Paper II  : Poetry & Prose (General)                Full mark – 100

Unit I
1.    Death, Be Not Proud                                              –    John Donne
2.    Let Me Not to the Marriage of Minds                –    William Shakespeare

Unit II
3.    Ode to Autumn                                                       –    John Keats
4.    A Prayer for My Daughter                                    –    W.B. Yeats

Unit III
5.    Kunwar Singh                                                         –    Jim Corbett

Unit IV
6.    Letter to My Daughter                                         –    Jawaharlal Nehru

Unit V
7.    Lali                                                                            –   Biakliana

Prescribed Texts :
1.    Poetry Down the Ages, Orient Longman, 2004
2.    Prose for Our Times, Orient Longman, 2004

Note :
Questions will be set from all Units.

Core Subject : Paper II : History of English Language & Phonetics    Full mark – 100

Unit I

1.    An Outline History  of English Language. F.T. Wood, Macmillan.
Unit II
2.    Our Language. Simeon Potter, Penguin.

Unit III
3.    Place and Manner of Articulation.

Unit IV
4.    Vowels, Consonants, Diphthongs, Clusters and Syllabus.

Unit V
5.    Transcription and Stress  Pattern


References :
1.    Spoken English, R.K.Bansal & J.B.Harrison, Longman, 2006.
2.    From Old English to Standard English, D. Freeman, Macmillan, 1992.
3.    English Phonetics & Phonology : A Practical Course. Peter Roach, OUP;1983.
4.    An Introduction to the Pronunciation of English Language. A.C. Genison.

Note :
Questions will be set from all Units.


III Semester

Core Subject Paper III : Poetry & Short Stories            Full Mark – 100

Unit I
1.    A Valediction : Forbidding Mourning                  –     John Donne
2.    The Tyger                                                                   –    William Blake

Unit II
3.    Ode on a Grecian Urn                                            –    John Keats
4.    Ulysses                                                                      –    Alfred Lord Tennyson

Unit III
5.   Sailing to Byzantium                                              –    W.B. Yeats
6.    Journey of the Magi                                               –    T.S. Eliot

Unit IV
7.    Civility is all that Counts                                      –    S.J. Duncan
8.    Chhingpuii                                                              –    Kaphleia

Unit V
9.    Son of the Soil                                                        –    Sebastian Zumvii
10.   He’s Still Alive                                                       –    Bimabati Thiyam Ongbi

Prescribed text for translated Stories from North East India The Heart of the Matter, Published by Katha, New Delhi 2004
Note : Questions will be set from all Units.

 

IV SEMESTER
Core Subject Paper IV : Fiction I                            Full Mark – 100     

Unit I
1.    Robinson Crusoe                                                    –    Daniel Defoe

Unit II
2.    Wuthering Heights                                               –    Emily Bronte

Unit  III
3.    The Return of the Native                                   –    Thomas Hardy

Unit IV
4.    Hard Times                                                         –    Charles Dickens

Unit V

5.   Gulliver’s Travels                                                  –   Jonathan Swift 

Note : 5 questions should be attempted taking at least one from each Unit.

V Semester
Core Subject : Paper V : Drama-I                        Full Mark – 100  

Unit I
1.   Everyman                                                                –    Anonymous

Unit II
2.    Dr. Faustus                                                           –    Christopher MarloweUnit III
3.    King Lear                                                              –    William Shakespeare
Unit IV
5.    School for Scandal                                              –    Richard Sheridan

Unit V
6.    All for Love                                                           –    John Dryden

Note : 5 questions should be attempted taking at least one from each Unit

Core Subject : Paper VI : Women’s Writings                    Full Mark – 100

Unit I
1.    Fire on the Mountain                                           –    Anita Desai

Unit II

2.    Jane Eyre                                                              –    Charlotte Bronte
Unit III
3.    To the Lighthouse                                               –    Virginia Woolf

Unit IV
4.    The God of Small Things                                   –    Arundhati Roy

Unit V

5.    The Color Purple                                                 —  Alice Walker
Note : 5 questions should be attempted taking at least one from each Unit

Core Subject : Paper VII
English Literary Theory and Criticism                    Full mark-100

Unit I                   –    Chapter I                              : Classical Criticism
Unit II                 –    Chapter II                             : Medieval and Renaissance Criticism
Unit III               –    Chapter III                            : English Neoclassical Criticism
Unit IV               –    Chapter IV                             : Romantic and Victorian Criticism
Unit V                 –    Chapter V                              : Twentieth Century Criticism

Prescribed Text : English Literary Criticism and Theory : An Introductory History. M.S. Nagarajan. Orient Blackswan, 2006.
Note : 5 questions should be attempted taking at least one from each Unit

 

Core Subject : Paper  VIII : Option I – Fiction-II                Full Mark – 100


Unit I            The Ambassador                                          –    Henry James
Unit II           Heart of Darkness                                       –    Joseph Conrad
Unit III          Passage to India                                          –    E.M.Forster
Unit IV          Lord of the Flies                                          –    William Golding
Unit V            1984                                                               –    George Orwell
Note : 5 questions should be attempted taking at least one from each Unit

Option II : Popular Studies


Unit I
1.    Born to  be Wild                                                         –    Mars Bonfire
2.    Blowin’ in the Wind                                                  –    Bob Dylan
3.    The Sound of Silence                                                –    Simon & Garfunkel


Unit II
4.    Time                                                                            –    Pink Floyd
5.    Imagine                                                                      –    John Lennon
6.    Let it Be                                                                      –    The Beatles


Unit III
7.    The Insrutable Americans                                     –    Anurag Mathur

Unit IV

8.    Second Thoughts                                                   –    Shobha De

Unit V
9.    One Night at the Call Centre                               –    Chetan Bhagat

Note : 5 questions should be attempted taking at least one from each Unit
Notes :
1.     The above unit containing song poems from Pop Culture starting from the 1960s is a new and experimental component in Undergraduate study that reflects and gives expression to the mood of anti-establishment and rebellion of the youth culture while also giving vent to dreams and aspirations. It is hoped that students will respond positively and intellectually to the amalgam of embedded philosophy and vision encapsulated in these prescribed song poems, which have had, and continue to have, far reaching effects in the formation and development of present day pop culture the world over.

2.     Three novels that come under Popular Literature are added to initiate college students to contemporary writing techniques and concerns other than traditional and canonical writings. This is also done to introduce college students to  new areas of study and research. The three novels are by writers from India to provide a balance to the west centric component of Unit I.

3.     Teachers will be expected to source their reference materials on pop culture theory and its implications etc from reliable websites and prepare their lectures accordingly.


VI  Semester
Core Subject : Paper  IX :  Indian Writing in English            Full Mark – 100

Unit I    1   Untouchable                                                          –    Mulk Raj Anand

Unit II   2.   The Glass Palace                –    Amitav Ghosh
Unit III   3.  Silence! The Court is In Session    –    Vijay Tendulkar

Unit IV    4.  Tara                    –    Mahesh Dattani

Unit V     5.  The Doldrummers            –    Asif Currimbhoy
Note : 5 questions should be attempted taking atleast one from each Unit

Core Subject :  Paper X : Drama-II     

Unit I    Major Barbara            –    George Bernard Shaw

Unit II    The Dolls House            –    Henrik Ibsen

Unit III    The Cocktail Party        –    T.S. Eliot

Unit IV    The Birthday Party        –    Harold Pinter

Unit V    Waiting for Godot        –    Samuel Beckett

Note : 5 questions should be attempted taking atleast one from each Unit

Core Subject : Paper XI :Literary Criticism                 Full Mark – 100

Unit I
1. Preface to the Plays of Shakespeare    –    Dr. Samuel Johnson
Unit II
2. Preface to Lyrical Ballads            –     William Wordsworth
Unit III
3. The Study of Poetry            –    Mathew  Arnold
Unit IV
4. The Function of Criticism            –    T.S. Elliot
Unit V
5. Literary Criticism and Philosophy        –    F.R.Leavis
Recommended Text  : Literary Criticism : A Reading. B.Das & J.M. Mohanty, OUP (2001)
Notes : 1)    Full texts for Preface to the Plays of Shakespeare and Preface to Lyrical Ballads must be     sourced from Critical Text by Enright and Chickera, OUP.
2)    5 questions should be attempted taking atleast one from each Unit

Core Subject Paper XII (Option III) : Option – III : American Literature 

Unit –    I
1.    The Old Man and The Sea            –    Ernest Hemingway
Unit II
2.    Catcher in the Rye                –    J.D.Salinger
3.    To Kill A Mockingbird                –    Harper Lee
Unit – III
4.    Death of a Salesman                –    Arthur Miller

Unit IV
5.    A Street Car Named Desire            –    Tennessee Williams

Note : 5 questions should be attempted taking atleast one from each Unit

Option – IV : Commonwealth Literature

Unit I
1.    A Bend In The River            –    V.S. Naipaul

Unit II
2.    Arrow of God                –    Chinua Achebe
Unit III
3.    Cry The Beloved Country        –    Alan Paton
Unit IV
4.    The Vivisector                –    Patrick White
Unit V
5.    Disgrace                –    John Maxwell Coetzee

Note : 5 questions should be attempted taking atleast one from each Unit