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This course is a chronological survey of the major forces and voices that have contributed to the development of an English literary tradition. It intends to cover the literary ground from the Old English Period till the mid twentieth century focusing on the emergence, evolution and progress of English language and literature through different ages and periods. The course will showcase major literary moments, movements and events in the context of the social, political. religious and economic changes that shaped England and its history from the 5 th century BC onwards. The objective of the course is to enable a critical understanding of the intellectual history of England and to equip the learners to analyse literary products within particular socio-historical contexts.


Modules

Topics

1

Introduction and Old English Period

2

Middle English Period and Renaissance

3

English Renaissance and Elizabethan Period

4

The Age of Shakespeare

5

The Restoration Age to Enlightenment

6

Augustan Age

7

The Romantic Age

8

The Age of Wordsworth and Romantic poetry

9

The Victorian Age

10

The Rise of the Novel

11

The Age of Modernism

12

The Age of Postmodernism

Others,B.A ,M.A,
An Outline History of English Literature William Henry Hudson The Cambridge Companion to Old English Literature ed. Malcolm Godden and Michael Lapidge History of English Literature, Fifth edition Edward Albert The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature Pat Rogers English Social History: A Survey of Six Centuries Chaucer to Queen Victoria G M Trevelyan An Outline History of the English Language Frederick T Wood The Oxford English Literary History, Vol 12 / 1960-2000 Randall Stevenson Critical History of English Literature (4 volumes) David Daiches ,The Routledge History of Literature in English, 2 nd edition

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