PG Courses

English Literature





Upon post graduation, the students will be able to:


Be conversant with the modern grammatical structures and the technical aspects of language; the concepts of literary research; and, the application of research-based activity, viz. reading, evaluating sources, and developing an argumen


Gain an insight into literary forms and elements and identify the use of language-patterns to sensitize themselves to the requirements of cohesion and coherence


Have a firm grip over the literary ages beginning from the fourteenth century to the twentieth, as also the contemporary times, the representative authors and their individual style, besides the evolution of literary forms and movements amidst the larger socio-political, historical, ethnic, class-based, sexual, gendered and religious contexts of the time


Deploy a range of critical terms and theoretical concepts integral to literary studies; understand the history of literary criticism; critically engage with literary critics and theorists for enhancing the reading of literary works, as well as consider the relevance of textual application of critical theories in literature


Respond to the various literary voices from the twentieth century as well as comprehend contemporary reactions to traditional literary and cultural structures and concepts in British Literature


Gain an understanding of the study of poetical and dramatic works as also fictional and prose-writings, in relation to the historical and cultural contexts of American Literature


Reflect on how postcolonial literature reflects on the legacies of colonialism, by navigating the complex maze of the condition of postcoloniality and interrogating the presence of colonial histories and the structures of domination, in a postcolonial age


Understand the relationship between aesthetic experimentation and social change so as to examine and appreciate Modern Drama, especially with regard to contemporary works


Comprehend such issues concerning Indian Writing in English as the representation of history and polity; nationhood and the (post)national; society and culture; self and identity; as well as, gender and cross-cultural transformations in literature


Understand the literary history of Women’s Writing and feminist criticism, and gain an insight into such writing as critical discourse including works by women writers drawn from across continents


Gain a theoretical understanding of the components of language; acquire knowledge of linguistic theory and the core areas of language-analysis; and, gain a deeper understanding of the nuances of linguistic and grammatical structures of the English language


Acquire a fuller understanding ofresearch design and methodology to produce coherent and logically-argued written reports by making critical appraisals that reflect the ability to assess ideas and themes in the original texts, using secondary sources


Identify the theoretical frameworks, to be applied to a chosen area of study, for drafting a research problem and developing a research proposal; acquire critical thinking skills    and work within the chosen theoretical framework - in literary research - to organize and deliver an engaging research-based work (viz. Dissertation)


Apply knowledge to create awareness and sensitize themselves to issues related to the basic values of empathy vis-a vis the essential human condition


Recognize employability options in the programme, as part of skill-development, for careers in academics, content-writing and editing, translation, literary journalism, publishing, etc.