Semester III

List of Suggested Texts
  1. The Glass Menagerie. Tennesse Williams.-Worldview edition
  2. Beloved. Toni Morrison. Vintage Classics.
  3. Through the Looking Glass. Lewis Carroll. Worldview Edition ed. Brinda Bose.
  4. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. Agatha Christie. Harper Collins.
  5. Funny Boy. Shyam Selvadurai. Penguin.
  6. Bhimayana: Experiences of Untouchability. Durgabai Vyam and Shubhash Vyam.
  7. Paradise Lost (Book I). John Milton. Ed. F.T. Prince. OUP.
  8. The Duchess of Malfi. John Webster. Eds. Anand Prakash & K.M. Singh. Worldview
    Critical Edition.
  9. The Rover. Aphra Behn. Eds. Asha S. Kanwar & Anand Prakash. Worldview Critical
  10. The Rape of the Lock (Books I and II). Alexander Pope. Ed. R.K. Kaul. OUP.
Course Code: ENGH-H-CC-T-5
  • Beloved, Toni Morrison
    • Toni Morrison, Nobel Lecture, 1993 [audio link] [view text]
    • Holloway, Karla FC. “Beloved: America’s Grammar Book.” Daedalus, vol. 143, no. 1, 2014, pp. 107–114. (Source: JSTOR) [view text]
    • Hoofard, Jennifer, and Toni Morrison. “An Interview with Toni Morrison: ‘Thinking About a Story.’” Writing on the Edge, vol. 17, no. 2, 2007, pp. 86–99. (Source: JSTOR) [view text]
    • Nissen, Axel, and Toni Morrison. “Form Matters: Toni Morrison’s ‘Sula’ and the Ethics of Narrative.” Contemporary Literature, vol. 40, no. 2, 1999, pp. 263–285. (Source: JSTOR) [view text]
    • Jesser, Nancy. “Violence, Home, and Community in Toni Morrison’s Beloved.” African American Review, vol. 33, no. 2, 1999, pp. 325–345. (Source: JSTOR) [view text]
    • Krumholz, Linda. “The Ghosts of Slavery: Historical Recovery in Toni Morrison’s Beloved.” African American Review, vol. 26, no. 3, 1992, pp. 395–408. (Source: JSTOR) [view text]
  • The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams
    • Belliveau, George. “RELEASING TRAUMA.” Memory, edited by PHILIPPE TORTELL et al., Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, Vancouver, BC, 2018, pp. 129–138. (Source: JSTOR) [view text]
    • King, Thomas L. “Irony and Distance in ‘The Glass Menagerie.’” Educational Theatre Journal, vol. 25, no. 2, 1973, pp. 207–214. (Source: JSTOR) [view text]
    • McDonald, Robert L. “‘By Instinct’: The Problem of Identity in ‘The Glass Menagerie.’” CEA Critic, vol. 59, no. 3, 1997, pp. 58–64. (Source: JSTOR) [view text]
    • Peterson, Janet M. Tennessee Williams as a Social Critic, thesis, May 1969; Denton, Texas. (Source: University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library of India) [view text]
  • “The Purloined Letter”, Edgar Allan Poe
    • Poe, Edgar Allan. Tales: 1809-1849. Wiley and Putnam, New York, 1845. p. 200-218. (Source: [view text]
    • Kennedy, J. Gerald. “The Limits of Reason: Poe’s Deluded Detectives.” American Literature, vol. 47, no. 2, 1975, pp. 184–196. (Source: JSTOR) [view link]
  • “Dry September”, William Faulkner
    • Faulkner, William. Collected Stories Of William Faulkner. Random House, New York, 1934. p. 169-184. (Source: Digital Library of India/ [view text]
    • ‘Dry September’: Metaphor for Despair“, Edmond L. Volpe, 1989. College Literature, John Hopkins UP/ JSTOR. [view link]
    • Ford, Arthur L. “Dust and Dreams: A Study of Faulkner’s ‘Dry September.’” College English, vol. 24, no. 3, 1962, pp. 219–220. (Source: JSTOR) [view link]
    • Winslow, Joan D. “LANGUAGE AND DESTRUCTION IN FAULKNER’S ‘DRY SEPTEMBER.’” CLA Journal, vol. 20, no. 3, 1977, pp. 380–386. (Source: JSTOR) [view link]
  • “The Prologue”, Anne Bradstreet
    • Bradstreet, Anne. The works of Anne Bradstreet in prose and verse, 1867. p.100-102. (Source: Boston Public Library/][view text]
  • “Passage to India”, Walt Whitman (ll. 1-68)
    • Whitman, Walt. Leaves of Grass. The Heritage Press, New York. p.365-376. (Source: Digital Library of India/ [view text]
  • “Power”, Adrienne Rich
    • Rich, Adrienne. The Dream of a Common Language: Poems 1974-1977. W.W.Norton, 2013. (Source: Google Books) [view text]
  • “An Eastern Ballad”. Allen Ginsberg
    • Ginsberg, Allen. Collected Poems 1947-1997. Penguin Books Limited. 2013. (Source: Google Books) [view text]
  • “Gettysburg Address”. Abraham Lincoln. 19th November, 1863. (Source: Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection/ [view text]
  • “I have a Dream”. Martin Luther King. 28th August, 1963. [view text]
Course Code: ENGH-H-CC-T-6
  • Bhimayana: Experiences of Untouchability, Durgabai Vyam and Shubhash Vyam
    • Writings and speeches of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar. [view link]
    • Guru, Gopal. “Freedom of Expression and the Life of the Dalit Mind.” Economic and Political Weekly, vol. 48, no. 10, 2013, pp. 39–45. (Source: JSTOR) [view text]
    • Nayar, Pramod K. “RADICAL GRAPHICS: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., B. R. AMBEDKAR, AND COMICS AUTO/BIOGRAPHY.” Biography, vol. 39, no. 2, 2016, pp. 147–171. (Source:JSTOR) [view text]
    • Kothari, Rita. “Caste in a Casteless Language? English as a Language of ‘Dalit’ Expression.” Economic and Political Weekly, vol. 48, no. 39, 2013, pp. 60–68. (Source: JSTOR) [view text]
    • Know about Gond Art form (Source: NPTEL/ Digital Library of India) [view link]
  • Funny Boy, Shyam Selvadurai
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Agatha Christie
    • Yacobi, Tamar. “Package Deals in Fictional Narrative: The Case of the Narrator’s (Un)Reliability.” Narrative, vol. 9, no. 2, 2001, pp. 223–229. (Source: JSTOR) [view link]
    • Evans, Verda. “The Mystery as Mind-Stretcher.” The English Journal, vol. 61, no. 4, 1972, pp. 495–503. (Source: JSTOR) [view link]
  • Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll
    • SPACKS, PATRICIA MEYER. “LOGIC AND LANGUAGE IN ‘THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS.’” ETC: A Review of General Semantics, vol. 18, no. 1, 1961, pp. 91–100. (Source: JSTOR) [view link]
    • Knoepflmacher, U. C. “The Balancing of Child and Adult: An Approach to Victorian Fantasies for Children.” Nineteenth-Century Fiction, vol. 37, no. 4, 1983, pp. 497–530. (Source: JSTOR) [view link]
    • Flescher, Jacqueline. “The Language of Nonsense in Alice.” Yale French Studies, no. 43, 1969, pp. 128–144. (Source: JSTOR) [view link]
    • Shires, Linda M. “Fantasy, Nonsense, Parody, and the Status of the Real: The Example of Carroll.” Victorian Poetry, vol. 26, no. 3, 1988, pp. 267–283. (Source: JSTOR) [view link]

Course Code: ENGH-H-CC-T-7
  • The Duchess of Malfi, John Webster
    • “Transforming Sexuality: Jacobean Tragicomedy and the Reconfiguration of Private Life.” The Expense of Spirit: Love and Sexuality in English Renaissance Drama, by Mary Beth Rose, Cornell University Press, ITHACA; LONDON, 1988, pp. 178–236. (Source: JSTOR) [view text]
    • Whigham, Frank. “Sexual and Social Mobility in The Duchess of Malfi.” PMLA, vol. 100, no. 2, 1985, pp. 167–186. (Source: JSTOR) [view text]
    • Jankowski, Theodora A. “Defining/Confining the Duchess: Negotiating the Female Body in John Webster’s ‘The Duchess of Malfi.’” Studies in Philology, vol. 87, no. 2, 1990, pp. 221–245. (Source: JSTOR) [view text]
    • Oakes, Elizabeth. “‘The Duchess of Malfi’ as a Tragedy of Identity.” Studies in Philology, vol. 96, no. 1, 1999, pp. 51–67. (Source: JSTOR) [view text]
    • Luckyj, Christina. “‘Great Women of Pleasure’: Main Plot and Subplot in The Duchess of Malfi.” Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900, vol. 27, no. 2, 1987, pp. 267–283. (Source: JSTOR) [view text]
  • The Rover, Aphra Behn
    • The Rover or the Banished Cavaliers, Aphra Behn, University of Pittsburg,London, 1724. (Source: [view text]
    • Lecture on The Rover by Dr. Anand Prakash, Department of English, University of Delhi. Consortium for Educational Communication, New Delhi. [view link]
    • “The Rover: An Introduction”, Elain Hobby. British Library. 2018. [view text]
    • Pacheco, Anita. “Rape and the Female Subject in Aphra Behn’s ‘The Rover.’” ELH, vol. 65, no. 2, 1998, pp. 323–345. (Source: JSTOR) [view link]
  • The Rape of the Lock, (Books I and II) Alexander Pope
    • Pope, Alexander. The Rape of the Lock. Silver Burdett Co., New York. p. 23- 33. (Source:  Internet Archive-Library of Congress/ Digital Library of India) [view text]
    • Lecture Critical Analysis of Alexander Pope’s The Rape of the Lock by Dr. Debasree Basu, Department of English, University of Delhi. Consortium for Educational Communication, New Delhi. [view link]
  • Paradise Lost, Bk. I, John Milton
    • Milton, John. Paradise Lost, Bk. I, p. 75-107. [view text]
    • Peck, H. W. “The Theme of Paradise Lost.” PMLA, vol. 29, no. 2, 1914, pp. 256–269. (Source: JSTOR) [view text]

Books and Texts for Reference Reading
  1. History of English Literature by Edward Albert/ William J. Long/ Ifor Evans/ Michael
    Alexander/ Andrew Sanders/ David Daiches
  2. An English Reader’s History of England. Anthony Toyne. Oxford University Press/
    English Social and Cultural History. Bibhash Choudhury. PHI.
  3. A Glossary of Literary Terms. Eds. M.H. Abrams & G.G. Harpham. 10th/11th edn.
    Cengage Learning India Pvt. Ltd.
  4. A History of American Literature. Richard Gray. Wiley-Blackwell.
  5. The Oxford Book of American Poetry. “Introduction”. Ed. David Lehman. OUP.
  6. Children’s Literature. M.O. Grenby. Edinburgh Critical Guides.
  7. Children’s Literature in Context. Fiona McCulloch. Continuum Inernational.
  8. “Towards a Definition of Popular Literature”. Leslie Fiedler.
Topics for Reference Reading:
• Religious and secular thought in the 17th century; The Stage, the state and the market;
The mock-epic and Satire; Women in the 17th century; The Comedy of Manners.
• Coming of age; The canonical and the popular; Caste, gender and identity in children’s
literature and popular literature; Ethics and education in children’s literature; Sense
and nonsense; The graphic novel.