The college has started M.A. in English w. e. f. academic year 2016-17. The Master of Arts in English is designed to help students develop strong analytical skills and grounding in diverse critical and theoretical approaches. The programme helps students develop specialization in the particular area of English literary studies. The course aims at generating qualified, competent and articulate human resource capable of contributing to relevant domains of knowledge.
An important objective of the Masters programme is to introduce students to advanced study and scholarly activity in order to provide an avenue towards a PhD for those who wish eventually to seek a career in the academia. In addition, the course is designed to provide a reasonably complete higher education in literary studies for those who do not intend to proceed to a further degree in the field, but who may branch into other areas as diverse as publishing, editing, journalism, administration, management, communications, or teaching at the high school level.
The programme offers various compulsory courses providing training in Linguistics and English language, grounding in the genre, eras, and movements in literatures in English, a hands-on acquaintance with literary criticism as well as literary and critical theory. To create informed and motivated scholars, academics, litterateurs and communicators this programme adopts a comparative, contextualized and interdisciplinary perspective drawn from contemporary view of literature and culture.
This postgraduate course covers several of these areas with the following objectives:
As per norms prescribed by Savitribai Phule Pune University.
The programme will be for duration of two years. There will be a total of four semesters. Each year will comprise of two semesters. A student will appear for four papers in each semester.
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Literature of the Renaissance||Literature of the Romantic Period|
|Literature of the Neoclassical Period||Literature of the Victorian Period|
|Indian Writing in English||Literary Criticism and Theory I|
|Introduction to Language Studies||Literature and Society|
|Twentieth Century Literature - 1 (1900-1945)||Twentieth Century Literature - 2 (1945 -2000)|
|Literature and Gender Studies||American Literature|
|Literary Criticism and Theory II||Contemporary World Literatures|
|Optional Courses||Optional Courses|
|Introduction to Film Studies||Writing for Academics, Editing and Publishing|
|Drama ,Theater and Performance Studies||Travel Literatures|