The literary journey through different eras and regions awaits in this comprehensive course, covering the rich tapestry of English and non-British literature. The ten units explore significant periods, styles, and critical perspectives, providing students with a holistic understanding of literary evolution.
Unit 1, From Chaucer to Shakespeare, serves as the starting point, introducing students to the works of these literary giants and their impact on English literature.
In Unit 2, From Jacobean to Restoration, students journey through a transformative period in English literature, exploring the works of prominent writers and their contributions to the changing literary landscape.
Unit 3, The Augustan Age: The 18th Century, delves into the literary brilliance of the 18th century, with a focus on the Augustan era and its key figures.
Unit 4, Romantic Period (1798-1832), transports students to an era of intense emotion and creative expression, analyzing the works of the Romantics who shaped this epoch.
Unit 5, Victorian Period (1837 to 1901), presents the richness of Victorian literature, examining the social, cultural, and political influences on writers of this time.
Unit 6, English in India, offers a unique perspective on literature, exploring the writings of Indian authors and the impact of English language and culture on the subcontinent.
In Unit 7, American Literature, the course crosses the Atlantic to study the diverse and influential works of American writers, reflecting the nation’s distinct literary tradition.
Unit 8, Literary Criticism, delves into the world of critical analysis, providing students with the tools to interpret and evaluate literary works effectively.
Unit 9, Other Non-British Literature, broadens the scope, showcasing the richness of literature from various cultures and regions beyond the British Isles.
Lastly, Unit 10, Literary Theory and Criticism, introduces students to different critical approaches, enabling them to engage in thoughtful and informed literary discussions.
By the end of this course, students will have gained a profound appreciation for the power of literature in shaping societies, cultures, and identities. They will be equipped with valuable critical skills to explore and interpret literary masterpieces from diverse backgrounds, enriching their understanding of the world through the written word.