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Swayam Central

History of English Language and Literature

By Prof. Merin Simi Raj   |   IIT Madras
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 5th century BC on wards. 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. 

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any Interested Learners
PRE-REQUISITES: No formal pre-requisites.However, a familiarity with and an interest in English literary studies would be much appreciated.Industry that will recognize this course.The course is best suited for the academic fraternity.  


SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 29 Jul 2019
End Date : 18 Oct 2019
Exam Date : 17 Nov 2019
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Level : Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1: Introduction and Old English Period
    Week 2: Middle English Period and Renaissance
    Week 3: English Renaissance and Elizabethan Period
    Week 4: The Age of Shakespeare
    Week 5: The Restoration Age to Enlightenment
    Week 6: Augustan Age
    Week 7: The Romantic Age
    Week 8: The Age of Wordsworth and Romantic poetry
    Week 9: The Victorian Age
    Week 10: The Rise of the Novel
    Week 11: The Age of Modernism
    Week 12: The Age of Postmodernism

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    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,
    A Critical History of English Literature (4 volumes) – David Daiches,
    The Routledge History of Literature in English, 2nd edition

    INSTRUCTOR BIO



    Dr. Merin Simi Raj teaches in the Dept.of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT Madras.Her teaching and research interests include literary  historiography, Literary Criticism, Indian writing in English, Postcolonial literature and Narratives of marginality. 

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    • Date and Time of Exams: 17 November 2019, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE
    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course. 
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75
    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies are being discontinued from July 2019 semester and will not be dispatched

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