Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Mumbai University, English Literature, MA, 2015

We can continue the blog/website only if the current students help us with the same. 

Please feel free to send us notes and details like timetable and such.

You can also join our Facebook page and directly post info on the page for others to see. 

We would be glad to appoint admin to people who wish to share throughout the 2 years.

We will also accept syllabus of other Arts subjects. For all queries kindly contact at englitmumuni@yahoo.com.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Mumbai University MA 2 Timetable April 2013 for EngLit

MA Part 2 English Literature IDOL exam time table 2013' APRIL.

 PAPER 5: 20/04/2013': 3.00-6.00
PAPER 6: 27/04/2013': 11.00-2.00
PAPER 7: 30/04/2013': 11.00-2.00
PAPER 8: 03/05/2013': 11.00-2.00.
Provided by students. Also kindly inform us if anyone has info on Part 1 timetable.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Paper 5 MA English Literature Mumbai University

All these essays can be found in David Lodge's 20th Century Literary Criticism. The book is a wonderful investment for any serious reader/writer, due  to many other essays by important writers and philosophers.

Aristiotle - Poetics

William Wordsworth - Preface to The Lyrical Ballads

Matthew Arnold - Function of Criticism

Key Concepts in Classical Criticism

1) Concepts of Order and Discipline.

2) The importance of Decorum

3) View of Reality

Key Concepts in Romantic Criticism

1) The emphasis on Imagination

2) Experimentation with new forms and themes

3) View of Reality

B) Formalism and Marxism

Victor Shklovsky - Art as Technique

Terry Eagleton - Marxism and Literary Criticism

Louis Althusser - The Ideological State Apparatus

Key Concepts in Formalism

Varieties of Formalism

Cultural Background of American Formalism

Cultural Background of Russian Formalism

Key Concepts in Marxism

The concepts of culture, language, literature and ideology

Cultural Theory

Literary Theory

C) Modernism and Post-Modernism

Ortega Ye Gasset - The Death Of The Novel

Ihab Hassan - The Post Modern Turn

Frederic Jameson - Postmodernsim and Consumer Society

Key Concepts in Modernism

1) The Modernist concept of the relationship between the self and the society

2) Experimentation in Forms and Themes - its pervasiveness in the other art forms

3) The value of wholeness, harmony and radiance

Key Concepts in Postmodernism

1) Incredulity towards all metanarratives

2) Revisioning the concepts of representation, subjectivity and official histories

3) Text as a tissue of quotations from various sites of culture

D) Feminism Postcolonialism and Reader Response

Toril Moi - Sexual/Textual Politics: Feminist Literary Theory

Franz Fanon - Pifalls of National Consciousness

Stanley Fish - Is There a Text In This Class

Key Concepts in Feminism

Femininity as a linguistic construct

Central Theory or playful pluralism, feminist critique and gynocriticism

Queer Theory - problematising compulsory heterosexuality

Key Concepts in Post Colonialism

1) Strategies used in postcolonial discourse to subvert the value system of the coloniser which was paraded as universal.

2) Narrating nations (Homi Bhabha) and reacting to historical catalepsy (A Memmi)

3) Moving from a re-active to pro-active position

Key Concepts in Reader Response

1) Concepts of horizon of expectation, interpretative communities

2) The performance of the reader in the construction of the meaning of the text

3) Multiplicity of meanings due to life-to-text interactions

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Results 2012 for Arts Mumbai University

Results Mumbai University English Literature / Arts
Result Link to watch (new window)


The exam time-table here is for both regular and distance learning students.
Part 2
April 19, 2012 - 03:00 p.m. to 06:00 p.m - Paper 5 - Literary Theory and Criticism
April 24, 2012 - 11.00 a.m to 02.00 p.m.- Paper 6 – Literature from the Romantic to the Victorian Age
April 26, 2012 - 11.00 a.m to 02.00 p.m. – Paper 7 – Anglo-Irish Literature of the 20th Century

April 28, 2012 - 11.00 a.m to 02.00 p.m - Paper 8 – Indian Literature in Translation OR New Literature in English

Part 1
April 23 - 11 am to 2.00 pm - Paper 1 - Indian Lit In English

April 25, 2012 11.00 a.m to 02.00 p.m.- Paper 2 - Linguistics and Stylistic Analysis of Texts.

April 27, 2012 11.00 a.m to 02.00 p.m. -  Paper 4 – Language Learning & Teaching.
                                       OR Nineteenth & Twenthieth Century American Literature
April 28, 2012   03:00 p.m. to 06:00 p.m. -  Paper 3 – Literature from the Renaissance to the Augustan Age

Friday, December 9, 2011

Paper 8 - Indian Literature In Translation

Texts of this paper are mostly unavailable on the net. Will put them up on the site when I buy them and after I confirm there are no copyright issues.

Bijak Of Kabir - Linda Hess (Can be downloaded as pdf here.)

Paper 7 - Anglo Irish Literature of 20th Century

James Joyce - Dubliners
D H Lawrence - Women In Love
T S Eliot - Burnt Norton from Four Quartets (Yohoo MumUni for choosing a masterpiece and diverting from the trend of having obscure books from great writers!!)
John Synge - Riders To The Sea

Paper 6 - Literature from Romantic Age to Victorian

Dear all, these are the etexts for our recommended books. Will update the poems on the website, but these for now!

David Copperfield - Charles Dickens Etext on Gutenberg
William Thackeray - Vanity Fair 
Oscar Wilde - The Importance Of Being Earnest
 Daniel Deronda, by George Eliot
Jude the Obscure - by Thomas Hardy

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Mumbai University MA Results 2011 English Literature

The results are out, and here are the links,

Here are the numbers just in case any of you wants to try, 022 26543000 or 022 26543300.
One round of the admissions are done. And the next round is from19th to 30th September.

All the best everyone! Thanks the FB forum for their additions!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Mumbai University, English Literature, MA, Timetable 2011, Part 1

LINK: The timetable on the university website for all of MA students here.

For English Literature Part 1, as i noted it down, any sort of revision or update from the regular students is of course as always welcome.

1) April 28, Paper 1, (Indian Lit In English, IEL), 11.00-2.00 pm
2) April 30, Paper 2, (Linguistic and Stylistic Analysis,) 11.00 - 2.00 pm
3) MAY 3, Paper 4, American Literature, 11.00-2.00 pm
4) May 4, Paper 3, English Lit -Renaissance, 3.00-6.00 pm


Monday, February 28, 2011

Paper 2 - Linguistic and Stylistic Analysis - Mumbai University Syllabus

The pdf of the text provided by Mumbai Univ is available on the website. Except for what is given on the syllabus sheet (which is here on the site,) any help from the regular students would be welcome.

If someone proposes to solve the question paper and provide a model answer sheet that would be of great help! 

Friday, February 18, 2011

Exam 2011

The current date according to Mumbai University's website is March 18, 2011.
Here is the Univ Link, http://www.mu.ac.in/dtscomm2011arts.pdf.

But we are really not sure if it is the final date. There is another link that leads to Arts exam timetables but it doesn't lead to any link, check out yourself, http://www.mu.ac.in/tt/ttfh/Exam_arts.html

Roll numbers, Distance Education, MA 1, yet to come but still the link. http://www.mu.ac.in/myweb_test/ide_roll_no_10-11.html