MG University English Common Course Issues that Matter Model Question paper

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UG DEGREE (CBCS) EXAMINATION, MAY 2019
Second Semester
Common Course I - EN2CCT03 - ENGLISH-ISSUES THAT MATTER
(Common for all UG programmes)
2017 ADMISSION ONWARDS
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Maximum Marks: 80                Time: 3 Hours


                           Part A
        Answer any ten questions.
     Each question carries 2 marks.

1. Why does Oe say that what happened in Hiroshima after the A-bomb was not horrible?
2. Why does the husband, in the story War, feel that his wife deserves the pity of the fellow passengers?
3. How do the young one's die according to the stoic traveller in the short story War?
4. What according to Toni Morrison are the two human responses to the perception of chaos?
5. Where do we locate the writer in the poem who rushes to his desk " to write fierce letters to the morons in power"?
6. In the story A Trip Westward where did the author's mother live?
7. "My mother had never gone to school, and though she meant always to give up her own customs for such of the
Whiteman's ways as pleased her, she made only compromises." Explain the context.
8. Why does Arenla feel that weaving is a better craft to learn than pot making?
9. Why does the poet call the roots 'the strength of the tree'?
10. What did the mysterious bird reveal to Hagar?
11. What is the difference between refugees and other immigrants and ethnic minorities?
12. What does the speaker in the poem "Refugee Blues" say about his passport?
(10×2=20)


                                Part B
           Answer any six questions.
         Each question carries 5 marks.



13. In the poem "The Old Prison" why is the song of the waves 'bitter'?
14. Reflect on the sarcasm in the passengers' discussions about paternal love in the story War.
15. How was Juan able to join the Censorship Bureau?
16. What was Grandpa Yetalya's attitude to Bapu Patil's humiliating ways?
17. Comment on the reactions of Grandma when Grandpa Yetalya throws away the crumbs.
18. What did Sentila experience while making pots after Arenla left her alone in the shed?
19. What are the responses of the alarmists and anti-alarmists to the fossil records available?
20. Why does the poet in the poem "On Killing a Tree" say that it takes much time to kill a tree?
21. "When I was born my mother said you are a refugee./Our tent on the roadside smoked in the snow./On your forehead
between your eyebrows there is an R embossed my teacher said." Describe the life world depicted in the given lines.
(6×5=30)
                                Part C

          
  Answer any two questions.
       Each question carries 15 marks.


22. Justify the title of the essay The Unsurrendered People.
23. Describe how Rushdie puts forward an effective proposition against censorship using comparisons and literary
references.
24. Does the preservation of biodiversity really matter? Substantiate your views on the basis of the arguments raised by
various prominent alarmists and anti-alarmists.
25. Comment on the repeated use of 'a hostile time' as a trope of human pathos and irony in highlighting the lives caught
in the Israel-Palestine conflict.
(2×15=30)

New Timetable ( requested) for Kerala Psc Assistant professor in English for the month of September 2020, October 2020 and November 2020(updated)

Timetable kerala psc Assistant professor in English

September 2020


23/09/20
Syllabus for Assistant Professor English
From Early English Literature to 18th century
Module 1
For detailed study
John Donne – Batter My Heart, Canonization
Milton – Lycidas, Paradise Lost - Book 9
John Dryden – Macflecknoe
Thomas Gray – Elegy Written in a Country churchyard


24/09/20

William Shakespeare – Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Sonnets No 18, 30, 116
Alexander Pope – Rape of the Lock
Christopher Marlowe – Doctor Faustus



25/09/20
Francis Bacon – Of Books, Of Marriage and Single Life, Of Truth
Jonathan Swift – The Battle of the Books
Robert Burns – A Red, Red Rose
William Blake – The Tyger, The Lamb



26/09/20


Beowulf
Ballads – Sir Patrick Spence, Chevy Chase
Geoffrey Chaucer - Prologue to the Canterbury Tales


27/09/20

Thomas Kyd – The Spanish Tragedy
Edmund Spencer - Epithalamion
Andrew Marvell – To His Coy Mistress


28/09/20

Richard Sheridan – The School for Scandal
Sir Thomas More - Utopia
Henry Fielding – Pamela
Daniel Defoe – Robinson Crusoe

29/09/20


William Wordsworth – Ode: Initimations of Immortality from Recollections 
of Early Childhood
Samuel Coleridge – Kubla Khan
John Keats – Ode to a Nightingale
P B Shelley – Ode to the West Wind

30/09/2020

Lord Byron – The Prisoner of Chillon
Lord Tennyson – Ulysses, Lotos Eaters
Mathew Arnold – The Scholar Gypsy, Dover Beach
Robert Browning – Andrea del Sarto

1/10/2020

G.M. Hopkins – The Pied Beauty

Thomas de Quincey – On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth

Charles Lamb – Oxford in Vacation, Dream Children


2/10/2020


Oscar Wilde – The Importance of Being Earnest

Non detailed study 

Module 4

William Wordsworth – Preface to the Lyrical Ballads

Olauda Equiano - The Interesting Narrative (Chapter 4 and 5)


3/10/20


P.B. Shelley – The Cenci

Mary Shelley – Frankenstein

Emily Bronte – Wuthering Heights

Charles Dickens – Oliver Twist

Thomas Hardy – Tess of the D’Ubervilles


4/10/20


Jane Austen – Mansfield Park

 Walter Scott - Ivanhoe

Module 5

For Detailed Study

W.B.Yeats – The Second Coming, Sailing to Byzantium


5/10/3020


T.S.Eliot – The Wasteland

W.H. Auden – In Memory of W.B. Yeats

Dylan Thomas – Poem in October

Sylvia Plath – Daddy

Philip Larking – Church Going


6/10/2020


Carol Ann Duffy – Anne Hathaway

Ted Hughes – Thought Fox

Thom Gunn – On the Move

G.B. Shaw – Pygmalion


7/10/20


S. Eliot – Murder in the Cathedral

J.M. Synge – Playboy of the Western World

Samuel Beckett – Waiting for Godot

Harold Pinter – The Birthday Party


8/10/20


T.S. Eliot – Tradition and Individual Talent

Virginia Woolf – Modern Fiction


9/10


Non Detailed Study

Module 6

F.R. Leavis – The Great Tradition

Joseph Conrad – The Heart of Darkness

Virginia Woolf – Mrs Dalloway

James Joyce – A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man


10/10


George Orwell – 1984

John Fowles – The French Lieutenant’s Woman

Angela Carter – Nights at the Circus

Caryll Churchill – Top Girls



11/10

Indian Writing in English

Rabindranath Tagore – Poems 1 to 20 from Gitanjali

Sri Aurobindo – The Trance of Waiting

Sarojini Naidu – Coromandel Fishers

Kamala Das – My Grandmother’s House, Freaks


12/10



Nissim Ezeliek – Background, Casually

A.K. Ramanujan – A River, The Striders

Girish Karnad – Nagamandala


13/10/20


Manjula Padmanabhan – Harvest

Mahesh Dattani – Dance like a Man


14/10


S. N. Dasgupta – The Theory of Rasa

Kunjunni Raja – Theory of Dhwani


15/10



For Non detailed Study 

Module 8

Vijay Tendulakar – The Court is in Session

Mulk Raj Anand – The Untouchable



16/10/20

Raja Rao – The Serpent and the Rope

Anita Desai – Clear Light of Day


17/10/20

R.K. Narayan – Malgudi Days

Salman Rushdie – Midnighht’s Children


18/10/20


Arundhati Roy – The God of Small Things

Aravind Adiga – The White Tiger


19/10/20


A.K. Ramanujan - Is there an Indian Way of Thinking: An Informal Essay

American Literature

Module 9

For detailed Study

Walt Whitman – Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking

Emily Dickinson – I felt a funeral

Robert Frost – Home Burial

Wallace Stephens – Sunday Morning


20/10/20

Edgar Allan Poe – The Raven

Maya Angelou – Phenomenal Woman

Eugene O Neil – Emperor Jones


21/10/20


Tennesee Williams – The Glass Menagerie

For Non detailed Study 

Module 10

Emerson – Self Reliance

Thoreau – Civil Disobedience


22/10/20

Arthur Miller – Death of a Salesman

E E Cummings – Buffallo Hills

Alln Ginsberg - America

Gertrude Stein – Daughter


23/10/20

Hawthorne – The Scarlett Letter

Herman Melville – Moby Dick


24/10/20

Hemmingway – The Old Man and the Sea

Toni Morrison – The Bluest Eye



25/10/20

Structure of English Language and Linguistics

Module 11

Indo European Family of Languages-Old English, Middle English, Modern

English

Phonetics and Phonology-General phonetics-Phonetic transcription- Stress-

Intonation

Morphology; Traditional Grammar and Modern Grammar- Form class 

words-Function Class Words- Fallacies- Saussure- Structuralism

Syntax-PS Grammar-TG Grammar-Deep Structure-Surface Structure-

Chomsky’s Trace Theory- Case Grammar, Systemic, 

Stratification and Tagmemics

Semantics- Lexical semantics-Metaphor-Figures of speech

Linguistics- Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics


26/10/20


English Language Teaching

Module 12

Key concepts in ELT- ESL- EFL- Mother tongue interference

Methods of teaching – Grammar Translation Method, Direct Method, Audio 

Visual Method, Suggestopaedia, Community Language 

Learning

Learning Theories- Behaviourism, Cognitivism, Constructivism

Learner Factors, Teaching Aids, ICT

Types of tests- Tools for Evaluation- Error Analysis and Remedial Teaching



27/10/20


Literary Criticism

Module 13

Aristotle – Poetics

Philip Sydney – An Apologie for Poetry

Samuel Coleridge – Biographia Literaria (Chapter 14)


28/10/20


Virginia Woolf – A Room of One’s Own.

T. S. Eliot – Tradition and Individual Talent

Northrop Fry – Archetypes of Literature



29/10/20


Cleanth Brookes- The Language of Paradox

Edmund Wilson –“Marxism and Literature”.

Elaine Showalter – “Feminist Criticism in the Wilderness”.

Jacques Derrida- “Difference”.


30/10/20


Karl Marx- “The Fetishism of Commodities and the Secret Thereof” 

Sigmund Freud – “The Conscious and the Unconscious”; “The Id and The

Ego”; “The Ego and the Super Ego” Beyond the Pleasure

Principles and Other Writings


31/10/20



Jurgen Habermas– “Modernity- An Incomplete Project” 

Raymond Williams– “Tradition, Institution, Formations” 

Stephen Greenblatt – “Shakespeare and the Exorcists”


1/11/20


Michel Foucault – “Two Lectures” from Power/Knowledge, “The Unities of

Discourse” from the Archaeology of Knowledge and the

Discourse on Language

Edward W. Said – “Introduction to Orientalism”.


2/11/20


Helen Cixous – “The Laugh of the Medusa”

Eve Sedgwick – Epistemology of the Closet

Module 14

Culture Studies

Theodor W. Adorno – “Culture Industry Reconsidered” (pp 98 -107) in

Culture Industry: Selected Essays on Mass Culture


3/11/20


Stuart Hall – “Encoding/Decoding” from Culture, Media, Language.

Laura Mulvey – “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema”

Judith Butler – “Subject of Sex/Gender/Desire” from Gender Trouble:

Feminism and the Subversion of Identity.

Angela McRobbie – “Postmodernism and Popular Culture”.


4/11/20


Revision


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Introduction 

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  Today we are facing a serious global ecological crisis unlike anything human kind has ever encountered.It is not because of how our ecosystem functions, but because of how of ethical system functions. The present crisis is one that can be called as a systemic crisis ( a systemic problem is one that cannot be solved in isolation, as it is related to the overall system), and it owes largely to our foolish acts

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Introduction

Chapter 50: Passivisation

Passivisation

Simple technique to convert active voice into passive

Normally the passive voice is characterized by the occurrence of a form of auxiliary verb 'be' + past participle of the main verb.

In a given sentence if the form of be occurs just before the past participle form of the main verb, it is said to be in passive voice.

So Passive voice = be ( any form of be) + past participle of verb


So now just have a look at this and try to identify the sentence in passive voice.

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George begins the essay “what is science?” with  the mention of a letter from Mr Bijoy Stewart to cook which got published in The Tribune. The letter was indeed Cook’s personal opinions and suggestions for avoiding scientific hierarchy. The solution offered by Mr Cook was :