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.

Join Wordweavers Writing Contest 2013

We wish to welcome you to Wordweavers Writing Contest!



WHERE: http://wordweavers.in

Join the event here at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/642358542457261/

WHEN: Date for Submissions: May 10, 2013 to May 30, 2013.
Results: August 1, 2013

HOW: Submit your creative writing in the below sections through a Word document provided at the website. Mail us at escribespublications@yahoo.com

Genres for the contest: Poetry - Short Story - Flash Fiction - Micro Fiction - Long story.


There are 5 sections for the contest.
1) Poetry: poems from 3 lines to 100 lines (upto 5 entries).
2) Short Story: 1500 - 6000 words with title (upto 5 entries).
3) Flash Fiction: 150 - 500 words with title (upto 5 entries).
4) Microfiction
TwitterFic: Word count 140 character (upto 20 entries by any single participant.)
55 Fiction: 55 words precisely. (upto 10 by any single participant.)
Drabble: 100 words precise (upto 5 by any single participant.)
5) Long story
Novella: Word count 9000 to 18,000
Play: More than 2000 words less than 30, 000
Eligibility
Entrant must be a citizen of India, residing in India.

Entrant should be above the age of 16, having completed 16.

Please mail a scanned copy of your identity/address proof: Could be a passport or your college ID. (Contestants who have submitted the proof in the previous year's contest need not send it again.)

Copyright Guidelines
Please read the following copyright guidelines before submitting your work to us.
Submission of your work tells us that you've read this, agree with it, and still want us to publish your work.
Please understand that we reserve the right to accept or reject your work. Several factors are considered in our final decision whether or not to include your work in our publication, including the message, the method by which it's conveyed, the style, and how much of it works when combined.


Your work must be your own, original, unaided work.
All the entries must be in English only.

There is no entry fee for the Contest.

Your original work must be submitted by email and received by the deadline posted on the page to be considered for the contest.

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.
A) CLASSICAL AND ROMANTIC CRITICISM

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)


TIMETABLE FOR ALL OTHER SUBJECTS ON THIS LINK

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,
For MA PART 1
For MA PART 2

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

LIST OF ROLL NUMBERS FOR MA PART I

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