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Introduction to English literature: Home
English literature is writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays.
RATIONALE: The students joining this department do not, in most cases, have any background of English literature. This course will provide them initial understanding of literature and its various forms.
To provide a brief introduction to the study of literature, its various genres and their characteristics
To acquaint the students with the role of literature in society
To make the students understand how literature reflects the spirit of time