MA English Literature

The Master’s degree in English at SH College is oriented towards research and hence the emphasis is on guiding the students to the frontiers of the field. The multi-pronged approach adopted in the M.A English Literature syllabus gives equal importance to a sound knowledge of the basic texts and an initiation into contemporary discourse. The first two semesters provide the students with a period-based overview of english literature, the third semester makes a genre/domain-oriented approach. This includes areas such as cultural studies, gender studies and fiction studies. While retaining the general structure of the University syllabus, the Board of Studies of Sacred Heart College has introduced radical changes in the curriculum. An important thrust area is elective courses in semester four, wherein the students are offered a basket of nine courses from which each student can pick freely according to his/her interest. The syllabus provides students with adequate space for honing their creative and critical thinking skills. Hence, every question paper contains a mandatory section in Part C for application-oriented answers.

Curriculum Structure

Semester ISemester IISemester IIISemester IV
Core Course 1: Chaucer and the Roots of EnglishCore Course 6: Literature of the Nineteenth CenturyCore Course 11: American LiteratureCore Course 16: Literature and the Empire
Core Course 2: Writings of the RenaissanceCore Course 7: Modernism in ContextCore Course 12: Cultural StudiesElective 1*    
Core Course 3: Revolution and the EnlightenmentCore Course 8: The Postmodern and BeyondCore Course 13: Gender StudiesElective 2*  
Core Course 4: Literary Criticism and Academic WritingCore Course 9: Language and LinguisticsCore Course 14: Modes of FictionElective 3*  
Core Course 5: Indian English LiteratureCore Course 10: Theories of KnowledgeCore Course 15: Texts and PerformanceElective 4*& Project and Viva-Voce  
*Under electivesthe students are the free to choose four courses from the basket of nine courses given below: 1. Modern European Drama, 2. Shakespeare across Cultures, 3, Malayalam Literature in Translations: Aspects and Contexts, 4. Ecology and Literature, 5. Understanding Cinema: Film Theory, 6. Comparative Indian Literature, 7. The Public Sphere and its Contemporary Context, 8. Modern European Fiction, 9. Literature of Self-reflexivity.

Opportunities after M. A. English Literature

Higher Studies: Ph.D. with specialisation in English Literature, Comparative Literature, Media Studies, Cultural Studies, Linguistics, English Language Teaching etc

Career Options: Content Writer, Copy Writer, Journalist/Reporter, Corporate Communication Executive, Sub-Editor, Proof reader, Translator, Teacher, Instructional Designer, Creative Writer etc.

Faculty members

 Dr. C. S. Francis, MA, M. Phil., Ph.D., Prof. T T Joseph, M. A., Dr.Gayatri PJ, M.A., Ph.D., Ms. Nasnin S., M. A., Mr. Akash Sajikumar, M. A, M. Phil., Mr. Simon Peter, M.A., CELTA

Ms. Sara David, M. A.