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Head of Department:

Professor I. R. MAXWELL, BLitt. (Oxon), B.A., LL.B.

Robert Wallace Professor:

Professor G. K. W. JOHNSTON, M.A. (Oxon and N.Z.)

ORDINARY DEGREE

( Details for the honours degree are set out at the end of this section. ) Croup 1(b)

The major in English is English I, II, III and the sub-major is English I, I.

Rhetoric may not be taken as a part of the major or sub-major, but may be taken in addition to other English subjects.

Note: No books have been asterisked, as all prescribed texts are essential books which the student should if possible possess.

40. ENGLISH PART I

A course of two lectures and one tutorial class a week.

SYLLABUS

A study of poetry, fiction and drama as set out below. Students should do as much as possible of their reading for this subject before lectures begin.

Books

(a) Prescribed texts:

Hopkins, G. M., and Eliot, T. S.—The Penguin edition of Hopkins (poems and some prose) and Eliot's Collected Poems 1909-1935 (Faber).

The poems, set for special study will be found, along with some introductory information, in the departmental anthology, Three Modern Poets, obtain- able at the University Bookroom.

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FACULTY OF ARTS HANDBOOK

Donne—Songs and Sonnets. ( Penguin Poets or other edition. )

Quiller-Couch, A. (ed. )—Т he Oxford Book of Ballads; or Border Ballads.

(Penguin Poets.)

Pope—Poems as selected in class.

Browning—Selected Poetry. ( Modern Library.) Fielding—Tom Jones.

Scott—The Heart of Midlothian.

Borrow-Laoengro:

Dostoyevsky—Crime and Punishment. (tr. Magarshak, D., Penguin.) Forster—A Passage to India. ( Everyman or Penguin.)

Warren, R. Penn—All the King's Men. ( Four Square Books. ) Aeschylus—Agamemnon. (Penguin.)

Shakespeare-Measure for Measure and Macbeth.

Ibsen—John Gabriel Borkman. (Penguin. ) Chekov—The Three Sisters. (Penguin. ) (

ь

) Recommended for reference:

Legouis, E., and Cazamian, L.

Н

istory of English Literature. (Dent.)

Quiller-Couch, A.—The Oxford Book of English Verse (or any other

good

general anthology).

Mack, Dean and Frost—Modern Poetry. (Prentice-Hall.)

.

ESSAY WORK

Students are required to submit the prescribed essays, details of which will be supplied during the year. Essays and tutorial work will be taken into account at the examination. Students who fail to submit the required essays by the due dates may not be given credit for the subject.

External students may obtain lecture notes in this subject.

EXAMINATION: Two 3-hour papers.

44. RHETORIC

A course of two lectures a week, with tutorial classes. This course is intended for Arts students, for students in the faculty of Applied Science, and for students in the diploma in Journalism course; it may be taken by students in other faculties.

SYLLABUS

A study of the technique and style of English prose, linked with a study of the practical problems of English expression.

BOOKS

(a) Recommended for preliminary reading:

Dow, G. M.—Uncommon Common Sense. (Cheshire.) Potter, S.—Our Language. (Penguin.)

Cowers, E.—The Complete Plain Words. (Penguin.)

Vallins, G. l.—Good English: Row to Write It. ( Pan Books.) Vallins, G. H.—Better English. ( Pan Books.)

( b ) Prescribed texts:

Defoe, Swift, Johnson, Hazlitt, T. H. Huxley, R. L. Stevenson—Selections in cyclostyled booklets, from English Dept. ( A fee of £ 1 will be charged to cover this and other cyclostyled material issued during the year.)

Shaw, Bernard—Preface to Saint Joan. (Penguin.)

Russell, Bertrand—Selections from In Praise of Idleness. (Unwin Books. )

(c) Recommended for reference:

.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary (4th ed.).

.

The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary.

Fowler, H. W., and F. G.—The King's English. (O.ц.Р: ) Fowler, H. W.—Modern English Usage. (O.U.P. ) Partridge, E.—Usage and Abusage. (Hamilton.) Carey, G. V.—Mind the Stop. (C.U.P.) WRITTEN WORK

Students are required to submit written work periodically throughout the year.

Written and tutorial work will be taken into account at the examination. Students

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who fail to submit the required written work by the due dates may not be given

credit for the subject. .

EXAMINATION. Two 3-hour papers.

41. ENGLISH PART II A course of two lectures and one tutorial class a week.

SYLLABUS

A study of nineteenth and twentieth century poetry and fiction. The poems to be studied will be selected in class from the authors listed below.

BOOKS

( a ) Prescribed texts:

English Poetry in the 18th Century: Davie, D. (ed.)—The Late Augustan.

Blake (Oxford Standard Authors).

Coleridge ( Modern Library ).

Wordsworth ( Modern Library).

Browning—Men and Women. ( in Poetical Works.) ( Modern Library ed.) English Poetry in the 19th Century: Romantic and. Victorian Poetry, Frost (ed.)

(Prentice-Hall.)

Yeats. W. B.-Selected Poetry. (St. Martin's Library.) Eliot, T. S. Four Quartets. (Faber.)

Pound, Eżra—Selected Poems. ( New Directions') Thomas, Dylan—Collected Poems. (Dent.) Austen, Jane—Emma or Mansfield Park.

Dickens, Charles—Our Mutual Friend.

Brontë, E.—Wuthering Heights. .

Eliot, George—Middlemarch.

James, Henry—What Maisie Knew or Washington Square.

Conrad, Joseph-The Shadоwlinę.

Joyce, James—A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man or Ulysses.

Lawrence, D.

H. The

Rainbow.

White, Patrick—Voss.

(b) Other prescribed reading:

Wordsworth—Preface to the Lyrical Ballads. (2nd ed., Modern Library ed. of Poems. )

Coleridge—Biographia Literaria. (Modern Library ed. of Poems. )

Arnold, Matthew—Critical works in The Portable Matthew Arnold. (Viking Press.)

Eliot, T. S.—Selected Prose. (Penguin or Peregrine.)

Note: Authors and works to be studied in the 18th and 19th century anthologies will be specified in class.

Where alternative works are specified for any novelist, Honours students will be required to study both.

Critical writings in addition to those prescribed in Section (b) will be reciti- mended in class.

ESSAY WORK

Students are required to submit three essays, details of which will be supplied during the year. Essays and tutorial work will be taken into account at the exami- nation. Students who fail to submit the required essays by the due dates may not be given credit for the subject.

External students may obtain lecture notes in this subject.

EXAMINATION: Two 3-hour papers.

42. ENGLISH PART III

A course of three lectures and one tutorial class a week. (Students who have passed in English B may count a pass in English part II as the third part of a major.) SYLLABUS

(1) A study of English poetry and prose from Chaucer to the eighteenth century.

(2) A study of drama, mainly English.

FACULTY OF ARTS HANDBOOK.

Books

(a) Prescribed texts:

Chaucer—The

Canterbury Tales,

as selected in class.

Spenser—as selected in class.

The Metaphysical Poets. (Ed.

Gardner.) (Penguin.)

For class-work, students are strongly recommended to have

The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose of John Donne. ( Modem

Library) arid Marve11

(The Laurel Poetry series.

Milton

Paradise Lost.

Dryden—Poems, as selected in class.

Pope—Poems, as selected in class. ( Everyman or other collected edition. The selection in Penguin Poets is not adequate.)

Bacon—Essays. ( Everyman

or other edition.)

Browne—Religio Medici.

Swift—Culliver's

Travels. ( Modern

Library. )

Johnson—Prose, with special reference to the

Lives of the Poets

and

Preface to Shakespeare.

Euripides—Medea. ( Penguin.) .

Medieval and Tudor Drama.. (ed.

Cassner, Bantam.) Plays to be selected.

Marlowe—Tamburlaine

Part I.

Shakespeare—Troilus and Cressida, Richard II,

Antony

and Cleopatra, King Lear, Cymbeline.

Jonson—Volpone.

Webster—The

Duchess of Malfi. ( World's

Classics.)

Otway—Veniee

Preserved. n

Congreve—The Way

of the World.} Restoratio Plays. (Everyman. )

Ibsen—The

Wild Duck

(Penguin.)

Shaw—Man and Superman. Siggnnet Classics.)

Synge—Riders to the Sea and

The Playboy of the Western World.

(Vintage.) O'Casey—Juno

and the Paycock.

O'Neill—The

Iceman Cometh. ( Alfred

Knopf or Random House.) Miller, A.—A

View

from

the Bridge. (Cresset. )

Lawler, R.—Summer

of the Seventeenth Doll.

(b) Recommended for reference:

Lewis, C.

S. English Literature

in

the Sixteenth Century excluding Drama.

(Clarendon.)

Tillyard, E. M.

W.—The Elizabethan World Picture. (Chatto

& Windus.) Wilson, F.

P.—Elizabethan and Jacobean. ( O.U.P. )

Bush, D.—English Literature in

the Earlier Seventeenth

Century. (Clarendon.) Stephen, L.—English

Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century. (Duck-

worth. )

Nicoll, A. B

ri

tish

Drama. (

Наггар. )

Bridges-Adams, W. The

Irresistible Theatre. ( Seeker

and Warburg.) ESSAY WORK

Students are required to submit two essays, details of which will be supplied during the year. Essays and tutorial work will be taken into account at the exams- nation. Students who fail to submit the required essays by the due dates may not be given credit for the subject.

External students may obtain lecture notes in this subject.

EXAMINATION. Two 3-hour papers.

НONЮURS DEGREE

E. SCHOOL OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE (For possible combinations with this school see p. 193.)

The First Year is regarded as a preliminary year of general study, and students should take, in addition to English, either one honours and one pass or three pass

subjects. .

Students require the approval of the faculty of Arts before entering on their Second Year as candidates for the degree with honours. Those will normally be

approved who have gained at least second class honours in English Language and Literature part I. Other candidates who wish to continue in the honour school should interview the professor, who will be guided in his recommendation by the merits of the case.

A student who, without attempting honours, has passed in English part I and wishes to enter the honour school, must apply to the faculty, through the sub-dean, for permission to do so. If permission is given, the faculty will prescribe what further work he is to do.

All students are required to submit an essay at the beginning of the second term of their Fourth Year. This essay forms part of the finаl examination. The subject must be approved not later than the end of the second term of the Third Year. The essay should be from 12,000 to 15,000 words in length. It should be typewritten and double

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spaced on quarto pages. A bibliography of works consulted should be appended.

Work on the essay should be begun during the long vacation.

PURE ENGLISH SCHOOL

1. The course for the degree with honours in the school of English Language and Literature comprises the following subjects:

English Language and Literature part I English Literature parts II, III and IV English Language parts II, III and IV

in accordance with the details set out below. Candidates must take these seven subjects and at least three approved additional subjects, one of which must be a language other than English. Two of these additional subjects should be chosen so as to constitute a sub-major.

2. In their First Year, candidates will take English Language and Literature part I, and at least two additional subjects, of which one will normally be the language other than English.

In their Second Year, they will take English Literature part II, English Language part II, in which subjects they are required to be classed, and the remaining additional subject.

In their Third Year, they will submit essays on topics included in the pass course (English part III) and will take English Literature part III and English Language part III; and in their Fourth Year, English Literature part IV and English Language part IV.

З. The final examination will be held in two parts, part I at the end of the Third Year, part IT at the end of the Fourth Year.

Part I English Drama or Australian Literature.

Test in English part III (essays or examination).

Middle English.

Test in Elementary Old Norse or Early English.

Part II English Literature to 1800 (first paper).

English Literature to 1800 (second paper).

Literary Theory and Criticism or Australian Literature.

Essay.

Beowulf and Old English Texts.

and any one of the following:

The Middle English Romance.

History of the English Language.

Old Norse Texts and Civilization.

ENGLISH IN COMBINED COURSES

(A) English in combined honours courses will normally consist of English Language and Literature part I, and English Literature parts II, III and IV.

In their First Year, candidates will take English Language and Literature part I, and either one or two additional subjects. One of these additional subjects must, except in combination with a language school, be a language other than English.

In their Second Year, candidates will take English Literature part II, in which they are required to be classed, and the remaining additional subject.

In their ThIrd Year, they will take paper 1 of part I of the final examination in (2)

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FACULTY OF ARTS HANDBOOK

the school of English Language and Literature and will submit essays on topics included in the pass course (English part III). ( Students who fail to submit satis- factory essay work will be required to take in addition paper 2.)

In their Fourth Year, they will take papers 1, 2 and 3 of part II of the final examination and submit an essay (paper 4).

(B) Candidates may take English Language as part of a combined honours course, provided that they give evidence of their ability to do so. The English subjects of the course are then:

English Language and Literature part I.

English Language parts II, III and IV.

In their First Year, candidates will take English Language and Literature part I, and one of the two additional subjects.

In their Second Year, they will take English Language part II, and the remaining additional subject.

In their Third Year, they will take papers 3 and 4 of part I of the final examinations.

In their Fourth Year, they will submit an essay (paper 4) and take papers 5 arid 6 and one of papers 7 and 8.