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Tuesday, May 6, 2014


(CATEGORY NO. 578/2012) 

Part I Chaucer to Neo Classicism 
• Geoffrey Chaucer "The Prologue" to The Canterbury Tales 
• Edmund Spenser "Prothalamion" 
• William Shakespeare Sonnets -18,29,57,124,129 
• John Donne Forbidding "The Canonization" , " A Valediction :Mourning" 
• John Milton Paradise Lost ( Book IX) 
• John Dryden "Mac Flecknoe" 
• Alexander Pope "Atticus Passage" ( From Epistle to Dr.Arbuthnot) 
• Thomas Gray “Elegy written in a Country Churchyard” 
1. Francis Bacon 
'Of Studies", "Of Truth'
1. Christopher Marlowe Dr. Faustus 
2. Shakespeare Hamlet, Twelfth Night, The Tempest and Julius Caesar 
3. Webster The Duchess of Malfi 
4. Congreve The Way of the World 
5. Sheridan The School for Scandal 
1. Fielding Tom ]ones 
Part II The Romantics and the Victorians 
1. 'William Blake "The Lamb" , "The Tiger" 
2. William Wordsworth "Ode: Intimations of 
3. Samuel Coleridge "Dejection : An Ode " 
4. P. B. Shelly "Ode to the West Wind" 
5. John Keats "Ode on a Grecian Urn " 
6. Alfred Tennyson "Ulysses" 
7. Robert Browning "My Last Duchess" 
8. Mathew Arnold "Dover Beach" 
9. Hopkins "The Windhover" 
10. D. G. Rossetti " The Blessed Damozel" 
1. Charles Lamb "Dream Children", " Poor 
2. J. S. Mill Subjugation " On the Equality of Sexes" ( 
From The subjugation of 
Oscar Wilde The Importance of Being Ernest 
1. Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice 
2. Charles Dickens Oliver Twist 
 3. Emily Bronte Wuthering Heights 
 4. George Eliot The Mill on The Floss
 5. Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre 
6. Thomas Hardy The Mayor of Casterbridge 
Part III - Twentieth Century Literature 
1. W. B. Yeats " Easter 1916", " Second Coming" 
• 2. T. S. Eliot The Waste Land 
3. W.H Auden "Unknown Citizen" 
4. Wilfred Owen "Strange Meetings" 
5. Dylan Thomas "Poem In October" 
6. Philip Larkin "Church Going" 
7. Ted Hughes "Hawk Roosting" 
8. Thorn Gunn "In Santa Maria Del Popolo" 
9. Seamus Heaney "The Tollund Man 
Virginia Woolf "Modern Fiction" 
1. T.S Eliot The Murder in the Cathedral 
2. Bernard Shaw Pygmalion 
3. J.M. Synge Riders to the Sea 
4. Samuel Becket Waiting for Godot 
5. Harold Pinter The Birthday Party 
6. Edward Bond Lear T 
1. James Joyce A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man 
2. D.H Lawrence Sons and Lovers 
3. Virginia Woolf To the Lighthouse 
4. Graham Greene Heart of the matter 
5. William Golding The Lord of the Flies 
6. Doris Lessing The Golden Notebook 
7. Allen Sillitoe The Loneliness of the long distance runner 
Part IV - Literary Criticism and Theory 
1. Theories of "Rasa", Dhwani" and "Alankara" 
2. Aristotle "Poetics" 
3. Longinus "On the Sublime" 
4. Sidney "An Apology for Poetry" 
5. Dryden "Preface to the Fables" 
6. Dr. Johnson "Preface to Shakespeare 
7. Wordsworth "Preface to the Lyrical Ballads" 
8. Coleridge "Biographia Literaria" (Chapter XIV) 
9. Arnold "Study of Poetry" 
10. T.S. Eliot "Tradition and Individual Talent" 
11. Cleanth Brooks "The Language of Paradox" 
12. Northrop Frye "Archetypes of Literature" 
13. Lionel Trilling "Freud and Literature" 
14. Viktor Shklovsky "Art as Technique" 15. Raymond Williams "Realism and the Contemporary Novel" 
 16. Jacques Derrida 'Structure, Sign and Play in theDiscourses of 
Human Sciences" 
17. Elaine Showalter "Towards a Feminist Poetics" 
18. Michel Foucault "What's an Author" 
19. Jacques Lacan "The Insistence of the Letter of the Consciousness" 
20 Sharankumar Limbala "Dalit Literature and Aesthetics" (from Towards an 
Aesthetic of Dalit Literature ) 
Part V - History and Structure of English Language and Linguistics 
1. Indo- European family of languages - Grimm's law, Verner's law, Ablaut, Umlaut 
2. Old English - Dialects, Important Characteristics - Vocabulary and Grammar, Literature of 
the period 
3. Middle English - The Norman Conquest - Dialects, Changes in Grammar and 
 Vocabulary - Standard English - Literature of the period. 
4. Modern English - Impact of Renaissance on Grammar and Vocabulary- Dictionaries - 
 Translation of the Bible- Contributions of major writers ( Spenser, Shakespeare and 
 Milton) - Impact of the British empire on English 
5. Growth of Vocabulary and Semantic Changes 
6. Varieties of English - British, American and Indian 
7. Phonology- Suprasegmental features 
8. Morphology, Syntax 
9. Saussure, Bloomfield and Chomsky 
10. Traditional Grammar, Modern Grammar and T G Grammar 
11. Varieties of Language - Style, Dialect, Register, Pidgins, Creole and idiolect 
12. Branches of Linguistics - Historical, Comparative, Sociolinguistics,
 Psycholinguistics Applied Linguistics and Nero Linguistics 
Part VI – Indian Literature in English, American Literature and 
Women's Writing 
1. Toru Dutt “Our Casuarina Tree” 
2. Sri Aurobindo “Rose of God” 
3. Tagore Gitanjali (1-10) 
4. Ezekiel “Poet, Lover, Bird Watcher” 
5. Kamala Das “Introduction” 
6. Walt Whitman “Out of the Cradle Elndlessly Rocking” 
7. Emily Dickinson “Because I Could Not Stop for Death”, 
 “I Died for Beauty” 
8. Robert Frost “Apple Picking”, “Road not Taken” 
9. Sylvia Plath “Daddy” 
10. Akka Mahadevi “It was like a Stream “and” Brother You've Come” 
1. B. R Ambedkar 
2. Emerson 
'Philosophy of Hinduism" 
'Self Reliance"
1. GirishKarnad Hayavadana 
2. Eugene O' Neill Emperor Jones 
3. Tennessee Williams The Glass Menagerie 
1. Mulk Raj Anand Coolie 
2. Salman Rushdie Midnights Children 
3. Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter 
4. Faulkner The Sound and the fury 
5. Ralph Ellison The Invisible Man 
6. Amiri Baraka Dutchman 
7. Maya Angelou Phenomenal Women 
8. Judith Wright Finale 
9. Lalithambika Andarjanam Pradikara Devatha 
10. Toni Morrison The Bluest Eye 
11. Shashi Deshpande That Long Silence 
12. Manjula Padmanaban The Harvest 
Part VII : New Trends in Literature 
1. Post Colonialism 
2. Eco Criticism 
3. Queer Theory 
4. Trauma Theory 
5. New Feminisms 
6. New Historicism 
7. Culture Studies 
8. Diasporic Writing 
9. Public Sphere 
10. Meta Narratives, Hyper Reality & Simulacra Part VIII Research Methodology/Teaching Aptitude 
• Teaching: Nature, objectives, characteristics and basic requirements; 
• Learner's characteristics; 
• Factors affecting teaching; 
• Methods of teaching; 
• Teaching aids; 
• Evaluation systems. 
• Research: Meaning, Characteristics and types; 
• Steps of research; 
• Methods of research; 
• Research Ethics; 
• Paper, article, workshop, seminar, conference and symposium; 
• Thesis writing: its characteristics and format. 
Part IX(a) Salient Features of Indian Constitution 
 Part IX (a) Salient Features of Indian Constitution ( 5 Marks)
Salient features of the Constitution - Preamble- Its significance and its place in the interpretation 
of the Constitution. 
Fundamental Rights - Directive Principles of State Policy - Relation between Fundamental Rights 
and Directive Principles - Fundamental Duties. 
Executive - Legislature - Judiciary - Both at Union and State Level. - Other Constitutional 
Centre-State Relations - Legislative - Administrative and Financial. 
Services under the Union and the States. 
Emergency Provisions. 
Amendment Provisions of the Constitution. 
 Part IX(b) Social Welfare Legislations and Programmes 
Social Service Legislations like Right to Information Act, Prevention of atrocities against 
Women & Children, Food Security Act, Environmental Acts etc. and Social Welfare Programmes 
like Employment Guarantee Programme, Organ and Blood Donation etc. 
Part X(a) Renaissance in Kerala 
Introduction to English education - various missionary organisations and their functioning- founding of 
educational institutions, factories.printing press etc. EFFORTS TO REFORM THE SOCIETY 
(A) Socio-Religious reform Movements 
SNDP Yogam, Nair Service Society, Yogakshema Sabha, Sadhu Jana Paripalana Sangham, Vaala 
Samudaya Parishkarani Sabha, Samathwa Samajam, Islam Dharma Paripalana Sangham, Prathyaksha 
Raksha Daiva Sabha, Sahodara Prasthanam etc. 
(B) Struggles and Social Revolts 
Upper cloth revolts.Channar agitation, Vaikom Sathyagraha, Guruvayoor Sathyagraha, Paliyam 
Sathyagraha. Kuttamkulam Sathyagraha, Temple Entry Proclamation, Temple Entry Act .Malyalee 
Memorial, Ezhava Memorial etc. 
Malabar riots, Civil Disobedience Movement, Abstention ovement etc. 
Malayalee, Swadeshabhimani, Vivekodayam, Mithavadi, Swaraj, Malayala Manorama, Bhashaposhini, 
Mathnubhoomi, Kerala Kaumudi, Samadarsi, Kesari, AI-Ameen, Prabhatham, Yukthivadi, etc 
Novel, Drama, Poetry, Purogamana Sahithya Prasthanam, Nataka Prashtanam, Library movement etc 
Parvathi Nenmenimangalam, Arya Pallam, A V Kuttimalu Amma, Lalitha Prabhu.Akkamma 
Cheriyan, Anna Chandi, Lalithambika Antharjanam and others 
Thycaud Ayya Vaikundar, Sree Narayana Guru, Ayyan Kali.Chattampi Swamikal, Brahmananda 
Sivayogi, Vagbhadananda, Poikayil Yohannan(Kumara Guru) Dr Palpu, Palakkunnath Abraham Malpan, 
Mampuram Thangal, Sahodaran Ayyappan, Pandit K P Karuppan, Pampadi John Joseph, Mannathu 
Padmanabhan, V T Bhattathirippad, Vakkom Abdul Khadar Maulavi, Makthi Thangal, Blessed Elias 
Kuriakose Chaavra, Barrister G P Pillai, TK Madhavan, Moorkoth Kumaran, C. Krishnan, 
K P Kesava Menon, Dr.Ayyathan Gopalan, C V Kunjuraman, Kuroor Neelakantan Namboothiripad, 
Velukkutty Arayan, K P Vellon, P K Chathan Master, K Kelappan, P. Krishna Pillai, A K Gopalan, T R 
Krishnaswami Iyer, C Kesavan. Swami Ananda Theerthan , M C Joseph, Kuttippuzha Krishnapillai and 
Kodungallur Kunhikkuttan Thampuran, KeralaVarma Valiyakoyi Thampuran, Kandathil Varghesc Mappila. 
Kumaran Asan, Vallathol Narayana Menon, Ulloor S Parameswara Iyer, G Sankara Kurup, 
Changampuzha Krishna Pillai, Chandu Menon, Vaikom Muhammad Basheer. Kesav Dev, Thakazhi 
Sivasankara Pillai, Ponkunnam Varky, S K Pottakkad and others 
Part X(b) General Knowledge and Current Affairs 
 General Knowledge and Current Affairs 
NOTE: - It may be noted that apart from the topics detailed above, questions from 
other topics prescribed for the educational qualification of the post may also appear 
in the question paper. There is no undertaking that all the topics above may be 
covered in the question paper. 

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