BA 2nd year English Literature Syllabus 2023-2024 Session

Today we are giving ba 2nd year english literature syllabus 2023-2024 session.

This syllabus is very important to you.

New ba first year pass-out students do not be able to clear about the subject and chapters. 

This syllabus will provide the right direction for them.

The 2024 syllabus is based on the ba 2nd year English syllabus 2023. 

If your university has not announced the new syllabus, then you can prepare for the upcoming exam with the help of this one. 

This will also help to prepare the notes for the English paper. 

We provide the English literature syllabus for ba 2nd year in categories to understand easily. 

So many students are afraid to learn this subject. 

They think that this subject will be tough for the examination. 

We would like to clarify that if they learn this subject to acquire the knowledge of different language then they can easily short out the problem.

This syllabus will help you get the genuine and right direction to complete the session. 

Basically, this helps to those students who recently joined in their second year for the next level of study. 

You will also get information on recommended books for study. 

Let's start.

B.A. Second Year English Literature Syllabus

Paper -2

  • The New Icons: An Anthology of Prose and Short
  • The story, Oxford University Press

Section A - Prose

  • a. A.G. Gardiner - On Habits
  • b. J.H. Newman - The Definition of a Gentleman
  • c. F. Bacon  - Of Studies
  • d. R. Lynd - Forgetting

Section B - Short Story

  • a. O’ Henry - The Gift of the Magi
  • b. A. Chekov - A Work of Art
  • c. M.R. Anand - The Parrot in the Cage
  • d. K. Mansfield - The Doll’s House

G. Orwell - Animal Farm

Paper -3

  • 1. Marlowe : Dr. Faustus
  • 2. Shakespeare: Macbeth
  • 3. Ben Jonson : Volpone
  • 4. Congreve: The Way of the World
  • 5. Sheridan: The Rivals


A- Definition with examples of 5 rhetorical terms/figures of speech


  • 1. Ecclesiastes (from the Bible)
  • 2. Jonathan Swift: Gulliver’s Travels
  • 3. Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice
  • 4. Charles Dickens: Great Expectations
  • 5. Thomas Hardy: Far from the Madding Crowd

We are also providing the details of mgkvp ba 2nd year English syllabus for those students, who are studying at mgkvp university and follow this university syllabus for exam preparation.

BA 2nd Year English Syllabus Mgkvp


  • Ten short answer questions based on the entire course including three passages for explanation
  • Theory of Drama
  • Elements of Drama
  • Tragedy and various types
  • Comedy and various types
  • Tragi-comedy
  • Expressionist Drama
  • Drama of Ideas
  • Poetic Drama
  • Closet Drama
  • The Problem Play
  • Theatre of Absurd
  • Shakespeare: Macbeth
  • Oliver Goldsmith: She Stoops to Conquer
  • G B Shaw: Candida


  • Ten short-answer questions based on the entire course.
  • Forms and Techniques, Elements of Novel, Elements of Short Story, Picaresque Novel, Historical Novel, Gothic Novel 
  • Epistolary Novel, Regional Novel, Dystopia, Detective Novel, Campus
  • Fiction, Science Fiction, Space Fiction, Metafiction, ‘Chic Lit’, Junk Fiction
  • Plot, Characterization, Narrative Technique and Structure
  • Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
  • Charles Dickens David Copperfield
  • Thomas Hardy The Mayor of Caster-bridge

We are also introducing English books. 

These books are textbooks and very helpful in making the English notebook. 

So, use these for upcoming examination preparation.

B.A 2nd Year English Literature Books

  • Masters Of English Prose - Prof. AK Maheshwari and S. Maheshwari
  • English Literature Poetry & Drama - Parth
  • English Poetry - M.K.Srivastava
  • Modern English Essays - Shahid Bhatti

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