Sunday, 30 December 2018

30 Days’ Preparation Plan for PPSC Exams of English Lecturer, Assistant Professor and Subject Specialist etc.

SHUAIB ASGHAR
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
GOVT. RAZVIA ISLAMIA COLLEGE
HAROONABAD, PAKISTAN

30 Days’ Preparation Plan
PPSC Exams for English Lecturer & Assistant Professor
Suggested By:   Shuaib Asghar, Lecturer in English
Govt. R. I. Postgraduate College Haroonabad

Days
Topics for Reading
Discussion and Analysis of Text and Summaries
1
·   Introduction to Different kinds of Subjective Poetry i.e. Lyric, Elegy, Ode, Sonnet

·   Introduction to Different kinds of Objective Poetry i.e. Ballad, Epic, Mock-Epic, Idyll, Dramatic Monologue
·  Adonais by P. B. Shelley

·  Ode to Autumn, Ode to Melancholy, Ode on a Grecian Urn, Ode to a Nightingale by John Keats

·  The Prelude by William Wordsworth
2
·   Commonly Used Figures of Speech with Examples and Different Stanza Forms

·   Metre and Rhythm, Iambic, Torchaic, Anapaestic, Dactylic, Amphibrachic

·   Rhymed Verse and Blank Verse
·  Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser

·  Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience  by William Blake

·  Andrea Del Sarto and Fra Lippo Lippi by Robert Browning  
3
·   Introduction to Different kinds of Drama i.e. Miracle and Mystery Play, Morality Play, Tragedy, Aristotle’s Concept of Tragedy, Revenge Tragedy, Heroic Tragedy, Melodrama, Historical Play
·  Oedipus Rex by Sophocles

·  Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, Macbeth, Antony and Cleopatra, Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare 
4
·   Introduction to Comedy, Classical Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Shakespearean Comedy, Comedy of Humours, Comedy of Manners, Farce, Masque, Tragic-Comedy
·  The Merchant of Venice, The Tempest, As You Like it by William Shakespeare

·  Everyman in his Humour, Alchemist by Ben Jonson   
5
·   Introduction to Novel, Picaresque Novel, Panoramic Novel, Historical Novel, Regional Novel, Psychological Novel, Stream of Consciousness Novel
·   Pamela  by Richardson 

·   Tom Jones, Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding
6
·   Anglo-Saxon/Old English Period, Major Writers and a Brief Survey of their Works

·   Anglo-Norman/Middle English Period, Major Writers and a Brief Survey of their Works 
·   The Prologue by Geoffrey Chaucer
7
·   Renaissance Movement: Trends, Major Contributors, Writers and a Brief Survey of their Works

·   University Wits
·   Doctor Faustus, The Jew of Malta by Christopher Marlow

·   Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, All’s Well that Ends Well by William Shakespeare
8
·   Puritan Age: Trends, Major Writers and a Brief Survey of their Works

·   The Cavalier Poets

·   Jacobean and Caroline Drama

·   Jacobean and Caroline Prose
·   The Sun Rising, A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning, The Anniversaries, The Good Morrow, Twicknam Garden by John Donne

·   Paradise Lost by John Milton
9
·   Restoration Period: Trends, Major Writers and a Brief Survey of their Works 
·   The Way of the World by William Congreve

·   Absalom and Achitophel by John Dryden

·   The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
10
·   Poetry during The Age of Pope

·   Prose of the Age of Pope  
·   The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope

·   Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

·   Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders  by Daniel Defoe
11
·   Poets of the Age of Johnson

·   Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard by Thomas Gray

·   To a Mouse, Man was Made to Mourne  by Robert Burns

·   Odes to Simplicity, To Fear, To the Passion, Ode to Evening by William Collins
12
·   Prose of the Age of Johnson
·   Brief Survey of the Prose of Samuel Johnson, Burke, Edward Gibbon

·   All for Love by John Dryden

·   Lives of Poets by Samuel Johnson

·   The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon

·   Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard by Thomas Gray
13
·   Eighteenth Century English Novel

·   Eighteenth Century English Drama
·   Jonathan Wild by Henry Fielding

·   The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

·   The Rivals, The School for Scandal by R. B. Sheridan 
14
·   Novelists and Prose Writers of the Romantic Age

·   The Gothic Novel   
·   Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma  by Jane Austen

·   Brief Survey of the Prose of Charles Lamb, William Hazlitt and Thomas de Quincey  
15
·   Poets of the Romantic Age, The Lake Poets, The Scot Group, The Younger Group
·   Tintern Abbey, Ode on the Intimations of Immorality by William Wordsworth

·   The Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan by S.T. Coleridge

·   The Lady of the Last Ministrel, The Lord of the Isles by Sir Walter Scott

·   Queen Mab, The Revolt of Islam, Ode to the West Wind, Prometheus Unbound by P.B. Shelley

·   English Bards and Scottish Reviewers, Childe Harold, The Vision of Judgment by Lord Byron
16
·   Early Victorian Period: Trends, Major Writers and a Brief Survey of their Works 
·  Great Expectation, A Tale of Two Cities,
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

·  Vanity Fair by William Thackeray 

·  Jane Eyre  by Charlotte Bronte  

·  Wuthering Heights by Emile Bronte

·  Brief Survey of the Prose of Thomas
Carlyle, John Ruskin, Lord Macaulay, Mathew Arnold 
17
·   Later Victorian Period: Trends, Major Writers and a Brief Survey of their Works

·   Pre-Raphaelite Poets
·   Middle March, Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot  

·   The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

·   The Return of the Native, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy   
18
·   Twentieth Century English Poetry: Trends, Major Poets and a Brief Survey of their Works 
·   Some Famous Poems of W.B. Years (The Wild Swans at Coole, The Tower, The Winding Stair etc.)

·   The Wasteland, Love Song by T.S. Eliot
19
·   Twentieth Century English Drama: Trends, Major Dramatists and a Brief Survey of their Works 

·   Poetic Drama, Historical and Imaginative Plays in Twentieth Century
·   Devil’s Disciple, Pygmalion, Major
    Barbara by Bernard Shaw

·   Justice  by John Galsworthy

·   Seven Short Plays by Lady Gregory 

·   Waiting for Godot  by Samuel Beckett  

·   The Wild Duck, A Doll’s House, Hedda Gabler  by Henrik Ibsen  
20
·   Twentieth Century English Novel: Trends, Major Novelists and a Brief Survey of their Works
·   Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

·   A Passage to India by E. M. Forster

·   Captain Courageous, Kim by Rudyard Kipling

·   1984, Animal Form by George Orwell
21
·   The Transitionalists

·   The Angry Young men
·   Ulysses  by James Joyce

·   To the Lighthouse, Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

·   Women in Love, Sons and Lovers, The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

·   Point Counter Point  by Aldous Huxley  
22
·   Short Story in English Literature: Trends, Major Writers and a Brief Survey of their Works 
·   Classical Criticism (Aristotle, Longinus)

·   Neo Classical Criticism (Samuel Johnson)

·   Romantic Criticism (S. T. Coleridge, Wordsworth)

·   Critical Theories of Mathew Arnold and T. S. Eliot
23
·   Introduction to Feminism , Deconstruction, Marxism, Psychoanalytical Criticism, Post Structuralism , Symbolists, Pre-Raphaelites, Romanticism
·   Theatre of the Absurd, Aestheticism, Angry Young Men, Beat Generation, Bloomsburry Group, Comedia  dell’arte, Dadaism, Enlightenment   
24
·   Literary Terms (Try to comprehend and memorize as maximum literary terms as possible) 

·   Introduction to Essay, Its Chief Characteristics  and Major Essayist of English Literature
·   Gothic Fiction, Lost Generation, Magic Realism, Metaphysical Poetry, Modernism, Post Modernism, High Modernism, Naturalism,  Post-colonial Literature, Post-modernism, Transcendentalism

·   Read and Analyze some of the famous essays by Bacon, Russel, Lamb, Mill and Mark Twain
25
·    Introduction and Brief History of American Drama and Poetry, Famous Poets, Dramatists and Themes    
·   Long Days’ Journey into Night, Mourning Becomes Electra by Eugene O’Neill

·   Death of a Salesman, The Crucible by Arthur Miller

·   Some Famous Poems of Robert Frost
26
·   Introduction and Brief History of American Novel, Famous Novels and Themes
·   A Farewell to Arms, The Old Man & The Sea, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway

·   The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
27
·   Phonetics, Various Branches of Phonetics, Classification of Consonants and Vowels

·   Segmental Phonology, Phoneme, Allophone, Phone, Assimilation, Dissimilation, Elision etc.

·   Supra Segmental Phonology, Intonation, Stress, Syllable etc.

·   Morphology, Morpheme, Different Classifications of Morpheme, Allomorph, Morph  
·   Jazz by Tony Morrison

·   East of Eden, The Pearl by John Steinbeck

·   In Memoriam by Alfred Tennyson

·   The Scholar Gipsy by Mathew Arnold
28
·   Psycho-linguistics, Behaviorism, Mentalism

·   Socio-linguistics, Dialect, Sociolect, Idiolect, Register, Lingua-Franca, Diglossia, Pidgin, Creole, Bilingualism etc.

·   Pragmatics, Semantics

·   Linguistic Terms
·   Poetry  of Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Seamus Heaney and John Ashbery

·   The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov

29
·   Parts of Speech, Noun, Pronoun, Verb, Adverb, Adjective etc. Definition and Different Kinds

·   Direct and Indirect

·   Active and Passive Sentences

·   Commonly Used Phrasal Verbs, Prepositions and Idioms
·     Poetry of Sir Thomas Whatt, Walt Whitman and Henry Howard-Earl of Surrey

·     Things Fall Apart by  Chinua Achebe

30
·   Synonyms, Antonyms (Try to enhance your vocabulary as maximum as possible from different books, exercises or with the help of internet)

·   Famous works of English literature with their age of publication

·   Famous Literary Characters

·   Nobel Prize Winners in Literature
·  Murder in the Cathedral by T. S. Eliot

·  She Stoops to Conquer by  Oliver Goldsmith

·  Shepherd’s Calendar by Edmund Spenser

·  Ivanhoe by Walter Scott

·  Frankenstein by Mary Shelley         

      Recommended Books:

1.      A Background to English Literature by Dr. Raghukul Tilak
2.      A History of English Literature by B. R. Mullick
3.      Quintessence of Literary Essays and Viva Voce by W. R. Goodman
4.      History of English Literature by T. Singh
5.      Objective Helping Books for PPSC Exams by Dogars, Ilmi, and Karwan Publishers