MEG 08 Solved Assignment 2020-21 – NEW LITERATURES IN ENGLISH You are required to do one assignment for the elective English course entitled New Literatures in English (MEG-08), of the Master’s Degree in English Programme. This is a Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA) and carries 100 marks. This assignment covers the entire MEG-08 course from Blocks 1 to 8.
MEG 08 NEW LITERATURES IN ENGLISH
Solved Assignment 2020-21
Max Marks: 100
Attempt all the ten questions and answer each question in approximately 500 words.
1 Do you think ‘New Literatures in English is a more appropriate term than ‘Commonwealth Literatures’? Give reasons for your answer.
2 A Grain of Wheat clearly expresses Ngugi’s views about British colonial rule in Kenya. Do you agree? Give a reasoned answer.
3 Is Wole Soyinka making a political statement through his play A Dance of the Forests? Discuss with reference to the play.
4 Analyze Bapsi Sidhwa’s Ice-Candy Man as a novel of Partition.
5 Examine Naipaul’s A House for Mr. Biswas as a diasporic novel.
6 Compare and contrast Brathwaite’s analysis of Jamaican society in “Wings of a Dove” with Walcott’s views on Trinidadian society in “The Spoiler’s Return.”
7 How does the poem “Dan is the Man” subvert and debunk the tools of colonial education?
8 Does Patrick White use myths and symbols convincingly in The Solid Mandala? Explain with examples from the text.
9 Attempt a detailed character sketch of Hager Shipley in the novel The Stone Angel.
10 There is a close relationship between language and culture. Do you agree? Base your answer on your knowledge of African literature.
MEG 08 Solved Assignment 2020-21