History of Literature


  • Lawrence, Seifter, Ratner. The McGraw-Hill Guide to English Literature. Vols. 1 &2. McGraw-Hill, 1985.
  • Roberts & Thornley. An Outline of English Literature. Longman, 1984.
  • Sokhanvar, Jalal. An Abridged Edition of the Norton Anthology of English Literature. Vahid Pub, Tehran, 1986.
  • Stephen, Martin. An Introductory Guide to English Literature. Longman York Press, 1984.
  • Norton Anthology of the American Literature

Literary Terms

  • Cuddon, J.A. A Dictionary of Literary Terms. Penguine Books Ltd, Middlesex, England, 1984.
  • Sokhanvar, Jalal. The Practice of Literary Terminology. SMAT, Tehran, 1997.
  • Hebron, Malcolm. Mastering the Language of Literature. PALGRAVE MACMILLAN, N.Y., 2004.
  • Cuddon, J.A. Literary Terms & Literary Theory. Penguin Group. 1998.

Literary Criticism

  • Burns & McNamara. Literature, a Close Study. MacMilian, 1983.
  • Dutton, Richard. An Introduction to Literary Criticism. Longman York Press, 1984.
  • Guerin. A Handbook of Critical Approaches to Literature, 5th Ed. Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • Hall, Vernon. A short History of Literary Criticism. The Merlin Press, London, 1963.
  • Hicks & Hutchings. Literary Criticism. Edward Arnold Pub, 1989.
  • Lodge, David; Wood, Nigel. Modern Criticism and Theory, 2nd Ed. Longman, 2000.
  • Marsh, Nicholas. How to Begin Studying English Literature, 2nd Ed.
  • Webster, Roger. Studying Literary Theory, An Introduction. Edward Arnold, London, 1990.
  • Bressler, Charles E. Literary criticism, An Introduction to Theory and Practice. Pearson Education, Inc. 2007.
  • Bertens, Hans. Literary Theory, The Basics. Routledge, 2001.
  • Miller, Lindy. Mastering Practical Criticism. PALGRAVE MACMILLAN, N.Y. 2001.

Poetry

  • Drew, Elizabeth. Poetry, A Modern Guide to its Understanding & Enjoyment. Dell Publishing Co. 1959.
  • Hill & Martin. Modern Poetry. Prentice Hall, 1999.
  • Perrine, Laurence. Literature, Structure, Sound and Sense, Vols. 1, The Elements of Poetry. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc. 1974.
  • Payande, Hossein. Introduction to Literature (2). Payame Noor Univ. Press, 1380.
  • Rezai, Abbas Ali. Poetry in English. SAMT Pub. 1997.
  • Robinson, Philip. Practical Approaches to Literary Criticism, Poems. Longman, 1988.
  • Thorne, Sara. Mastering Poetry. PALGRAVE MACMILLAN, N.Y.2006.

Drama

  • Clark, R. F. The Growth and Nature of Drama. Cambridge, 1965.
  • Cookson, Linda. Practical Approaches to Literary Criticism, Plays. Longman. 1988.
  • Perrine, Laurence. Literature, Structure, Sound and Sense, Vols. 1, The Elements of Drama. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc. 1974.

Novel & Short Story

  • Gelshenen & Key. Discovering Fiction, Vols. 1&2. Cambridge University Press, 2001.
  • Hill, Robert; Martin, Alex. Modern Novels. Prentice Hall, 1996.
  • Perrine, Laurence. Literature, Structure, Sound and Sense, Vols. 1, The Elements of Short Story. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc. 1974.
  • Payande, Hossein. Introduction to Literature (1). Payame Noor Univ. Press, 1380.
  • Salami, Ismail. Study of Thirty Great Novels. Mehrandish Books, Tehran, 1999.
  • Willson, Robert. Practical Approaches to Literary Criticism, Novels. Longman, 1988.

Literary Schools

  • Haghighi, Manoochehr. Literary Schools. Avaye Noor Pub, Tehran, 1993.
  • Related parts in Norton Anthology.

Past Exams
  • خوب‌صفت، محمدرضا. مجموعه سوال‌های کارشناسی ارشد زبان و ادبیات انگلیسی. ج ۱ و ۲. نشر پردازش، ۱۳۷۶.
  • و مجموعه سئوال‌های کارشناسی ارشد زبان و ادبیات انگلیسی مربوط به سالهای ۱۳۷۶ تا ۱۳۸۵.

Reading:

  • Poems, Plays, Novels, Short Stories, Critical Appreciation of Them, Together with Literary Theories, Both British and American, Both Classic and Modern.
  • ABRAMS , THE NORTON ANTHOLOGY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE
  • SOKHANVAR , JALAL , A COMPENDIOUS HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE
  • DUTTON , RICHARDS , AN INTRODUCTION OF LITERARY CRITICISM
  • ABRAMS , A GLOSSARY OF LITERARY CRITICISM
  • CUDDON , J A , A DICTIONARY OF LITERARY TERMS
  • GUEIN , A HANDBOOK OF CRITICAL APPROACHES TO LITERATURE
  • LAWRANCE , THE MACGRAW HILL GIDE TO ENGLISH LITERATURE
  • DRABBLE , M , THE OXFORD COMPANION TO ENGLISH TO ENGLISH LITERATURE
  • SOKHANVR , JALAL , THE PRACTICE OF LITERARY TERMINOLOGY
  • HALL , VERNON , A SHORT HISTORY OF LITERARY CRITICISM
  • OUSBY , IAN , CAMBRIDGE PAPAREBACK GUIDE TO LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
  • KERMODE , THE OXFORD ANTHOLOGY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE
  • PERRINE , LAWRANCE , LITERATURE SOUND AND SENSE
  • THORNLEY , C , AN OUTLINE OF ENGLISH LITERATURE
  • DAICHES , DAVID , CRITICAL APPROACHES TO LITERATURE