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REGULATIONS FOR EXAMINATIONS: NOTICE BY THE GENERAL BOARD

The General Board give notice that, on the recommendation of the Faculty Board or other authority concerned, they have approved amendments of the regulations for certain University examinations, as follows:

English Tripos, Part I

Supplementary regulations

(Statutes and Ordinances, p. 288)

With effect from 1 October 2000

Paper 6.  Literary criticism

By replacing the detail so as to read:

The paper will be set in two sections. Candidates will be required to answer three questions, one from Section A and two from Section B. Section A (Critics and critical issues) will contain questions on the specified topic: The author. Candidates will be able to draw upon a range of work on the principles and practice of literary criticism, without historical or linguistic restriction, but only in relation to the specified topic. Section B (Practical criticism) will consist of questions offering passages of English prose or verse from various periods for explanation, comment, and appreciation. The formal examination will last for three and a half hours, of which thirty minutes are assigned for reading-time.

With effect from 1 October 2001

Paper 6.  Literary criticism

By replacing the detail so as to read:

The paper will be set in two sections. Candidates will be required to answer three questions, including at least one question from each section; in Section B candidates may not answer two questions on the same topic. Section A (Practical criticism) will consist of questions offering passages of English prose or verse from various periods for critical comment. These questions will require close critical analysis of the given passage(s) but may also allow for the raising of general critical and theoretical issues appropriate to the reading of those passages. Some of the questions in this section will invite candidates to consider the passages in the light of the topics specified in Section B; there will be at least one such question corresponding to each of the topics. Section B (Topics) will consist of essay questions on three specified topics. For 2002 the specified topics are: (i) The function of criticism; (ii) Theories of versification; (iii) Writing and the unconscious. The formal examination will last for three and a half hours, of which thirty minutes are assigned for reading-time.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 4 October 2000
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