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CBSE NET Comparative Literature Syllabus 2018

Subject : Comparative Literature Syllabus ( Code No : 72 )

Note

There will be two question papers. UGC NET Comparative Literature Paper II will cover 50 Multiple Choice Questions ( Multiple choice, Matching type, True / False, Assertion – Reasoning type ) carrying 100 marks and Paper III will have two Parts – A and B.

Part – A will have 10 short essay type questions ( 300 words ) carrying 16 marks each. There will be one question from each unit with internal choice from the same unit. Total marks will be 160.

Part – B will be compulsory and questions will be set from Unit – I to Unit – X. The candidates will attempt one question from Part – B ( 800 words ) carrying 40 marks. Total marks of Comparative Literature Paper III will be 200.

Comparative Literature Paper II and Paper III ( Part A & B )

Unit – I : The Epistemology of Comparative Literature

  • Definition and Scope of Comparative Literature
  • Development of the Discipline
  • Methodology

Unit – II : Literary Historiography

  • History and Literary History
  • Elements of Literary History
  • Problems of Periodization

Unit – III : The Theory of Genres

  • Oral and Written
  • Ancient, Medieval and Modern

Unit – IV : Thematology

  • Motifs, Myths and Archetypes
  • The Diachronic and Synchronic Study of Themes

Unit – V : Comparative Indian Literature

  • Traditions
  • Movements
  • Themes and Genres

Unit – VI : Literary Theory

  • Indian Poetics : Tamil and Sanskrit
  • Western Literary Theories

Unit – VII : Cross – cultural Literary Relations

  • Influence
  • Analogy
  • Reception

Unit – VIII : Translation Studies

  • History of Translation – Indian and Non – Indian.
  • Theories of Translation.
  • Problems of Translation – Linguistic and Cultural.

Unit – IX : Literature and the Other Arts.

Unit – X : Literature and Other Disciplines – Literature and Cultural Studies.

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