UGC NET Comparative Literature Syllabus

UGC NET Comparative Literature Syllabus
UGC NET Comparative Literature Syllabus

Subject : COMPARATIVE LITERATURE                                                  Code No.: (72)

Unit – I
Conceptual Framework of Comparative Literature
1. The Emergence of Comparative Literature
2. Difference/ Alterity and the Ethics of Plurality
3. Limitations of the Idea of National Literature
4. Theories of Interpretation

Unit – II
Literary Historiography
1. Sources of Literary History: Oral, Manuscriptal, Scriptal and
2. Approaches to Literary History: Integrationist and other models
3. Problems of Periodization

Unit – III
History of Comparative Literature
1. History of Comparative Literature : French, German, Russian and
Tel Aviv Schools
2. Comparative Literature in India: From Tagore to the Present
3. World Literature: From Goethe to the Present
4. “The State of the Discipline” Reports

Unit – IV
Translation in Comparative Context
1. History and Politics of Translation
2. Translation as Reception
3. Problems and Promises of Translation in Multilingual Situations
4. Untranslatability and Silence

Unit – V
Poetics and Literary Theory
1. Indian Poetics: Sanskrit and Tamil
2. Perso-Arabic Traditions
3. Western Classical Literary Theory

Unit – VI
Indian Literature –I
1. Classical – Sanskrit, Tamil, Pali and other literary traditions
2. Medieval –Formations of Language-Literature (bhasha) Traditions
in India;Bhakti, Santand Sufi Literature
3. Contact with West Asian, South-east Asian and South Asian
literary traditions

Unit – VII
Indian Literature – II
1. Modernity as a concept
2. Colonial Modernity: Transactions with Western Forms and
Literary Traditions
3. Modernity as Discourse: Multiple Modernisms in the Context of
Various Language-Literatures
4. Discontents of Modernity: Literatures of Women, Adivasis, Dalits,
Minorities and others

Unit – VIII
Literary Modes, Genres and Themes
1. The “literary” as a convention
2. Mode and Performativity: Tragedy, Epic and Novel
3. Genres: Theories; Taxonomy : Generic Markers and
4. Themes: Motifs, Myth, Archetypes

Unit – IX
Interdisciplinarity and Intermediality
1. Literature and Other Arts: Texts Across Mediums
2. Literary Studies and Other Disciplines

Unit – X
Literary Dialogues
1. Intertextuality, Parody and Pastiche
2. Re-writing in Diachronic and Synchronic Frames
3. Adaptation, Appropriation and Assimilation



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