CBSE (UGC) NET June-December 2017 Syllabus for Folk Literature

CBSE (UGC) NET Folk Literature Syllabus 2012

Code No. 71

Subject: Folk Literature Syllabus

Note:

  • There will be two question papers, CBSE (UGC) NET Folk Literature Paper II and Paper III.
  • Paper II will consist of 50 questions worth 2 mark each.
  • Paper III will consist of 75 questions worth 2 mark each.

CBSE (UGC) NET Folk Literature Paper II

General Folklore

  • Scope and the field of Folklore.
  • Definitions and concepts of Folklore.
  • Fields of Folklore and Folklife studies.
  • Folklore studies in India and abroad.
  • Early Scholarship; Collections and compilations; Authors and their books.
  • Folklore Theories
  • Historical-Geographical Theory; Functional Theory; Psychoanalytical Theory; Structural Theory; Contextual Theory; Performance Theory; Other Theories.
  • Folklore and other disciplines.
  • Folklore Genres.

Folk Literature

  • Definition of Folk Literature.
  • Fields of Folk literature.
  • Folk Song: Origin; Characteristics; Classification; Functions and study.
  • Folk Narrative Poems: Origin; Characteristics; Classification; Functions and study.
  • Folk Myth, Legend and Tale: Origin; Characteristics; Classification; Functions and study.
  • Proverbs: Origin; Characteristics; Classification; Functions and study.
  • Riddles: Origin; Characteristics; Classification; Functions and study.
  • Folk Speech and Other Genres (Drama, etc.) Origin; Characteristics; Classification; Functions and study.

Collection and Study

  • Collection of Folk Literature.
  • Preservation and Documentation.
  • Classification and study
  • Oral Folklore
  • Beliefs, Customs, Festivals, Medicine, etc.
  • Material Culture
  • Folk Performing Arts

CBSE (UGC) NET Folk Literature Paper III

Unit-I

  • Scope and the field of Folklore.
  • Definitions and concepts of Folklore.
  • Fields of folklore and Folklife studies.
  • Folklore and other disciplines.
  • Folklore genres.
  • Definition of Culture.
  • Marriage, Family and kinship.
  • Folk religion and magic.

Unit-II

  • Mythological Theory.
  • Historical-Geographical Theory.
  • Functional Theory.
  • Psychoanalytical Theory.
  • Structural Theory.
  • Oral Forulaic Theory.
  • Genre Theory.
  • Contextual Theory.
  • Performance Theory.
  • Theory of Nativism.

Unit-III

  • Nature and Scope of field work.
  • Collection of folk literature.
  • Collection of non-oral folklore.
  • Preparations for field work and research design.
  • Scientific Methods of Collection.
  • Interview Method.
  • Observation Method.
  • Questionnaire Method.
  • Archiving and using the archives.
  • Experiences of Field Work.

Unit-IV

  • India
  • Contribution by Western scholars.
  • Contribution of early Indian scholars.
  • Folklore Research in various states of India.
  • Recent trends in Folklore studies.
  • Other Country
  • Folklore Research by American scholars.
  • Folklore Research by European scholars.
  • Folklore Research by Russian scholars.
  • Major Scholars of world.
  • Max Muller
  • V J Propp
  • Stith Thompson
  • Levi Strauss
  • Alan Dundes
  • Devendra Satyarthi

Unit-V

  • Definition and Characteristics of Song.
  • Origin and Classification of Song.
  • Functions and Study of Song.
  • Definition and Characteristics of Ballad.
  • Origin and Classification of Ballad.
  • Functions and Study of Ballad.
  • Definition and Characteristics of Epic.
  • Origin and Classification of Epic.
  • Functions and Study of Epic.

Unit-VI

  • Definition and Characteristics of Myth.
  • Origin and Classification of Myth.
  • Functions and Study of Myth.
  • Definition and Characteristics of Legend.
  • Origin and Classification of Legend.
  • Functions and Study of Legend.
  • Definition and Characteristics of Tale.
  • Origin and Classification of Tale.
  • Functions and Study of Tale.

Unit-VII

  • Definition and Characteristics of Folk Theatre.
  • Origin of Folk Theatre.
  • Classification of Theatrical Arts.
  • Functions of Folk-Theatre.
  • Study of Folk Theatre.
  • Role of Literature in Theatrical Forms.
  • Problems faced by Indian Folk Theatre in Modern era.
  • Folk Artists and Art Forms.

Unit-VIII

  • Definition and characteristics of Proverbs.
  • Origin of Proverbs.
  • Classification of Proverbs.
  • Functions and study of Proverbs.
  • Definition and characteristics of Riddles.
  • Origin of Riddles.
  • Classification of Riddles.
  • Functions and study of Riddles.
  • Literary and Cultural significance of Proverbs and Riddles.

Unit-IX

  • Definition and Characteristics of Folk Speech.
  • Nature and Function of Folk Idioms, Sayings, Vocabulary, etc.
  • Dialects and Accent.
  • Nature of Communication.
  • Forms and Models of Communication.
  • Folk Media and Mass Media.
  • Skills of Communication.

Unit-X

  • Adaptation and Interaction of Folk Literature.
  • Folklore and Folklore.
  • Tradition and Innovation in Folklore.
  • Application of Folklore.
  • Polity
  • Election Process
  • Medicine
  • Sociology
  • Psychology