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NTA (UGC) NET June-December 2021 Syllabus for Comparative Literature

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NTA (UGC) NET Comparative Literature Syllabus 2012

Code No. 72

Subject: Comparative Literature Syllabus


  • There will be two question papers. NTA (UGC) NET Comparative 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.

Comparative Literature Paper II and Paper III

Unit-I: The Epistemology of Comparative Literature

  • Definition and Scone 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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