UGC NET Syllabus for Comparative Literature, Code No: 72
Comparative Literature: Comparative literature (sometimes abbreviated "Comp. lit.," or referred to as Global or World Literature) is an academic field dealing with the literature of two or more different linguistic, cultural or nation groups. While most frequently practiced with works of different languages, comparative literature may also be performed on works of the same language if the works originate from different nations or cultures among which that language is spoken. Also included in the range of inquiry are comparisons of different types of art; for example, a relationship of film to literature. Additionally, the characteristically intercultural and transnational field of comparative literature concerns itself with the relation between literature, broadly defined, and other spheres of human activity, including history, politics, philosophy, and science.www.netugc.com
Question Pattern: There will be two question papers - UGC NET Examination in Comparative Literature, Paper II and Paper III. Paper II will have 100 marks in total whereas Paper III will have 150 marks in total. Paper II will cover fifty (50) objective type questions, whereas the Paper III will have seventy five (75) objective type questions, each question carrying two (2) marks. All questions are compulsory in both the papers. The objective type questions will include multiple choices, matching type, true / false and assertion-reasoning type.
Unit – I: The Epistemology of Comparative Literature
Definition and Scone of Comparative Literature
Development of the Discipline
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: Thematologywww.netugc.com
Motifs, Myths and Archetypes
The Diachronic and Synchronic Study of Themes
Unit – V: Comparative Indian Literature
Themes and Genres
Unit – VI: Literary Theory
Indian Poetics : Tamil and Sanskrit
Western Literary Theories
Unit – VII: Cross – cultural Literary Relations
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.