NTA UGC NET Syllabus of Comparative Literature, Code No: 72

NTA UGC NET Syllabus in 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.

 

Paper II & Paper III (Part A & Part B)

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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