UGC NET Exam Syllabus 2019 for Comparative Literature

Check out for UGC NET New Syllabus for Comparative Literature for June 2019 – UGC NET is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) on behalf of UGC for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor both in Indian Universities and Colleges. This page includes new syllabus for NTA UGC NET 2019 June Comparative Literature exam

The Test will consist of two papers. Both the papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be attempted with a break of 30 minutes between them.

Paper I will have 50 question for 2 marks each – The questions will be generic in nature, intending to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate.

Paper II will consist of 100 questions each carries 2 marks – the question will be based on the subject selected by the candidate. All the questions of Paper–II will be compulsory

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NET Syllabus for Comparative Literature

Code: 72

Unit I – Conceptual Framework of Comparative Literature

  • The Emergence of Comparative Literature
  • Difference/ Alterity and the Ethics of Plurality
  • Limitations of the Idea of National Literature
  • Theories of Interpretation

Unit II – Literary Historiography

  • Sources of Literary History: Oral, Manuscriptal, Scriptal and Virtual
  • Approaches to Literary History: Integrationist and other models
  • Problems of Periodization

Unit III – History of Comparative Literature

  • History of Comparative Literature : French, German, Russian and Tel Aviv Schools
  • Comparative Literature in India: From Tagore to the Present
  • World Literature: From Goethe to the Present
  • “The State of the Discipline” Reports

Unit IV – Translation in Comparative Context

  • History and Politics of Translation
  • Translation as Reception
  • Problems and Promises of Translation in Multilingual Situations
  • Untranslatability and Silence

Unit V – Poetics and Literary Theory

  • Indian Poetics: Sanskrit and Tamil
  • Perso-Arabic Traditions
  • Western Classical Literary Theory

Unit VI – Indian Literature – I

  • Classical – Sanskrit, Tamil, Pali and other literary traditions
  • Medieval –Formations of Language-Literature (bhasha) Traditions in India;Bhakti, Santand Sufi Literature
  • Contact with West Asian, South-east Asian and South Asian literary traditions

Unit VII – Indian Literature – II

  • Modernity as a concept
  • Colonial Modernity: Transactions with Western Forms and Literary Traditions
  • Modernity as Discourse: Multiple Modernisms in the Context of Various Language-Literatures
  • Discontents of Modernity: Literatures of Women, Adivasis, Dalits, Minorities and others

Unit VIII – Literary Modes, Genres and Themes

  • The “literary” as a convention
  • Mode and Performativity: Tragedy, Epic and Novel
  • Genres: Theories; Taxonomy : Generic Markers and Transformations
  • Themes: Motifs, Myth, Archetypes

Unit IX – Interdisciplinarity and Intermediality

  • Literature and Other Arts: Texts Across Mediums
  • Literary Studies and Other Disciplines

Unit X – Literary Dialogues

  • Intertextuality, Parody and Pastiche
  • Re-writing in Diachronic and Synchronic Frames
  • Adaptation, Appropriation and Assimilation

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