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UGC NET Syllabus for Comparative Literature 2019 (Updated)

UPDATED NTA UGC NET SYLLABUS FOR COMPARATIVE LITERATURE     

 

ugc net syllabus for Comparative LiteratureUGC NET Syllabus for Comparative Literature: National Testing Agency (NTA) has been formed to conduct the UGC NET Exam along with some other competitive exams. After forming NTA, the new pattern of UGC NET Exam has been introduced i.e. Computer Based Test (CBT). For the new pattern of NET Exam, the University Grant Commission (UGC) has also revised the UGC NET Syllabus for all subjects including Paper 1.

New Pattern of UGC NET Exam

The pattern of the exam has been changed from 3 papers (Paper I, II & III) to 2 papers (Paper I & II). Now, there are 50 MCQs in Paper 1 and 100 MCQs in Paper 2. Each question carries 2 marks without any NEGATIVE marking for the wrong answer. There is no break between Paper 1 and Paper 2.

UGC NET Syllabus for Comparative Literature

The UGC NET exam would be computer-based like bank PO, SSC exam. Paper 2 will have 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with each question carrying two (2) marks i.e. 200 marks in total. The objective type questions will include multiple choices, matching type, true/false and assertion-reasoning type etc.

New UGC NET Comparative Literature Syllabus (June 2019 onwards):

Unit – I Conceptual Framework of Comparative Literature

  1. The Emergence of Comparative Literature
  2. Difference/ Alterity and the Ethics of Plurality
  3. Limitations of the Idea of National Literature
  4. Theories of Interpretation

Unit – II Literary Historiography

  1. Sources of Literary History: Oral, Manuscriptal, Scriptal and Virtual
  2. Approaches to Literary History: Integrationist and other models
  3. Problems of Periodization

Unit – III History of Comparative Literature

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

Unit – IV Translation in Comparative Context

  1. History and Politics of Translation
  2. Translation as Reception
  3. Problems and Promises of Translation in Multilingual Situations
  4. Untranslatability and Silence

Unit – V Poetics and Literary Theory

  1. Indian Poetics: Sanskrit and Tamil
  2. Perso-Arabic Traditions
  3. Western Classical Literary Theory

Unit – VI Indian Literature –I

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

Unit – VII Indian Literature – II

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

Unit – VIII Literary Modes, Genres and Themes

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

Unit – IX Interdisciplinarity and Intermediality

  1. Literature and Other Arts: Texts Across Mediums
  2. Literary Studies and Other Disciplines

Unit – X Literary Dialogues

  1. Intertextuality, Parody and Pastiche
  2. Re-writing in Diachronic and Synchronic Frames
  3. Adaptation, Appropriation and Assimilation

 Updated NTA UGC NET Syllabus for Comparative Literature (2019) (PDF)


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