UGC NET Syllabus for Comparative Literature

UGC NET Syllabus in Comparative Literature

NTA UGC NET/JRF/SET/SLET Syllabus for Comparative Literature, Code No: 72 is given below

UGC NET Paper-2 Syllabus

The following part of the UGC NET syllabus were previously under UGC NET Paper-2 and Paper-3 (Part A and Part B), however, as UGC has now only two papers i.e. UGC NET Paper-1 which is general and compulsory for all subjects and UGC NET Paper-2 on the specific subject (including all electives, without options) instead of previous three papers i.e. UGC NET Paper-1 which was general and compulsory for all subjects and UGC NET Paper-2 and Paper-3 on the specific subject, so, now-a-days, the following part is also considered as part of the UGC NET Paper-2 syllabus [this part was previously Paper-2 and Paper-3 (Part A and Part B) syllabus]

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:

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.

Question Pattern of UGC NET in Comparative Literature

There will be two question papers of UGC NET Examination in Comparative Literature i.e. Paper-1 and Paper-2. UGC NET Paper-1 is general and compulsory for all subjects whereas UGC NET Paper-2 on the specific subject i.e. Comparative Literature (including all electives, without options). The UGC NET Paper-1 will have 50 questions and 100 marks whereas Paper-2 will have 100 questions and 200 marks. The objective type questions will include ascending/ descending type question, multiple choices, multiple answers (checkbox), matching type, true / false, assertion-reasoning type, and comprehension type questions.

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

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