Comparative Literature

Course Name: 

SM 916 Comparative Literature



Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-1-0) 4


Definition and Scope of Comparative Literature, Development of the Discipline, Methodology; History and Literary History, Elements of Literary History, Problems of Periodisation; Theory of Genres: Oral, Written, Ancient, Medieval and Modern; Comparative Indian Literature: Traditions, Movements, Themes and Genres; Literary Theory: Sanskrit, Tamil/Kannada Poetics, Western Literary Theories; Cross-Cultural Literary Relations: Influence, Analogy and Reception; Translation Studies: History of Translation - Indian and Non-Indian Theories of Translation, Linguistic and Cultural Problems of Translation; Literature and Other Arts; Literature and Cultural Studies


Sisir Kumar Das and Amiya Dev. Comparative Literature: Theory and Practice, Allied Publishers, 1989 Sheldon Pollock. Literary Cultures in History: Reconstructions from South Asia, University of California Press, 2003 Aijaz Ahmad. In Theory: Classes, Nations, Literatures. OUP, 1992. Krishna, Daya, India's Intellectual Traditions: Attempts at Conceptual Reconstructions. ICPR &MotilalBanarsidass, 1987. TejaswiniNiranjana, P. Sudhir and V. Dhareshwar, Interrogating Modernity: Culture and Colonialism in India Seagull, 1993. M. Rader, (ed.) A Modern Book of Esthetics, Harcourt, 1979 Alan Singer, et al. (eds.) Literary Aesthetics. Blackwell, 1999 V.S. Seturaman, (ed.) Indian Aesthetics: an introduction. Macmillan, 1992. Byran S. Turner, (ed) Theories of Modernity and Post-modernity. Sage, 1990. Patricia Waugh (ed) Postmodernism: A Reader. Edward Arnold, 1992. Peter V. Zima, The Philosophy of Modern Literary Theory. The Athlone Press, 1999


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