Saturday, July 4, 2015

Question Paper Comparative Literature

CLASS:  M.A. ENGLISH LIT.                                                                                           14A/379

St. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS) TIRUCHIRAPPALLI – 620 002

SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS – APRIL 2014

TIME: 3 Hrs.                                                                                 MAXIMUM MARKS: 100

SECTION – A 

Answer any TEN questions in about one or two sentences each:                                                                                                               10 x 2 = 20


1.
Who coined the term “Comparative Literature” in English? In what sense
did he use it?
2.
What is the difference between “Comparative Literature” and
“World Literature”?
3.
Write a short note on Russian Comparatists. 
4.
What are the objections raised against influence study?
5.
State the difference between “Influence” and “Imitation”.
6.
Write a note on the kinds of Analogical Studies.
7.
Define Epoch.
8.
What is Period?
9.
In what way “Generation” may be called the “Spearhead” of a period?
10.
Define Genre.
11.
What are the problems faced by a comparatist while making genre-study?
12.
What is the traditional classification of genres?
13.
Who introduced Thematology?
14.
What is a Motif?
15.
How is thematology useful to the comparatists?

SECTION – B

Answer all the questions:                                         5 x 8 = 40

                                                                 
16.
a.
Comment briefly on National Literature.

OR


b.
Write a short paragraph on the French School of Comparative Literature.
17.
a.
What are the types of Influence Studies?

OR


b.
What are the factors that govern typological analogies? Explain.
18.
a.
What are the conventional methods of Periodization?

OR


b.
How does Weisstein differentiate between “Movement” and “School”?
19.
a.
How do Plato and Aristotle classify genre?

OR


b.
How is literature classified by Northorp Frye?
20.
a.
Differentiate between “Theme” and “Motif”.

OR


b.
Write a short note on the contributors of Thematology.

SECTION – C

Answer all the questions in about 500 words each:   2 x 20 = 40
21.
a.
Write an essay on the study of Influence.

OR


b.
How can a Drama and an Epic be compared based on common qualities.
Give example.
22.
a.
What are Weisstein’s views on Thematology?

OR


b.
What is the traditional classification of genres?

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