UGC NET Folk Literature Syllabus December 2016

Code No. : 71

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UGC NET Folk Literature Paper II

1. General Folklore

  • Scope and the field of Folklore.
  • Definitions and concepts of Folklore.
  • Fields of Folklore and Folklife studies.
  • Folklore studies in India and abroad.
    • Early Scholarship; Collections and compilations; Authors and their books.
  • Folklore Theories
    • Historical – Geographical Theory; Functional Theory; Psychoanalytical Theory; Structural Theory; Contextual Theory; Performance Theory; Other Theories.
  • Folklore and other disciplines.
  • Folklore Genres.

2. Folk Literature

  • Definition of Folk Literature.
  • Fields of Folk literature.
  • Folk Song :
    • Origin; Characteristics; Classification; Functions and study.
  • Folk Narrative Poems :
    • Origin; Characteristics; Classification; Functions and study.
  • Folk Myth, Legend and Tale :
    • Origin; Characteristics; Classification; Functions and study.
  • Proverbs :
    • Origin; Characteristics; Classification; Functions and study.
  • Riddles :
    • Origin; Characteristics; Classification; Functions and study.
  • Folk Speech and Other Genres ( Drama, etc. )
    • Origin; Characteristics; Classification; Functions and study.

3. Collection and Study

  • Collection of Folk Literature.
  • Preservation and Documentation.
  • Classification and study
    • Oral Folklore
    • Beliefs, Customs, Festivals, Medicine, etc.
    • Material Culture
    • Folk Performing Arts

UGC NET Folk Literature Paper III ( Part A & B ) [ Core and Elective / Optional ]

Unit – I

  • Scope and the field of Folklore.
  • Definitions and concepts of Folklore.
  • Fields of folklore and Folklife studies.
  • Folklore and other disciplines.
  • Folklore genres.
  • Definition of Culture.
  • Marriage, Family and kinship.
  • Folk religion and magic.

Unit – II

  • Mythological Theory.
  • Historical – Geographical Theory.
  • Functional Theory.
  • Psychoanalytical Theory.
  • Structural Theory.
  • Oral Forulaic Theory.
  • Genre Theory.
  • Contextual Theory.
  • Performance Theory.
  • Theory of Nativism.

Unit – III

  • Nature and Scope of field work.
  • Collection of folk literature.
  • Collection of non – oral folklore.
  • Preparations for field work and research design.
  • Scientific Methods of Collection.
    • Interview Method.
    • Observation Method.
    • Questionnaire Method.
  • Archiving and using the archives.
  • Experiences of Field Work.

Unit – IV

India

  • Contribution by Western scholars.
  • Contribution of early Indian scholars.
  • Folklore Research in various states of India.
  • Recent trends in Folklore studies.

Other Country

  • Folklore Research by American scholars.
  • Folklore Research by European scholars.
  • Folklore Research by Russian scholars.
  • Major Scholars of world.
    • Max Muller
    • V. J. Propp
    • Stith Thompson
    • Levi Strauss
    • Alan Dundes
    • Devendra Satyarthi

Unit – V

  • Definition and Characteristics of Song.
  • Origin and Classification of Song.
  • Functions and Study of Song.
  • Definition and Characteristics of Ballad.
  • Origin and Classification of Ballad.
  • Functions and Study of Ballad.
  • Definition and Characteristics of Epic.
  • Origin and Classification of Epic.
  • Functions and Study of Epic.

Unit – VI

  • Definition and Characteristics of Myth.
  • Origin and Classification of Myth.
  • Functions and Study of Myth.
  • Definition and Characteristics of Legend.
  • Origin and Classification of Legend.
  • Functions and Study of Legend.
  • Definition and Characteristics of Tale.
  • Origin and Classification of Tale.
  • Functions and Study of Tale.

Unit – VII

  • Definition and Characteristics of Folk Theatre.
  • Origin of Folk Theatre.
  • Classification of Theatrical Arts.
  • Functions of Folk – Theatre.
  • Study of Folk Theatre.
  • Role of Literature in Theatrical Forms.
  • Problems faced by Indian Folk Theatre in Modern era.
  • Folk Artists and Art Forms.

Unit – VIII

  • Definition and characteristics of Proverbs.
  • Origin of Proverbs.
  • Classification of Proverbs.
  • Functions and study of Proverbs.
  • Definition and characteristics of Riddles.
  • Origin of Riddles.
  • Classification of Riddles.
  • Functions and study of Riddles.
  • Literary and Cultural significance of Proverbs and Riddles.

Unit – IX

  • Definition and Characteristics of Folk Speech.
  • Nature and Function of Folk Idioms, Sayings, Vocabulary, etc.
  • Dialects and Accent.
  • Nature of Communication.
  • Forms and Models of Communication.
  • Folk Media and Mass Media.
  • Skills of Communication.

Unit – X

  • Adaptation and Interaction of Folk Literature.
  • Folklore and Folklore.
  • Tradition and Innovation in Folklore.
  • Application of Folklore.
    • Polity
    • Election Process
    • Medicine
    • Sociology
    • Psychology