Literary Theory and Criticism syllabus for English Literature UGC NET JRF exam in Detail

LITERARY THEORY
NEW CRITICISM

1. Understanding Literary Theory
2. What is New Criticism?
3. William Empson
4. I.A.Richards
5. Cleanth Brooks
6. F.R.Leavis
7. Wimsatt & Beardley
8. R.P.Blackmur
9. Allen Tate
10. John Crowe Ransom
11. Neo Aristotelian

FORMALISM
1. What is Formalism?
2. Victor Shklovsky
3. Boris Echenbaum
4. Yuri Tynyanov
5. Roman Jacobson

STRUCTURALISM
1. What is Structuralism?
2. Ferdinand De Saussure
3. C.S.Peirce
4. Claude Levi Strass
5. Vladimir Propp
6. A.J.Greimas
7. Gerard Genette
8. Mikhail Bhakin
9. Roland Barthes

POST STRUCTURALISM &
DECONSTRUCTIONISM
1. What is Post Structuralism &
Deconstructionism?
2. Michael Foucault
3. Jacques Derrida
4. Paul De Man
5. J.H.Miller

POSTMODERNISM
1. What is Postmodernism?
2. Jean Baudrillard
3. Julia Kristeva
4. Jean Francois Lyotard
5. Frederic Jameson

PSYCHOANALYSIS CRITICISM
1. What is Psychoanalysis
Criticism?
2. Sigmund Freud
3. Jacques Lacon
4. Harold Bloom
5. Noam Chomsky

ARCHETYPAL CRITICISM
1. What is Archetypal Criticism?
2. J.S.Frazer
3. Carl Jung
4. Northrop Frye
5. Maud Bodkin

READER RESPONSE THEORY
1. What is Reader Response
Theory?
2. Norman Holland
3. Wolfgang Iser
4. Stanley Fish
5. H.R.Hauss

FEMINISM
1. What is Feminism?
2. Mary Wollstonescraft
3. Margaret Fuller
4. J.S.Mill
5. Virgina Woolf
6. Simon De Beauvoir
7. Kate Millett
8. Judith Butler
9. Elaine Showalter
10. Helene Cixous
11. Sandra &Susan Gilbert
12. Shulamith Firestone

MARXISM
1. What is Marxism?
2. Karl Marx & Engels
3. Louis Althrusser
4. Antonio Gramsci
5. Pierre Bourdieu
6. Paul Ricoeur
7. Ernest Mndel

NEW HISTORICISM
1. What is New Historicism?
2. Stephan Greenbalt
3. Raymond William
4. Stuart Hall

QUEER THEORY
1. What is Queer Theory?
2. Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
3. Alan Sinfield
4. Adrienne Rich

ECO CRITICISM
1. What is Ecocriticism?
2. Major Criticism

POSTCOLONIAL CRITICISM
1. What is Postcolonial Criticism?
2. Franz Fanon
3. Edward Said
4. Homi K Bhabha
5. Gayathri Spivak
6. Aime Cesaire & Leopold
7. Edward Soja
8. Benedict Anderson
9. Antonio Negri & Michael Hart
10. Salman Rushdie
11. Bill Ashcroft


LITERARY DEVICES &
FIGURES OF SPEECH
1. Allegory
2. Alliteration
3. Allusion
4. Anaphora
5. Antitheses
6. Apostrophe
7. Bathos
8. Conceit
9. Circumlocution
10. Chiasmus
11. Diacope
12. Hyperbole
13. Imagery
14. Irony
15. Juxtaposition
16. Kenning
17. Litotes
18. Metaphor
19. Metonymy
20. Onomatopoeia
21. Oxymoron
22. Pathetic fallacy
23. Paradox
24. Personification
25. Prolepsis
26. Simile
27. Synecdoche
28. Synesthesia
29. Transferred Epithet
30. Zeugma

LITERARY TERMS
1. Anti Climax
2. Anti Hero
3. Byronic Hero
4. Bowdlerize
5. Carpe diem
6. Celtic Myth
7. Dream Vision
8. Deus Ex Machina
9. Epiphany
10. Epilogue
11. Euphemism
12. Epigraph
13. Epitaph
14. Epithet
15. Incunabula
16. Motif
17. Malapropism
18. Purple Patch
19. Poetic License
20. Poetic Diction
21. Poetic Justice
22. Pallinode
23. Parody
24. Satire
25. Soliloquy

TYPES OF FICTION
1. Apocalyptic literature
2. Bildungsroman
3. Campus Novel
4. Chivalric Romance
5. Dystopian
6. Epistolary Novel
7. Gothic
8. Historic
9. Metafiction
10. Mystery
11. Magic Realism
12. Memoir
13. Picaresque
14. Science Fiction
15. Roman e Clef

TYPES OF
NARRATORS
1. Narrative Perspective: First,
Second, &
Third Person Point of View
2. Omniscient Narrator
3. Limited Narrator
4. Unreliable Narrator
5. Objective Narrator

TYPES OF
CHARACTER
1. Protagonist & Antagonist
2. Major & Minor Characters
3. Dynamic & Static Characters
4. Flat & Round Characters
5. Stock CharactersPROSODY
1. Intro to Rhetoric & Prosody
2. Intro to Meter
3. Types of Metrical Patterns
4. Rhyme & Types of Rhyme
5. Types of Verse
6. Types of Rhyme Scheme
7. Types of Stanza
8. Enjambment
9. Caesura
10. Refrain

TYPES OF POETRY
1. Dramatic Poetry
2. Narrative Poetry
3. Epic Poetry
4. Lyric Poetry
5. Elegy
6. Sonnet
7. Ode
8. Pastoral Poetry
9. Concrete Poetry
10. Doggerel

LITERARY
MOVEMENTS
RENAISSANCE
1. Scottish Chaucerians
2. University wits
3. Comedy of Humors
4. Masque
5. Sons of Ben
6. Metaphysical Poets
7. Cavalier Poets


ENLIGHTENMENT AGE
1. Commedia Dell’arte
2. Kit Kat Club
3. Scriblerus Club
4. Graveyard Poets
ROMANTIC AGE
1. Lake Poets
2. Satanic School of Poetry
3. Cockney School of Poetry
4. Dark Romantics
5. Transcendentalism
VICTORIAN AGE
1. Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
2. Aestheticism
3. Fireside Poets
4. Oxford Movements
5. Realism
6. Naturalism
7. Impressionism
8. Symbolism
9. Imagism
10. Surrealism
MODERN AGE
1. Rhymer’s Club
2. Irish Dramatic Movement
3. Auden Group
4. Georgian Poets
5. Harian Renaissance

6. War Poets
7. Lost Generation
8. Bloomsbury Group
9. Stream of Consciousness
10. Black Mountain Poets
11. New Apocalyptics
12. Southern Agrarians
POST MODERN AGE
1. Black Arts Movement
2. Existentialism
3. Agitprop
4. Theatre of Cruelty
5. Epic Theatre
6. Angry Young Man
7. Kitchen Sink Drama
8. Theatre of Absurd
9. Theatre of Oppressed
10. Beat Generation
11. Confessional Poetry
12. Movement Poets

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