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MEG 05 LITERARY CRITICISM AND THEORY Question Paper December 2016

 

MEG 05 LITERARY CRITICISM AND THEORY

Question Paper December 2016

 

Time : 3 hours                                                                                        Maximum Marks : 100

Note : Answer any five of the following questions. All questions carry equal marks.

1. Write a critical note on Aristotle's concept of tragedy.

2. Evaluate Wordsworth's 'Preface' to the Lyrical Ballads (1800) as, an attack on the "inane phraseology" of many 18thcentury writers.

3. The 'truth which the poet utters' according to Cleanth Brooks, 'can be approached only in terms of paradox'. Do you agree ? Supply reasons for your answer.

4. Explain Marx's idea of dialectical materialism. How does it help us in understanding literature ?

5. Assess Mary Wollstonecraft's contribution to Women's rights and their education.

6. Comment on the implications of The Death of the Author' by Roland Barthes.

7. How are 'lack' and 'desire' closely connected in Lacan's theory ?

8. Write short notes on any two of the following :

(a) Sruti

(b) Dhvani

(c) Mimesis

(d) Paradox


 

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