MEG 09 AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE Question Paper June 2017



Question Paper June 2017


 Time : 3 hours                                                                                       Maximum Marks : 100

Note : Answer any two questions from Section A and any three questions from Section B. All questions carry equal marks.


Attempt any two questions.  

1. How did the nature of the land shape the course of Australian history after colonial settlement ? Discuss.

2. Why is an awareness of oral traditions significant in the study of Australian literature ? Illustrate.

3. Do you think Harpur should be regarded as the Father of Australian poetry ? Give reasons for your answer.

4. Describe the literary style and language used by Lawson in The Drover's Wife.

5. In what way does 'Cock Crow' express the feminine viewpoint ? Explain.


Attempt any three questions.

6. Explore the relationship of Voss and Laura in the context of Australia with reference to the novel Voss.

7. How does the topography of contemporary Australia change and redefine itself in Chris Wallace's poem 'Melbourne' ?

8. Comment on the major themes and preoccupations in Remembering Babylon.

9. Discuss the women characters in the play The Removalists.

10. Analyse and comment on any two poems of Kendall, indicating why you prefer them.


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