Department of Foreign Languages/A.Y. 2019-20
Comparative Linguistics
Ujjwala Joglekar

Comparative Linguistics

Comparing the language systems of two languages can be very fruitful because it makes one think of the peculiarities of each language. This gives the students the
opportunity to know more about their own Indian language and its comparison with the
French language system

20th Century Literature and Criticism
Ujjwala JoglekarSachin Sukhadeve

20th Century Literature and Criticism

Poststructuralist and Postmodernist theories have emerged as ‘destabilising’ established
theories. The course would attempt to study the corresponding critical approaches to literature as well as to the domain of humanities at large. The course would allow student
to analyse various discourses and to see them as social construct. Thus discourse analysis through poststructuralist and postmodernist theoretical framework will be the
principal objective of this course.

Technical Translation
Ujjwala JoglekarDr. Nandita Wagle

Technical Translation

Objectives: Study of the specifics involved in the translation of technical & scientific texts.

FR Subtitling
Dr. Nandita Wagle

FR Subtitling

To enable students to extend their competence in translating to the medium of cinema.

Internal assessment will be based on actual subtitling by students of excerpts of feature films / full short films of around 6 minutes duration of any Indian language accessible to the student towards French and report writing of the challenges faced and solutions found.
End-semester evaluation will be based on the subtitling of a common audio visual content of an Indian film towards French to be done by every student individually without the help of any teacher or others.

Dissertation
Ujjwala Joglekar

Dissertation

This course encourages the students to undertake a particular project from any
field of French Studies. Students learn to develop the theme systematically and
methodically.
The aim of the course is to enable students to carry out research on a given
theme independently and present the same as a short dissertation.

GR 12: Literary Criticism Part II (Compulsory, 4 credits)
SWATI ACHARYAAKSHAY JOSHI

GR 12: Literary Criticism Part II (Compulsory, 4 credits)

This course introduces students to literary theory and literary criticism. The students should get acquainted with the philosophical and social background of the different methods of interpretation of literature. The course gives an overview of the historical developments of the methods of analysis and interpretation of literature in Germany. A few selected methods will be discussed thoroughly

GR 22: Didactics of German as a Foreign Language: Part III
AKSHAY JOSHIRajashree Tirumalai-Hörig

GR 22: Didactics of German as a Foreign Language: Part III

The third part deals with the didactic and methodological aspects of the following major areas of Foreign Language Teaching: Grammar and Landeskunde. It enables the students to plan and conduct lessons to teach the above mentioned areas. To prepare tests and to learn evaluation methods are the further aims of this part of the course.

GR 21A : Translation: Theory and Practice Part IV(optional, 4 credits)
Christine FariasAKSHAY JOSHIMadhuvanti Karyekar

GR 21A : Translation: Theory and Practice Part IV(optional, 4 credits)

Extensive translation practice to develop the students’ skill of translating literary texts and texts, which require creativity while translating e.g. advertisements Translation theories, which deal with literary translation will be discussed in detail in this course. A project related to literary or non-literary translation will be a major part of this course. 

GR 20C: Intercultural Communication (optional, 4 credits)
AKSHAY JOSHIGayatri Wadke

GR 20C: Intercultural Communication (optional, 4 credits)

The aim of the course is to introduce the students to intercultural communication by discussing the concept, theories and scientific methods of analyzing intercultural communication. Due to globalization it is imperative to discuss various aspects of intercultural communication and to give practical training in the field.

GR 20A: Culture Studies (optional, 4 credits)
SWATI ACHARYAAKSHAY JOSHI

GR 20A: Culture Studies (optional, 4 credits)

Culture Studies is an academic field grounded in critical theory and literary criticism and is necessarily interdisciplinary. The course puts together texts from diverse areas attempting to situate the forces constructing our daily lives. It concerns the political dynamics of contemporary culture, as well as its historical foundations, conflicts and defining traits. Thus, cultural studies seeks to understand the ways in which meaning is generated, disseminated, and produced through various practices, beliefs and institutions.

GR 17: Literature of 20th Century
AKSHAY JOSHI

GR 17: Literature of 20th Century

This course will discuss the selected literary texts from 20th century in connection with the social, cultural, political, economic and philosophical history. The selection of texts will include poetry, drama, novels and other prose texts

GR 14 A: Images of India in German literature
SWATI ACHARYAAKSHAY JOSHI

GR 14 A: Images of India in German literature

India and Germany have shared a long tradition of cultural contact and a broad spectrum of German literature reflecting India as an "Idea" is available. The course will attempt to read this literature in the context of its political interpretations. It should open the discussion in the context of post-colonial literary theories and approaches like orientalism, exoticism etc.