This optional paper was common to both part I and part II of MA Spanish
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
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.
Objectives: Study of the specifics involved in the translation of technical & scientific texts.
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.
This course encourages the students to undertake a particular project from any
field of French Studies. Students learn to develop the theme systematically and
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.