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2006 Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) M.A English IGNOU MEG5 Literary Criticism and Theory June 2006 Question paper



Course: M.A English   University/board: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)





IGNOU MEG5 Literary Criticism and Theory June 2006

MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAMME IN ENGLISH
Term-End Examination

June, 2005

MEG-5 : LITERARY CRITICISM AND THEORY

Time: 3 hours
Maximum Marks: 100
Note : Question no. 1 is compulsory. Answer five questions in all. All questions carry equal marks.

1. Write short notes of about 250 words each on any four of the following : 4x5=20

(a) Romanticism

(b) Function of criticism (Arnold or Eliot)

(c) The Use of Myth

(d) Deconstruction

(e) 'Dhvani'

(f) New Historicism

2. Mimesis always retained the sense of 'making' a copy of the original. Explain. 20

3. Comment on the role assigned by Wordsworth and Coleridge to the Imagination. 20

4. How does Eliot relate tradition to impersonality? Explain in the light of his idea of 'historicasl ense'. 20

5. Write a critical note on the essentials of Marxist literary theory or Freudian psychoanalysis. 20

6. What is the distinction between sex and gender ? What relation has this to feminist literary criticism ? 20

7. List the three orders put forward by Lacan as the basis of his theory of psychoanalysis. 20

8. Does 'signification' remain a strikingly fluid process in contemporary theory ? Give an answer in the light of deconstruction. 20





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