French Main Syllabus

Paper-I

Answers must be written in French except in the careof question requiring translation from French to English.

Section-A

1.Main trends in French Literature

1.a) Classicism

1.b) Rommanticism

1.c) Realism

2.Art in France

1.a) Romanticism

1.b) Realism

1.c) Impressionism

3.The Vth Republic

(a) De Gaulle and the Vth Republique

(b) May 1968

(c) Pompidou

(d) Giscard d' Estaing

(e) Mitterrand

(f) Chirac

4.Translation : French to English (2 passages of socio-politico-economic nature of 200 words each).

Section-B

French Literature

1.a) Symbolism

1.b) Surrealism

1.c) Theatre of the Absurd

2.Art in French

1.a) Surrealism

1.b) Cubism

1.c) Abstract Painting

3.The Vth Republic

1.a) Parts politiques en France

1.b) Place et rôle du Président de la Ve Republique

1.c) Le gouvernement

1.d) Le Parlement

1.e) Le Senat

4.Translation : English to French 2 passages of socio-politico-economic nature of 200 words each.

Paper-II

Answers must be written in French.

Section-A

This paper will require an in-depth reading of the following texts and the questions will be designed to test the candidate's critical ability.

1.XVIIth Century

1.a) Corneille : Le Cid

1.b) Racine : Andromaque

1.c) Moliere : L'Avare

2.XVIIIth Century

Beaumarchais : Le Mariage de Figaro

3.XIXth Century

1.a) Lamartine : Le lac Le Vallon

1.b) Victor Hugo : La Conscience. Elle Avait Pris Ce Pli.....

Demain, Dés L' Aube

1.c) Victor Hugo : Hernani

1.d) Musset : Souvenir. La Nuit de Decembre

1.e) Marimee : Colomba

1.f) Balzac : Eugenie Grandet

1.g) Flaubert : Madame Bovary

1.h) Baudelaire : L'Invitation au Voyage, Recueillement. L'Albatros.

1.i) Rimbaud : Le Dormeur du Val

1.j) Verlaine : Chanson d'Automne, Mon Reve Familier, II Pleure Dans mon Coeur...

Section-B

4.XXth Century

1.a) Appolinaire : Nuit Rhenane, Le Pont Mirabeau

1.b) Jacques Prevert : Pour Faire Le Portrait d'Un Oiseau, Barbara.

1.c) Paul Eluard : Liberte

1.d) Paul Valery : Les Pas, La Fileuse

1.e) Andre Gide : La Symphonie pastorale

1.f) Camus:L'Etranger

1.g) Sartre:Les Mains Sales

1.h) Lonesco:Rhinoceros

Francophonie:

a)Gerard Besette:Le Libraire

b)Ananda Devi:Le Voile de Draupadi

c)Cheikh Hamidou :L'Aventure

Kane Ambigiüe

d)Abdellatif Laabi:Poemes en prose

1.L'Arbre a poemes (L'Etreinte du Monde)

2.Les Reves viennent mourir sur la page (L'Etreinte du Monde)

5.Essay of general nature on a contemporary theme.

 

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