History of Comparative Literature-Development of different schools-theory and methods of Comparative Literature-Theoretical perspectives-Comparison between Indian and Western Aesthetics.
K. AyyappaPaniker: ‘The Western Epic Tradition and Ezhuthachan’s Epics’
Thematology – Motifs, Myths and Archetypes – The study of Themes.
Geneology – Western and Indian Categorisation – Literary History – Problems and Issues in Periodization.
Cross cultural Literary Relations – Influence – Analogy – Reception – Cultural History in Post Colonial Nations-aesthetic appeal.
Translation Studies – Comparative Indian Literature – Traditions and Movements.