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.