DLit Syllabus and Subjects

Duration: 2 Years
Avg Fees: ₹50K - 1 LPA

D.Litt's subject list is related to Literature studies and is divided into four semesters. D.Litt syllabus has both core and elective subjects as part of the curriculum. Subjects in the D.Litt course will cover the study of research work in a particular specialized domain that helps out a greater cause in the development of the sector.

Semester Wise Doctor of Literature Syllabus

The Doctor of Letters syllabus covers everything from the philosophical foundation of the subject to additional information and learning. The D.Litt course aims to ensure that the students get an in-depth understanding of the subject. The D.Litt course aims to make sure that the students get important knowledge about the study of origin and development of the subject as well. Semester-wise Doctor of Letters subjects list is given in the table below:

D.Litt First Year Syllabus

D.Litt First Year Syllabus

Semester I

Semester II

History of English Literature

Media in Performance

American Literature

Political Theatre

Television drama

Arts Administration

D.Litt Second Year Syllabus

D.Litt Second Year Syllabus

Semester III

Semester IV

Contemporary Dance



Various Writing

Physical Theatre

Contemporary Experimental Performance

Doctor of Literature Subjects

D.Litt topics that are given below are in a specialization that the institutes have to offer to the students. The D.Litt subjects of every specialization can also additionally have unique tenets of the syllabus. However, the typical format of D.Litt course syllabus for any specialization stays the same. Students can choose the topics to provide a duration of four semesters to make the D.Litt syllabus very flexible. Here is the subjects list of D.Litt:

  • Television drama
  • History of English literature
  • American literature
  • Political theatre
  • Playwriting

Doctor of Literature Course Structure

D.Litt course structure includes both theory and practical papers. The curriculum is curated for 2 years divided into four semesters. The course structure is made in such a way that both classroom training and practicals are included in the course curriculum. The course structure is given below:

  • IV semesters
  • Literary theory and practice
  • Core Subjects
  • Elective Subjects
  • Writing/ Translation/ Language

Doctor of Literature Teaching Methodology and Techniques

The subjects in the D.Litt curriculum take into consideration different teaching techniques. Classroom learning includes practical sessions for students who are passionate about the subject. Here are the teaching methodology and strategies :

  • Assignments
  • Thesis
  • Case studies/ Research work
  • Internships

Doctor of Literature Projects

D.Litt Project topics are given to students to understand the concepts and help students in getting hands-on experience about the course. The projects in D.Litt have to be completed and submitted by the end of the fourth semester. Some popular topics are:

  • Tense And Aspect In Itu Mbon Uso
  • Linguistics Analysis Of Financial Corruption: A Case Study Of Selected Articles
  • The Effect Of The Language Of Social Media On The Secondary School Learners Of English Language
  • The Travails Of The African Woman: Reflection Of Adebayo Abayomi’S Stay With Me And Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo’S The Last Of The Strong Ones
  • The Utilization Of Language Activities In The Teaching And Learning Of English Language In Senior Secondary In Obio Akpor LGA
  • Women In Nation Building, A Feminist Study Of Naomi Alderman The Power And The Descendants Jainab Alkali
  • The Relevance Of Folktale In The Teaching And Learning Of Literature In Senior Secondary Schools.
  • Drama And Poetry In The Mbobpo Ceremony Of Ikot Oku Nsit In Nsit Ibom Local Government Area

Doctor of Literature Reference Books

D.Litt Books are available both online and offline by many authors and publications. These books are made to gain an in-depth understanding of concepts. Books on this course differ according to specializations. Some of the reference books for D.Litt subjects are:

D.Litt Books





The Canterbury Tales

Geoffrey Chaucer

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

William Shakespeare


Jane Austen

Mary Barton

Elizabeth Gaskell

A Doll’s House

Henrik Ibsen

Selected Poems

Wilfred Owen

The Bell Jar

Sylvia Plath

The World’s Wife

Carol Ann Duffy

The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini

D.Litt Fee Structure