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English Literature

About Department

Committed to the pursuit of excellence in higher education, the department offers degrees at Bachelor, Masters and Ph. D levels in English Literature along with various short term courses in language proficiency. It also offers special bridge courses and Communicative English Programs to students seeking to improve their language skills. The Remedial English course we offer to university students is always in demand is found useful by a wide range of students from various disciplines.

Courses Offered:

  • B. A.  (Hons.) English
  • M.A in English LiteraturePh. D English
  • Ph. D English

Advisory Board

  • Dr. Rupendra Guha Majumdar-Retd.Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Delhi
  • Prof.Dilip Kumar Basu- Retd.Professor, Part of DU syllabus committee
  • Prof. Nirmalaya Syamanta- Associate Professor, Department of English, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi
  • Dr. Minakshi Lahkar- Assistant Professor, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi
  • Dr. Raj Kumar Verma- Associate Professor, Department of English, Sri Aurobindo College(M), University of Delhi
  • Dr. Anjana Neira Dev- Associate Professor, Department of English, Gargi College, University of Delhi
  • Dr. P.K Talan- Professor, AIMT Greater Noida

Achievements

Three MOUs with the Industry has been signed by Department

Our student Mr. Philem Rohan (M.A. English 1st year) has started his 35 days Cycle Journey from Sharda University to Manipur covering 12 states, a distance of 3500 kms, on 16th of October, 2018. The purpose of the journey is to create awareness about fragile environment and protecting endangered species, the SANGAI. Honourable Chancellor of Sharda University Sri P.K. Gupta sir flagged off the journey from Block 2 (Admission Cell) on 16th of October 2018.

Seminars & Workshops

Classroom teaching is complemented with innumerable scholarly activities including lectures by eminent professor, seminars, conferences, workshops, symposia and colloquia, making our school an intellectually stimulating vibrant place. 

Some highlights include:

  • The School organized Six Journal Club Meetings from the month of August, 2018 till date, where four faculties of different backgrounds have presented papers on varied topics raising from Psychology to Politics, Literature to Religion.
  • The 6th Annual Conference on NextGen Approaches of English Language Teaching was jointly organized by Sharda University and ELT@I, NCR-Greater Noida on March 24, 2018.
  • The first Literature festival, INKWASH was organized in March 2018 which saw the participation of more than 150 students in a plethora of creative events designed by students of literature.
  • A guest talk on “The Archaic Evil and Milton’s Cult Formation: Reading Books 1 and IX of Paradise Lost” by Md. Abbasuddin Tapadar, Assistant Professor of English of University of Delhi on 2nd of November 2018, in Room no. 802, 8th floor. The purpose of the talk was to introduce the Epic work Paradise Lost in a greater way by a subject expert to our students.The text is a part of their syllabus (M.A. English 1st year in particular and all our literature students in general).
  • CASABLANCA Movie Club:  We took the initiative to form a movie club in the school where we show our students literary adaptations andaward winning world movies from different cultures. The purpose of the club is to teach our students howto appreciate life, art and literature and also to take up Film Studies Course, Film Appreciation Course as subjects and as career options in future. Already screened movies: The Grave of the Fireflies (Based on World war) and To Kill a Mockingbird (Literary Adaptation).
  • Special Lecture on ‘Foundations of Vedic Masculinity’ by Dr. Smita Sehgal, Associate Professor Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University. (a noted Historian and alumnus of St. Stephen’s Delhi University).
  • Special Lecture on ‘Women, Gender and Popular Culture’ by Dr. Prem Srivastava, Associate Professor at Maharaja Agrasen College, Delhi University.
  • Special Lecture on ‘Road to Creativity’ by Dr. Sukrita Paul Kumar, (a noted poet, critic and academician).
  • Special Lecture on ‘Shakespeare and the Proscenium Stage’ by Dr. Dilip Basu, Associate Professor (Retd.) Rajdhani College, Delhi University.
  • Special Lecture on ‘Buddhist Philosophy of Knowledge’ by Prof. Hira Paul Gangnegi, Department of Buddhist Studies, Delhi University.
  • Poetry Reading Session by noted poet, Akhil Katyal, Assistant Professor, Shiv Nadar University
  • One-day seminar on "Raise Your Game" under the lecture series on ‘Human Excellence’ by Anant Kasibhatla, a renowned international speaker and Limca Book of Record holder for memory.
  • Workshop on Research Methodology by Ms. Toran Talwar, Dayalbagh Educational Institute.
  • Workshop on ‘Leadership analysis and Working Under Pressure’ for faculty and students by L. Surjit Singh, Associate Professor, ILLM College of Engineering and Technology.
  • One day seminar on Mind, Memory and Management by Psycho Neurobics " under the lecture series on ‘Human Excellence’ by Dr. B. K. Chandrashekhar, Indian Book of Records holder for inventing mind testing machine and 3D healing album and winner of Sunrise Peace Mission Award for contribution in public health service through Psycho Neurobics and Raj yoga.
  • Workshop on ‘Feminism in Contemporary Literature’ by Dr. Prem Srivastva, Associate Professor at Maharaja Agrasen College, Delhi University. 

Infrastructure

The school is equipped with language lab with access to Pearson Global English Software, Wi-Fi enabled spacious classrooms with projectors and other audio-visual aids. With progressive and innovative outlook towards teaching, our highly accomplished and dedicated faculty earnestly follows interactive and student centric approaches to teaching learning.  Co-curricular activities and events feature prominently in our academic calendar and we provide intensive mentoring to our students both within and beyond classrooms in a wide variety of forums. 

Research & Publications

  • Dr. Jyoti Jayal published a paper on April 2018 in IJELLH: International Journal of English Language, Literature in Humanities (UGC Approved) titled “A Study of Speech Act of Oral English Complaints: Politeness and Gender”; ISSN(P) 2321-7065 (Vol.6; Issue 3), pp. 165-179.
  • Dr. Jyoti Jayal published a paper on January 2018 in IMPACT: IJRHL (UGC Approved) titled “A Study of Burnout Among English Language Teachers in the School of Gautam Budha Nagar, Greater Noida”; ISSN(P) 2347-4564 (Vol.6; Issue I), pp. 403-412.
  • Dr. Jyoti Jayal published a paper on July 2017 in The Criterion: An International Journal in English (CJ)(UGC approved Jr. No. 768) titled “An Analysis of Fugrative Language in the Song Lyrics of TaarBijli Se PatleHamarePiya”; ISSN 0976-8165 (Vol.8; Issue VIII), pp. 406-414. Dr. JyotiJayal presented a paper titled “Second Language Learning through English Course Books: A Study of Speech Act” in 62nd All India English Teacher’s Conference (AIETC) organized by Osmania University (18th -20th January 2018) on Globalization: Emerging Trends in English Language and Literature.
  • Dr. Jyoti Jayal presented papers titled “Politeness Strategies Employed by Bilingual Hindi Speakers in the production of Oral Complaints in English: Gender Variation” in 39th International Conference of Linguistic Society of India (ICOLSI) organized by IIT Patna with collaboration with CIIL, Mysore and Linguistic Society of India (8th - 11th December 2017).
  • Dr. Jyoti Jayal presented papers titled “Politeness Strategies Employed by Bilingual Hindi Speakers in the production of Oral Complaints in Hindi: A Study in Pragmatics” in International Conference on Language, Culture and Identity organized by GLA, Mathura in collaboration with CIIL, Mysore (10th -11th November 2017).
  • Dr. Mukuta Borah published a paper “The Insurgent(’s) Wife: Reading Kaberi Kochari’s Account of Her Life in a Rebel’s Outfit” in the book Gender and History, which comprises twenty-eight selected papers from the session on history organized at the 12th Women’s World Congress held in Hyderabad. It’s published by Rawat Books with ISBN 9788131609415 in July 2018.
  • Dr. Mukuta Borah translated two Assamese short story into English and they have been published in 2017 in an anthology of translated short stories by Assamese writer Arupa Patangia Kalita, The Musk and Other Stories, published by Niyogi Books with ISBN number978-81-933935-8-1.
  • Dr. Mukuta Borah interviewed two prominent literary personalities from Assam, Padmashree Mahim Borah and Dr. Prafulla Kotoky under a project of interviewing and archiving eminent regional literary personalities at the Centre for Academic Translation and Archiving (CATA) at the Department of English, University of Delhi for its UGC SAP (DSA Phase-II) project in December 2015-2018. The DVDs of both the interviews, with subtitles, are now part of the Centre.
  • Dr. Mukuta Borah published a paper “Displaced Denizens: A Socio-historical Reading of the Literature of Displacement from Assam” in the book Muliticultural and Marginalized Voices of Postcolonial Literature. Published by Lexington books, Maryland, U.S.A in 2017. ISBN: 978-1-4985-4744-4.
  • Dr. Mukuta Borah translated Kusum Bora's Story "Mure Notun Koina" into English (The Perfect Bride) and published by NEZINE. Issue5thAugust, 2017. (http://www.nezine.com/info/The%20Perfect%20Bride)
  • Dr. Mukuta Borah translated an Assamese short story into English and is in the process of publication in an anthology by Harper Collins.
  • Dr. Mukuta Borah’s paper is in the process of Publication by a book on Trauma and Fear by Department of English, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi by December 2018.
  • Dr. Mukuta Borah presented the paper “Travels in Disguise: Exploring the Journeys Traversed by an Insurgent Woman” in the National Conference organized by the Department of English, Shyam Lal College (M), University of Delhi titled "A Cultural Perspective: Narrative and Narrativization of Journey", a collaborative seminar with the Centre for Academic Translation and Archiving (CATA), Department of English, University of Delhi on 20th April 2018.
  • Dr. Mukuta Borah presented the paper “Displaced Citizens: Representations of Forced Migration in Literature from Assam” in the national conference Reading Migrations: Fractured Histories, Forged Narratives organized by Maharaja Agrasen College, University of Delhi on March 20-21, 2017.
  • Dr. Mukuta Borah presented the paper “Re-imagining Gender in Insurgency: A Reading of Kaberi Kochari’s Memoir” was presented in the national conference Many Patriarchies, Many Positionalities: Re-interrogating Gender in Narratives from North-East India organized by Shivaji College, University of Delhi on 15-16 February 2017.
  • Dr. Mukuta Borah’s an upcoming paper has been well appreciated by the Review Committee and is accepted for presentation in the international conference “Moving Beyond the Margin: The Politics of Exclusion and Assimilation” on 15th and 16th of November 2018, that will take place in Department of English, Central University of Rajasthan.
  • Dr. Mukuta Borah’s an upcoming paper has been accepted by Peer Review Committee and accepted for presentation in 44th All India Sociological Conference, (44th AISC) Mysuru for their ‘Gender Studies’ seminar that would take place on 26-29th December 2018.