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The department was established in the year 1966-67 with General course and the Honours stream became operational in the academic year 2001-02. From the academic session 2018-19, the department got initiated into the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS). The department is ably conducted by two full time teachers and one guest teacher. Along with the regular chalk and talk method, the department engages in ICT enabled classes and power Point Presentations. Regular film screenings are one of the hallmarks of the departmental activities. The faculty members are involved in research activities and they regularly participate in national and international seminars. The students are regularly monitored by the teachers so that their English language skills are up to the mark in order to effectively face the university examinations. There are a number of past pupils of the department who are currently engaged in higher studies and gainful employments.

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Course Objectives:

CC1:  This paper will introduce the newly inducted students to a comprehensive history of the English literature and society, beginning with Old English and extending to Modernism. The students will also learn about the basics of Philology which will help them in understanding the nature of the language.

CC2:  This paper on European Classical Literature throws light on some of the seminal works of the Classical literature of ancient Greece and Rome, which is vital to an understanding the progress of human thought and the arts.

CC3: The objective of this course is to introduce the students to the works of Indian authors writing in English, extending from the novel of Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay to the drama of Mahesh Dattani.

CC4: This course attempts to introduce the British poetry and drama of the 14th to 17th centuries. Students get to step into the world of the Renaissance and such towering figures of English literature, William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe.

CC5: The objective of this course is to introduce the students  to the treasures of American Literature, where they get to  study poetry, novel, short stories as well as drama.

CC6: This paper on Popular literature is one of the most interesting addition in the CBCS syllabus where the students get a whole new outlook on some of the most widely read works of popular fiction. The students thus take their first step into the world of popular culture.

CC7: The students will learn the poetical and dramatic works of the stalwarts of 17th to  18th century British literature. The seminal work of Milton and Alexander Pope  introduces the students to the debates of contemporary English society.

CC8: The course is intended to take the students through the world of Restoration comedy and simultaneously take a look at the colonial ventures of Robinson Crusoe. The paper also introduces the first nascent steps of journalistic writing.

CC9: This course takes the readers through the Romantic poems of both generations of Romantic writers. Along with them the paper introduces the students to the prose works of the period.

CC10: The students are introduced to the Victorian period of the history of English literature where they come across both poetry and novels of the most famous writers of the time.

CC11: This course offers a comprehensive outlook on the works of women authors, introducing the students to the waves of feminist movements across the globe.

CC12: The course intends to introduce the students to the post-war Modern scene of the British literature. The disillusionment in metanarratives and the fragmented reality of the 20th century England is brought out through the seminal works of Eliot and Lawrence.

CC13: This course intends to introduce the students to the gems of Modern European drama which extends their horizon of literary sensibility.

CC14: This course on Post-colonial literature is one of the most significant papers in the syllabus as it opens the eyes of the students to the world of colonial ventures and the post-colonial scenario of the erstwhile colonies.

DSE: These courses are designed for the students to help them explore the multiple dimensions of literature like Performance studies and literary theories as well as contemporary issues like media and mass communication.

LCC: The students are introduced to the different aspects of the English language like the difference between British and American language, official and personal correspondences as well as giving an outline of Advertisements and travelogues.

CC1/GE1: The course offers a selection of poems and short stories from the Renaissance period to the Modern.

CC2/GE2: The course offers a selection of essays, dramas and novels that extends from the Renaissance to the Modern period of literature.

CC3/GE3: The students are introduced to the women’s writing culled from across the globe to give a fair idea of the feminist struggles and the subsequent empowerment of women.

CC4/GE4: This paper will help students in undertaking research and academic writing and honing the analytic skills of students in understanding literature.

SECA1: This course aims to usher the students into the world of Translation studies where they are demonstrated the difference between transliteration and translation and properly analyze the consequences of translation.

SEC A2: This course termed Business Communication is targeted to enable the students towards effective business correspondences which includes writing CVs, Meeting Minutes and Reports.

SEC B1: The course is designed to inculcate in the students a flair for creative writing and preparing their works for publication.

SEC B2: This paper will help students in undertaking research and academic writing and honing the analytic skills of students in understanding literature.

AECC: This paper is designed for the common student to equip them to interpret and write error-free English.

  • Prof. Saranya Sen. M.A., M.Phil.

    Assistant Professor and Head of the Department

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  • Prof. Debanjan Seth. M.A.

    Assistant Professor

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1st Semester (Hons.):

Pot of Gold Title and Plot (Prof. Saranya Sen)

A Note on Americanism (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Introduction to Oedipus Rex (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Rise of the English Novel (Prof. Debanjan Seth)

Restoration and 18th century (Prof. Debanjan Seth)

Historical Background of the Iliad (Prof. Debanjan Seth)

Main Characteristics of Modernist Literature (Prof. Debanjan Seth)

Victorian Women Novelists_CC1 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Role of Chorus in Oedipus_CC2 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Pre-Raphaelite Poetry_CC1 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

 

1st Semester (Gen.):

 

2nd Semester (Hons.):

CC4 Poetry  (Prof. Saranya Sen)

CC3 Poetry  (Prof. Saranya Sen)

CC4 Poetry Sonnet 18  (Prof. Saranya Sen) 

CC4 Poetry Sonnet 130  (Prof. Debanjan Seth) 

Macbeth Murder Scene (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Motifs in Macbeth (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Henchard’s Character CC9 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Farfrae’s character CC9 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Macbeth as Tragic Hero_CC4 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Porter Scene_CC4 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Banquet Sene_CC4 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Second Analysis of Derozio CC3 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Sleepwalking Scene_CC4 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Role of Witches_CC4 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Macbeth’s character_CC3 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Lady Macbeth as Fourth Witch_CC4 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

 

2nd Semester (Gen.):

As You Like It  GE2/CC2 (Prof. Debanjan Seth)

3rd Semester (Hons.):

A brief summary of Rape of the Lock (Prof. Debanjan Seth)

Puritans and the Great Migration (Prof. Debanjan Seth)

Alice in Wonderland Text (Prof. Debanjan Seth)

The Old Man and the Sea: Overview (Prof. Saranya Sen)

The Old Man and the Sea: Brief Introduction and Main Tenets -Audio lecture (Prof. Saranya Sen)

The Old Man and the Sea: Short Analysis (Prof. Saranya Sen)

The Old Man and the Sea: Analysis of Day 1 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

The Old Man and the Sea: Analysis Day 2 & 3 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Themes in Dry Spetember (Prof. Debanjan Seth)

Dry September: Summary and Characters (Prof. Debanjan Seth)

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Summary (Prof. Saranya Sen)

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Character Analysis (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Paradise Lost Introductory Material (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Manolin’s character (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Purloined Letter Analysis (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Invocation in Paradise Lost (Bk1) (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Sylvia Plath’s ‘Daddy’ Analysis (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Description of Hell_CC7 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Human Behaviour in Hemmingay_CC5 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Tin tin in Tibet_CC6 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Friendship in Tintin (Prof. Saranya Sen)

3rd Semester  (Gen.):

On Elizabeth Barret Browning (Prof. Debanjan Seth)

Romantic vs Spiritual Love in Barret Browning’s Poem (Prof. Debanjan Seth)

4th Semester (Hons.):

18th century English Prose Introduction and the rise of the Periodical Essays (Prof. Debanjan Seth)

Periodical Essay Introduction (Prof. Debanjan Seth)

Coleridge’s Theory of Imagination (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Addison as an Essayist (Prof. Debanjan Seth)

5 facts on Robert Browning (Prof. Debanjan Seth)

Mirabell and Millamant_CC8 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Gobline Market Analysis_CC10 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Way of the world Plot_CC8 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Henchard’s Character_CC10 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Substance Writing SEC (Prof. Saranya Sen)   

Substance Writing SEC (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Henchard’s Character_CC10 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Gobline Market Analysis_CC10 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Mirabell and Millamant_CC8 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Dover Beach Analysis_CC10 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Critical Issues of Way of the World_CC8 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Kubla Khan Analysis_CC9 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Way of the world Plot_CC8 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Goblin Market2_CC 10 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

 

4th Semester (Gen.):

MLA Stylesheet (Prof. Debanjan Seth)

Principles of Oral Communication (Prof. Debanjan Seth)

 

5th Semester (Hons.):

Introduction to Black American Fiction (Prof. Debanjan Seth)

Introduction to the Romantics (Prof. Debanjan Seth)

Situating Tagore (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Tragic Hero (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Wilfred Own Analysis (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Eunice Desouza (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Eliza’s character (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Higgins’ character (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Emily Dickinson (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Second analysis of Dickinson (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Function of Poetry (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Elizabethan and Greek Tragedy (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Kurtz’s character (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Catharsis (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Wordsworth Coleridge Distinction (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Poetry and Poem: Coleridge (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Tagore’s Anationalism (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Coleridge’s theory of Imagination (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Cathsrsis (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Eunice De Souza_CC11 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Coleridge’s Fancy, Primary and Secondary Imagination_DSE A2 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

 

5th Semester (Gen.):

Dr Jekyll Analysis_DSE (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Three Years She Grew Analysis_LLCC2 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

 

6th Semester (Hons.):

Autobiography Theory – I (Prof. Debanjan Seth)

Autobiography theory – II (Prof. Debanjan Seth)

Autobiography Theory – III (Prof. Debanjan Seth)

The Sadow Lines as a Postcolonial Novel_DSEA3 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Tonight I Can Write Introductory Material_CC14 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Introducing Mamang Dei_CC14 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Birendra Chattopadhyay_DSE A3 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Ibsen: The Father of Modern Drama (Prof. Debanjan Seth)

Autobiography Theory – I (Prof. Debanjan Seth)

Autobiography theory – II (Prof. Debanjan Seth)

Autobiography Theory – III (Prof. Debanjan Seth)

Character of Vladimir (Prof. Debanjan Seth)

A Doll’s House Text (Prof. Debanjan Seth)

Theory of Autobiography (Prof. Debanjan Seth)

Theory of Autobiography – III (Prof. Debanjan Seth)

Summary of Gandhiji’s The Story of My Experiments with Truth (Prof. Debanjan Seth)

The Sadow Lines as a Postcolonial Novel_DSEA3 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Tonight I Can Write Introductory Material_CC14 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Introducing Mamang Dei_CC14 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Birendra Chattopadhyay_DSE A3 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Nirad C Choudhury_DSE B3 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Manik Bandyopadhyay_DSE A3 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Sahir Ludhianvi_DSE A3 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Derek Walcott Analysis_CC14 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

A Far Cry For Africa_CC14_ENGA_SS (Prof. Saranya Sen)

Derek Walcott_DSE A3 (Prof. Saranya Sen)

6th Semester (Gen.):

 

 

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