The English Department takes pride in having evolved excellent standards for the teaching and learning of literature and language. Over the years, this department has gathered a vibrant faculty with expertise in diverse areas such as English literary studies, Indian and other postcolonial writing, popular and classical literature as also in language teaching and translation. There is as much stress on creating a critical sensibility in the students as motivating their creative potential through participative teaching, seminars and organization of lectures and readings by eminent scholars and writers. The Department runs an active English Literary Society. The literary journal showcases the writing skills and talent of the students. Each year, at the outset, the first year students of B.A. Hons course are given a series of orientation lectures to familarize them with various critical approaches to the study of literature.
Courses: B.A. (Hons.) ENGLISH
Under the convenorship of Dr. Rana Sami, English Literary Society of Zakir Husain Delhi College organized a number of programmes in the year 2021. The academic year began with an online farewell function for the outgoing batch of 2018-21 held on 3rd June 2021. Pre-recorded poetry recitation, dance performances, and mono act were the highlights of this programme. English Literary Society in collaboration with the Student Mentorship Committee of English Department arranged an interaction between the alumni, teachers, and students of English Department on 07 August 2021 immediately after ‘Meet the Alumnus Author: Siddharth Chowdhury’ event held the same day at 11.00 am on MS Teams. The alumni registration form and poster of the programme was shared in advance on the alumni forum of English Department so as to facilitate the entry and participation of former students on Teams. Siddharth Chowdhury, the author of the novel The Time of the Peacock, provided invaluable guidance to students with regard to the publication of creative works. The enthusiastic participation of alumni and students with the encouragement of English Department faculty members contributed to the success of the online alumni meet.
Prof. Anuradha Marwah