Department of English & Comparitive Literature

Year of Establishment : 1968

Brief History of the Department :

                Since it inception, the Department has reflected in its curriculum its awareness of the newer trends  in pedagogy and  research.  In tune with the growing interest in World Literatures and Comparative Studies, the Department revised its curriculum and reoriented its research in order to replace the traditional monolithic model for the classroom.  Appropriately, the Department was named Department of English and Comparative Literature. 

Chairmen, BOS & Head of Department

Chairman/Chairperson Head i/c
Prof. T. Sarada  Prof. G. Narasimhan

Names and Designations of the faculty

Chairman BOS:
255891
Head:
255772
Office:
255773

 

Name
Designation
Mobile
Off.
e-mail
1.Dr.V.Madhavi
Assistant Professor
91-9441734833
255300
madhusethu2005@gmail.com

 

COURSES OFFERED BY THE DEPARTMENT : M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D

TITLES OF PAPERS OFFERED

M.A.

Paper-I: ENGLISH POETRY
Paper-II: ENGLISH DRAMA
Paper-III: ENGLISH FICTION
Paper-IV: INDIAN ENGLISH LITERATURE
Paper-V: THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Paper-VI: COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
Paper-VII: COMMONWEALTH LITERATURE
Paper-VIII: LITERARY CRITICISM
Paper-IX: AMERICAN LITERATURE
Paper-X: INDIAN LITERATURE

M.Phil/Ph.D

Paper – I   : Research Methodology
Paper – II  : Background Study and Topic of Research

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

            Modern British Literature, Commonwealth Literature, American Literature,    African-American Writing, Translation Studies, Indian Literature in English ,Women’s Writing, English Language Teaching, Comparative Literature.

CONSULTANCY PROGRAMMES AND EXTENSION ACTIVITIES

 

                With financial aid from the Department of Social Welfare, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, the Department offered bridge courses for the Telugu Medium students and Remedial Courses for  candidates appearing for IAS, Class-I, Group-I and II Services of the Central Govt. and the State Govt.  Thus the Department is involved in materials development and production for some areas of English for Specific Purposes (ESP).

BOOKS/EDITED BY THE STAFF : Details given in Staff  Profiles teacher-wise.

 

SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS/SYMPOSIA/REFRESHER COURSES ORGANIZED BY THE DPEARTMENT

1.  American Literature Workshop (In collaboration with the USEFI) 1970
2.  Workshop for the School Teacher: “English Without Tears” 1980
3.  Seminar on “Socio-Cultural Perspectives: The Novel in English and the Novel in India”  (U.G.C. sponsored) 1983
4.  Second International Conference of Commonwealth Studies (Under the auspices of Indian  Society for Commonwealth       Studies)  1990
5.  National Seminar on African Literature  1991
6.  SKU English Teachers Association: First Annual  Conference 1991
7. SKU English Teachers Association: Second Annual Conference  1992
8. 40th All India English Teachers Conference  1992
9. Translating South Indian Literatures (National Seminar in Collaboration  With  Department of Telugu, S.K.University)  1994
10. Inter-disciplinary Seminar on Shaw and Gurazada 1994
11. National Seminar on Chalam’s Literature and its Social Relevance  (In collaboration with the  Department of Telugu , S.K.University, and Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi)   1995    
12. National Seminar on the Indian Novel with a Social Purpose 1995
13. UGC Refresher Course in English for College Teachers  1996
14. UGC National Seminar on Indian Drama in English          1997
15. UGC Refresher Course in English for College Teachers 1997
16. 43rd All India English Teachers Conference           1999
17. UGC Refresher Course in English for College Teachers 1999
18. National Seminar on Paradigms of society in Indian English Women’s Writing   (Sponsored by ICSSR)  2001
19. National Seminar on “English Language Teaching: The Communicative Approach”  2001.
20. UGC Refresher Course in English for College Teachers, 2001

21. UGC Refresher Course in English for Teachers     2006.