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
|Prof. T. Sarada
|| Prof. G. Narasimhan
Names and Designations of the faculty
COURSES OFFERED BY THE DEPARTMENT : M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D
TITLES OF PAPERS OFFERED
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
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.