English

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT, 2016-17

Association-in-charge: Dr. Antara Datta

Teacher-in-charge: Dr. PayalNagpal

The Department began its activities for the academic year of 2016-17 by organising a Freshers' Welcome for the new entrants in August 2016. They were introduced to the faculty members and students of the department.

On 3rd August, theatre-activist, Jonatan Stanczack delivered a lecture, 'Why Palestine Matters', on the importance of theatre and activism in the context of Israel-Palestine conflicts.

On 19th August, Dr. Anand Prakash was invited to deliver a lecture on Marxism to the third year students. On 2nd September, a creative writing workshop was organised for the second year students who had opted for the Creative Writing Paper under the Skill Enhancement Course. AnannyaDasgupta spoke to the students about various technical aspects of poetry-writing, especially writing ghazals in English. In September, the Atul Krishna Binodini Devi Creative Writing Competition was organised. The theme of the competition was 'Conflict Blogging', and witnessed participation of students across colleges and universities in Delhi. The prize-giving function was organised on 8th October, 2016. The judges, Mr. Uttam Sinha and Ms. Tanima Biswas, alongwith the Principal and former Principal Dr. ArunaChakravarti, gave away the prizes.


On 19th August, Dr. Anand Prakash was invited to deliver a lecture on Marxism to the third year students.

On 2nd September, a creative writing workshop was organised for the second year students who had opted for the Creative Writing Paper under the Skill Enhancement Course. AnannyaDasgupta spoke to the students about various technical aspects of poetry-writing, especially writing ghazals in English.

In September, the Atul Krishna Binodini Devi Creative Writing Competition was organised. The theme of the competition was 'Conflict Blogging', and witnessed participation of students across colleges and universities in Delhi. The prize-giving function was organised on 8th October, 2016. The judges, Mr. Uttam Sinha and Ms. Tanima Biswas, alongwith the Principal and former Principal Dr. ArunaChakravarti, gave away the prizes.



Another creative writing workshop was organised on 23rd September, where Dr. AnuradhaMarwaha guided the students and conducted prose-writing sessions in fiction.

     


On 23rd September, the department, in collaboration with the Norwegian Embassy, also invited Norwegian writer Johan Harstad to speak about his novel.

   


On 3rd February, 2017Dr. Benjamin Zachariah was invited to deliver a lecture on 'Historical Methods' to the faculty.