Academic Calendar 2019-20

VSSD College

Vikramajit Singh Sanatan Dharma College, Kanpur

With the recent thrust of Indian English Literature serving as a springboard for Indians writing in English, the priority area for research is Indian English Writing. Indians have carved a niche for themselves in the corpus of English writing. Transcending regional boundaries they have made a mark in writing effectively in English which has earned for them recognition, distinction and prestigious awards.
Literature today is not bound by or confined to any particular continent, culture, country or race. Technological advancement has opened new vistas thereby giving access to literatures of all countries and continents. Research therefore is not concentrated to just English or American Literature, Canadian Literature, Afro-American Literature, Australian Literature, Common wealth Literature are priority areas for research at present.
The major areas of research being pursued and supervised by faculty members are on burning contemporary issues like Feminism, Alienation, Existentialism, Humanism, Gender Issues, Violence Against Women, Social Injustice, Familial Relations, Film Studies etc.
Research work on Noble Laureates like Nadine Gordimer, Toni Morrison, Elfried Jelenek, Rabindranath Tagore, Irish Murdoch, V. S. Naipaul are being pursued by students under the supervision of our faculty members. Booker Prize Winner Arundhati Roy, Ruth Prawerjhabwala, V.S. Naipaul are other prominent writers on whom research is being supervised. Padma Vibhushan  awardee of 2007 and Punjab Ratna Awardee 2006 Khushwant Singh has also been taken up for research under the supervision of faculty member of the Dept. Topics of historical relevance like the Partition is also being pursued by research scholar. A lot of writers have taken up the subject enumerating the tumultuous event in their own way. The overall impact of the partition has been disastrous for both India and Pakistan and the radical consequences in the form of terrorism and militancy are still tormenting both the nations in present times.

Faculty of English Department

Seminars/ Workshops of English Department

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