Department of English

History

The Department of English of the college has been  in existence since the establishment of the college in 1984, since it is a core subject. Initially the General English course was taught to the Three Year Degree Course. The English Major course was introduced in 2003.

The number of faculty members in sanctioned posts is 4. Currently the faculty members are:

  1. Dr. Jayati Das, HoD
  2. Dr. Subhalakshmi Nath
  3. Dr. Jushna Baruah

4  Dr. Pallabi Baruah

Activities

All the members of the Faculty of English are sincere, hardworking and dedicated, who consciously keep in mind their mission to inspire, guide and help the students to not only become graduates but also to groom them as responsible citizens and worthwhile individuals. The Faculty members keep themselves abreast with the latest teaching methods and research methodology. The attend lectures, seminars, webinars, workshops, conferences and U.G. C. sponsored courses to attain awareness and knowledge about new theories and ideas in their own discipline as well as other related disciplines.

All the Faculty members maintain  a good cordial relationship with the students in other to encourage easy accessibility. Most of the students enrolled in the college are from economically challenged backgrounds and  from vernacular schools with a shaky foundation in English. Keeping this in mind, the Faculty members  take special care of the students to remove their inhibitions and counsel them on their various problems, either academic or non- academic. Students from the neighbouring North Eastern states enroll themselves in English Major course. This diversity provides a healthy interaction between different communities and help in fostering fellow feeling and brotherhood.

The Department of English provides a holistic development of the students and does not simply focus on classroom lectures, course coverage or examinations. In the beginning of the session the HoD holds a meeting to chalk out a programme related to the academic and the extra- curricular, in other to widen the range and depth of knowledge of the students and to enhance their personalities. ICT classes, Interactive classes, Remedial classes as well as classes in Research Methodology form an integral part of the teaching- learning process of the Department. Activities like writing skills, interactions with eminent personalities, field trips, film shows, seminars, workshops, quiz, recitations, essay and story writing competitions are periodically held.  Programmes like Departmenal Freashers’ Socials and Farewell Functions are encouraged to enhance  the  organizing skills of the students.

The Department carries out Mentoring and Counselling sessions which are held weekly,  in order to help the students with their academic and non-academic problems. Career counseling programmes are also organinsed and links to careers are also provided to them. Departmental Alumni Meet and Parent- Teacher Meets are also held periodically .

Faculty Profile

MA , B.Ed. PhD (Gauhati University)

Associate Professor

 

E-mail – [email protected]

Specialization –  Victorian Literature, Indian English Writing, Modern English Literature

 Research Interest:  Modern Indian English Writing

Publications: Have written “ Narrative of Marriage in Shashi Deshpande’s Roots andShadows”, for the Journal ‘Quest.”

 

M.A. (Gauhati University), Ph.D (Gauhati University)

Associate Professor

E-mail – [email protected]

Specialization – American Literature

Research interest – Victorian Literature 

Research Project – Conducted a UGC sponsored Minor Research project on ‘The solitary Voyager: Familial, Social and Sexual Victimization of the Victorian Heroine’ during 2014-15

Publications –

  • Published a paper on ‘Women’s Writing in 19th Century English in ‘Dialogue’, Published by North East India Forum for English Studies (NEIFES),1997
  • Presented a paper on ‘Problems of Youth in Higher Education in Assam’ in National Level UGC seminar on ‘Development of youth and Role of Higher Education with special reference to Assam’. Organised by Dispur College, Guwahati on 30th – 31st2008. Published in book form by EBH Publishers (India) in 2010. ISBN : 978-93-80261-04-1.
  • Presented a paper in ‘Empowerment of Rural women and Role of NGOs’ in UGC sponsored National seminar on ‘Empowerment of Women – Issues Involved .Organised by R.G.Baruah College, Guwahati.. Published in book form by Radha Govinda College, Guwahati.
  • Presented a paper in the UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Ethnic Conflict & Identity Crisis of Different Ethnic Groups in North – East India” organised by Suren Das College, Hajo, Kamrup. Published in proceeding book ISBN 819234400, August 2012
  • Presented a paper on “Formal Education among the Tribal people of Assam” held on 28th& 29th Sept/2010 organised by the Assam Institute of Research for Tribals & Scheduled Castes, Guwahati.
  • Presented a paper on ‘Development and Displacement in North – East India’ in the UGC sponsored National Seminar on ‘Internal Displacement in North –East India’ Organised by Nowgaon College, Nowgaon on 22nd March, 2012.
  • Presented a paper on ‘Social Equity and Education among the Scheduled Tribes of Assam’ in the UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Social Equity and Sustainable Development” organised by Sonapur Colleges, Sonapur on 26th -27th June, 2013.Published in proceeding book ISBN 978-81-931547-3-1
  • Published a paper on ‘Orphans and Ostracized Outsiders: A Study of George Eliot’s Isolated and Abandoned Heroines’ in the journal Dristi; the Sight ISSN 2319-8281

Editorship

  1. Member of the Editorial Board of the UGC sponsored Proceeding book titled ‘Environment and Civil Society – Issues, Problems and Remedies’, 2012. ISBN: 978-81-929759-0-0.
  2. Editor of the UGC sponsored workshop proceeding book titled ‘Research Project Writing’, ISBN : 987-81-929759-1-7.

 

M.A., B.ed,Ph.D (institution)

Assistant Professor

E-mail – [email protected]

Area of Specialization: Linguistics

Research Interests: Gender and Women’s Studies,Film Studies,Mass Communication    and Journalism

Research Publications:

Published a paper titled “The Paper A Gendered Poetics of Power” in the International Journal of English Language Literature and Humanities, Vol. 6, issue 3, March 2018

Published a paper titled “The China Syndrome: A Gendered Reading”, in Bhasha-Sahitya Vaibhav, Purbayan Publication, 2019.

Published an article titled “Feminist Ethnography” in a collection. Research Project Writing edited by Dr. Subhalakshmi Nath and published by S. B. Deorah College.

Published a paper titled “Women and Environment: Exploring the Linkage” in a proceeding volume titled “Environment and Civil Society : Issues, Problems and Remedies” edited by Dr. Rumamoni Deka and published by S.B.Deorah College.

M.A., Ph.D (Gauhati University)

Assistant Professor

 

E-mail – [email protected]

Specialization – Women’s Studies, Gender and Literature, Queer Theory

Research interest – Fiction, Poetry, Drama

 

Publication

  1. Chapters in Books Published:

 

i.) Witness to Change: Readings in Literature, Essays in Honour of Professor Tarini Kanta  Bhattacharyya, edited by Gautam Sarma, First edition: January 2018.  ISBN 9788192892238 (Print) and published the chapter titled Queering Shakespeare: Blurring Boundaries of Queerness and Queer Theory.

 ii.) Postgraduate Self Learning Material (SLM) Literary and Critical Theory I published by Krishna Kanta  Handique State Open University. ISBN:978-93-87940-89-5(Feb 2019) and published the chapter titled Gender, Sexuality and Queer Theory.

iii.) Postgraduate Self Learning Material (SLM) Literary and Critical Theory II published by Krishna Kanta  Handique State Open University. ISBN:978-93-87940-90-1(Feb 2019) and published the chapter titled Elaine Showalter: “Towards a Feminist Poetics”.

  1. Paper Publications:

Sl No.

Title of the Paper

Journal Name

Year

Vol. No.

Page No.

ISSN No.

1

Trans Autobiographies and the Politics of the Body

International Journal of English Language, Literature and Humanities

May 2016

Vol 4 Iss- 5

450-458

2321-7065

2

Revisiting Shakespeare: Subverting Heteronormativity -A Reading of  William Shakespeare’s Macbeth

International Journal on Studies in English Language and Literature

Jun 2016

Vol 4 Iss-6

63-66

2347-3126

3

Body  Narratives: The Case of the Transgender

Pratidhwani the Echo

Jul 2016

Vol 4 Iss- 4

23-28

2321-9319

M.A. (Gauhati University)

Assistant Professor (Guest Faculty)

E – mail – [email protected]

Specialization – Linguistics and Literary Theory

 Research Interest – European Literature

Research Publications

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