The Department of English, established in 1986 in Pondicherry University on the salubrious east coast of India, continues to attract students and scholars from all over India for its M.A., and Ph.D., programmes. With its special focus on Comparative Literature, the Department has so far produced around 100 Ph.Ds and 340 M.Phils besides a massive exodus of PGs. The Faculty of the Department, with their diverse research areas and publications on topics of contemporary relevance, remain at the forefront of innovative research and erudition. The Department also caters to the language and communication needs of students from other departments, running special courses on language and communication skills and an add-on PG Diploma in Professional Communication in English. The Department runs a Research and Journal Alert Forum providing a platform for students and scholars to present their research findings and creative talents.
Concept Note: Faculty and scholars working in the field of literature are very much aware as to how literature has begun to mushroom and spread its tentacles like an octopus drawing from various sources. The influences are widespread, and the sources are from fields as varied as ecology, environment, visual culture, mass media, physics, and geography. In order to acquaint faculty and scholars with these new critical theories that have burgeoned, the Department of English at Pondicherry University has envisaged this seven-day FDP on “Literary Studies in the New Millennium”. This program has been planned to update and inform the participants of the critical issues and research interests in emerging and contemporary literary studies.
Dr. H. Kalpana; Dr. Marx; Dr. Binu Zachariah
Department of English