Department of English

The department of English was established in the year of 1996. It imparts teaching in UG (Hons. and Gen.) and compulsory English as an interdisciplinary course. The department is headed by Prof. Shreya Talukdar. The other Part-Time faculties are Prof. Madhumita Chakraborty and Prof. Ajanta Hazra. Prof Animesh Roy, Prof. Biplab Mandal and Prof. Runa Chatterjee are serving the department as Guest Lecturer. Prof Basudeb Hazra is a senior visiting faculty of the department. The department has its own seminar library having 139 books for reading purposes. Lectures seminars and interactive sessions are adopted to improve student learning. They have a periodical wall magazine with a strong literature base to enrich the students. In the session of 2015-2016, 78% of students have successfully graduated from this department.
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Mr. Pranab Kumar Biswas

Assistant Professor (H.O.D.)

MA (English), B.Ed.
Specialization: Literary Theory, Linguistics
Teaching Interest: British Poetry and Drama
Research Interest: Eco-criticism, Feminism

Email: pranabbiswas.biswas@gmail.com

Jyotirmoy Patowari

Assistant Professor

MA (English), M.Phil (Linguistics), Ph.D. (Ongoing), B.Ed.
Specialization: Indian English Literature
Teaching Interest: Literary Theory and Criticism
Research Interest: Philosophy and Psychology of Language, Language and Cognition, Philology

Email: jpatowari971@gmail.com

Shreya Talukdar

State Aided College Teacher – I

MA (English), M.Phil (English)
Specialization: American Literature
Teaching Interest: British Poetry and Drama
Research Interest: Afro-American Feminism, Post-modernism

Email: shreya301082@rediffmail.com

Ajanta Hazra

State Aided College Teacher – II

MA (English)
Specialization: Indian Writing in English
Teaching Interest: Modern British Poetry
Research Interest: Women Literature, Feminist Studies

Email: ajanta16apr@gmail.com

Madhumita Chakraborty

State Aided College Teacher – I

MA (English), B.Ed
Specialization: Indian English Novel, American Literature, Post-50s British Literature
Teaching Interest: British Poetry and Novel
Research Interest: Children Literature

Email: chakraborty.madhumita@yahoo.com

Tanushree Das

State Aided College Teacher-I

MA in English (Gold Medalist), B.Ed, Ph.D. (Pursuing)
Specialization: Romantic Literature, Dalit Literature, Indian English Literature
Teaching Interest: English Literature and Social Exclusion, Renaissance Literature, Romantic Literature, Indian Writing in English, Literature and Fine Arts, Literature and Gender
Research Interest: Gender Studies and Modern Pedagogy

Email: tanushreerony@gmail.com

Basudev Hazra

Guest lecturer

MA (English), M.Phil. (English)
Specialization: Modern British Poetry and Fiction
Teaching Interest: Post-World War Poetry, Medieval, Romantic and Modern Poetry
Research Interest: W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot, African Literature

Email: contactbasudev@gmail.com

Dr. Punyajit Gupta

Guest lecturer

MA (English), Ph.D. (English)
Specialization: Indian English Literature, Postcolonial Literature
Teaching Interest: British Literature, Indian literature, African Literature, Psychoanalytic Theory, Drama
Research Interest: Partition Literature, Film Studies

Email: punyajit.gupta@gmail.com

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UG Courses

Course Name Duration Seats
B.A. Hons in English3 Years65
B.A. Program in English 3 Years

PG Courses

Course Name Duration Seats
M.A. in English3 Years
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List of recommended books for UG Courses (Honours and Programme)

SL. No.Name of the BookName of the writerName of Publisher
 1Mahesh Dattani: Themes, techniques and IssuesBishun Kumar & Neha AroraAtlantic Pub.
 2Philip Larkin: A critical discussion of selected poemsB.G. TandonSpectrum Books Pvt. Ltd.
 3Philip Larkin: A critical study of his poetryShakti BatraSurjeet Pub.
 4Twelfth Night: New Critical essays (Shakespeare Criticism)James SchifferRoutledge
 5A reader’s guide to Wallace StevensEleanor CookPaperback (ISBN- 9781400827640)
 6Mahesh Dattani’s Tara: A critical StudyDr. Rashmi JainLab Academia
 7The plays of Mahesh Dattani: A critical studyR.K.Dhawan, Tanu PantPrestige Books
 8Twelfth Night: A critical ReaderAlison Finlay and Liz Oakley BrownBloomsbury (Arden Early Modern Drama Guides)
 9Keki N. Daruwalla: Collected Poems (1970-2005)EditedPenguin Books
 10Background to the English RenaissanceEdited J.B. Trapp 
 11Jane Austen:Women, Politics and the NovelClaudia Johnson 
 12Madhusudan Dutta: Collected WorksEd. Kshetra GuptaCalcutta Sahitya Sansad
 13Dylan Thomas: His life and worksJohn AckermanPAlgrave
 14Dylan Thomas’ Swansea, Gower and Laugharne: A pocket guideJames A. Davies 
 15The poetry of K.N. Daruwala: A critical studyRavi Nanadan SinhaB.R. Pub.
 16Making India: Colonialism, national culture and the afterlife of Indian English authorityMakarand R. Paranjape 
 17Michael Madhusudan DuttAmalendu BoseNew Delhi: Sahitya Academy
 18D.H. Lawrence: A Reference CompanionPaul PoplawskiGreenwood Press
 19Creative WritingBoard of EditorsOrient Blackswan
 20Creative WritingAnjana Neira, Dev and othersPearson: Delhi, 2009
 21Rabindranath Tagore’s educational ideasCristine Kupfer 
 22The Ramayana: PrologueR.K. NarayanPenguin Classics
 23Tales and legends from IndiaRuskin Bond 
 24In search of Sita: Revisiting MythologyNamita Gokhale and Malashri LalPenguin
 25Poisoned BreadArjun DangleOrient Blackswan
 26Form and Finesse: Communication and soft skillShruti DasOrient Blackswan
 27Second letter to Uncle SamSaadat Hasan Manto 
 28Three Hundred RamayanasA.K. Ramanujan 
 29Gems of English verse: Poetry until the 19th CenturyL.M. JoshiOrient Blackswan
 30OroonokoAphra BehnNorton Critical Edition
 31The Cambridge companion to Aphra BehnLaura J. RosenthalCambridge University Press
 32Charles Dickens’ Great ExpectationEd. Bibhash Choudury 
 33Jane EyreCharlotte BronteNorton Critical Edition
 34Understanding Jane Eyre: A student casebook to issues, sources and historical documentsDebra TeachmanGreenwood Press
 35Critical  Essays on the Poetry of TennysonEd. John KillhamNew York: Barnes and Noble
 36Tennyson: His Art and Relation to Modern LifeStopford A. BrookeLondon: Isbister
 37Dylan Thomas: His Life and WorksJohn AckermanPalgrave, Macmillan
 38– Mourning Becomes Electra: A TrilogyEugene O’ Neill NewYork, Liveright
 39The Ultimate Encyclopaedia of MythologyArthur Cotherell , Michael Storm 
 40Plays of Eugene O’Neil l: A Critical StudyMonika Gupta 
 41A Study Guide for O’Neil l ‘ s  Mourning becomes ElectraShakti BatraSurjeet Publications
 42Collection on Indian Poets & their Works  
 43Byron ‘ s Poetical  Works Wentworth Press
 44Communicative EnglishE. Suresh Kumar & P ShreehariOrient Blackswan
 45English & Soft SkillsS.P.DhanavelOrient Blackswan
         46The New Cambridge Shakespeare:Julius Caesar  Ed. Marvin Speavack 

Text Books

1.The School for Scandal – R.B. Sheridan

2. Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe

3. The English Teacher- R.K. Narayan

4. Julius Caesar – William Shakespeare

5. Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte

6.  Uncle Tom’s Cabin- Harriet Beecher Stowe

7.  The Snows of Kilimanjaro- Ernest Hemingway

8. Babylon Revisited- F. Scott. Fitzgerald

9. Train to Pakistan- Khuswant Singh

10. Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra- Ruskin Bond

11.Candia: G.B.Shaw

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Department of English
Michael Madhusudan Memorial College
Kabiguru Sarani, City Center
Durgapur, West Bengal 713216
Email: pranabbiswas.biswas@gmail.com (H.O.D.)