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Department of English

 

Introduction

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Prof. Ahmad Shah (Patras) Bokhari

The Department of English Language and Literature enjoys the distinction of being the oldest Postgraduate Department of English in the country. It was established in 1873. It was at first affiliated with Calcutta University and later with the University of the Punjab.

 

English is acknowledged worldwide as the sole medium of international communication and information. The various programs offered by the Department aim to produce empowered learners with strong oral and written skills which will help them fulfill there economic and socio-cultural needs and also inculcate a creative, analytical and reflective bend of mind which enables them to think independently and critically.

 

Some of the great names in the country have been associated with the department as students and teachers. Among them is the legendary Prof Ahmad Shah (Patras) Bokhari, student, teacher and later Principal of the Prof. Siraj-ud-DinCollege. Prof Bokhari wrote authoritatively on such diverse topics as Indian music and dancing, books and culture. His collection of humorous essays in Urdu is a classic of its kind. Prof Siraj-ud-Din, who headed the department for many years, also enjoys a legendary status. An inspiring teacher of English, he influenced many generations of students who still cherish his fond memory. Other eminent teachers, scholars and writers who have been associated with the Department are Dr. Imdad Hussain, Dr. A. H. Khayal and Prof. Jilani Kamran.

 

Facilities

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A seminar room for postgraduate students, equipped with the latest computers, provides easy access to the Internet and HEC on line journals and E-books.

 

Research

 

The Department of English Language and Literature has been publishing a literary and research journal entitled Explorations since 1969. Its contributors include prominent teachers and research scholars. The faculty's area of interest and expertise include literary theory, modern novel and drama, post colonial literature and literature of war and conflict. There are research groups within the Department which focus on English Language Teaching and Literature of the Subcontinent.

 

English Literary Circle (ELC)

 

The English Literary Circle, renamed as the Safdar Mir English Literary Circle in honor of the writer and critic Safdar Mir, is a student body which organizes seminars, lectures and workshops on diverse social, cultural, literary and political topics. The ELC also organizes annual festivities and educational trips.

 

Academic Programmes

 

The Department of English Language and Literature offers the following programmes:

  • BA (Hons)

  • MA (Evening Programme)

  • PGD in ELT

  • MPhil

The Department also caters to the needs of language proficiency and has introduced an English Communication Skills programme for all levels of students, teaching faculty as well as professionals.

 

ELIGIBILITY

 

The candidates for admission to MPhil English Literature who have less than 50% marks in MA English Literature and they have an additional MA Degree in ELT/ Linguistic are also eligible to apply.

 

Career Prospects

 

Students on completing the BA (Hons) easily find jobs in the education sector and also in the fields of journalism and mass media. A large number of students find jobs as teachers in schools in the private sector. Those with a higher degree, such as MPhil, find placements in universities. A degree in English also proves useful to students desirous of joining the federal and provincial civil services.

 

Courses

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B.A (Hons) English

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Compulsory Courses

 

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

ENG 1103

Academic Reading & Writing-I

3

ENG 1203

Academic Reading & Writing-II

3

ENG 2103

Communication Skills

3

ENG 2203

Language Through World Literature

3

 

B.A (Hons) English LITERATURE

 

Year 1

Semester - I

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

ENG 1101

Selection of Short Stories & Novel

3

Semester - II

ENG 1201

Prose

3

 

Year 2

Semester - III

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

ENG 2101

Introduction to Study of Literature

3

Semester - IV

ENG 2201

Drama

3

ENG 2202

Poetry and One Act Plays

3

 

Year 3

Semester - V

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

ENG 3101

History of English Literature: Anglo Saxon to Modern

3

ENG 3102

Drama: Classical to Restoration

3

ENG 3103

Poetry: 14th to 18th Century

3

ENG 3104

Novel: 18th and 19th Century

3

ENG 3105

Introduction to Linguistics- I

3

Semester - VI

ENG 3201

Prose 16th to 20th Century

3

ENG 3202

Shakespeare

3
ENG 3203

Literary Criticism: Classical to 18th Century

3
ENG 3204

Introduction to Linguistics II

3
ENG 3205

Pakistani Literature in English

3

 

Year 4

Semester - VII

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

ENG 4101

Modern Drama

3

ENG 4102

Linguistics and Literature

3

ENG 4103

Literary Criticism: 19th and 20th Century

3

ENG 4104

International Literature in English

3

ENG 4105

English Language Skills

3

ENG 4299

Research Dissertation

3

Semester - VIII

ENG 4201

Poetry: 19th and 20th Century

3

ENG 4202

American Literature

3
ENG 4203

Modern Novel

3
ENG 4204

Literary Theory

3

ENG 4299

Research Dissertation

3

 

English as Allied Subject

 

Semester - I

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

ENG 1101

Selection of Short Stories & Novel

3

Semester - II

ENG 1201

Prose

3

 

Semester - III

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

ENG 2101

Introduction to Study of Literature

3

Semester - IV

ENG 2201

Drama

3

 

M.Phil English

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Year 1

Semester - I

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

ENG 7101

Poetry: Romantic and Modern

3

ENG-7102

Novel: Modern and Post Colonial

3

ENG-7103

Drama: Greek and Elizabethan

3

ENG-7104

Research Methodology

3

ENG-7105

South Asian Literature

3

Semester - II

ENG-7201

American Literature

3

ENG-7202

Modern British and Continental Drama

3

ENG-7203

Literary Theory

3

ENG-7204

Literature of War and Conflict

3

ENG-7205

Gothic Literature

3

 

Year 2

Semester - III & IV

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

ENG-7499

Thesis

12

 

PGD in English Language Teaching (ELT)

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Semester - I

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

ELT-1101

Introduction to Language and Linguistics

2

ELT-1102

Discourse Analysis

2

ELT-1103

Educational Psychology

2

ELT-1104

Methodology

2

ELT-1105

Reading Skills

2

ELT-1106

Writing Skill

2

Semester - II

ELT-1201

Listening Skills

2

ELT-1202

Speaking Skills

2

ELT-1203

Grammar and Error Analysis

2

ELT-1204

Course and Materials Design

2

ELT-1205

Classroom Management

2

ELT-1206

Testing

2

 

Faculty

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Name

Designation

Area of Interest

Yousaf Bashir,

MA (PU)

In-charge / Assistant Professor

Drama

Beenish Sarfraz, (on Leave)

MA (Warwick)

Assistant Professor

ELT, Poetry

Saira Fatima Dogar,

(on leave)

MA (Sussex)

Assistant Professor

Literary Theory, Post Colonial Literature

Arooj Ehsan, (on leave)

MPhil (GCUL)

Assistant Professor

Drama

Muhammad Siddique Ahmad Awan, 

MPhil (GCUL)

Assistant Professor

Classical & Modern Drama, Urdu Poetry & Short Stories

Salma Khatoon, (on leave)

MPhil (PU)

Assistant Professor

Post Colonial Literature

Dr. Sajjad Ali Khan, 

Ph.D (UK)

Assistant Professor

Novel, Prose

Saima Jabeen,

MA (PU)

Lecturer

ELT

Azhar Iftikhar,

MA (GCUL)

Lecturer

Drama

Mahrukh Nishat,

MA (GCUL)

Lecturer

Irish Literature, Modern Drama

Sumbal Maqsood

M.Phil (GCUL)

Lecturer

Poetry

Sameer Ahmad,

MA, M.Phil (GCUL)

Lecturer

Applied Theatre, Film Studies, Drama and Dramaturgy, Novel

Rizwan Anwaar,

M.A. (NUML)

Lecturer

Contemporary Novel and Short Stories

Rustam Abbas Mir,  

MA (UOG), M.Phil (GCUL)

Lecturer

Modern Drama, Short Story

Muhammad Mahboob Ahmad, (on Leave)

M.A.(PU)

Lecturer

Comparative literature, literature in English from the sub-continent, post-colonial literature and Urdu poetry

Ana Ashraf,

M.Phil (GCUL)

Lecturer

Poetry

Muhammad Irfan Randhawa,

MPhil (GCUL)

Lecturer

Drama

Rida Iqtadar,

M.Phil (GCUL)

Lecturer

Contemporary South Asian Fiction., Sociolinguistics (Discourse Studies)., Urdu Poetry.

Imran Ali,

M.A. (GCUF)

Lecturer

Modern Novel

Visiting/Adjunct Faculty
Prof. Dr. Nosheen Khan Senior Visiting Professor Poetry
Fatima Saeed Visiting Professor  
Ammarah Batool    
Shayar Haider    
Maimoona Khan    
Nida Shah    
Muhammad Umer Khan    
Tahreem Akbar Khan    
Fatima Batool    
M. Umer Jee Salimi    
Sumbal Javed Butt    
Saad ul Hassan    

 

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