The Department of English enhances
the interpretative and expressive skills of students in an intellectual
environment that is stimulating and nurturing. It equips students with both a
rigorous knowledge of the subject as well as a critical and analytical ability.
It provides an engagement with issues as varied as identity formation, race
relations, gender stereotypes and the politics of language. The emphasis is on
an inter-disciplinary approach. The courses have been methodically designed to
explore world literatures, Indian literature and literatures in translation.
Since 2001, the Department has an
ongoing Fulbright Faculty exchange programme with Kenyon College, USA. Through
this exchange students at LSR interact with a visiting Faculty member from
Kenyon College. Similarly members of the Department visit and teach at Kenyon
College. The LSR Department of English also has a close relationship with La
Trobe University, Australia and the two institutions have jointly hosted several
seminars. The Department of English is privileged to have an extremely dynamic
faculty whose expertise in critical theory has been widely acknowledged and
whose creative writing has been extensively published.