School of Languages, Literature and Culture

Department of Classical and Modern Languages


The Centre provides facilities and resources for the study of various languages and the corresponding literature and culture. The courses have been planned in such a way that an integrated as well as independent understanding of these three segments (Language, Literature and Culture) is made possible. The students and scholars trained at this Centre will develop a potential of competence to understand the cultural creative process. The centre has planned the curriculum and its research activity on Indian as well as western theoretical models, which can be applied to study and understand the linguistic, literary and cultural creative processes. The distinctive feature of this Centre is that it provides an opportunity to students, scholars and researchers to study a particular language’s creative process in the perspective of world literature.

Faculty

  1. Dr. Alpna Saini, Associate Professor and Coordinator
  2. Dr. Ramanpreet Kaur, Assistant Professor
  3. Dr. Dinesh Babu P., Assistant Professor
  4. Dr. Shahila Zafar, Assistant Professor

Academic Programmes Offered

  1. M.A. Punjabi
  2. Ph.D. Punjabi

Syllabi

  1. M.A. Punjabi
  2. Ph.D. Punjabi

Course Structure

  1. M.A. Punjabi

Research Highlights of the Centre

  1. Literary Theory with special focus on theories of Subjectivity, Drama and Theatre, Translation and Film Studies.
  2. Punjabi Language and Linguistics (Grammatical and Textual Studies), Literary Theory and Punjabi Criticism, Indian Philosophy
  3. 19th Century American and African American Literature, 20th Century American and African American Literature (Fiction).
  4. Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Language Learning and Technology, English Language Teaching.

Publications:

Books:

  1. Sharma, Rajesh and Alpna Saini Trans. and Ed. Blood Flowers: Selected Poetry of Harbhajan Hundal, CreateSpace Publishing, USA, 2015.
  2. Saini, Alpna. Subjectivity as a Locus of Conflicts in Girish Karnad: a Discussion of his Plays. Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012.
  3. Saini, Alpna and Neetu Purohit. Eds. Negotiating Boundaries: A Study of Bushra Ejaz’s Writings. Chandigarh. Unistar Books, 2013.
  4. Kaur, R.,  Dasam Granth Vikaran, Ravi Sahit Parkashan. Amritsar, ISBN-978-81-7143-520-3, 2010
  5. Kaur, R. & P.S.Sidhu (Eds),  Sukhmani Sahib:Pravachan  Pasar, Ravi Sahit Parkashan. Amritsar ISBN-81-7143-399-5, 2005
  6. Kaur, R.,  Jaap Sahib : Path Te Pravachan, Ravi Sahit Parkashan. Amritsar, ISBN-81-7143-370-7, 2004
  7. Zafar, S. Adaptation of Oral- Literary Forms in Toni Morrison's Novels. Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010. (ISBN- 9783843356510)

Articles/Research Papers:

  1. Saini, Alpna. “Subjectivity of Gender in Mahesh Dattani’s Bravely Fought the Queen” in Journal of English Language and Literature (Vol. II, Number 2). December 2008 p. 86-90.
  2.    Saini, Alpna. “Girish Karnad’s Tughlaq: Rewriting History for Politics” in a literary magazine, Remarkings (Vol. 8, March 2009). ISSN 0972-611X. p. 36-40
  3.    Saini, Alpna. “Sakharam Binder: A Study in Contemporary Indian Subjectivity” in English Journal (Vol. 9 No. 1). June 2009 p. 57-62
  4.    Saini, Alpna. “Recovering a Theory of Subjectivity: Some Explorations in Indian Philosophical Tradition” in South Asian Ensemble (Vol. 3, No. 1). Winter, 2011. ISSN 1920-6763. p. 90-95
  5.    Saini, Alpna. “Girish Karnad’s Wedding Album: The Mythical Discourse of Culture” in Literary Voice (Vol. 1 No. 1). April, 2012. ISSN 2277-4521. p. 42-46
  6.    Saini, Alpna. “The Goa Diary” in South Asian Ensemble (Vol. 4, No. 2 & 3). Spring & Summer 2012. ISSN 1920-6763.  p.106-108
  7.    Saini, Alpna. “Sedimented Gender Norms in Women-Oriented Cinema: Mahesh Manjrekar’s Astitva” in South Asian Ensemble (Vol. 4, No. 4). Autumn, 2012. ISSN 1920-6763. p. 111-117
  8.    Saini, Alpna. “Scarred and Silenced Subjectivities: Mahesh Dattani’s Thirty days in September” in The Vedic Path, a quarterly English Journal of Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar (Vol. LXXXVI No. 1 & 2). July-Sep/ Oct-Dec. 2012. ISSN 0970-1443. p. 85-96
  9.    Saini, Alpna. “A Study of Deepa Mehta’s Videsh as a Cinematic Adaptation of Girish Karnad’s Nagamandala” in The Literati. Winter 2012. ISSN 2248-9576. p.119-125
  10.  Saini, Alpna. “Construction of Subjectivity in Girish Karnad’s Nagamandala” in Research Scholar. (Volume I No. I). February 2013. ISSN 2320-6101. p. 47-53
  11. Saini, Alpna. “Demystifying Theatre: Badal Sircar” in Alchemist (Volume I No. II). June 2013. ISSN 2320 – 9216. p. 26-31
  12. Saini, Alpna. “Is this the End for Ghazal?” in Alchemist. (Volume I No. III). August 2013. ISSN 2320 – 9216. p. 82-83
  13. Saini, Alpna. “In a Time Machine” in South Asian Ensemble (Vol. 5 No. 3 & 4). Summer & Fall 2013. ISSN 1920-6763. p. 104-108
  14. Saini, Alpna. “Shyam Benegal’s Kalyug: A Mythical Revisiting” in International Journal of Communication. Special Issue on Film Studies and Communication. 23(1-2): 191-196. ISSN: 0975-640X.
  15. Saini, Alpna. “Manjula Padmanabhan’s Lights Out: An Exploration of Voyeurism” in The IIS University Journal of Arts. 3(1): 63-68. ISSN: 2319-5339. July 2014.
  16. Sandeep Kaur and Alpna Saini. “Divided Space and the Divided Subject: A Comparative Analysis of Shauna Singh Baldwin’s What the Body Remembers (1999) and Tahmima Anam’s A Golden Age (2007)” in Literary Voice (Vol. 1 No. 4). March, 2015. ISSN 2277-4521. p. 26-36
  17. Neha Sharma and Alpna Saini. “Psycho-Sexual Construction of the Subjects in Sudhir Kakar’s The Ascetic of Desire” in Journal of Literature and Art Studies

(Volume 5, Number 5). May 2015 (Serial Number 42). ISSN2159 5836. p. 320-326

  1. Sapanpreet Kaur and Alpna Saini. “Representation of Atrocities Committed against Women with Special Reference to Media in Manjula Padmanabhan’s Lights Out” in Quote Unquote (Vol. 2, No. 1-2), Jan-Dec 2014. ISSN2320-8759. p. 7-19.
  2. Smriti Thakur and Alpna Saini. “The Volition of Religion in the Devadasi Tradition with Special Reference to Amita Kanekar’s A Spoke in the Wheel” in International Journal of English Language, Literature And Translation Studies (Vol.2. Issue 3) July-September, 2015. ISSN2349-9451. p. 231-237
  3. Sidhu, P.S. & Kaur, R.“Sadhu Binnig De Sacch Di Semiotics”, Khoj Darpan, Research Journal of GNDU, Amritsar (National Research Journal) Vol-50, pp. 1-16. ISSN-0972-3773
  4. Kaur, R. & P.S.Sidhu ,“The Jaap Of Sada Ang-Sange (Formal and semantic  correlates of Jaap sahib),  Journal Perspectives on Guru Granth Sahib, Research Journal of G.N. Studies, GNDU, Amritsar Vol-1, pp. 105-121.2003
  5. Kaur, R.,Mith Rupantran-Sarup Te Sanchar (Dasam Granth Vichle Chandi Chirtr de adhar te)”, Khoj Darpan, Research Journal of GNDU, Amritsar, Vol-51, pp. 99-112. ISSN-0972-3773, 2003
  6. Kaur, R.Akal Ustat : Visheshni Sanchar”, Khoj Darpan, Research Journal of GNDU, Amritsar, Vol-52. ISSN-0972-3773,2003
  7. Kaur, R. & P.S.Sidhu,Bhagat Bani Di Semiotics”,  Nanak Prakash Patrika. Research Journal of Punjabi University, Patiala . Vol-2, pp. 142-155. ISBN-81-7380-941-0,2005
  8. Kaur, R.“Mehla Pehla Dian Varan- Arth Vigianak Jugat” Khoj Patrika, Publication Bureau, Panjabi University, Patiala. Vol-58, pp. 97-107. ISBN-81-3780-955-0, 2005
  9. Kaur, R. & P.S.Sidhu,“Bhatan De Sawaie-Path Vigianak Vishleshan”, Nanak Prakash Patrika, Resarch Journal of Punjabi University, Patiala, pp. 55-67. ISBN-81-7380-941-0,2006
  10. Kaur, R., “Gian Prabodh Vich Mahakavik Mith Di Bhumika”. Khoj Darpan, G.N.D.University, Amrirsar, Vol-56, pp. 193-206. ISSN-0972-3773,2006
  11. Sidhu. P.S. & Kaur, R.Semiotics Of Simran In Sukhmani Sahib”. Journal of Sikh Studies, Guru Nanak DevUniversity, Amritsar, pp. 93-107. ISSN-0972-3765.2006
  12. Kaur, R.,“ Viakarnkar Bhartr Hari: Shabad Da Sankalp“, Khoj Darpan  G.N.D. University, Amritsar, Vol. 60 pp. 145-160. ISSN-0972-3773, 2009
  13. Kaur, R.“ Sant Singh Sekhon Da Punjabi Bhasha Di Itihashkari Vich Yogdan”, Punjabi Duniya (Sant Singh Sekhon Vishesh Ank), Bhasha Vibhag Punjab, Patiala January-Semtember. 2010
  14. Kaur, R.Bharti Viakaran Parmpra: Mudhli Jan Pachan”,  Khoj Darpan, Research Journal of GNDU, Amritsar, Vol., ISSN-0972-3773, 2010
  15. Kaur, R., P.S.Sidhu, “ Sri Guru Granth Sahib Di Sampadna- Bhashik Saroop: Gurmukhi Orthography Di Viakarnak Jugat” , Khoj Patrika, Publication Bureau, Punjabi University, Patiala, Vol. 59, pp. 146-157, ISBN-81-302-0271-9, 2010
  16. Kaur, R.Gurbani Viakaran: Sarup Te Sambhavnavan”, Samdarshi, Punjabi Sahit Academy, Delhi Vol. 114 pp. 25-32.RNI No. 55533/92, 2011
  17. Kaur, R. HEER' : Path Vigianak Vishleshan” Samdarshi,  Punjabi Academy, Delhi , Vol 134, pp 82-92,ISBN-978-93-82455-15-8, 2013
  18. Kaur, R. “Tav Parsaad Savaiye: Arth Vigiyanak Passaar”,  Dharm Adhyan Patrika, Research Journal of GNDU,  Amritsar,Vol. 1, pp. 75-88, 2013
  19. Kaur, R. “Textual Semantics of Var Sri Bhagauti Ji Ki” Journal of Sikh Studies, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Vol. XXXVI, pp. 89-98, ISSN-0972-3765, 2013.
  20. Babu P., Dinesh.“‘It is a sin to hold a slave under laws like ours.’: Christian Redemption as Narrative Strategy in  Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” New Man International Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies.  1.5 (2014):83-90. ISSN : 2348-1390
  21. Babu P., Dinesh.  “The Theme of “Passing” in the Novels of James Weldon Johnson and Nella Larsen.” International Journal of Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Studies (IJIMS). 1.4 (2014):53-58. ISSN 2348-0343
  22. Babu P., Dinesh. “Portrayal of White Women Characters in Harriet A. Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself, Harriet E. Wilson’s Our Nig and Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” International Journal of Research in Humanities, Arts and Literature (IMPACT: IJRHAL). 2.3 (2014): 1-6.  ISSN 2347-4564; E-ISSN 2321-8878. 
  23. Babu P., Dinesh. “‘A Critical Appraisal of Uncle Tom’s Cabin’:[…] The Depiction of Minor Black Characters in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin.  International Journal of Research (IJR) 1.5 (2014): 743-756. ISSN 2348-6848.
  24. Babu P., Dinesh.‘“Slavery’s shadows fall even there.”: The Northern Version of Slavery in Harriet E. Wilson’s Our Nig.” Asian Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities (AJRSH). 4.6 (2014):89-101; 31-38. ISSN: 2249-7315(ONLINE) 2250-1665(PRINT)   
  25. Babu P., Dinesh. “I was nothing but a slave whose will must and should surrender to his.”: The Southern Slave Speaks in Harriet A. Jacobs’ Incidents  in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself.”  Research and Criticism Journal of the Department of English, Banaras Hindu University.  (2015): (ISSN 2229 – 3639) (forthcoming).
  26. Feleciya, J.N., Zafar S., & Khan Z.A. (2015). The influence of language learning strategy on language related employability skills. Asia- Pacific Journal of Research, 1(33), 183-190.
  27. Zafar S., Manjurakar B., Premkumar N., Khan, Z. A. (2014). Effects of FFCS (Fully Flexible Credit System) on Learning Experience and Academic Performance. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 143 (14 August 2014), 4–7.
  28. Zafar S., & Sandhu S.Z. (2014). Resistance through Orality (and Silence) in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, and Dessa Rose. Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 22(2), 419-428.
  29. Singh A.K., Roy R., Zafar S., & Khan Z.A. (2014). A Descriptive Analysis of Relationship between Extraversion-introversion and Behavior and Lifestyle Patterns among Engineering Students in India. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 7(21), 4606-4611.
  30. Zafar S., Sandhu, S.Z. & Khan Z.A. (2013). A Critical Analysis of ‘Developing Intercultural Competence in the Language Classroom’ by Bennett, Bennett and Allen. World Applied Sciences Journal, 21(4), 565-571.
  31. Gupta, A.R., & Zafar S. (2013). Rural India: The Next Frontier for Social Media Networks. International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology, 2 (1), 1-6.
  32. Zafar S., & Meenakshi K. (2012). A study on the relationship between extroversion-introversion and risk-taking in the context of second language -acquisition. International Journal of Research Studies in Language Learning, 1 (1), 33-40.
  33. Zafar, S., & Meenakshi K. (2012). Review of PhD theses on the role of personality in SLA. English Language and Literature Studies, 2(1), 94-99.
  34. Zafar, S, & Meenakshi K. (2012). Individual learner differences and second language acquisition: A review. Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 3(4), 639- 646.
  35. Zafar S & Khan Z A. (2011). The Images of White Womanhood in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Studies in Literature and languages, 1(8), 1-4.
  36. Zafar S, Khan Z A and Meenakshi K (2011). Critical Review on the MLA Handbook (7th Edition). The Criterion, 2(2), 1-13. 
  37. Khan Z A, Zafar S, Giri P & Priyamveda K. (2010). Role of Energy Psychology in treatment of road accident trauma. International Journal of Psychology and Counseling. 2(5), 85-90.
  38. Khan Z A, & Zafar S. (2010). The effect of anxiety on cognitive processing in English language Learning. English Language Teaching, 4(2), 199-209.

Book Chapters:

  1. Saini, Alpna. “Negotiating the Ethical Crisis: A View of Contemporary Indian Drama” in a book titled Trends in Indian English Literature edited by Dr. T. S. Anand (Creative Books, 2008). ISBN 81-8043-049-9. p.159-168
  2. Saini, Alpna. “Subaltern Categories in Girish Karnad’s Nagamandala” in a book titled Voices from the Margins in World English Literature edited by Bhim S. Dahiya and Resham Sharma, Shanti Prakashan, 2012. ISBN 987-93-81090-86-2. p. 185-192
  3. Saini, Alpna. “The Comic and the Surreal: an Analysis of Death and Destruction in Satish Alekar’s The Terrorist and Mahesh Dattani’s Brief Candle” in a book titled Indian Drama in English: Some Perspectives edited by Abha Shukla Kaushik, Atlantic Publishers, 2013. ISBN 978-81-269-1772-3. p. 264-271
  4.    Saini, Alpna. “The Queen and the Queer: Gendered Subjectivity in Mahesh Dattani’s Bravely Fought the Queen” in a book titled Mahesh Dattani and Metatheatre: A Study of New Social Issues edited by Nagraj G. Holeyannavar, Mangalam Publications, 2015. ISBN 978-93-82983-52-1. p. 119-126
  5.    Kaur, R. Sidhu, P.S.,  “Aasa Di Vaar Da Cihin Vigian”, Aasa Di Vaar : Bahupakhi Adhyan, GNDU, Asr. pp. 47-58. ISBN-81-7770-102-9 , 2004
  6.    Sidhu, P.S., Kaur, R. “Shabad Guru Di Semiotics”, Guru Granth Sahib De Vividh pripekh, GNDU, Amritsar, pp.171-186. ISBN-81-7770-117-7, 2004
  7.     Sidhu, P.S., Kaur, R. Shri Guru Granth Sahib Di Bhasha: Dikh Te Drish” Shri Guru Granth Sahib: Vibhin Pripekh ,Publication Bureau, Punjabi University, PatialaISBN-81-7380-968-2, 2004
  8.    Kaur, R. “Shri  Guru Granth Sahib Vich Bhashai Sanj Sanjivalta da Sundr Pustik-Guru Granth Sahib, Gobind Sadan, New Delhi,pp.258-272, 2004
  9.     Kaur, R. “Sukhmani Sahib : Sahit Itihasic Sathiti Sukhmani Sahib : Pravachan Pasar , Ravi Sahit Prakashan, Amritsar, ISBN-81-7143-399-5, 2005
  10. Kaur, R. “Sukhmani Sahib : Vidhagat Sarup” Sukhmani Sahib : Pravachan Pasar Ravi Sahit Prakashan,  Amritsar, ISBN-81-7143-399-5, 2005
  11. Kaur, R. “Sukhmani Sahib : Sheligat Sarup”, Sukhmani Sahib : Pravachan Pasar Ravi Sahit Prakashan,  Amritsar, ISBN-81-7143-399-5, 2005
  12. Kaur, R. “Sukhmani Sahib : Naam-Simran”, Sukhmani Sahib : Pravachan Pasar, Ravi Sahit Prakashan,  Amritsar, ISBN-81-7143-399-5
  13. Kaur, R. Sidhu, P.S., “Shri Guru Granth Sahib Di Bhashai Vilakhanta”Shri Guru Granth Sahib : Vibhin Pasar (eds.) ,Punjabi Sahit Akademy, Ludhiana,pp. 116-125.
  14. Kaur, R. “Shabad : Shabad Darshan”,  Shabad : Sankalap Ate Sarup, Ravi Sahit Prakashan, ISBN-978-81-7143-582-1, pp. 113-148.
  15. Kaur, R. Shabad : Viakranak Sidhant”, Shabad : Sankalap Ate Sarup, Ravi Sahit Prakashan, ISBN-978-81-7143-582-1, pp. 113-148.
  16. Saranraj L, Khan Z.A., & Zafar S. (2014). The role of teaching in enhancing students’ motivation to learn a Second Language. New Trends in English Language Teaching, Edited by M. Usha Rani, Research India Press, New Delhi, 228-230. (ISBN 978-93-5171-023-3)

Papers in Proceedings

  1. Kaur, R.“Shri Guru Granth Sahib-Sikh Surat Da Sanaklpic Adhar”,Shri Guru Granth Sahib Interfaith Understanding to Word Peace GNDU,Amritsar, March 3-5,2004
  2. Kaur, R.“Shri Guru Granth Sahib:Prohiti, Pandtau Ate Prtishthit Sanchar”, Guru Granth Sahib : Challenges and Responses in the New Millennium,GNDU.Asr, Dec. 9-11, 2004
  3. Kaur, R. “Slok Varan Te Vadhik M.1 : Guru -Sanchartmak Sarup”, Salok Varan Te Vadhik M.1 ; Bahupakhi Adhiyan , G.N.D.U., Amritsar, March 6-7, 2006
  4. Kaur, R.“Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji : Akal Roop Bimb Di Chinatmkta”, Guru Nanak Dev Ji Da Jiwan Ate Sikhiawan : Parmukh Sarot da Mulankan, by Deptt. of Guru Nanak Studies, G.N.D.U., Amrisar. Nov.22-23, 2006
  5. Kaur, R.“Baba Deep Singh : Shahidi Sarup Di  Sancharatmikta”, Baba Deep Singh : Jivan Te Yogdan, G.N.D.U. Amritsar, Jan. 29-30, 2009
  6. Kaur, R. “Gurudwara Sanstha: Sidhantak Adhar”, Guru Nanak Dev Ji Ate Gurudwara Sanstha Da Arambh, GNDU, Amritsar, Nov.22-23 2009
  7. Kaur, R. “Punjabi Bhasha Da Bhivakh : Chinta Ate Chintan”,Punjabi Bhasha da Vikas: Chunautian Ate Samadhan, Dhani Ram Chatrik Sahit Sabha, BBK D.A.V College, Amritsar, April 16-17, 2010
  8. Kaur, R.“Sri Guru Granth Sahib Di Koshkari: Sathiti Te Sambhavna”, Exegesis of Sri Guru Granth Sahib: Nature and Methodology, GNDU, Amritsar, March 28-29, 2011
  9. Kaur, R. “Aand Ton Brehmand : Guru Nanak Bani Darshan”, Nanak Dev's Contribution to Indian Philosophy, Deptt. of Guru Nanak Studies, GNDU, Amritsar, pp.75-80, Nov. 22-23,  2013
  10. Saranraj L, Khan Z.A. & Zafar S. (2015). English for employability: A conceptual study on motivation and anxiety. Proceedings of the International Conference on Perspectives of Language, Literature and Theory. Chennai, 451-455. (ISBN 978-81-8124-201-3)
  11. Zafar S., Feleciya J.N., & Khan Z.A. (2014). Using website building as a project based learning (PBL) tool to enhance engineering students’ technical writing skills.  Proceedings of the International Conference on Trends and Innovations in Language Teaching. IEEE, Chennai, 186-188. (ISBN-978-1-4799-7238-8)
  12. Saranraj L, Zafar S., & Khan Z.A. (2014). Teachers’ use of motivational strategies in tertiary level ESL classrooms.  Proceedings of the International Conference on Trends and Innovations in Language Teaching. IEEE, Chennai, 462-466. (ISBN-978-1-4799-7238-8) .

Translation

  1.    Saini, Alpna. Translated Poems of Harbhajan Hundal in South Asian Ensemble (Vol. 2, No. 4). Autumn, 2010. ISSN 1920-6763.  p. 29-35
  2.    Saini, Alpna. Translated Poems of Nilesh Raghuvanshi in South Asian Ensemble (Vol. 4, No. 4). Autumn, 2012. ISSN 1920-6763.  p. 33-36
  3.    Saini, Alpna. Translated Poems of Harbhajan Hundal in Indian Literature (Vol. LVII, No. 3). May/June, 2013. ISSN 0019580-4.  p. 56-61
  4.    Saini, Alpna. Translated Poems of Harbhajan Hundal in Indian Literature (Vol. LVII, No. 3). May/June, 2013. ISSN 0019580-4.  p. 56-61

Translation

  1. Saini, Alpna. Translated Poems of Harbhajan Hundal in South Asian Ensemble (Vol. 2, No. 4). Autumn, 2010. ISSN 1920-6763.  p. 29-35
  2. Saini, Alpna. Translated Poems of Nilesh Raghuvanshi in South Asian Ensemble (Vol. 4, No. 4). Autumn, 2012. ISSN 1920-6763.  p. 33-36
  3. Saini, Alpna. Translated Poems of Harbhajan Hundal in Indian Literature (Vol. LVII, No. 3). May/June, 2013. ISSN 0019580-4.  p. 56-61

Reviews

  1.    Saini, Alpna. Book Review of Performing Women/ Performing Womanhood: Theatre, Politics and Dissent in North India by Nandi Bhatia in South Asian Ensemble (Vol. 3, No. 1). Winter, 2011. ISSN 1920-6763. p. 131-134
  2.    Saini, Alpna. Book Review of Seven Plays on Sikh History by Sant Singh Sekhon in South Asian Ensemble (Vol. 3, No. 2). Spring, 2011. ISSN 1920-6763.  p. 125-127
  3.    Saini, Alpna. Film review of Prakash Jha’s Aarakshan in South Asian Ensemble (Vol.3 No.3). Spring, 2011. ISSN 1920-6763. p.132-133
  4.    Saini, Alpna. “Bloodless Violence”: a film review of Maqbool Khan’s Lanka in The Daily Post (Vol. 1, Issue 139). 18 December, 2011. p.3

Papers Presented in Seminars/Conferences/Symposia/Workshops

    Dr. Alpna Saini
  1. Dr. Alpna Saini attended 15-day summer school organised by IIAS, Shimla on Mahabharata as a Conceptual Resource from 12-27 June, 2011.
  2. Dr. Alpna Saini presented papers at many international and national level seminars and conferences:
  3. “Negotiating the Ethical Crisis” in a national seminar at Punjabi University, Patiala in February, 2008
  4. “Subjectivity in the Selected Plays of Mahesh Dattani” in a national seminar at Punjabi University, Patiala in February, 2009
  5. “Gender and the Subaltern” in a national seminar at Punjabi University, Patiala in February, 2010
  6. “A Study of Videsh as Cinematic Adaptation of Nagamandala” in a national seminar at DAV College, Bathinda in November, 2010
  7. “Postcolonial Consciousness and Dalit Experience” in a national seminar at A. S. College , Khanna in November, 2010
  8. “The Construction of a Terrorist” in a national seminar at GHG College, Sudhar in January, 2011
  9. “The Comic and the Surreal” in a national seminar at Punjabi University, Patiala in February, 2011
  10. “Revisiting the Mythical Patterns of Mahabharata” in the Summer School at IIAS Shimla on June 26, 2011.
  11. “Exploring the Silences and the Scars in Mahesh Dattani's Selected Plays” in an international seminar at BHU, Varanasi on 15-17 November, 2011.
  12. “Probing Alternate Sexuality in Mahesh Dattani’s A Muggy Night in Mumbai” in an international seminar at Punjabi University, Patiala on 25-26 November, 2011.
  13. “Girish Karnad’s Wedding Album: The Mythical Discourse of Culture” in a national seminar at Baba Farid College, Bathinda on 1-2 March, 2012.
  14. “The Rapist and the Voyeur: Paraphiliac Subjectivities in Manjula Padmanabhan’s Lights Out” in an international seminar at Punjabi University, Patiala on 16 November, 2012.
  15. “Subjectivity, Indian Drama, and Translation” in a University level seminar at Central University of Punjab, Bathinda on 10 May, 2013.
  16. “The Mis/Appropriation of Dalit as Marginal Identity: A Study of Prakash Jha's Arakshan" at the 15th Annual SALA Conference—Borders Boundaries, and Margins—on 6 & 7 January 2015 in Vancouver, Canada.
  17. “The Use of Folklore and Myth towards an Understanding of Female Subjectivity: An Analysis of Girish Karnad’s Nagamandala and Hayavadana” in  3rd All India Conference on Linguistics & Folklore at PAU, Ludhiana on May 28, 2015
  • Dr. Ramanpreet Kaur presented 27 papers at various international and national level seminars and conferences:
    • “Maaru solhe mahala pehla :Bhashai jugat”, National Seminar on Marru Solhe Mahala Pehla organized by Deptt. of Guru Nanak Studies, GNDU, Amritsar, Feb 14-15,2002
    • “Shabadwali : Shabad-Roop Ate Arth-Ghera” (Chandi di vaar de adhar te)  , A Seminar organized by Regional Centre, GNDU, Jalandhar, July 6,2002
    • “Impact Of Globalization On Punjabi Language”, International Seminar on Applied Linguistics in A Global World, Organized by Deptt. of Linguistics, Delhi Uni,.Delhi., Dec. 12-14, 2003
    • Shabad Guru Di Semotics”, International Conference on Inner Dynamics of Guru Granth Sahib, organized by GNDU,Asr. Oct.17-19, 2002
    • “Shri Guru Granth Sahib-Sikh Surat Da Sanaklpic Adhar”, in Shri Guru Granth Sahib Interfaith Understanding to Word Peace International Conference, organized by Deptt. of Guru Nanak Studies, GNDU,Amritsar. March 3-5,2004
    • “Jaap Sahib : Sarup Te Sanchar”, National Seminar on Adhunik Punjabi Adhyan De Naveen Rujhan, Organized by School of Punjabi Studies, GNDU, Amritsar. Nov. 4,2003
    • “Shri Guru Granth Sahib-Bhashai Sanj” (Co-author Dr. P.S.Sidhu), National Seminar on Shri Guru Granth Sahib Di sampadna Di Chauthi Shtabadi, Organized by Gobind Sadan, Gadaipur, Delhi, Nov. 7-8, 2003
    • “Shri Guru Granth Sahib Di Bhasha-Dikh Te Drish”, 20th International Punjabi Vikas Conference on Shri Guru Granth Sahib : Vibhin pripekh, Organized by Punjabi University, Patiala. Jan 7-9,2004
    • “Shri Guru Granth Sahib Di Bhashai Vilakhanta” (Co-author Dr. P.S.Sidhu), National Seminar on Shri Guru Granth Sahib : Bahupakkhi Mahatav Ate Sarthakta Organized by Punajbi Sahit Akademy, Ludhaian. March 11-13,2004
    • “Gurbani Da Path Vigianak Adhyan”, National Seminar on Gurbani Da Kav SashtarOrganized by Deptt. of Literary Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala, May 6,2004
    • “Shri Guru Granth Sahib : Bhashai Sanchartmakta”(Co-author Dr. P.S.Sidhu), A National Seminar on Guru Granth Sahib Organized by Shri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, Delhi. Nov. 4-5, 2004
    • “Shri Guru Granth Sahib:Prohiti, Pandtau Ate Prtishthit Sanchar”, Forth Internation Conference on Guru Granth Sahib : Challenges and Responses in the New Millennium, hosted by Deptt. of Guru Nanak Studies,GNDU.Asr. Dec. 9-11, 2004
    • “Slok Varan Te Vadhik M.1 : Guru -Sanchartmak Sarup”, National Seminar on ,  hosted by Deptt. of Guru, March 6-7, 2006
    • “Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji : Akal Roop Bimb Di Chinatmkta”, Nationarl Seminar on Guru Nanak Dev Ji Da Jiwan Ate Sikhiawan : Parmukh Sarot da Mulankan, by Deptt. of Guru Nanak Studies, G.N.D.U., Amrisar. Nov.22-23, 2006
    • “A Classic Composition Of Linguistic Pluralism In South Asian Literature : The Sikh Scripture”, 26thAnnual International Conference of South Asian Language Analysis, by CIIL, Mysore. Dec. 19-21, 2006
    • “The Linguistic Studies In Punjabi : Current Trends”, 26thAnnual International Conference of South Asian Language Analysis, by CIIL, Mysore. Dec. 19-21, 2006
    • “Baba Deep Singh : Shahidi Sarup Di  Sancharatmikta”, National Seminar on Baba Deep Singh : Jivan Te Yogdan, organised by Deptt. of GN Studies, G.N.D.U. Amritsar. Jan. 29-30, 2009
    • „Dasam Granth De Adhiyan Te Khoj : Sarokar Te Sarthikta“, National Seminar on Punjabi Adhiyan Te Khoj : Sarokar Te Sarthikta, oragnised School of Punjabi Studies, G.N.D.U. Amritsar. March 9-10, 2009
    • “Gurudwara Sanstha: Sidhantak Adhar”, 24th Annual Seminar on Guru Nanak Dev Ji Ate Gurudwara Sanstha Da Arambh, Deptt. of GN Studies, GNDU, Amritsar. Nov.22-23 2009
    • “Punjabi Bhasha Da Bhivekh: Chinta Ate Chintan”, National Conference on Punjabi Bhasha Da Vikas: Chunotian Te Smadhan by BBK DAV College, for Women, Amritsar. April 16-17 2010
    • “Sri Guru Granth Sahib Di Koshkari: Sathiti Te Sambhavna”, National Seminar on Exegesis of Sri Guru Granth Sahib: Nature and Methodology, Center on Studies in Sri Guru Granth Sahib, GNDU, Amritsar, March 28-29, 2011
    • “Vishvikaran Ate Punjabi Bhasha Da Adhian: Samasiavan Te Samadhan”, National Seminar on Vishvikaran De Yug Vich Punjabi Bhasha Ate Sahit Da Adhiapan, School of Punjabi Studies, GNDU, Amritsar. Oct. 17-18, 2012
    • “Punjabi Sankalpik Lokdhara”, National Seminar on Punjab Loddhara : Badlada Paripekh, Organized by School of Punjabi Studies, G.N.D.U., Amritsar. March 20-21, 2013
    •  “Punjabi Bhashai Registaran Da Vikas : Sahitik Registaran”, National Conference on  Punjabi Bhasha, Sahit Ate Sabhichar : Vartman Ate Bhavikh, Organized by School of Punjabi Studies, G.N.D.U., Amritsar. March 25, 2013
    • “Aand Ton Brehmand : Guru Nanak Bani Darshan”, Guru Nanak Dev's Contribution to Indian Philosophy, National Seminar, Organized by G.N.S. GNDU, Amritsar, Nov.22-23, 2013
    •  “Teekakari Viakhyakari Aadaharat Viakhya-Shaastar”, Hermeneutics of Guru Nanak Bani: Different Perspectives, National Seminar, Organized by G.N.S. GNDU, Amritsar, November 26-27, 2014
    • “Punjabi de Parmukh Bhashayi Adhyan ate Paath-Vigiyanak Adhyan Vidhi”, in 3ed All India Conference of Linguistics and Folklore, organized by Department of Agril. Journalism, Langs. & Culture, Punjab Agricultural University in collaboration with Punjabi Linguistics Association, Patiala, May 28-2,  2015

    Dr. Dinesh Babu

    Dr. Dinesh Babu attended 16 national and international level seminars/workshops/conferences and presented 3 papers:  

    1. UGC sponsored Two-Day National Seminar on Contemporary Narratives of Subversions organized on 20th and 21st of March, 2015 by the Department of English, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi.
    2. Presented a paper “The Theme of “Passing” in the Novels of James Weldon Johnson and Nella Larsen.” in an International Seminar on “New Directions in African American Literary Studies” held on 23rd of September, 2011 at Osmania University Centre for International Programmes, Seconderabad. 
    3. Presented a paper- “The concept of “Liberated women” in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God and Nella Larsen’s  Quicksand” in a Two-day UGC National Seminar on Ethnic American Literatures of America: Retrospect and Prospects, held on 26-27th September,2008 at Department of English, Post-Graduate College, (Osmania University), Secunderabad.
    4. Presented a paper-  “Shakespeare’s A Mid Summer Night’s Dream and N.N Pillai’s Eeswaran Arastil as Literary Carnivals in Drama” in a Two- day National Seminar for Research Scholars on Theatre Studies, held on 28-29th March, 2008, under the UGC-ASIHSS Programme, Department of English, University of Hyderabad.
    5. The Patrick White centenary International Conference jointly organized by ASAA and Eng. Dept. UoH held on 5—7 Nov. 2012 at the department of English, University of Hyderabad.
    6. Three-day International Seminar on “English in the Dalit Context” held on 18-20th January 2011 at the Department of English, University of Hyderabad. 
    7. Two-day National seminar on “AFTERWA(O)RDS- Discourse in the Translation of Kesava Reddy’s Athadu Adavini Jayinchadu and G.V. Krishna Rao’s Keelubommalu” on 8th &9th march 2010, at Department of English, University of Hyderabad.
    8. Two-day National Seminar on “Contemporary Indian Women Novelists in India” held at the Department of English, University of Hyderabad on 25 and 26th of March 2009.
    9. Two- day Workshop on “Teaching English in Integrated Masters’ Programme” held on 7-8th March, 2008, conducted by English Teaching Cell, School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad. 
    10. Two day National Seminar on “Translation and Transformation” held at the Department of English, University of Hyderabad on 4-5th October, 2007.
    11. Three- day National Seminar on “Personal Narratives of Dalits and Their Religion(s)” held at the Department of English, University of Hyderabad on 4-5th October, 2007.
    12. Two-day National Seminar on “How (Not) to Review Translated Texts” held at the Department of English, University of Hyderabad on 19-20th January, 2007.  
    13. Three- day National Seminar on “Language, Literature Translation  &Pedagogy”  held at        the Department of English, University of Hyderabad on 1- 3 January, 2006. 
    14. Two- day National Seminar on “Study of Aesthetics: An Indian Perspectives” held at the Department of English, University of Hyderabad on 24-25th February, 2006.  
    15. One-day Theatre Workshop held at the Department of English, University of Hyderabad on 23 February, 2006.
    16. The Sixth Annual Conference of the Indian Association for Science Fiction   Studies held at the Department of English, Pondicherry University on18- 19th December, 2004.
    Dr. Shahila Zafar
    1. Dr. Shahila Zafar has presented the following papers at various conferences and seminars:
    2. ‘The influence of language learning strategy on language related employability skills ‘at International Conference on Perspectives of Language Literature and Theory at Sri Akilandeswari Women’s College, Wandiwash on September 25 & 26, 2015.
    3. ‘English for employability: A conceptual study on motivation and anxiety’ at International Conference on Perspectives of Language Literature and Theory at Sri Akilandeswari Women’s College, Wandiwash on September 25 & 26, 2015.
    4. ‘Teachers’ Use of Motivational Strategies in Tertiary Level ESL Classrooms’ at International Conference on Trends and Innovations in Language Teaching at Sathyabhama University Chennai on November 14-15, 2014.
    5. ‘Using website building as a project based learning (PBL) tool to enhance engineering students’ technical writing skills’ Classrooms’ at International Conference on Trends and Innovations in Language Teaching at Sathyabhama University Chennai on November 14-15, 2014.
    6. ‘Motivation in Second Language Learning - a Retrospect’ at the 8th SET Conference at VIT University, Vellore on December, 10-11, 2014.
    7. ‘A  Critical Overview of Language Learning Strategy Research and its Future Implications’ at the 8th SET Conference at VIT University, Vellore on December, 10-11, 2014.
    8. ‘The role of teaching in enhancing students’ motivation to learn a Second Language’ at Two- Day National Seminar on New Trends in English Language Teaching at Govt. Degree College for Women, Sri Kalahasti, AP on August 22-23, 2014 .
    9. ‘The importance of Assertiveness as necessary tool for Developing interpersonal Communication Skills” at a National Seminar at Davki Devi Jain Memorial College for Women, Ludhiana on February 8, 2014.
    10. ‘Rural India: The Next Frontier for Social Networking Sites’ at the 4th SET Conference at VIT University, Vellore on May 3-4, 2012.
    11. ‘Second Language Acquisition and Extraversion’ at the 3rd SET Conference at VIT University, Vellore in December, 2011.
    12. ‘A Critique of Developing Intercultural Competence in the Language Classroom by Bennett, Bennett and Allen’ at the Fourth International and 40th Annual ELTAI Conference in August 7-9, 2009 at Chennai.
    13. ‘The Images of White Womanhood in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl at the National Seminar organized by the Indian Society for American Studies at Vellore in September 6-8, 2007.
    14. ‘The Dichotomy between the Body and the Soul in the Poems of W.B. Yeats’, at Departmental Seminar the Department of English, Punjabi University, Patiala.
    15. ‘The Escapism in the Poetry of John Keats’ at the Annual Sood Memorial Seminar at the Department of English, Punjabi University, Patiala

    List of the Research Projects Operational in the Centre

    1. Dr. Alpna Saini: A project funded by UGC on “Taboo Issues in Contemporary Indian Cinema and Theatre and their treatment with special focus on theories of Subjectivity”.
    2. Dr. Shahila Zafar: A project funded by the British Council, India on ‘An Empirical Study on the Efficacy of Project- Based Learning (PBL) Approach on Technical Writing Skills’.

    List of the Projects Approved

    1. Dr. Ramanpreet Kaur is working on a project entitled “A Comparative Study of Formal  and Semantic Structure of Japuji Sahib and Jaapu Sahib in Indo-Aryan Perspective” funded   by CUPB under the scheme of Research Seed Money.