B.A. (Research) in English

The Department of English is committed to reconstituting traditional literary categories in contemporary ways. The programs take the student through several pathways that include: fictional traditions stretching from the novel to graphic novels and videogames, the literatures of South Asia informed by theories of translation, literary and cultural theory, world poetry, and the development of theatre from classical to contemporary.


Programs Offered

Bachelor of Arts (Research) in English
Master of Arts in English
Ph.D. in English

Representative Courses *

• The Language Game of Literature
• Drama: Tropes and Adaptation
• Fantasy and Science Fiction
• Getting Verse
• Shakespeare and his Contemporaries
• Linguistic Approaches to literature
• Introduction to Translation Studies
• Modernist Literature
• South Asian Literature
• Criticle Theory
• Mapping Language Change
• The Fundamentals of Creative Writing
• Politics and Polemics in Early Modern Europe
• Poetry and Conflict
• Landmarks In The Novel Form
• Contemporary Forms of Fiction
• Crafting Poems
• Unlocking The Literary Through Feminist Theory
• Translation: Theory and Practice
• Vernacular Literary Practices
• World Folk Literature
• Crafting Short Fiction

*This is not an exhaustive list. The courses shown above are reviewed every semester based on the requirement of the program. New courses are added every semester.

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"Out of my six semesters at Shiv Nadar University, my fifth semester was abroad at Duke Kunshan University where I opted for the Undergraduate Liberal Arts Global Semester"

Indranjan Banerjee,
B.A. (Research) in English

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Admission Process

Shiv Nadar University’s selection process has three parts:

Part 1: Eligibility based on Class XII scores as defined in the section - Eligibility for Admissions and Scholarships - Undergraduate Programs

Part 2: Shiv Nadar University Scholastic Aptitude Test (SNUSAT) and Academic Proficiency Test (APT) – A combined three hour test to be administered in more than 100 Pearson VUE test centers across India helping every aspirant to participate in the process. SNUSAT and APT will be available as per the details mentioned under section - Key Dates

Part 3: Review of Application Form for the candidate’s aspiration in life and the ability to be a stakeholder at Shiv Nadar University

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