Emerging Trends in English Studies in India: An Overview

Jyothi Jyothi

Abstract

Though English emerged as a discipline towards the end of the nineteenth century, it has been the center of academic debates in the country of its origin. The rise of English studies is a process motivated by social rather than intellectual ends, with the discipline being promoted as uniquely suited to a mission of national cultivation. Then onwards, English has polarized its position on its function in education; from single standard language to recognition of varieties, from emphasis on writing to attention to speech, from dictionary definitions and grammatical rules to flexibility of USAge, from canon of great works to open for no canon, from national curriculum to local syllabus, from single dominant cultural identity to multicultural differences and from national views of the subject to conceptions which are at once more regional/local and more International/global.

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International Journal of English Literature and Social Sciences

The International Journal of English Literature and Social Sciences (IJELS) is a bimonthly, doubl... see more