The English Literary Society, Pandemonium, organises various activities like literary quiz, poetry recitation, creative writing, and screening of cinematic adaptations of literary texts through the academic session.
Heritage Walk at Humayun's Tomb
The Annual Literary Festival Litopia sees enthusiastic intra as well as inter-college participation from students of Delhi University. Apart from the literary festival, the Department also organises excursions outside Delhi and one-day heritage walk within Delhi. Student representatives of Pandemonium take the initiative of organising all events in consultation with the teachers.
Heritage Walk at Lodhi Gardens
The Department of English, Shivaji College organised a webinar on “Academic Writing on Translating Culture Through Language” for its Annual Literary Festival Litopia 2020 on April 29, 2020 from 1.00 p.m. onwards. The guest speaker invited for the event was Ms Richa Dawar who is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Daulat Ram College, Delhi University. Dr. Shiv Kumar Sahdev, Acting Principal, Shivaji College inaugurated the session and also spoke to the students about the importance of cultivating one’s mind and to continue learning even in dire times.
The Department of English, Shivaji College, went on an educational tour to Mehrauli Archaeological Park on February 22, 2020, Saturday. Renowned heritage-enthusiast and author of Baolis, Shri Vikramjit Singh Rooprai, led a guided heritage walk, familiarising students with the literature, architecture and history of Delhi. Forty-four students along with the faculty participated in this event full of historical and literary insights. The event started at 10:30 am at the Rose Garden on the site with an introduction to the history of the Mehrauli archaeological park and concluded with an engaging tour of Rajaon ki Baoli situated in the heart of the park. The students enjoyed an alfresco lunch amidst the lush green surroundings of the park. Overall, it was an enriching and refreshing experience that provided students an opportunity to interact with both a baoli scholar as with the rich history of the place.
Pandemonium, the Literary Society of the Department of English organised a film screening of the film I'm Not Your Negro, directed by Raoul Peck and based on a manuscript by James Baldwin on September 24, 2019.