Gatha Sharma | Department of English


Assistant Professor
Department of English
School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SoHSS)
Block-E, Shiv Nadar University
Greater Noida Uttar Pradesh
Profile Summary 

Gatha Sharma believes ‘teaching’ is a process of ‘learning’.  She wants to create an environment in the classroom which enables each student to realise his or her true potential. She also works for the preservation of environment.

Educational Qualifications 
M.D. University, Rohtak, Haryana
M.D. University, Rohtak, Haryana
M.D.S. University, Ajmer, Rajasthan
Work Experience 
Government College,
Assistant Professor,
Rayat Bahara University,
Kharar, Mohali, Punjab
Assistant Professor,
Shiv Nadar University,
Gautam Budh Nagar
I currently work here
Teaching & Research Interests: 

Currently my research interest lies in exploring 'language-change' through corpus linguistics; discourse analysis; and statistics. I teach "Mapping LanguageChange', a 400 level course, based on the methodology used in, and the findings of my linguistic research project on 'language-change'. I am also very interested in exploring the life and works of 18th century prose writers. My graduate course "Global 18th Century" reflects that. Another dimension of my research is to examine literary and critical practices of ancient Sanskrit texts. I want to formulate an undergraduate course on "Shastrarth".

Conferences (Select): 
  •  “Mudra-Rakshas: An Amalgam of Greek and Indian Sensibilities”, International Conference on “Greek Studies: An Asian Perspective” organized by Department of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, JNU, Feb.25-28, 2014.
  •  “Bhootnath: The Mysterious World of Aiyars”, International Conference on Translation, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Dec. 4-6, 2014
  •  “Lady Montagu’s Turkish Embassy Letters: Authentic, Powerful and Feminine", International Conference on Comparative Literature: At the Crossroads of Culture and Society , organized by Centre for Comparative Literature, Bhasha Bhavana, Visva-Bharati, in association with Comparative Literature Association of India, January 16 to 17, 2016.
  •  "18th Century Women Travellers: A Proto-Feminist Perspective of 'The Grand Tour'", A Young Scholars Conference on Gendered Myths of Conflict and Unbelonging from A Comparative Literature Perspective (Under Project UPE-II,Centre of Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Latin American Studies, JNU) 2nd and 3rd August, 2016 at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
  • " Long 18th Century: Print Culture and Women Writings", Multiculturalism in Literature: Reinventing Identities, National seminar organised by SGGS College, Chandigarh, on Feb. 17, 2017 in Chandigarh
  • Title of the poster- Language Teaching through Corpus Linguistics , PLIN Linguistic Day 2018 organized by The Linguistic Research Unit, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. 18 May, 2018.
  • "Language Change: Urbanization and Migration", Language, Translation, and Migration: Conference and Public Summit 2018 Organized by University of Warwick, Coventry from  May 24 to May 26, 2018.
  • “Computer Corpus Linguistics and Literary Criticism”,national seminar sponsored by NAAC, UGC on Nov. 22, 2018 titled “Catering to the Global Learner: Quality Enhancement in Higher Education” organized by Post Graduate Department of English in collaboration with IQAC Guru Gobind Singh College for Women Sector 26, Chandigarh.
  • “Digital Dictionaries and Corpus Annotation” in “The Idea of Archive” conference, March 8 and 9, 2019, organized by Shiv Nadar University.

Scholarly Activity

Journal Publications (submitted)

  • Sharma, Gatha. Exploring Dickens through A Director’s Lens : A Study of the Cinematic Presentation of ‘A Tale of Two Cities’, RupKatha, Dickens Special Edition, 115-121, (June 2012)
  • Gatha Sharma, "Changing Face of English Language in India (from 1947 to 2013)" The Criterion Vol. IV, Issue III (June, 2013).

Books & Book Chapters

  • Gatha Sharma, 18 th Century Women Travel Writers: Their World, World-View and The Spirit of Adventure,  "Gendered Ways of Trans-national Un-belonging from a Comparative Literature Perspective." Cambridge Scholars Publishing, June 2018 (accepted for publishing)