National Workshop on Contemporary Interpretations of T S Eliot 25 February 2017
A National Workshop on Contemporary Interpretations of T S Eliot was organised by the Department of English on 25 February 2017.
The Workshop was organised with an objective to deepen the understanding & appreciation of T.S. Eliot's works in context of contemporary dilemma, as well as to widen the range of grasp and awareness of the vast and varied allusive and mythic realms of Eliot's writing. Moreover Eliot is regarded as the critic of the civil social order therefore another objective of the workshop was to get new insights through a comprehensive review of his selected works to improve and increase the understanding of his intricate thought process while enhancing familiarity with his prolific stylistic devices.
To address these objectives of the workshop the department invited two resource persons of international renown, Prof Abhijit Gupta, Head Department of English Jadavpur University Calcutta & Prof Sonjoy Dutta Roy from University of Allahabad. The workshop was divided into four sessions to address three main genre of Eliot's writings i.e. poetry, drama & criticism coupled with a final session of panel discussion among the experts and the participants.
The Workshop was highly successful in addressing the objectives as both the resource persons used variety of material and techniques to familiarise the participants with complex and intricate structure of Eliot's writings. Both the experts also provided insights into the subtle inter-connectedness of various allusions, myths, legends and personas used by Eliot in his works to enhance and improve understanding of participants.
Literary Fest "Rhapsody" 2017
Literary Society organized a two day interdepartmental Literary Fest "Rhapsody" on 22 & 23 February 2017. Like every year the fest showcased literary & creative talents of students through various literary activities such as Slam Poetry, JAM, Elocution, Screening of short film & Panel Discussion and the most colourful and scintillating literary extravaganza of the fest: Litarary Enactments & Masquerade. The event featured brilliant adaptions of short stories like The Open Window & The Photographer, scenes from The Rivals, Merchant of Venice, Importance of Being Earnest and soulful adaptation of Coleridge's "Christable". Literary landscape was further explored when participants masqueraded as some of the most famous characters & writers such as Lord Byron, Cleopatra, Satan, Miss Havisham and many more. Fest was further enriched by the graceful presence of Padam Shri award winning renowed Urdu writer Mr. Manzoor Ahetsham, who engaged students and guests in an interesting interactive session. Participants were given certificates and attractive prizes and were lavishly appreciated by the Principal Dr. Fr. John PJ & Vice Principal Dr. Sr. Lissy Jose. The event was largely organised, conducted and executed by the students who made creative props and costumes for the programme and were successful in creating an ambience of a literary celebration.