Mangalore: Aloysian Literature Festival

Mangalore: The Department of Postgraduate Studies and Research in English, St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangalore is organizing “Aloysian Literature Festival” from 9 February to 16 February, 2019. 

Aloysian Literary Festival will be inaugurated on 9th February by Fr. Dionysius Vaz, S J, Rector of St Aloysius Institutions. Fr Praveen Martis S J, Principal, Shri. Abhaya Simha will be the guest of honour. 

On 9th and 10th February there is a Workshop in Film Appreciation, offered by Sri. Abhaya Simha, Director, Screen Writer and the winner of National Award for two of his films. 

On 9th February at 7 pm Ninasam Tirugata team will be performing “Sethu Bhandana”, written and Directed by Akshara K V and on 10th February at 7 pm there will be a performance of “Ashcharya Choodamani” written by Shakthi Bhadra, translated by Venkataramana Aithal and directed by Joseph John. 

A National Seminar on Ecology and Literature is organised on 11 and 12 February. Jnanpitha Awardee Prof. Chandra Shekar Kambar will inaugurate the seminar and Prof Pramod K Nayar from the University of Hyderabad will deliver the keynote address. 

Prof. Nagesh Hegde, Environmentalist and Journalist, Prof. Nagaraju from Central University of Karnataka, Prof. Rajendra Chenni, Director of Manasa, Sri Shivasundar, Journalist and Activist, Prof. K S Vaishali from Banagalore University, Prof. Vijaya Kumar Boratti from University of Mysore and Sri Raghunandana, Poet, Playwright and Stage Director have been invited as resource persons. 

“Amrutha Ghalige”, a Play written by Dr Saraswati , Head of the Department of Kannada will be released during the inauguration of the seminar by Prof. Chandrashekara Kambar. 

Titles of Presentation in the Seminar : Ecology and Literature 
11 February 2019: 
Dr Pramod K Nayar: The Plasto(s)cene: Ecographics in Rachel Hope Allison’s I’m Not a Plastic Bag 
Dr Naga Raju: Cosmopolitan Ethos: Reclaiming interspecies histories 
Dr Rajendra Chenni: Ecological Worldview in Amitav Ghosh’s Writing 
Dr Vijaya Kumar Boratti: Creating Modern Myths: Representing Animals in Kannada Cinema 

12 February 2019: 
Raghunandana : The Guffaw of the Corpse: A soliloquy on literature and ecology 
Shiva Sundar: Ecocide and Verbicide in the Kannada Universe 

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