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Activities of the department during 2014-15

UGC sponsored Seminar
The Department of English organized a UGC sponsored National Seminar on "Representation of Subalternity in Cinema: Issues and Challenges in a Globalized India" in association with Kerala State Chalachithra Academy on 28-29 Aug 2014. The seminar highlighted the visualization of subalternity through the popular medium of films. It discussed the troubles and tribulations of the dalits, tribals, LBGT group and the other minorities with this view focussed on the doubly marginalized womenhood in these groups. The seminar was convened by Dr C. Roshni, Associate Professor of the department and was a successful venture of eleven sessions with three plenary sessions led by C S Venkiteswaran, noted film journalist, Dr Meena T Pillai, renowned scholar and Director, Centre for Cultural Studies, Institute of English, University of Kerala and Prof B. Radha, Assistant Professor, Dept of Communication, MS University, Thirunelveli. The seminar was inaugurated by celebrated film personality Sri Murali Gopy. Our former Principal Dr. M. Devakumar was the Guest of Honour in the valedictory function. A total of thirty academic papers were presented and deliberated upon. 

Spectrum 2015
Based on the theme Indian Aesthetics, Prof. K.G. Radhakrishnan (Former Deputy Director of Collegiate Education, Kozhikode) gave a talk on Rasa: The Supreme Experience on 3rd March 2015.
The presentation on Ancient Promises- A Travelogue through feminine self by Shylaja M.G of IV Semester BA English won the best paper award.

The Scary theatre: The students of the department organised an innovative program titled “The Scary Theatre on 25th Aug 2014. It was an attempt by the Sem-V English students under the guidance of Dr Manu Remakant. They used film scenes with scene enactments by the students themselves to present a theatrical experience to the students of this college with emphasis laid on Gothic Genre. The highlight of this programme was the complete dedication and originality of presentation displayed by the students of the department.

The Microteaching sessions were conducted by the department for the Final year and Second year students. The sessions had PG students teaching their junior classes.

The department also conducts UGC-NET coaching classes for PG students.

Dr Manu Remakanth maintains an internationally popular blog and is a contributor to newspapers like The Hindu. He has been regularly writing for National magazines like Open and Economic Times. Presently he is engaged in a wildlife trail across various national parks in Kerala.