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Meta 2022

The Josephite Festival of Literature

DAY ONE
16 May 2022- Monday
5:30 PM
Inauguration
Banyan Tree

5:45 PM
MetaGalata
Cosplay contest
Banyan Tree

6:30 PM
Panel: Why are English Departments still there?
Profs Vismaya Vishwa, Vinay Kambipura, and Arul Mani
Moderator: Shona De Silva
Banyan Tree


DAY TWO
17 May 2022 – Tuesday
5:30 PM
Test for echo
Making & Unmaking Comics: Daughters, Mothers, and some other M-words
Dr. Shalini Srinivasan
Loyola Hall

6:15 PM
Panel: Can boys read romance novels?
Prof Pramod Harle, Prof Vinay B.S, Wesley D’souza, and Priyanshu Saxena
Moderator: Christine
Banyan Tree


DAY THREE
18 May 2022 – Wednesday
6:00 pm
Student panel: Page against the Machine
Becoming readers over the pandemic
Anish Aithal, Stuti Singh, Sarthak Khanna, Arjun Srees
MS Teams

7:00 PM
T.R.H Peck Memorial Lecture Contest
MS Teams

8:00 PM
Finding another song
A Single Focus: Women, Working, Writing, and Arting
Paromita Vohra in conversation with Prof VJ
Zoom


DAY FOUR
19 May 2022 – Thursday

7:30 PM
Among the Indies
Panel: Independent Publishing houses
S. Anand (Navayana) and Kannan Sundaram (Kalachuvadu)
Moderator: Yasmin
MS Teams


DAY FIVE
20 May 2022 – Friday

4:00 PM
TG. Vaidyanathan Film Review Contest
A.V Room, Arrupe Block

5:30 PM
The Hedwig Da Costa Memorial Shakespeare Elocution Contest
Loyola Hall


DAY SIX
21 May 2022 – Saturday
2:00 PM
TG. Vaidyanathan Film Review Contest
A.V Room, Arrupe Block

4:30 PM
Test for echo
India’s Undeclared Emergency: Constitutionalism and the Politics of Resistance
Arvind Narrain
AV Room, Arrupe Block


DAY SEVEN
22 May 2022 – Sunday
10:00 AM
Bookends
De Nobili Hall


DAY EIGHT
23rd May 2022 – Monday

4:30 PM
Bollygood
AV Room

5:30 PM
JAM
Banyan Tree


DAY NINE

24th May 2022 – Tuesday
4:30 PM
TRIPPING: On the Road with an Odd Quad
CK Meena
Loyola Hall

5:30 PM
The Future of design learning
Aparna Vinod
Loyola Hall


DAY TEN
25 May 2022 – Wednesday

5:30 PM
“I am here, you are there”
The Personal Essay Panel
Anjum Hasan, Nisha Susan, Prof Nadika, Prof Vj
Banyan Tree

The Prof Barbra Naidu Memorial Prize Ceremony
6:30 PM
Banyan Tree


DAY ELEVEN
26 May 2022 – Thursday

5:30 PM
Testing for echo
Revisiting Premier Bookshop
Arul Mani
Banyan Tree

6:30 PM
Valedictory
Banyan Tree

Contests and contest rules:

T.R.H Peck Memorial Lecture contest

Open to college students.
Participants must pick either a literary work or an author or an idea that is important in literature for their lecture.
Participants may use a PowerPoint presentation.
Entry Fee: Rs. 50/-
Contest date: Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 7:00 PM
Time limit: 5 plus 2 minutes
Please click here to register
Contest will be held on MS Teams. Click here to join.

The Fr. Hedwig Da Costa Memorial Shakespeare Elocution Contest

Open to college participants
Participants may use monologues from plays, and sonnets.
Time allowed: 3+1 minutes.
Registration fee Rs. 50/-
Contest date: Tuesday, 20th May 2022, 5:30 PM
Venue: Loyola Hall, Auditorium Block, St. Joseph’s College (Langford road)
Prior registration essential. Please click here to register.

JAM – JUST A MINUTE

Open to college students
Participants will speak on without hesitation, repetition or deviation on an assigned topic within a minute amid challenges from other contestants.
Limited entries.
Registration fee Rs. 50/-
Contest date: Monday, 23rd May 2022, 5:30 PM
Venue: Banyan Tree, St. Joseph’s College, Science Block Quadrangle
Prior registration essential. Please click here to register.

BollyGood

Open to college students
Contestants will perform dramatic readings of Bollywood/Regional film lyrics that they have translated into English
Evaluations will be based on how effective the translation is and on the performance.
Time allotted: 3 minutes.
No costumes, props or music.
No swearing/objectionable language
Registration fee Rs. 50/-
Contest date: Thursday, 26 May 2022, 4:30 PM
Venue: AV Room, Arrupe Block, St. Joseph’s College
Prior registration essential. Please click here to register.

MetaGalata: Cosplay

Open to college students
Participants must dress up in a costume around the theme Winter is coming (not the game of thrones kind) and walk the ramp.
Entry fee: Rs. 50/-
Date – 16 May 2022, 5:45 PM
Venue: Banyan tree, St. Joseph’s College, Science Block Quadrangle
Prior registration essential. Please click here to register.

The Prof Barbra Naidu Memorial Prize for the Personal Essay

Participants are expected to write a personal, exploratory essay on the theme ‘Finding a Self’. The submission must be original and offer a lively engagement with experience. The suggested range is about 1500–3000 words.

The contest is open to school (Std. 8-12) and college students (UG or PG), and to the general public (any age). Prizes will be awarded in three categories: Best School Entry, Best College Entry, and Best Open Entry.

Submissions can be sent by ordinary post to The English Department, St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), No. 36, Lalbagh Road, Bangalore 560027, handed over in person above, or emailed as a word document to barbranaiduprize@gmail.com

The last date for receiving submissions (in any form) is the evening of 20 May 2022. The entries will be judged by an independent jury of writers.

Results will be announced on 25 May 2022. The prize-giving will be held on the same day.

Prizewinning entries from previous years can be accessed at www.metajosephs.in and www.opendosa.in

All offline events conducted at St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Langford Road

Banyan tree: Science Quadrangle
Loyola Hall: Ground floor, Auditorium Block
A.V Room: 2nd floor, Arrupe Block

For more details, please contact:
Akanksha – 9964946904
Christine – 99011 73757