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Unity Womens College Department of English

Commemorating the 450th birth anniversary of the greatest English playwright, William Shakespeare, the  PG department of English at K.A.H.M Unity Women’s college,  Manjeri organized a  two day national seminar on ‘ Shakespeare Continuum’ on 12th and 13th of August 2014.  Mr. Josy Joseph, Associate Professor in English at S.B College, Changanassery, while delivering the keynote address on Shakespeare: Politics, Poetics and prospectus spoke about how Shakespeare got politicized especially after 1985 with the publication of Political Shakespeare. The first technical session was opened with the invited lecture of the famous film critic Prof. I. Shanmugadas on Shakespeare in Films.  The later sessions were on Staging Shakespeare, Shakespeare and women, Shakespeare and Theory and Shakespeare in classrooms handled by prof .Vinod V.Narayanan from School of Drama, Dr. Janaky Sreedharan ,  Dr. K.K kunhammed and Dr. zahira respectively. Teachers and research scholars from different states presented their research papers on Shakespeare. The seminar testified the words of the famous writer and critic, Dr.Johnson that “Shakespeare is not of an age but for all ages” and that very single minute the Bard’s text is being read and re read, interpreted and re interpreted.