The workshop will focus on analysing, understanding, theorising and engaging practically with the process of the formation and evolution of texts as pre-linguistic, linguistic and cultural constructs. The workshop will consist of separate sessions for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the form of one-on-one mentoring, group discussions and, finally, presentation of papers with critical discussions. The final segment of the workshop—the presentations—will involve students as well as invited faculty members from participating colleges.
After the conclusion of the workshop, participating students will get three months to work on their essays, which will be due for submission to the Oceanvale award jury on 30 December 2018. The word limit for undergraduate papers is 3000 words, and for postgraduate 5000 words. The best paper in each category will receive a cash award of Rs. 10,000. Essays that display exceptional scholarly abilities—including but not limited to those that win the cash award—will also be eventually published both online as well as in print.