Timeline

Autumn 2019 Timeline

August 1: Sending of invitations for participation to all colleges of Delhi University, along with a reading list and a concept note.

August 18: The last date for submission of abstracts accompanied by writing samples and recommendation letters.

August 23: Publication of the list of shortlisted participants on the Oceanvale website.

August 26: Orientation programme for Oceanvale scholars in the Department of English at KMC.

September 13: The first set of workshops for the participants with the Oceanvale departmental committee in the Department of English at Kirori Mal College.

September 20: The last date for students participating in the workshop to email their revised papers to oceanvale.kmc@gmail.com. The papers will then be read and assessed by Professors Shilpaa Anand, Renu Addlakha, Shubhangi Vaidya, and Karuna Rajeev.

September 25-26: The second segment of the Oceanvale workshop begins with the students bringing in their essays to the panel of experts. The students participate in an intensive series of workshops spread over two days—in consultation with Professors Shilpaa Anand, Renu Addlakha, Shubhangi Vaidya, and Karuna Rajeev—to work on their papers.

September 27-28: In the third segment of the workshop, these papers will be presented for the final round of feedback to the invited experts and the Oceanvale committee in the Department of English at KMC. The presentation sessions will be open to all readers of literature for analysis and discussion over the last two days of the Oceanvale programme.

December 31: Due date for the final essays, which will be evaluated by a jury of three scholars with the best essay in undergraduate and postgraduate category each getting an award of Rs. 10,000. At a later stage in the programme, the best essays—and not only the prize-winning ones—emerging from the workshop will be published, both online and in print.