Timeline

Spring 2019 Timeline

January 1: Send out invitations for participation to all the DU colleges, along with a reading list and a concept note.

January 15: The last date for submission of abstracts accompanied by writing samples and recommendation letters.

January 22: Publication of the list of shortlisted participants on the Oceanvale website.

January 25: Orientation programme for Oceanvale scholars in the Department of English at KMC.

February 11: The last date for students participating in the workshop to email their papers to oceanvale.kmc@gmail.com.

February 18: The first set of workshops for the participants with the Oceanvale departmental committee in the Department of English at Kirori Mal College.

February 25: The last date for students participating in the workshop to email their revised papers to oceanvale.kmc@gmail.com. Mail the revised papers to Professor Udaya Kumar, Professor V. Sanil and Dr. Baidik Bhattacharya.

Schedule for the workshop

March 13 – 14: 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 Professor Udaya Kumar, Professor V. Sanil and Dr. Baidik Bhattacharya—to work on their papers.

March 15 – 16: 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.

June 30: 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 may be published, both online and in print.