Lumos 2022 - National Students Seminar by LLS

LUMOS 2022, a National student seminar series, was conducted at Chinmaya Vishwa Vidyapeeth on 30 April 2022 by the school of Linguistic and Literary Studies (LLS). The topic for the seminar was ‘Media Adaptations of English Literature’. 

The event was scheduled from 10 am to 5 pm where participants presented papers on the application and challenges of media adaptations. The programme was conducted in a hybrid mode and was inaugurated by Prof. John Varghese, Principal, St. Stephens College, New Delhi. 

The programme was hosted by Jayasankar O K (second-year BA BEd English) and it began at 10 am with a prayer by Ananya (first-year BA BEd English). Prof. John Varghese inaugurated the event along with a small talk about media adaptations in English literature. He spoke about the definition of media adaptations and took the audience through the challenges and relevance of media adaptations. This was followed by a short tea break of about 15 minutes. 

Paper presentations began at 11.15 am and were judged by Dr. Vishaka Venkat and Dr. Sandhya Shankar (Assistant Professors, School of LLS). The morning session went on till 1.20 pm with thirteen presentations. The afternoon session began at 2 pm when twelve presenters presented their papers. Students from various institutions actively participated in the paper presentation sessions.

 The event concluded by 4.30 p.m. with the valedictory function and was hosted by Sreetirth (first-year BA BEd English). The valedictory address was delivered by Dr. Vishaka Venkat, the faculty coordinator for the seminar. This was followed by the announcement of the ‘best paper award’. Dr. Sandhya Shankar announced the winner and it was awarded to Aishwarya Krishnan’s paper titled ‘Naturalising Queerness: A Critical Study of Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and its film adaptation ‘Love, Simon’ from Bishop Kurialacherry College. Further, the event report was presented by Meenakshy K. P. (second-year BA BEd English) followed by the vote of thanks by Sr. Helen Maria (second-year BA BEd English). 

We received around fifty abstracts, out of which 26 were selected for the paper presentation. Around fifty participants attended the session on 30 April, both through online and offline mode.