The Department of English and Languages in collaboration with the Department of Visual Media and Communication of School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi, organized a two-day national seminar on ‘Cinema and the Formation of Cultural Identities’ from February 25-26, 2016.

Dr. U. Krishnakumar welcomed the gathering and the event was inaugurated by Sri. John Paul, renowned scriptwriter and film critic. Pujaneeya Swami Purnamritananda Puri blessed the occasion. The seminar was exalted by the plenary sessions given by Sri. John Paul, Prof. I. Shanmughadas, Film Critic and Professor of English (Retd.), Dr. C.S. Venkiteswaran, Film Critic, and Dr. C.S. Jayaraman, Professor, Dept. of English and Languages and Visual Media and Communication. The interdisciplinary seminar drew the attention of research scholars, activists and academicians nationwide and many participated. More than 75 papers were presented. The students’ involvement from both the departments was commendable.

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