Ellipsis is the intra-collegiate literary festival of St. Joseph’s College of Commerce to be held on 11 August 2015.

Ellipsis, a sequence of three dots, can express what a lot of words can’t. It is the silence after speech. It communicates more than words. This festival is an attempt to explore the interstice between speech and silence; words and the three dots. It hopes to create an atmosphere where words acquire meaning through silence and silence through words.

The festival has two sections:

Breaking Waves – Speaking events

Drifting Earth – Writing events

The festival will conclude with Divergence Debates, a grand student debate on a contemporary issue.

  • Breaking Waves – Speaking events

Wave One: Scheherazade – Narration contest

Narrate a story or an incident and hold the attention of the audience for five minutes.

Wave Two: Socrates – Disputation contest

Speak. Dispute. Defend.

Make a statement and defend it from your opponent’s disputations. Listen to your opponent’s statement and dispute it.

Wave Three: Shakespeare – Soliloquy contest

Prepare and perform a soliloquy based on a scene given to you.

  • Drifting Earth – Writing Events

Drift One: Persona- Fiction writing contest

Use the visual and aural cues to create fiction.

Drift Two:  Reminisce – Autobiographical essay contest

Write an autobiographical essay based on the theme provided.

Drift Three: Motif– Poetry contest

Use the visual and aural cues to compose a poem.

Contact Nimi Mathew at 8867581242 for further details.


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