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.