SBRR Mahajana First Grade College, Mysuru, in association with Graduate Kannada Teachers’ Association, University of Mysore, will organise a two-day UGC-sponsored national seminar on ‘Contemporary Kannada literature: Challenges and new model’ at its premises on August 4 and 5. The seminar highlights the changes that took place in contemporary Kannada literature in the past two decades.
Over 375 representatives from aided and unaided colleges in the state from 24 colleges will take part. Besides, literary enthusiasts and representatives from Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and other neighbouring states will also participate.
Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, Head of the Department Kannada SBRR Mahajana College Dr H R Thimmegowda said that the influence of globalisation has brought fundamental changes in the contemporary Kannada literature scenario “There were few positive outcomes that came out during this period. The seminar will focus on the issue with the backdrop of Kannada literary tradition, Women, technology, new medium, religion, expression, and literary critics.”
Jnanpit awardee Prof Chandrashekara Kambara will inaugurate the programme. Analyst Prof Narahalli Balasubramanya will deliver the keynote address. UoM VC Prof K S Rangappa and MP C S Puttaraju will be the chief guests at the event. The Ghoshti will be addressed by eminent literary figures like Dr Shridhara Hegde Bhadran, Dr Vinay Okkunda, K Sathyanarayana, Dr Pruthvidattha Chandrashobhi and others.
Dr Bhargavi Hemmige, Head Department of Mass Communication and Journalism SBRR Mahajana College, Prof Geetha from Department of English and Prof Thimmaiah from Department of Kannada Maharaja College were present.