The Department of English, JJ College of Arts and Science,(Autonomous) Sivapuram. Pudukkottai, organised a Webinar - Lecture on Dystopian Literature on 18th August 2021.
Ms. S. Selvi ,Head of the Department welcomed the participants and briefly introduced the chief guest Mrs Sophia Assistant Professor of English, Jamal Mohammed College Trichy. She spoke on Dystopian literature. In her speech she outlined various definitions of Dystopian Literature possible in the study of the subject. It could be taken up by century wise characterisation like rampant fear or distress, tyrannical governments, environmental disaster associated with War famine and pestilence etc. Giving practical example she proceeded with a detailed analyses of works like Orwells Nineteen Eighty-four and Huxlys Brave New world.
She pointed out how all Dystopians like Utopians have a futuristic and futurological perspective and an accompany element of exaggeration.
She encourages students to rise queries whatever they had and stimulated a discussion on the topic. Finally Mrs P.M.Sudha Assistant Professor of English proposed the Vote of Thanks.