Prof. Elizabeth Russel from Barcelona, Spain, inaugurated the Literary Club of St. Philomena’s College in city.

She delivered an hour-long lecture on interpreting a short story deploying post-structural aesthetics by Alasdair Gray. After a lucid reading, Prof. Russel dealt with the etymology of terms and showed how ‘Black’ is close to ‘White’ in her inimitable manner.

The students were in for a discovery of the schizophrenia in mankind illustrating from R.L. Stevenson’s famous novel ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.’ She also laid bare how unlike fairy tales genuine stories are open-ended and can never close with such stuff as “and then they live happily ever after.”

Prof. B.N. Balajee welcomed. Principal Prof. Leslie Moras, in his presidential remarks, invited students to delve deep into literature transcending the mere exam questions. Earlier, Prof. Ayesha Haque briefly introduced literary theories. Mathias compered the programmes.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore