Students and faculty of colleges in Goa offering American Studies as an allied paper at the second year of the B.A. degree course gathered for an interaction hosted by the Department of English, Carmel College for Women on Oct 28. Principal Dr. (Sr.) Aradhana A.C. of Carmel College lauded the synergy exhibited by the participating colleges.

William Faulkner’s novel The Sound and the Fury was rendered in mime by 11 students of D.M.’s college, Assagao.  They were accompanied by faculty members M.Shanthi and Sarika Misra. Navila Vincy (D.M.’s College, Assagao) made a presentation titled ‘Depiction of Racial Discrimination in Toni Morrison’s Novel Beloved.’ Students of M.E.S. College, Zuarinagar set Maya Angelou’s poem ‘Phenomenal  Woman’ to music and performed it.  Frenzy Fernandes of M.E.S. College read a paper on the ‘Poetic Expressions of Edward Brathwaite.’ Students of St. Xavier’s College, Mapusa  accompanied by faculty member Aaron Paul, made four power-point presentations, viz. on the Native Americans (Brenson Dias);  American and English Puritans (Samantha Viana); British English and American English (Annamarie Remedious)  and American heavy metal music (Gaurav Padte). Nayantara Almeida and Arvia Godinho (Carmel College, Nuvem) delivered power point presentations on ‘Hundred Years of American Music’ and ‘Contemporary American Music.’ Dr. Brian Mendonca, coordinated the event.