Dr. Brian Mendonca, faculty of the Department of English, Carmel College of Arts, Science and Commerce for Women, Nuvem, Goa read a paper titled, “‘The office becomes a woman best’: Paulina’s Activism in Winter’s Tale.” This was at the Shakespeare Festival organized by the Department of English, Goa University in collaboration with the Institute Menezes Braganza and International Centre, Goa from 14-15 October 2016, at IMB Hall, Panaji. Held under the aegis of ‘Goa Matters’ the theme for the festival was, ‘ Shakespeare in Our Midst: Reassessing His Relevance to Our Society and Times’.