Rare opportunity for Canacona residents and students- Visual narrative as a tool for research and documentation by Orijit Sen, Graphic Designer, Mario Miranda Visiting Research Professor at Goa University

ONB: 117: Course Title: Visual narrative as a tool for research and documentation – part 1

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Instructor: Orijit Sen, Graphic Designer, Mario Miranda Visiting Research Professor at Goa University

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Number of Credits: Two (30 hours) for students who can earn credits and participation certificates to all others

 

Dates: March 4th to March 15th  2.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Venu: Shree Mallikarjun College of Arts and Commerce, Canacona.

 

Course Outline:

These courses will involve classroom lectures and discussions combined with field visits. Participants will be given classroom inputs on constructing simple visual narratives using text, drawings and photography, and then taken to a living community site in order to collect and record visual narratives. The idea will be to engage in documenting local histories. Each participating student will take up an individual aspect or strand of the project, and complete it within the duration of the course.

Instructors: Orijit Sen and one other

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Objectives:

1-Involving communities in telling and collaborating in recording their oral histories, food, arts and material culture.

2-To develop an understanding of visual modes of social research and documentation.

Who can register: Students of the Goa University as well as interested members of the public.

Participation Pre-requisites: A strong interest in visual arts as well as humanities. Interest in conducting fieldwork and research outside the classroom.

Schedule

 

Week 1

Tuesday: Participants gather for an illustrated talk on visual research techniques followed by quick drawing exercises.

Wednesday: Group visit to site(s) and preliminary investigation.

Thursday: Presentation of previous days research by participants to the entire group, followed by discussions. Participants finalise their individual projects.

Friday: Group visits to site

Saturday: Presentation of previous days research by participants to the entire group, followed by discussion.

 

 

Week 2

Monday: Participants begin to create their individual stories

Tuesday: Participants continue with their stories

Wednesday: Participants continue with their stories

Thursday: Site visit to share the work with the community and receive feedback

Friday: Finalisation of stories

Assessment: Participants will be assessed on the basis of

1-    Quality and quantity of visual research output in the form of drawings, photographs, videos, notes, artifacts etc: 80%

2-    Level of participation and enthusiasm in group discussions and presentations: 20%

3-                 Maximum Number  of Participants: 15 which may be increased at the discretion of the course instructor.

Maximum Number  of Participants: 15 which may be increased at the discretion of the course instructor.

Note:

A consultant graphic novelist or writer/ artist may be invited to join discussions or assist the instructor in conducting specific sessions (upto 24 hours) to provide special inputs and expertise.

Prof. Nirmala Jain, noted Hindi Scholar & Critic to deliver 15 Lecturers under the BAKIBAB CHAIR, Goa University, from 3rd to 10th March 2014

Goa University offers students and the general public a chance to interact with a Noted Hindi Scholar and Critic

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Under the Bakibab Borkar Chair for  Comparative Literature launched by Goa University,  the noted Hindi scholar & critic Prof. Nirmala Jain, will deliver 15 Lecturers  from 3rd to 10th March 2014 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday and Saturday  8th March from 10: 00 to 1 pm at the Department of Chemistry in the New Science Block of Goa University .

Starting with a public lecture on the topic   “Comparative Literature: The corpus – why and how and its goal in the context of globalization” at 3 pm on Monday 3rd March, Prof Jain will deal with various topics topics related to the Indian perspective in comparative literature in the context of multilingualism during her 15 lectures on the days that follow She will discuss the feminist stance from the point of view of  Akiki Yosano and Mahadevi Verma, the influence of  Ramkatha on the Indian psyche and contemporary Hindi Poetry and the Pan Indian Scenario with particular reference to Marathi and Konkani. She will also talk about the role of translation in the intra-national context.

The courses are free and open to students and the public. For details go to http://www.unigoa,.ac.in

online registration form will be provided soon….

Sessions

Session 1 -

Comparative Literature: The corpus – why and how and its goal in the context of globalisation

Session 2 -

Comparative Literature: The Indian perspective, the multi-lingual situation and the role of translation; the intra-national context.

MmJapanese poetess Akiki Yosano and Mahadevi Verma: The feminist Stance

Session 4 -

Ramkatha: Its pervasion on the Indian psyche with special reference to Tulsidas’s Ramcharit Manas and Krittivas Ramayan

Session 5 -

Contemporary Hindi Poetry and the Pan Indian Scenario with particular reference to Marathi and Konkani.

Note – All sessions will be followed by meaningful discussion with the audience/participants.

For details please contact Prof R N Mishra, rnmishra@unigoa.ac.in

Ecology, evolution and moulding of humanity by Prof Madhav Gadgil from Feb 25.

Title of the course: Title: ONB-114: Ecology, evolution and moulding of humanity (1 Credit)
Date: Feb. 25 – March 6, 2014 & April 1 – 8, 2014

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Venue: Goa University (hall to be announced later)

Professor: Prof. Madhav Gadgil, (D. D. Kosambi Visiting Research Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies at Goa University.)

Madhav Gadgil

Madhav Gadgil

Public participation: Welcome; members of public will be given a participation certificate.

Objectives: Madhav Gadgil, whose interests span over evolutionary biology, ecology, ecological history and environmental management will sketch how the play of evolution of life on the ecological theater of the earth has led to the emergence of human beings with a rich symbolic language that has permitted elaboration of knowledge, and fabrication of a wide range of artefacts. Humans, like other animals are intensely selfish, still their sociality is grounded in relationships of mutual aid. The interplay of these forces has shaped the course of human history, landing us in the present environmental and social predicament. Yet, there are grounds for visualizing a very happy resolution of this predicament in the decades to come.

Course Prerequisites: No background in science is necessary. All that is required is a strong desire to understand contemporary social and environmental issues.

Assessment and Reading List: Prof M K Janarthanam will be the coordinator of the curse and will provide the reading list and the pattern of assessment after registration.

ONLINE LINK FOR REGISTRATION 

Time Table: (Lectures will be held in the evenings from 4:00 – 5:00 pm)
Lecture # Date Topic
1 Tue Feb 25, 2014 Evolution and emergence of complexity
2 Wed Feb 26, 2014 Selfishness, cooperation and altruism
3 Thu Feb 27, 2014 Language, knowledge, science and technology
4 Fri Feb 28, 2014 On the evolution of boundless greed and courage
5 Mon Mar 3, 2014 Mutual aid as the foundation of human sociality
6 Tue Mar 4, 2014 Ecosystem people, omnivores and ecological refugees
7 Wed Mar 5, 2014 Worshiping and nurturing nature
8 Thu Mar 6, 2014 Genes, memes and artifacts
9 Tue Apr 1, 2014 Peopling of India
10 Wed Apr 2, 2014 How Europeans have come to overwhelm the earth
11 Thu Apr 3, 2014 On the evolution of a predatory state
12 Fri Apr 4, 2014 Rent seeking and the abuse of natural resources
13 Mon Apr 7, 2014 In pursuit of Gross National Happiness
14 Tue Apr 8, 2014 An incorrigible optimist’s vision of the future

This is a Common Registration form for students as well as non-students.

Note: Course fee: Nil
Exam fee for those students taking the credit requirements and any other fees as applicable. 75% attendance is compulsory for course completion.
Deadline for applications is January 31, 2014.

Western Music in dialogue with Philosophy, History and Arts- Part II by Professor Santiago Lusard Girelli

ONB 116        Western Music in dialogue with Philosophy, History and Arts.     Part II

 

Course Instructor: Professor Santiago Lusard Girelli, University of Seville and Anthony Gonsalves Visiting Professor at GoaUniversity and musicians for Columbia, Germany etc.

 

Venue- New Conference Hall, Block E, Chemistry Department, GoaUniversity

Course starting from Saturday 11 Jan, 2014 at 9.30 am

15 hours/1 Credit course

 

ONLINE LINK FOR REGISTRATION  http://goo.gl/qL98JI

 

Basic Objectives –

The students who successfully complete this course will:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the elements of music and how these elements relate to the compositions presented in class, applying the knowledge of musical styles to composer and composition identification (critical thinking).

 

2. a) Write 1(one) research papers either on specified composers or as reviews of approved concert performances, demonstrating an understanding of the elements of music, various performing media, and the appropriate common style periods in a clearly organized, literate written style (communication ability).

 

3. Apply the course information to future classical music concerts the students may attend, providing an outlet for expression, personal awareness, and aesthetic enlightenment (life-long learning).

 

 

Note:

In all meetings will relate music to artistic and other specialty areas of study (fine arts, literature, sacred art, sculpture, painting, politics and society). This would be of interest to students of other academic disciplines in the University.  Each meeting will be a 3 hs duration.

 

 

Course Description and Purpose

This course is designed to acquaint students with the elements of music and the primary musical periods of traditional Western European classical music in dialogue with philosophy, history and arts. Students will have a brief overview of the major composers and their music through class lectures, listening to musical examples in class, reading the text, listening to musical examples, actively engaging in class discussions, attending live concerts of suggested performances, and completing research papers pertinent to the course material.

 

 

Item

Planned

Session No 1

 

Objective

At the end of the session the student would be able to comprehend the basic outlines of Western Music in dialogue with Philosophy, History and Arts of the Western tradition.

a)      Opening Conference: The Ancient Western Music / Ancient Greek Philosophy.

 

Reading Material

Prior Preparation by Students

a)      Students to do the step by step procedures for creating and editing data file and managing data

b)      Students shall also prepare presentations on relevant concepts

Learning Method and In Class Activities

Demonstration and Explanation whole class discussion. Conferences and lectures.

 

 

Item

Planned

Session No 2

 

Objective

Comprehend the basic outlines of Western Music in dialogue with Philosophy, History and Arts of the Western tradition.

b)      The limits of the sound. Noise vs. Music. John Cage.

c)      Music elements 1. Writing and Reading music.

 

Reading Material

Prior Preparation by Students

Students to read and reflect on the material assigned to each class.

 

Learning Method and In Class Activities

Demonstration and Explanation followed by whole class discussion. Conferences and lectures. Activity 1.

 

 

 

Item

Planned

Session No 3

 

Objective

At the end of the session the student would be able to comprehend the basic outlines of Western Music in dialogue with Philosophy, History and Arts of the Western tradition.

a)      Conference: The limits of the sound II.

b)      Lecture: Vocal Music.

Reading Material

Prior Preparation by Students

Students to read and reflect on the material assigned to each class.

 

Learning Method and In Class Activities

Demonstration and Explanation followed by whole class discussion. Conferences and lectures. Activity 2.

 

Sessions No 4

 

Objective

At the end of the session the student would be able to comprehend the basic outlines of Western Music in dialogue with Philosophy, History and Arts of the Western tradition.

a)      Music elements 2.  Harmony, Melody and Rhythm.

b)      Western Classical Music II  – Philosophical Ideas of Western Music I: Beauty – Harmony and Melody

Reading Material

Reading Material

a)      Material given out in class.

b)      http://socialmusicalproject.blogspot.com.es/p/western-music.html

Prior Preparation by Students

Students to read and reflect on the material assigned to each class.

 

 

 

Item

Planned

Session No 5

 

Objective

At the end of the session the student would be able to comprehend the basic outlines of Western Music in dialogue with Philosophy, History and Arts of the Western tradition.

a)      Conference: The Social Psychology of Music.

b)      Lecture: Instrumental Chamber Music.

c)      Music elements 3.

Reading Material

Prior Preparation by Students

Students to read and reflect on the material assigned to each class.

 

Learning Method and In Class Activities

Demonstration and Explanation followed by whole class discussion. Conferences and lectures. Activity 3.

 

 

Item

Planned

Session No 6

 

Objective

At the end of the session the student would be able to comprehend the basic outlines of Western Music in dialogue with Philosophy, History and Arts of the Western tradition.

a)      Western Classical Music II – Philosophical Ideas of Western Music II: Truth – Numbers and music.

b)      Round Table – Music in Dialogue with the Sculpture and Architecture. 

 

Reading Material

Prior Preparation by Students

Students to read and reflect on the material assigned to each class.

 

Learning Method and In Class Activities

Demonstration and Explanation followed by whole class discussion. Conferences and lectures.

 

Item

Planned

Session 7

 

Objective

At the end of the session the student would be able to comprehend the basic outlines of Western Music in dialogue with Philosophy, History and Arts of the Western tradition.

a)      Conference. The Social Musical Projects.

b)      Lecture: Choral Symphonic Music.

c)      Music elements 4. The tonal system.

 

Reading Material

Prior Preparation by Students

Students to read and reflect on the material assigned to each class.

 

Learning Method and In Class Activities

Demonstration and Explanation followed by whole class discussion. Conferences and lectures. Activity 4.

 

Item

Planned

Session 8

 

Objective

At the end of the session the student would be able to comprehend the basic outlines of Western Music in dialogue with Philosophy, History and Arts of the Western tradition.

a)      Western Classical Music II – Philosophical Ideas of Western Music III:  Good – Musicotherapy.

b)      Round Table: Music in Dialogue with Indian Music. Live music concert.

 

Reading Material

Prior Preparation by Students

Students to read and reflect on the material assigned to each class.

 

Learning Method and In Class Activities

Demonstration and Explanation followed by whole class discussion. Conferences and lectures.

 

 

Item

Planned

Session No 9

 

Objective

At the end of the session the student would be able to comprehend the basic outlines of Western Music in dialogue with Philosophy, History and Arts of the Western tradition.

a)      Conference.

b)      Lecture: New Music. Contemporary Music.

 

Reading Material

Prior Preparation by Students

Students to read and reflect on the material assigned to each class.

 

Learning Method and In Class Activities

Demonstration and Explanation followed by whole class discussion. Conferences and lectures.

Examination.

 

Item

Planned

Session No 10

 

Objective

At the end of the session the student would be able to comprehend the basic outlines of Western Music in dialogue with Philosophy, History and Arts of the Western tradition.

a)   Music elements 4.

b)   Round Table: Music in Dialogue with Cinema and Contemporary Arts – The limits of Beauty.

c)   Review Class 1 to 4.

Reading Material

 

 

Concert Critique Assessment Criteria:

1. Concert attended represents a musical period studied this term.

2. Critique includes a brief biographical sketch of each composer featured on the program.

3. Critique includes a minimum of 10 correctly-used terms introduced in class lectures and/or the text to describe the music performed (underline or BF terms).

4. Crediting of sources in text of paper using proper style .

5. Correct form of bibliography (min. of 3 sources).

6. Correct spelling, usage of words, overall neatness.

7. Includes pertinent comments about how you felt or discovered about music performed at the concert

 

How to read & write a Poem by Jeet Thayil from 3rd January

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How to Read & Write a Poem: with attention to the formal elements of composition, in particular, scansion, metrics, rhyme, rhythm, line length and line break, fixed forms, invented forms, the breath, and the shape the poem makes on the page.

COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Jeet Thayil, Lecturer, Asian American Writer’s Workshop (New York); Visiting Lecturer, CEPT (Ahmedabad).

OBJECTIVE: To understand the formal life of the poem from a close reading of selected poets.  For the interested beginner and the advanced practitioner.

COURSE PRE-REQUISITES: An interest in reading (and writing) poetry.

WHO CAN REGISTER: Lectures and performances are open to any University of Goa student. Interested members of the public are also welcome.

The course, of fifteen hours duration, will run from 3rd – 10th Jan 2014. It has a value of one credit.

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 Lecture dates

2 hours each on all days.  3 hours on Sat. 4th  Jan 2014 and    

  

 

Recommended Readings

3rd/ 6th /7th/8th/9th / 10th January 2014.3pm to 5 pm

Sat 4th January 2014

10 am to 1 pm

James Tate, Thomas Lux, Bill Knott, Kim Addonizio, Franz Wrigt and Dom Moraes, Shrikant Reddy, Ravi Shankar and Aimee NezhukumathathilDiscussion of Individual Poems by participants

 

Participants may submit poems written by them on the website or to anuradha@unigoa.ac.in

Bahauddin Dagar to conduct a music course in Goa University in March 2014

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NEW DATES ANNOUNCED. 

Rudra Veena maestro Bahauddin  Dagar, will be back in Goa University to conduct a week long course on Concept of Drupad in Indian Classical Music   from 3rd to 10th March 2014.   Visiting Scholar under the Nana Shirgaokar Chair for Indian Classical Music his course will include an Introduction to the Rudra Veena instrument, style and technique, characteristics of Jugalbandi, presentation of various schools of Drupad, guru-shishya parampara, instrumental and vocal demonstrations, ragas and its interpretation in Indian Miniature Painting and various aspects of pakhwaj-veena sangat with a demonstration.

Acknowledging his responsibility in taking the Dhrupad tradition to future generations, Baha’ud-din will share his knowledge and talent with beginners, seniors and music lovers in Goa   The course requires no prior knowledge of the subject and is open to students and the public. Goa University Students can opt for this course as a one credit course.  For details regarding the course please go to www.unigoa.ac.in  Or contact anuradha@unigoa.ac.in.

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Course Title: ONB-108: Concept of Dhrupad in Indian Classical Music
Credits: 1 credit of 15 contact hours.
Course Instructor: Ustad Bahauddin Dagar, Rudra Veena and winner of Sangeet Natak
Academy Award.
Objective: To understand the significance and concept of Indian classical music through
dialogue and demonstration. More emphasis will be given to DHRUPAD – one of the ancient
style of singing/playing the Indian classical music. This is an introductory course that invites
participants to the beauty and variations of India’s traditional music using one music school
(Gharana) as its focus of attention.
Session: Using the Guru-shishya parampara, the course will demonstrate and explicate the
various concept of the Dagarvani school of music. The treatment & depth of elaboration of these
concepts will depend on the participants and their response. The detail outline of the course is
available on http://www.unigoa.ac.in/uploads/content/VRPP/CourseDetails/DagarCourseJan10_18.pdf

(Also shown below)

Session: Using the Guru-shishya parampara, the course will demonstrate and explicate the various concept of the Dagarvani school of music. The treatment & depth of elaboration of these concepts will depend on the participants and their response.   The detail outline of the course is as follows :

Monday 3rd March 

 2 Hours ( 3-5 pm)

Screening of ‘DHRUPAD’ by Mani Kaul followed by discussions.
Tuesday, 4th March

 2 Hours ( 3-5 pm)

INTRODUCTION TO RUDRA VEENA- About the instrument/ style/ technique and its significance in Dagarvani school of music. Reinvention by Ustad Z M Dagar. Alap- Jod- Jhala
Wednesday 5th March  13th January

 2 Hours ( 3-5 pm)

Characteristics of JUGALBANDI- Rudraveena- vocal demonstration. Alap-Jod-Jhala-Bandish.

Screening of film Raag Jog Jugalbandi by Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar  & Ustad Zia Moinuddin Dagar

Thursday 6th March

 2 Hours ( 3-5 pm)

Introduction to the FIVE GEETIS of ancient Indian classical music.Audio/Visual presentation of various SCHOOLS OF DHRUPAD.
Friday 7th March

2 Hours ( 3-5 pm)

RAGA and Its SWAROOP’ as followed in Dagarvani school. Rudraveena demonstration. Raga and its interpretation in INDIAN MINIATURE SCHOOLS of painting. – Visual (slide) presentation.
Sat 8th March

3 Hours ( 10 am to 1 pm)

PAKHAWAJ- about the instrument/ style/ technique and significance in Dhrupad .  Aspect of ‘sangat’. Rudraveena- Pakhawaj demonstration.

Characteristics of Guru shishya parampara.  Views and discussions on the tradition, its cultivation and conservation in today’s times.

 

Monday 10th March

 2 Hours ( 3-5 pm)

DRUPAD in HISTORY & TODAY:  Brief history- presentation with slides.

ASSESSMENT (1 hour) : Model paper enclosed

 

Assessment: The assessment will be a 25 marks test. (Model enclosed) 

Course pre-requisites: No prior knowledge of Music is necessary.

Who can register: Any student of Goa University is welcome to register. The course has a value of one credit which can be availed by the students.

Any interested person from the public can also join the course. All such participants will be issued a Participation Certificate.

Model Question Paper

GOA UNIVERSITY

VISITING RESEARCH PROFESSOR PROGRAMME

CONCEPT OF DRUPAD IN INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC

MAX MARKS: 25

Q1

Answer any Five questions in about 50 to 100 words. ……………10 MARKS

1)      Structure and Significance of Tanpura

2)      Different schools of Dhrupad Gayaki

3)      Significance of Shruti in Dagar Vaani style or Sadharani Geeti.

4)      Significance and structure of Alaap in Sadharani Geeti.

5)      Nature of Raag or ‘Raag Swaroop’ in Sadharani Geeti

6)      Difference between Dhrupad and Khyal.

7)      Similarities and significance of Rag interpretation  in Dhrupad and Raga interpretation in Indian miniature painting schools.

Q2) Write on any three in detail in about   150 to 200 words……………15 MARKS

1) ‘Dhrupad’ By Mani Kaul

2) Rudraveena

3) Guru Shishya parampara vs. modern day classroom.

4)‘The way of Dhrupad’ in relation to my life and work.

5) Argue for or against-“ conservation of texts and notation is sufficient to endure an ancient art form like Dhrupad”