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Mamta G. Sagar

Area of Practice

Mentor’s doctoral scholars working in the areas of Comparative Literature, Translation Studies, Feminism, Postcolonial and Cultural Studies, Nationalism and Identity politics, Literary Histories, Literature and Literary expressions, Women’s Writing in India, Kannada Literature, Poetry and Performance.

Education

BA with Journalism, Psychology, Literature - Bangalore University
MA Kannada with Comparative Literature - Bangalore University
PhD Comparative Literature - Hyderabad central University

 

Work Experience

  • Taught at the Centre for Kannada Studies, Bangalore University.
  • Centre for Comparative Literature, Hyderabad Central University.
  • Indian Express, Business Line and The Hindu, Hyderabad edition
  • Taught at the NMKRV First Grade College.
  • Curator - International Literature Festivals and Poetry Installation Exhibitions.

Interest Areas

primary interest in diverse forms of trans-disciplinary Creative Writing; also interested in cultural industries -- community based site specific and public projects around poetry.

Current Practice at Srishti

Creative Writing, Poetry Performance, Play Writing, Weaving Stories, Translation, Creative Communication, City and Site-specific explorations, mentors research scholars working on their PhD.

Creative Practice and Outreach

  • Curated Festival Of Performance – Interim, in collaboration with National School of Drama
  • Poetry and Performance, Site-specific poetry installations, Community oriented Creative Writing courses
  • Written and translated poems, passages and texts for Srishti activities
  • Food & Poetry as part of the Bengaluru Walk Festival
  • Workshop with the well digging BOVI community at Art in Transit
  • Poetry Workshop at Aditi School
  • Collaborated with students and provided opportunities for them to present their works at various literature festivals including The Tumari Literature Festival, Pattambi Poetry Festival and Festival of Stories

 

Recent Units Facilitated

8th Semester project: Dakshin Dhwani - Story of South Bengaluru
Studio: Framed & Unframed
Studio: Poetry Installation as Art
Workshop: Storytelling
Workshop: Poetry as Performance


Projects showcase:

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Water stories
Water stories- a workshop

 

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Storytelling
Students on site, preparing for a performance

 

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Performance
Students practicing Vachanas