A Way with Words : Writing across Forms


Sumana Roy

Course Dates

1st to 7th June


Daily, 4 to 6pm


6 Hours/Week


INR 12,000

Apply by

28th May, 2021

Pre-college courses to explore specific disciplines

3-Weeks live, online courses during holidays

India's best faculty, amazing peers & learning support

Completion certificate from ashoka university

About The Course

… poems, stories, essays, and other genres. This course will discuss these genres with examples and help students to explore their talent and improve their writing skill. Format: An hour spent on discussing a genre will be followed by a workshop on writing submitted by the participants. Ten hours will therefore allow students to be introduced to five genres and practise writing in them.

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    Sumana Roy

    Ph.D. University of North Bengal

    Sumana Roy is Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Ashoka University. Prior to this, she taught English Literature in government colleges in Bengal. She was a Carson Fellow at the Rachel Carson Centre for Environment and Society in Munich (2018), and a Full Time Visiting Fellow at the South Asia Program, Cornell University (Fall 2018). 

    Professor Roy’s research interests include literature on the non-human, provincial Literatures, and cultures of close reading. As a practitioner, Professor Roy is invested in what she calls the ‘minor’ forms. Her poems and essays have appeared in Granta, Guernica, Los Angeles Review of Books, The White Review, Caravan, Himal Southasian, Drunken Boat, the Prairie Schooner, Berfrois, The Common, Journal of South Asian Studies, Journal of Life Writing, and American Book Review.

    Horizons Course Objectives

    Discover Your Interest and Aptitude

    Go Deep Into Specific Disciplines

    Learn with Amazing Peers from Schools across India

    Explore Unique Perspectives and Ideas

    Develop New Skills and Abilities

    Learning Support for the Course

    Swati Singh

    Teaching Assistant

    Swati Singh – Teaching Assistant
    Swati is a graduating Literature major with a minor in Creative Writing from Ashoka University. They have been a teaching assistant in the departments of Media Studies, English and Creative Writing. As an undergraduate student, they were a part of several literary societies and student publications of Ashoka, and have presented their writing at the Tata Literature! Live and Lucknow Literature festivals. At present, they are working on their thesis in graphic narratives and spending time with their many animals.

    Madhavi Menon

    Professor of English, Ashoka University

    Director, Centre for Studies in Gender & Sexuality

    Director of the PhD Programme in English

    Ph.D. Tufts University

    Madhavi Menon is an eminent theorist and scholar of gender, sexuality, politics, and identity. 

    She joined Ashoka University in 2013 as one of its founding faculty members. She went on to establish the university’s Centre for Gender & Sexuality Studies (CSGS), which is the first of its kind in India. Previously, she was a professor at Ithaca College and American University

    Most prominently known for her work on queer theory and Shakespeare, she has also edited the collection Shakesqueer and written three books on Shakespeare and sexuality. She is also most recently the author of Infinite Varieties: A History of Desire in India and Law of Desire: Rulings on Sex & Sexuality in India. 

    In addition to being Director of CSGS, she is the Director of the Ph.D. programme in English and Professor of English at Ashoka University.