Udaipur:The Department of English, Mohanlal Sukhadia University organised two extension lectures. Dr Pawel Jedrzejko – President , International American Studies Association spoke on- “How Music Disarmed Dialectics: Mel v i l le, Emer son and Contemporary Composers” Dr Pawel spoke about the need to try and understand how we encounter reality. According to his insights, there are those moments when we immerse in reality and we are so in the rhythm where everything gets blended. We see things around us when we experience something. Some of the main points that he raised are: 1) Language being secondary as compared to experiences. 2) We don’t think about the semantic meaning after a mome n t wh e n we g e t immersed in reality. 3) With the intensity of the change there are moments when we start questioning the very existence and the reliability of the discourses, even those of Christianity, when faced with the reality of World war that signified failed attempt of understanding what human life means. The second Speaker- Dr S. Bilge Mutluay Cetintas – Department of American Cul ture and Li terature, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey spoke about “Drawing Li fe: Amer i can Women Artists/Writers” She talked about a new evolving genre that writes about life while also drawing graphics. Main points that she discussed in the session: 1) Besides writing we need to draw in order to convey the myriad nuances of life experiences. 2) Graphic Life Narrativesa Hybrid form of mixing verbal and visual, Ocilla [ting] between different planes of representation, is a mode that is more in resonance with the reality of life. 3) what you choose to draw and what you don’t draw, both are equally important in order to express and communicate. 4) There are certain spaces in the creation that encourage the reader to contemplate and to fill in the frame with their own imagination. 5) She gave example of Lynda Barry’s One Hundred Demons to illustrate the graphic life narrative. 6) She mentioned the term Autobiofictionography in that context. This session ended with the address of Prof. CR Suthar, Dean of University College of So c i a l Sc i e n c e s a n d Humanities. Later Prof. Pradeep Trikha took over the stage for Vote of Thanks.