Deconstructing Death: Theatre activist, scholar V C Harris no more


Kottayam: V.C. Harris, academic, critic, theatre personality, and head of the School of Letters at Mahatma Gandhi University, is no more. He was 59. His end came at the Government Medical College Hospital, Kottayam, where he was admitted after an accident last week.

He has worked in several theatre productions and films. Along with translating several books, he was also a famous literary and film critic. He is known among his students and friends as “Kerala Derrida”. He popularized concept of deconstruction through his vast research in film and literary criticism.

His relationship with his students was so warm that when the MG University authorities chose to remove him from the directorship of the School, they took out protest marches and got him reinstated. His mortal remains will be placed at MG University at 10.15 a.m. on Tuesday and later at KPS Menon Hall in the town for the public to pay homage. His funeral will be held at his residential compound near Ettumanur.