Sculpting Place/Shaping Minds: Rabindranath Tagore's University (Ecocritical Ideas and Practices)

  • Tue 17 Oct 17

    17:00 - 18:30

  • Colchester Campus


  • Event speaker

    Professor Debarati Bandyopadhyay

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, Department of

  • Contact details

    Dr Holly Pester
    01206 872626

This week’s speaker is Professor Debarati Bandyopadhyay, International Visiting Fellow at Essex.

Debarati works in the Department of English, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, India. Visva-Bharati was founded by Nobel Laureate for Literature, Rabindranath Tagore, and Professor Bandyopadhyay co-ordinates the Special Assistance Programme for research on ‘Rabindranath Tagore: East-West Confluence’, which was awarded to her Department by the Government of India. She has been Head of the Department for the last three years. Publications include her book, Melancholy Impressions: Re-reading Thomas Hardy’s Major Novels. For the last few years, Professor Bandyopadhyay has been researching and writing about place-based ethics in New Nature Writing and Ecocriticism. She will be talking about the work of her University in environmental practice and theories of ecocriticism.  

Post-seminar reception

The seminar will be followed by drinks in the Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies Common Room (5NW.6.1) from 18:30.


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