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Prof Nandini Das B.A. (Oxon), M.Phil. (Cantab.), PhD(Cantab)

Professor of English Literature English

    Research

    Research Interest 1

    Cultural and intellectual history, 1600-1750; romance (texts and performance); women's writing, sixteenth to early eighteenth century; Renaissance travel literature; the development of eighteenth century Orientalism; translation and mediation of Indian classical literature in the work of Sir William Jones (1746-1794) and other early Orientalists.

    Research Grants
    • Common Places: Travel and Cultural Memory in Renaissance England
    • An edition of Levant Travels, South Asia, and Anglo-Ottoman Diplomacy in Richard Hakluyt's Principal Navigations (1598-1600)
    • Envisioning the Indian City: Spaces of Encounter (ETIC)
    Research Collaborations

    Jackson, Iain

    Internal

    Envisioning the Indian City, a new interdisciplinary research network.
    Changing Places Incubation grant funded scoping project co-ordinated by UoL academics in Architecture, English and in French.

    Magedera, Ian

    Internal

    Envisioning the Indian City, a new interdisciplinary research network.
    Changing Places Incubation grant funded scoping project co-ordinated by UoL academics in Architecture, English and in French.

    Professor Swapan Kumar Chakravorty

    External: National Library, India

    Collaboration on preservation of National Library rare books collection. Part of the AHRC-BL-Indian Higher Education Cell initiative for Digital Knowledge Exchange and UK-India collaborations.

    Oliver Urquhart Irvine

    External: British Library

    Ongoing collaboration on research into Renaissance English cross-encounters in Asia and Africa. Planned international conference, exhibition and research network.

    Gemma Bodinetz, Creative Director

    External: Everyman and Liverpool Playhouse Theatres

    This knowledge exchange project develops a close working relationship between Shakespeare studies at the School of English and Shakespeare performance at the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse. Structured primarily around research-led teaching in the School, specifically two key undergraduate modules on Shakespeare at Levels 1 and 3, the project will establish collaboration at the various levels of research, student experience and outreach. Key outputs include (i) the development of a model for practice-based teaching, (ii) research collaboration exploring the relationship between academic study and performance dynamics, (iii) enhancement of student employability, and (iv) outreach efforts.

    Supriya Chaudhuri

    External: Jadavpur University, India

    Prof Chaudhuri is collaborator on the RDF-funded "Writing about Travel in Renaissance England: Pilot Study", and co-ordinator of the archival research and textual analysis being done for this project in India by two postgraduate Research Assistants.


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