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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

LEVERHULME TRUST (UK)

February 2013 - January 2014

An edition of Levant Travels, South Asia, and Anglo-Ottoman Diplomacy in Richard Hakluyt's Principal Navigations (1598-1600)

ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL (AHRC)

September 2012 - January 2013

Envisioning the Indian City: Spaces of Encounter (ETIC)

UK-INDIA EDUCATION AND RESEARCH INITIATIVE (UK)

March 2013 - February 2016

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.