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To mark the hundredth anniversary of the death of Londoner, author and activist Margaret Harkness, please join us for an online seminar that will feature presentations by scholars who are conducting new research on this complex figure. This event will feature a keynote lecture from Dr. Sucheta Bhattacharya that will address little-known travel writing from Harkness’s time in India. This will be followed by a research panel that will showcase exciting new work on Harkness by three graduate students: Hannah Rigg (Oxford), Jess Samuel, (De Montfort) and Garth Wenman James (Surrey). Both the keynote presentation and the research panel will be followed by opportunities for questions and discussion.   

This event will take place on Saturday, 9 December at midday 12.00pm (GMT) online via Zoom. Attendance is free but please do register your interest by booking. 

About the Speaker

Sucheta Bhattacharya is Professor of Comparative Literature at Jadavpur University in Kolkata. Her research interests include Victorian literature, translation studies and 19th century Bangla literature. She has worked extensively on cross-cultural and multilingual themes in the nineteenth century and beyond and she is now bringing this expertise to new research on Margaret Harkness’s work in and on India.

Unless stated otherwise, all our events are free of charge and anyone interested in the topic is welcome to attend. Registration is required for all events.