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Natasha Periyan

Early Career Research Fellow

October 2020 - March 2022

Natasha Periyan has previously held positions at Royal Holloway, Falmouth University, Goldsmiths, the New College of the Humanities and the University of Kent. While at the Institute of English Studies, she is looking forward to researching her next project on the concept of intelligence in interwar women’s writing.




Natasha Periyan's book, The Politics of 1930s British Literature: Education, Class, Gender (Bloomsbury), won the 2018 International Standing Conference for the History of Education First Book Award. She has published articles on Virginia Woolf and D.H. Lawrence in Textual Practice, Literature & History and Modernist Cultures, and book chapters on a range of modernist-era writers including George Orwell, Naomi Mitchison and Vera Brittain. She is currently editing a special issue of Women: A Cultural Review on the politics of interwar women’s writing with Clara Jones.