CeMoRe are delighted to share the wonderful news that Barnita Bagchi, a lecturer in Comparative Literature at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands, has been awarded a British Academy Visiting Fellowship to pursue a research project on  ‘Transcultural Utopian Imagination and the Future: Tagore, Gandhi, and Indo-British Entanglements in the Early 1930s’, at the Ruskin Centre between 25 August and 25 October 2018.

Barnita’s application was sponsored by Lancaster’s Sandra Kemp (Ruskin), Carlos Lopes-Galviz (ISF), Lynne Pearce (English Literature and Creative Writing) and the Centre for Mobilities Research [CeMoRe].

A colloquium drawing upon colleagues from all collaborating departments and centres, as well invited guests, will take place in Lancaster this October.

Barnita’s research interests include utopian and dystopian writing and practice, women’s writing in modern South Asia and Britain, and histories of education in transnational and transculturaL contexts. 

We hope that Barnita will have the opportunity to meet with many colleagues from across the Faculty while she is at Lancaster  and we  will advertise an informal welcome lunch nearer the time. This has been excellent news to CeMoRe and highlights all the hard work that CeMoRe has been doing on utopias, in addition to the connections we have been continuing to build.

More information on Barnita and her work can be found here.   


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