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Dr Tara K Puri

BA(Delhi), MA(Delhi), PhD(Kent)

  • BS8 1TB

20092018

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Personal profile

Research interests

Victorian literature; periodicals and print culture; women's writing and history; representations of empire; late 19th and early 20th century Indian literature; art and politics.
 
I joined the Department of English at the University of Bristol in January 2016, after three and a half years as a Global Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick. I studied at the University of Delhi, and received my PhD from the University of Kent.
 
I am currently preparing a monograph, provisionally titled 'Legible Bodies: Dress, Desire and the Female Self in Victorian Litearture and Culture', which looks at the construction of selfhood in nineteenth century literature and culture. I also have an ongoing interest in Victorian women's periodicals, as well as women's print culture in India at the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries.  
 
Teaching
I currently teach on the following undergraduate units: 'Literature 1740-1900' (Y2), 'Sex and Gender at the Fin de siecle' (Y2), 'Women's Writing' (Y1), and 'Victorian Materialities' (Y3). I am also convening the MA unit 'Victorian Literature and Place'.
 
I welcome enquiries from students interested in pursuing doctoral research on nineteenth-century literature, literature of the empire, and Anglophone literatures and cultures. 
 
Contact
Office: G.01, 36 Tyndall's Park Road (Come in through the 3 WR entrance and go left)
 
Office hours: Tuesday 11.00 - 12.00 pm; Thursday 3.00 - 4.00 pm
Dissertation consultation: Wednesday 12.00 - 1.00
 

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Research Output

  • 5 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 3 Book/Film/Article review (Academic Journal)
  • 1 Authored book
  • 1 Chapter in a book

For the Record: An Educational Memoir in Late Colonial India

Puri, T., 31 Dec 2018, In : Cracow Indological Studies. 20, 2, p. 47-70 24 p., 3.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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    Indian Objects, English Body: Utopian Yearnings in Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South

    Puri, T. K., Jan 2017, In : Journal of Victorian Culture. 22, 1, p. 1-23 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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    From the Nabob to the Babu: Review of Maire ni Fhlathuin's British India and Victorian Literary Culture

    Puri, T., 16 May 2016, In : Journal of Victorian Culture. 21, 2, p. 270-273 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review (Academic Journal)

    Activities

    • 6 Participation in conference
    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

    Opening up Intimate Spaces: Women's Writing and Autobiography in India

    Tara K Puri (Organiser)

    19 May 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    The Novel, the Periodical Press, and the Global Circulation of Texts, 1789-1945

    Tara K Puri (Organiser)

    16 Feb 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Networks of Media and Print in the Age of Imperialism

    Tara K Puri (Organiser)

    23 Apr 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Supervised Work

    Hysterical Bodies and Narratives: Medical Gothic and Women’s Fiction, Victorian to Contemporary

    Author: Benson James, L. T., 24 Mar 2020

    Supervisor: Matthews, S. (Supervisor) & Puri, T. K. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)