Dr Tara K Puri

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

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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 for my BA and my MA 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.  
I have taught at all levels of our programmes, from the foundation year to the supervision of PhD students. In recent years, I have taught 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). 
Research Supervision
I welcome enquiries from students interested in pursuing doctoral research on nineteenth-century literature, literature of the empire, and Anglophone literatures and cultures. 
Office: G.01, 36 Tyndall's Park Road (Come in through the 3 WR entrance and go left)


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