Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Lecture on Gothic in nineteenth century novels

The Department of English, 
Bharati College 
invites you 
to a lecture titled 
'Fairies and Monsters of the Bedroom' 
to be given by 
Ms. Aratrika Das, 
Research Scholar and University Teaching Assistant, 
Department of English, University of Delhi 
on Friday, 27th February 2015, 
in the college Seminar Room 
from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. 


The lecture will focus on Gothic as a form, its emergence and difference from domestic novels. This juxtaposition of two forms of novel writing will be explained in terms of their thematic concerns and protagonists. Texts discussed will include Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.


Aratrika Das is a final year doctoral candidate at the Department of English, University of Delhi. Her thesis titled “Demarcating those Foul Bodies: Mutating Masculinity, Body and Death in the Nineteenth Century” is concerned with the genealogy of dark masculinity that reaches its fullest potential in the figure of a vampire. She has been awarded several international fellowships that include Short-term research grant by the Charles Wallace India Trust (London), Research grant by the British Society for the History of Science (UK), International Travel grant by the Research Council University of Delhi, and, International travel grant by the Edinburgh University (UK). 

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