Upcoming Online Event: Margaret Harkness Anniversary with Prof. Sucheta Bhattacharya (09/12/23)

Margaret Harkness Anniversary with Prof. Sucheta Bhattacharya

To mark the hundredth anniversary of the death of Londoner, author and activist Margaret Harkness, please join us for an online seminar on the 9th December at midday (GMT) on Zoom. To register, email literary.londonrg@gmail.com.


This online anniversary event will feature presentations by emerging scholars who are conducting new research on a complex historic figure. The event will feature a keynote lecture from Prof. Sucheta Bhattacharya that will address little-known travel writing from Margaret Harkness’s time in India. This will be followed by a research panel that will showcase exciting new work on Harkness by three graduate students: Hannah Rigg (Oxford), Jess Samuel (De Montfort) and Garth Wenman James (Surrey). Both the keynote presentation and the research panel will be followed by opportunities for questions and discussion.

About the Speaker

Sucheta Bhattacharya is Professor of Comparative Literature at Jadavpur University in Kolkota. Her research interests include Victorian literature, translation studies and 19th century Bangla literature. She has worked extensively on cross-cultural and multilingual themes in the nineteenth century and beyond and she is now bringing this expertise to new research on Margaret Harkness’s work in and on India.