Chevening Explores... The Great War and World Literature
Join us for the final instalment of the Chevening Explores series to celebrate what has been a thought-provoking series of talks held throughout this academic year.
Hosted at the British Library, the national library of the United Kingdom, and the largest library in the world by number of items catalogued, you will have the opportunity to hear a talk by Professor Santanu Das.
Professor Das will look at Commonwealth participation in the First World War, through pictures, objects and songs. He will then hone in on literary representations and suggest how literature often helps to fill in the gaps left by history.
A Reader in English Literature at King's College London, Professor Das grew up in Kolkata and read English at Presidency College Kolkata, and at St. John’s College, Cambridge. He was also a research fellow at St. John’s, and then at the British Academy.
In addition to Professor Das's talk, you will have the opportunity to hear from Partha Bhaumik, one of the 2017/2018 Chevening British Library Fellows.
There are limited spaces to attend this event, therefore early registration is recommended. Registration is free.
The event will include refreshments on arrival, with refreshments and cake after the talk. It will also include a brief private tour of the British Library.
Cost: Free (cancellation fee applicable)
Ticketing system: ballot
Registration for tickets: From 10:00 on 1 May for 48 hours
Password: in May Scholargram