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The Representation of Reading in Bengali Literature

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 1 – 2pm

The Representation of Reading in Bengali Literature

A public lecture by Trinity Long Room Hub Visiting Reserach Fellow Professor Sirshendu Majumdar who joins us from Bolpur College, University of Burdwan, India in association with Trinity’s School of English. The focus of his research visit is a project entitled 'Rabindranath Tagore's Reception in Ireland,’ and the Fellowship is supported by the Priya Nair Visiting Research Programme.

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This lecture traces how the act of reading has been represented in some of the literary texts in Bengali in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. There are various ways in which reading has been represented in a period when the Bengali book was making its dent upon the popular imagination, particularly women. The thrust of the lecture will be on the reception of the Bengali book, a reception which often has close links with that in the west. I shall attempt to lace the lecture with one or two parallel examples from the reception of the book in Ireland of the same period.

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Manuscript, Book and Print Culture
Event Category: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Library, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free (but registration is required)
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