Literature & Resistance | Unseen City: Ankhi Mukherjee in Conversation with Ian Robertson
Tuesday, 27 September 2022, 6:30 – 7:30pm
In the first event of the new academic year in the Literature & Resistance series, the Trinity Centre for Resistance Studies and the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute are delighted to welcome Ankhi Mukherjee, Professor of English and World Literatures at the University of Oxford, to discuss her book Unseen City: The Psychic Lives of the Urban Poor (Cambridge University Press, 2021).
Professor Mukherjee’s ground-breaking research combines literary and cultural criticism with clinical case studies to examine the relationship between global cities, poverty, and psychoanalysis. Drawing on extensive, collaborative research in six global cities, and reading works of contemporary world literature which explore issues of identity, illness, and death at the intersections of class, race, globalisation, and migrancy, Unseen City speaks profoundly and urgently to the multifaceted theme of resistance.
For this special event, Professor Mukherjee will be in conversation with Professor Ian Robertson, Co-Director of TCD’s Global Brain Health Institute, to discuss her work on the ground with Free Clinics in London and the unique insights this clinical engagement has enabled.
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Ankhi Mukherjee is Professor of English and World Literatures at the University of Oxford. Her most recent book, Unseen City: The Psychic Lives of the Urban Poor, was published by Cambridge University Press in December 2021. Her second monograph, What Is a Classic? Postcolonial Rewriting and Invention of the Canon (Stanford UP, 2014), won the British Academy Rose Mary Crawshay Prize in English Literature in 2015. Mukherjee’s other publications include Aesthetic Hysteria: The Great Neurosis in Victorian Melodrama and Contemporary Fiction (Routledge, 2007), and the edited collections A Concise Companion to Psychoanalysis, Literature, and Culture (with Laura Marcus, Wiley-Blackwell, 2015) and After Lacan (Cambridge University Press, 2018). She has been a postdoctoral research fellow of the British Academy (2003-2006), a visiting fellow at the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University (2015), and the John Hinkley (Visiting) Professor at Johns Hopkins University (2019).
Ian Robertson is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Trinity College Dublin (1999–2016) and was the founding Director of Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, as well as Dean of Research of Trinity College, from 2004–2007. He is Co-Director of the Global Brain Health Institute at TCD, and author of several books including The Stress Test (2016).
Campus Location: Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Category: Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
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