Spectacles of Decline: A Symposium on the Waning British Empire

Santanu Das

Professor of Modern Literature and Culture, All Souls College, Oxford

Santanu Das is Professor of Modern Literature and Culture and Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, University of Oxford. He is the author of Touch and Intimacy in First World War Literature (2006) and the editor or co-editor of Race, Empire and First World War Writing, Cambridge Companion to the Poetry of the First World War, First World War: Literature, Culture, Modernity and Colonial Encounters in a Time of Global Conflict (forthcoming). His latest book India, Empire and First World War Culture: Writings, Images, and Songs (Cambridge, 2018) was awarded the Hindu Literary Prize for Non-Fiction, the Ananda Coomaraswamy Prize in the US, and the European Society for the Study of English Book Prize in 2020. He is currently engaged in two projects – a collection of his essays provisionally titled Poetics of Experience: Modernity, Emotion and the Literary and a monograph on the experience and aesthetics of sea-voyages, from Victorian times to now.

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