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Dr Samraghni Bonnerjee

Leverhulme Fellow

Department: Humanities

I am a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in English Literature and co-editor of the Journal of War and Culture Studies. My Leverhulme project is entitled ‘Imperial Politics and Medical Care: 1915–1925’. 

I completed my PhD in English Literature from the University of Sheffield (UK) in 2018. At Sheffield, I was the Vice-Chancellor’s scholar and my PhD was entitled ‘Nursing Politics and the Body in First World World War Life-Writing’. I stayed back in Sheffield for another year to take up the role of Postdoctoral Research Associate in the AHRC-funded project ‘Literature, Psychoanalysis and the Death Penalty 1900–1950’. I was then a Wellcome Trust ISSF Fellow at the University of Leeds where my project was entitled ‘Wounds for the King-Emperor: Race and Malaise in the Medical Treatment of the Wounded Indian Soldier during the First World War’. Since March 2021, I have been a Visiting Fellow at Oxford Centre for Life-Writing, Wolfson College, University of Oxford.

Samraghni Bonnerjee

My research interests are war writing (particularly literatures of the First World War), Life-writing, twentieth and twenty-first century (Anglophone and Bengali) literature, colonialism and postcolonialism, feminist theory, and Medical Humanities. I have published widely in each of these areas. My teaching interests align closely with my research.

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  • Indian Soldiers in World War I: Race and Representation in an Imperial Warby Andrew T. Jarboe, Lincoln, NB, University of Nebraska Press, 2021, viii, 322 pp. + tables, $60.00 (hardback), ISBN 9781496206787, Bonnerjee, S. 14 Oct 2023, In: First World War Studies
  • The Self-Fashioning of Identity: Incongruity and Self-Fashioning in the Life-Writings of Elsie Knocker, Bonnerjee, S. 2 Jan 2023, In: a/b: Auto/Biography Studies
  • British Colonial Re-affirmation at the 1918−1920 Moment: Appropriation, Dehumanisation, and the Rule of Colonial Difference, Bonnerjee, S. 17 Jan 2022, Exiting War, Manchester, Manchester University Press
  • Indian Writings of the First World War, Bonnerjee, S. 20 Sep 2021, Handbook of British Literature and Culture of the First World War , Berlin, De Gruyter
  • Introduction: Subaltern Women’s Resistance, Bonnerjee, S. 30 Dec 2020, Subaltern Women’s Narratives, London, Taylor & Francis
  • Literature, Law and Psychoanalysis: 1890--1950, Bonnerjee, S., Ebury, K. 1 Apr 2020
  • Subaltern Women's Narratives: Strident Voices, Dissenting Bodies, Bonnerjee, S. 30 Dec 2020
  • Cosmopolitanism, colonial shopping, and the servant problem: nurse Ida E. Cliffe’s travels in wartime India, Bonnerjee, S. 1 Mar 2019, In: Studies in Travel Writing
  • ‘It Still Haunts Me’: Trauma and Shell Shock in the Writings of the Nurses of the First World War, Bonnerjee, S. 28 May 2019, Trans Atlantic Shell Shock, Dahlonega, GA, University of North Georgia Press
  • ‘The Lure of War’: Reconsidering the Motivations of Women to Volunteer in the First World War, Bonnerjee, S. 10 Nov 2019, In: Women's History Review

  • English Literature PhD October 11 2018
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy FHEA

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