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18:00 - 20:00 31 October 2014

Cities Imaginaries lecture: Amit Chaurduri, 'The New Provinces'


Wilkins Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Amit Chaurduri, is an internationally recognised Indian English author and professor of contemporary literature at the University of East Anglia. He graduated from UCL. His first book, A Strange and Sublime Address (1991), a novella and a number of short stories, won the Betty Trask Prize, the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Eurasia Region, Best First Book) and was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize. Since then, he has written ten more critically acclaimed publications, noted for their depiction of contemporary India and globalisation. He contributes fiction, poetry and reviews to numerous publications including The Guardian, the London Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, the New Yorker and Granta magazine.

The acclaimed author and academic Amit Chaurduri will host a lecture at UCL, marking the merger of the UCL Department of English Language and Literature's City Centre into the Urban Lab's 'Cities Imaginaries' programme. The lecture is titled, 'The New Provinces: a writer's changing relationship to the ordinary in the time of globalisation'.

The lecture forms part of UCL Urban Laboratory's week-long exhibition and programme of events, Cities Methodologies.

Image courtesy of LSE / Nigel Stead.


Jordan Rowe
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