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Anvita Agrawal

Anvita Agrawal

Research Project Title:

Cosmopolitan Memory in the World War One Literature of India and Britain



Dr Stacy Gillis and Dr Jake Jewusiak

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Research Interests:

  • World War One Literature
  • World War One Poetry
  • Modern Literature
  • South Asian Literature
  • Contemporary Literature
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Brief Outline of Research Project:

My project considers World War One texts from India and Britain through the lens of cosmopolitan memory.  I argue that cosmopolitan memory exists in earlier forms of expression, and I investigate its formulation during World War One era through consideration of various forms, including the novel, short story and letters.  My PhD excavates the role and impact of memory through a cosmopolitan lens to emphasise the importance of universal experience.

Academic Background:

  • MA English Literature, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, India
  • BA English Literature, University of Delhi, India