Subaltern Women’s Narratives: Subversion, Resilience, and Shifting Responses is an interdisciplinary one-day international conference at the University of Sheffield.

It is organised by Samraghni Bonnerjee and Ethel Maqeda.



Samraghni Bonnerjee is a Vice Chancellor’s Scholar at the University of Sheffield, reading for a PhD in English Literature. For her thesis, she is working on the writings of British and German nurses of the First World War. She read and taught English and German at Calcutta, and was twice the Goethe Stipendiatin to Berlin and Hamburg. Her research interests include feminist theory, nineteenth and twentieth century literature, war, Modernism, Postcolonialism, and the history of medicine.



Ethel Maqeda is a PhD student at the School of English, University of Sheffield, funded by the Council for Assisting Refugee Academics (CARA). She works on the writing and reading of violence and trauma in Postcolonial literature. Her other interests include African literature, African theatre, Women’s studies, Postcolonial feminism and the intersections of writing and politics.


The conference has been funded by:

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