Shahidha Bari is a writer and academic working in the fields of literature, culture and philosophy. She studied at Cambridge and Cornell, and is a Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London. She specialises in the Romantic period, and her academic research considers nineteenth-century European engagements with Islam and the East, through an exploration of early English translations of the Arabian Nights, nineteenth-century Islamic art and the British literature of Romantic Orientalism. She is a regular panellist and speaks on literary and political topics, with particular interests in religion, arts and culture.
In her academic work, Shahidha considers how literary scholarship bears upon the terms of contemporary political life. Her first book, Keats and Philosophy (Routledge, 2011), explores Keats’s poetic mediations on friendship, mortality and war, and casts him as a startling modern thinker warranting renewed attention in a contemporary age. Previously, she has also published essays on the philosophers Martin Heidegger and Jacques Derrida. She is a member of the editorial board of the cultural and political journal ‘New Formations’, and a co-founder with Nemonie Craven, of the intellectual salon, ‘How to Live’, a project dedicated to cultivating academic and artistic engagements with politics, philosophy and contemporary life through walks, talks and essays.
No titles found in the database for this author.