Inga Bryden is Professor of Cultural History and Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Winchester, UK. Before her appointment at Winchester she taught at the University of Exeter, and she also undertook research and voluntary work in Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu, India, between 1999 and 2003. Her research interests span literary, visual, and material cultures, with a focus on interdisciplinary ways of interpreting places and spaces.
Publications include the books Reinventing King Arthur (2005), Domestic Space (1999) and The Pre-Raphaelites (1998), as well as a range of chapters and articles, more recently on fashion; literature and architecture; practice-based doctorates in the creative arts; Indian domestic interiors; mapping; the kitchen, and the street.
In 2000 Professor Bryden curated the exhibition Pichhavai Paintings (shown at the British Council, New Delhi, and the Royal Commonwealth Society, London). She has presented papers at over 35 academic conferences in the UK and abroad, and given public talks at national societies, museums, and to cultural and artistic networks. Her most recent public lecture was `Stop leaning against the wall – it’s wet!’ (Banksy): Materiality, Text and Urban Space’.
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