Fellowship focus: Reassessing the impact of Eastern philosophy on Victorian narratives of vivisection and vegetarianism focusing on Thomas Hardy and Edward Carpenter.  


In the wake of recent events and Black Lives Matter activism, academics are reassessing the influence of non-western narratives in Victorian culture. Hosted by Professor Pulham, who leads Surrey’s Victoriographies research group, Dr Ghosh’s Fellowship will consider and promote the important part played by Eastern philosophy in discourses on animal welfare and vegetarianism that emerged at the Victorian fin-de-siècle, with special reference to two important figures: author Thomas Hardy and social reformer Edward Carpenter.