- B.Sc. Mathematics, University of Madras, 1986
- BA (Hons), Cambridge University, 1988
- M.Phil, English Romantic Studies, Oxford University, 1991
- D.Phil., Oxford University, 1995
- Research Fellow, University of Liverpool, 1996-99
Dr Uttara Natarajan currently convenes ‘Literary London, c. 1800-1900'. She also teaches on 'Literature of the Victorian Period', 'Sensibility and Romanticism' and 'Shakespeare'.
She was appointed at Goldsmiths in 1999.
Areas of supervision
William Hazlitt; William Morris; Charles Dickens; Augusta Webster
My research interests are primarily in the area of Romantic and Victorian literature, especially non-fictional prose and the history of ideas. I have a particular expertise in the writings of the early nineteenth-century critic, William Hazlitt. I am currently studying the transmission of Romantic models in Victorian aesthetics and criticism, and have published on Hazlitt, Keats, Shelley, Ruskin, Dickens, and Pater. Another (unrelated) area of study is south Indian culture and caste politics.
Circle of Sympathy: Shelley's Hazlitt
Natarajan, Uttara. 2005. Circle of Sympathy: Shelley's Hazlitt. In: Uttara Natarajan; Tom Paulin and Duncan Wu, eds. Metaphysical Hazlitt: Bicentenary Essays. Oxon: Routledge, pp. 111-122. ISBN 9781138010253
The veil of familiarity: Romantic philosophy and the familiar essay
Natarajan, Uttara. 2003. The veil of familiarity: Romantic philosophy and the familiar essay. Studies in Romanticism, 42(1), pp. 27-44. ISSN 00393762