Maral Attar-Zadeh, Trinity

Degree: PhD
Course: English
Supervisor: Dr Sophie Read
Dissertation Title:

Table-Talk: Ethics and Poetics of Commensality in Early Modern England

Biographical Information

I studied Comparative Literature, German, and History at Victoria College, University of Toronto before coming to Cambridge for an MPhil in Criticism and Culture. My master's dissertation focussed on pedagogy's underexamined place in debates and narratives about the practice of literary criticism. Having shifted focus from reading together to eating together, my AHRC-funded doctoral project examines commensality as a site of, and metaphor for, ethical relationality in early modern English poetry.