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Shahidha Bari is Lecturer in Romanticism at Queen Mary University of London. She teaches literature, philosophy and visual culture. She features regularly on Radio 4's Front Row and Saturday Review, and is a reviewer for the Financial Times, the TLS and Times Higher. She is an occasional presenter of Radio 3's Arts and Ideas programme, Free Thinking. She was selected as a Radio 3 New Generation Thinker in 2011 and was the winner of the Observer Anthony Burgess Prize in 2014. She is writing a book on the poetics of dress.