Postgraduate and postdoctoral news

Katherine Shingler, supervised by Richard Hobbs, was awarded her PhD in December 2007.  She presented a highly original study of the formal qualities of French modern and avant-garde visual poetry of the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  Adopting an ambitious interdisciplinary approach, she drew on cognitive psychology, optics and physiology in her exploration of how readers tackle the challenges of simultaneity in visual poetry. Dr Shingler, now in post at the University of Nottingham, went on to win one of the prestigious Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships enabling her to take forward her research into the visual and filmic qualities of early twentieth-century literary modernism.