Imogen Cassels, Gonville and Caius

Degree: MPHIL
Course: CC
Supervisor: Dr Leo Mellor
Dissertation Title: Exploring Roger Caillois' 'temptation of space' in relation to ecocriticism and poetic form

Research Interests

Roger Caillois; surrealism; modernism; Dylan Thomas; 20th century/contemporary poetry; form and formality; repetition; puns, playfulness and gaming; mimesis and ekphrasis; Lisa Robertson; material texts; translations; W. S. Graham; kitsch; grief writing; blue things; Adam, Eve & Eden; 'material mysticism'; nature writing/writing landscapes; translations; ghosts; folksong; music/language; psychoanalysis; Mervyn Peake; Joan of Arc; the phenomenology of reading; fashion; feminism and femininities; insects/leaves.

Selected Publications

''Mother; beautiful things'minor literature[s], October 2017

Poetry forthcoming or published in the London Review of Books, Datableed, Ambit, No Prizes, Blackbox Manifold, the London Magazine, and on the London Underground.