Chloe Pinto, Pembroke

Degree: PhD
Course: CC
Supervisor: Dr Alex Houen
Dissertation Title: Ahrtvork: Aesthetics and Anti-Semitism in Ezra Pound's Work and Thought

Research Interests

My doctoral research project investigates the relationship between art and antisemitism in Ezra Pound’s work and thought. Through examining how Pound’s economic and political activity became saturated by an engagement with visual culture, my research lies at the intersection between the politics of exclusion and the interaction between text, ideology and image. My PhD is funded by the AHRC DTP. 

Prior to beginning my undergraduate degree, I worked in film production. I graduated as Valedictorian from the New College of the Humanities with a BA in English (First), and was awarded the University of London Sir Charles Harris Prize for achieving the highest overall degree results for the University of London English BA worldwide. Following this, I completed the MSt in Literature (1900- The Present Day) at The Queen’s College, University of Oxford (Distinction). My PhD research builds directly on my MSt dissertation, which explored Pound’s engagement with film as a vehicle for both vorticism and Fascism from 1918-1932. 

My academic interests include: 

Ezra Pound; visual culture; the history of antisemitism; modernism; Jewish literature; film theory; art history; genetic criticism; marginalia; avant-garde poetics; Jean Genet; prison literature; contemporary American fiction; popular culture.  

I am a current co-convenor of Cambridge's Theory, Criticism and Culture seminar series. 

Areas of Supervision

This year I am teaching Practical Criticism and Critical Practice and Part II Paper 16: History and Theory of Literary Criticism. I am currently supervising an undergraduate Part II dissertation on fictional representations of the Holocaust, and have previously given lectures on prison literature. I would be very happy to hear from any students working in my areas of interest. 

Selected Publications

‘Canto 91' in: Readings in the Cantos: Volume Three, ed. John Gery and Richard Parker, (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2020) [forthcoming].