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Robyn Jakeman (English and Humanities)

Italian Futurism and the Development of British Literary Modernism

My thesis explores how the Italian  Futurists’ desire to commit to a full-scale aesthetic revolution prompted a drastic reconsideration of textual strategies in their literary output, and seeks to determine how these strategies may have, directly or indirectly, influenced British writers in the early twentieth century. I am particularly interested in the writings of Mina Loy and Wyndham Lewis, along with English-language journals of the period.

Supervisors: Dr Ana Parejo Vadillo and Dr Jo Winning