This week on Grad Chat:
Patty Argyrides: PhD student in English Literature and Language under the supervision of Dr Glenn Willmott
Research Topic: Modernism
Overview: Patty’s dissertation explores the link between literature and dance in the Modernist period, with a special focus on ballet. Her interest is in the performativity of language and gesture in modern narrative, especially in the works of James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, H.D., and Gertrude Stein. The project asks what the difference is between texts that dance and texts about dancing. The context for this research is not only cross-disciplinary studies in the arts, but also the wealth of existing discussion of the creative and artistic responses to modernity that are manifested and represented through the body.