Lottie Whalen

13240674_10154052079786131_8193353519334309907_nLottie is a doctoral student in the Department of English at Queen Mary, University of London, where she is working on an AHRC funded thesis provisionally entitled ‘Mina Loy and Decorative Modernism’. Her thesis focuses on the work of the modernist poet, artist, and designer Mina Loy, and, in the process, considers the role of women and so-called ‘feminine’ art in twentieth century culture.  Previously, she studied for a BA in English Literature at Queen Mary and an MA in ‘Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture’ at the University of York.

Originally from Hull, she currently lives in Hackney, East London with her dog Frank (who keeps her sane when the PhD gets stressful!). When not researching, writing or dog walking, she enjoys going to the theatre, art galleries, and the cinema. She is also passionate about education – specifically the importance of the arts – and has worked as a graduate teaching assistant, tutor, and creative writing mentor.

Follow Lottie on Twitter at @LottieAW.


Mina Loy’s Decorative, Domestic Modernism, 16 June 2016