Oliver Dawson

Human Geography

PhD Researcher in Human Geography (ESRC +3)
School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol

Start date: October 2017

Research topic: Poetic Cartographies in the Age of the Anthropocene

My research happens at the intersection of art, philosophy and the social sciences. I explore how the cognitive, ritual and social references that art and poetry generates produce new ‘regimes’ of subjectivity. I am particularly interested in how the non-linguistic, a-signifying and affective qualities of poetry allow for the mapping of new subject capacities, and how these offer new ways of thinking and responding to the ethical and political challenges of the Anthropocene.

Research supervisors: Dr John David Dewsbury, Dr Franklin Ginn , Dr Joe Gerlach

Email: od15598@bris.ac.uk