A commitment to collaborations across disciplinary boundaries was a foundational principle of the AWP, one that connects us to colleagues across University of Leeds.
Dr Azadeh Fatehrad is an artist and curator who is based in London and teaches at the University of Leeds. Her research is cross-cultural and her artistic practice ranges from still and moving images to fictional stories, short films and artist books, all of which have been presented internationally. She received her PhD from the Royal College of Art, London (2016), is co-founder of ‘Herstoriographies: The Feminist Media Archive Research Network’, is on the editorial board of the peer-reviewed Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) and was the recipient of St. John’s College Artist in Residence 2018 at the University of Oxford.
Prof Martin Iddon’s discussion of the creative relationship between John Cage and David Tudor, including his critical edition of their complete extant correspondence, was published as John Cage and David Tudor: Correspondence on Interpretation and Performance by Cambridge University Press in 2013. The same year saw the publication of his monograph New Music at Darmstadt. He is also a composer: his CD pneuma is available on Another Timbre.
Dr Jim Mussell is Associate Professor in Victorian Literature in the School of English and the Director of the Centre for the Comparative History of Print. Jim is a media historian and theorist interested primarily in nineteenth-century print culture. His work investigates the material and cultural practices of reading and writing with (and in) print, as well as the legacy of historical print materials and technologies today.
Dr Federica Pich joined the University of Leeds in 2012 as a Lecturer in Italian. She was Mellon Visiting Professor at the Courtauld Institute of Art (London) in 2016 and is on the editorial board of the journal Arabeschi: International Journal of Studies on Literature and Visuality. Both her 2010 monograph, I poeti davanti al ritratto. Da Petrarca a Marino, and the anthology she co-edited and annotated in 2008, Poesia e ritratto nel Rinascimento, include poems penned by artist-poets such as Bronzino and Michelangelo and analyse writings by Leon Battista Alberti and Leonardo. Her most recent project, ‘Petrarch Commentary and Exegesis in Renaissance Italy (c. 1350-c. 1650)‘, is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and began in January 2017.
Dr Nigel Saint is Lecturer in French Studies. He has worked on issues of the visual in the essays and fiction of the writer Marguerite Yourcenar, on text-image relations in the ‘livre d’artiste’ (especially the productions of Pierre Lecuire) and, more recently, on the poetics of memory in the diverse writings and the sculptures of Pascal Convert. His work on Convert continues alongside, and partly within, a monograph project devoted to the art historian Georges Didi-Huberman.