Ms Mae Losasso

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Mae Losasso is a funded PhD student at Royal Holloway, who joined the University in 2016, after completing her BA and MA in English Literature at the University of Sussex.  

Her main interests are in: New York School poetry; modern and contemporary avant-garde poetics; post-war American architecture; architectural discourse; twentieth-century literary theory and philosophy. 

In particualr, she is interested in the relationship between poetry and architectural space and is committed to an interdisciplinary approach to the study of literature. Her ongoing thesis, ‘“Works as big as cities”: Textual confrontations between the poetry of the New York School and the architecture of New York City' explores the intersections between poetry and architecture in the work of Frank O’Hara, John Ashbery, Barbara Guest, and Ted Berrigan. 

In 2016, Mae co-organised ‘Embodied Methodologies’, Royal Holloway's annual practice-based research conference and, in 2017, she co-organised 'Intimaterial', a TECHNE funded conference at the Royal College of Art.

Also in 2017, Mae undertook a three month internship at the Cabinet Office and, in 2018, was awarded RHUL's exchange place at Yale University, where she undertook archival research at the Beinecke Library, the MoMA Archives, and NYPL's Berg Collection. 

Mae is an AHRC TECHNE Associate and an Associate Member of the Poetics Research Centre at Royal Holloway. 


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Royal Holloway Poetics Resarch Centre

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  • New Work on the New York School

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  • Intimaterial

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