Mae Losasso

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Mae Losasso was awarded her PhD from Royal Holloway in 2020, for which she received a departmental scholarship in association with TECHNE (AHRC). She was awarded both her BA and MA in English Literature from 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 particular, she is interested in the relationship between poetry and architectural space and is committed to an interdisciplinary approach to the study of literature. Her PhD thesis, ‘“Something like a liveable space”: Poetry, architecture, and the New York School' explored the intersections between poetry and architecture in the work of Frank O’Hara, John Ashbery, Barbara Guest, and James Schuyler.

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. In 2018, she was awarded RHUL's exchange place at Yale University, where she studied and undertook archival research at the Beinecke Library, the MoMA Archives, and NYPL's Berg Collection. 

Mae's work has been published in Textual Practice, as well as the Yale School of Architecture magazine, Paprika! She is currently working on her monograph on the New York School and architecture. 

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


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