Poetry, Race and Art

Amanda Holiday is Techne AHRC doctoral student at the University of Brighton researching 'pictured blackness' in poetry and art. 

The two-pronged interdisciplinary approach proposes expansive ways of comprehending pictured blackness and also offers an embodied and immersive way of understanding ekphrasis, black and even decolonial ekphrases and opens up important interdisciplinary dialogue in this area.

Her research was recently supported by the University of Brighton's Research Experience scheme to create a compendium of black ekphrasis. Holiday is currently working with Nisha Whittingham on this. Some of the gatherings can be found on twitter account @PicturingB

Holiday presented an excerpt of her work in progress at the BBA Artist Open Day last year.

Keep an eye on this page for updates on published work and projects.