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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.

In 2022, her research was supported by the University of Brighton's Research Experience scheme to create a compendium of black ekphrasis and is being supported again by the SRES scheme to create an annotated timeline. Some gatherings can be found on twitter account @PicturingB

Holiday's essay 'Towards Black Ekphrasis' appears in Oxford Poetry issue 94 (click image to purchase).












Holiday was invited to speak as part of the 'Black Poetics and Aesthetics' panel at the 24th edition of the Gwendolyn Brooks Black Writers Conference (Chicago State University) on 28th October. 











Holiday gave the 2022 Morag Morris Poetry Lecture at the University of Surrey.

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Holiday gave a version of this lecture as part of the London Drawing Group's Feminist Lecture Spring Programme on 29th May 

More details and links to follow - keep an eye on this page for updates. 

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