Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies

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Rose-Anne Gush

PhD Candidate

BA Art Practice, MA Contemporary Art Theory (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Research Interests

Art History; Aesthetics; Marxism; Critical Theory; Psychoanalysis; Feminism(s); Literature


Elements of Visual Culture I and II


Research Projects & Grants

My PhD research has been made possible with the generosity of the 110 University of Leeds Anniversary Research Scholarship.

2016: Zantop Travel Award

PhD Thesis

My research addresses works by VALIE EXPORT and Elfriede Jelinek, attending to the relation of artistic labour to the body in literature, and to what has come to be called “body art”; new technologies in art that breaks with Modernism and philosophical conceptions of artistic labour highlighted by these works. This research also examines the role of the “body” in the theoretical work of Walter Benjamin and Theodor Adorno among others.

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