I am currently completing my PhD in English at the University of Strathclyde on the performance and perception of authenticity in contemporary UK spoken word poetry.
My research focuses include:
- performance-based poetics, particularly in the UK
- performative authenticity in the arts
- artistic engagement with Scottish independence movements
- the work of Carol Ann Duffy
For more information on my PhD, please read my abstract here and learn more about my UK spoken word archival project here. I am always interested in research collaborations and presentations; please contact me here or email me directly via kathryn.a.ailes (at) gmail.com.