Meet the Team


Co-founder: Lottie Whalen recently completed an AHRC funded PhD at QMUL entitled ‘Mina Loy’s Designs for Modernism’, which explored Loy’s interdisciplinary art practice and decorative aesthetic. Her research interests include: the role of decorative art in modernism, the visual arts, and material culture.


Co-founder: Jade Elizabeth French is a PhD researcher at QMUL. Her research explores the poetics of female ageing in avant-garde texts, with a specific focus on the works of H.D., Mina Loy and Djuna Barnes. She edited the book Let’s Start a Pussy Riot (Rough Trade, 2013) and is also the co-founder of the London-based academic/arts collective Liminal Spaces, which tackles issues of mental health and interdisciplinary modes in academia.


Co-Editor: Polly Hember is an AHRC and TECHNE funded PhD student at Royal Holloway, University of London. Focusing on modernism and visual culture, her thesis explores the work of the POOL group. She is the co-founder of the HARI-funded research cluster NeoRomMods, co-edits the Modernist Review and co-ordinates the technecast podcast.

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Harriet Baker is a PhD student in English Literature at Queen Mary, University of London. Her research focuses on the rural writing of late modernist and interwar women writers including Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Townsend Warner and Rosamond Lehmann.