Meet our Convenors

Dr Cole Collins received his PhD in 2018 from the University of Edinburgh. He also holds a MA (Hons) in English Literature and a MLitt in Modernities: Literature, Culture, Theory, both from the University of Glasgow. His PhD examined the representation of women in the collages of Kurt Schwitters through feminist and queer theoretical lenses. He publishes regularly with the Kurt Schwitters Society and is currently one of their assistant editors. He is editing a volume, forthcoming with Peter Lang, examining new perspectives on collage in a German context. Cole has held research fellowships supported by the Leverhulme Trust and the Arp Stiftung e.V. Berlin. He has also held Visiting Lecturer positions at the Leuphana Universität, Lüneburg, and the Akademie der Bildende Künste, Munich.

(Twitter: @c_s_collins)

Dr Freya Gowrley is a Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Postdoctoral Fellow and a Visiting Lecturer in the University of Edinburgh’s History of Art department. Her research focuses on visual and material culture in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain and North America. Her monograph, Domestic Space in Britain, c.1750-1840: Materiality, Sociability & Emotion is forthcoming from Bloomsbury Academic, and she has had articles published in Eighteenth-Century Fiction and Journal 18. She has held fellowships at Yale Centre for British Art, the Winterthur Museum, the Huntington Library, and the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

(Twitter: @Freya_Gowrley)