M. Oran MCKENZIE
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Oran McKenzie holds an MA in English Language and Literature from the University of Geneva. His master’s thesis, “‘to see matter stumble out of its forms.’ Anne Carson’s Poetry and Visual Art,” questioned the role of vision and visual art in the poetics and poetry of Anne Carson. His doctoral research builds on this inter-art approach for a study of light in modern and contemporary poetry.
“Spillage and Banditry: Anne Carson’s Derivatives” in Economies of English. SPELL: Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature 33. Tübingen: Narr, 2016. (Forthcoming)
Papers / Conférences
“Mud on TV. Lucent Earth and Material Light in Seamus Heaney’s ‘The Mud Vision’ and Steve McQueen’s Illuminer,” Encountering Materiality: Science, Art, Language, University of Geneva, 23 – 25 June 2016.
“The Flow of Memory: Circulation, Materiality and Waves in the Works of Toni Morrison and Ellen Gallagher,” in collaboration with Dr. Anna Iatsenko, CAAR Conference Liverpool 2015: Mobilising Memory: Creating African Atlantic Identities, Liverpool Hope University, 24 – 28 June 2015.
“Spillage and Banditry: Anne Carson’s Derivatives,” SAUTE Conference 2015: Economies of English, University of Geneva, 24 – 25 April 2015.