AWW-STRUCK: Creative and Critical Approaches to Cuteness is co-organised by Caroline Harris (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Dr Isabel Galleymore (University of Birmingham)
Caroline Harris is a poet, publisher and editor. Her PhD research brings together innovative digital and material poetries of deer, the poetics of nonhuman others and current philosophical, cultural and ecological theory. Research outputs around cuteness include a paper on ‘Conjuring Bambi’ in the poetry of Pascale Petit at Love Spells & Rituals for Another World (symposium, May 2020), an article in the Love Spells book (February 2021), poetic bookwork Cut-out Bambi (Small Birds Press, 2020) and poetry in Rewilding: An Ecopoetic Anthology (CTC Poetry, 2020).
Dr Isabel Galleymore
Dr Isabel Galleymore lectures in Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham. Her debut poetry collection, Significant Other, won the John Pollard Foundation International Prize in 2020 and her monograph, Teaching Environmental Writing, was published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2020. She is currently working on an article that proposes new dialogue between cute studies and ecofeminism alongside her second poetry collection that addresses the symbol of the child in environmentalist rhetoric. Links to Isabel’s work can be found through her website.