Jack Parlett is a writer, poet and scholar and a Junior Research Fellowship at University College, Oxford, where he also teaches. His research focuses on 20th and 21st century American literature and culture, with an emphasis on queer writing and questions of gender, sexuality, and race. He completed a PhD in English at Cambridge University, which he adapted as a monograph entitled The Poetics of Cruising: Queer Visual Culture from Whitman to Grindr, published by the University of Minnesota Press in February 2022. His book, Fire Island: Love, Loss and Liberation in an American Paradise, was published by Granta Books (UK) and Hanover Square Press (US) in May 2022.
5 Speakers, 15 Minutes Each - September 2022
Start the new season with 5x15 in September and journey from the ground beneath your feet, to island utopias and the outer edges of reason