Dr Patricia Allmer
Senior Research Fellow in Art History and Theory
Telephone : 0161 247 1712
Email : email@example.com
Office : Righton Building / Room G15
Patricia's research focuses primarily on twentieth-century art, with a special interest in surrealism, and contemporary art history and theory. Her work has explored surrealism in Belgium, and her book René Magritte: Beyond Painting (Manchester University Press, 2009) was the first to focus on philosophical implications and other neglected and marginalised aspects of his work. Patricia curated and edited the catalogue for Angels of Anarchy: Women Artists and Surrealism (Manchester Art Gallery, 26.11.2009 – 10.01.2010), a pioneering major international exhibition of women surrealist artists.
In 2010 Patricia won a Philip Leverhulme Prize in art history. She is currently writing a monograph on Lee Miller for Manchester University Press, and is working with artists on a series of collaborative projects.
Patricia is interested in supervising PhD and MA projects in these or closely related areas.
PhD in Art History, Loughborough University, School of Art and Design, 2001 – 2004. Thesis Title: Correspondences – René Magritte’s Dialogue with Art and Tradition.
MA (with Distinction) - European Literature, Culture and Society, Manchester Metropolitan University, Department of Politics and Philosophy, 2000 - 2001.
BA (Hons) Upper Second Class, Applied Social Studies by Independent Study, Manchester Metropolitan University, Crewe and Alsager Faculty, Department of Humanities and Applied Social Studies, 1997 - 2000.
Mike Chavez-Dawson PhD, Borders Between Documentation and Performance in Contemporary Visual Art.
Magnus Quaife PhD, The Function of Alter Egos and Collective Identities in Contemporary Art.
Luca Csepely-Knorr MPhil, Thomas Mawson and Béla Rerrich: Connections between English and Hungarian Urban Design.
Nick Impey MA by Research, 'Alternative' Views of the Holocaust: The Night Porter and The Gestapo’s Last Orgy.
Niaz Mohaved MA by Research, Retelling the Story of Fravahar.
AWARDS AND GRANTS
2011 British Academy Small Research Grant
2010 Philip Leverhulme Prize
2009 British Academy Small Research Grant
2008 British Academy Small Research Grant
2007 British Academy Overseas Conference Grant
2001-2004 Full-time University Studentship funding for PhD, Loughborough University
2000-2001 Full-time Postgraduate Bursary for MA, Manchester Metropolitan University
Association of Art Historians, UK
Association of Historians of American Art, USA
College Art Association, USA
Feminist and Women's Studies Association, UK
Mid-America College Art Association, USA
Modern Language Association, USA
Universities Art Association of Canada