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Robert Hawkins


I am an AHRC-funded PhD student supervised by Professor Paul Binski. My research is currently concerned with ideas of perspective, protrusion and recession in English sculpture c.1300-1400, particularly systems of pictorial organisation (such as those employed in the creation of hemispherical objects such as bosses) which represent innovative manipulations of pictorial 'norms'. My MPhil, completed in 2016, looked at depictions of clouds and vapourous substances in French portal sculpture of the thirteenth century.

I came to graduate study having completed my BA in History of Art and Architecture at King's College, Cambridge, in which I was awarded a Double-Starred First Class degree. My undergraduate dissertations focused on late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century art, particularly the work of the Bloomsbury Group, and my interest in these areas continues. I have written on art and literature for publications in print and online including The Inkling, The London Magazine and the Times Literary Supplement.