Thomas Houlton
Associate Tutor (English)
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Research

Current research: Monuments, transitional objects and the uncanny. Tracing our psychical, mystic and sociocultural relationships with these 'architectural objects' as a means of coping with trauma and loss on a personal and national level. I am particularly interested in D.W. Winnicott's theories of object relations, creativity and potential space; Andre Green's work on negativity; Derrida's theories on crypts and the archive; and the monument-work of contemporary artists such as Rachel Whiteread, Jochen Gerz and Jenny Holzer.