Aesthetics, Art and Literature

Aesthetics, Art and Literature

Aesthetics, Art and Literature is a distinctly interdisciplinary group. As well as working on more traditional topics in aesthetics and philosophy of literature, it enables researchers from different academic disciplines to exchange ideas and methods, to collaborate across traditional boundaries, and to work closely with other institutions and the community on issues of intellectual and cultural importance.

Research themes of members of this group include: aesthetics and art theory, philosophy and literature, history of art, creativity, engaging with museum collections, archiving, and science fiction.

We welcome expressions of interest from prospective students wishing to embark on postgraduate research in any of these areas. A linked MA degree programme is MA in Art, Aesthetics, and Cultural Institutions.


Prof Barry Dainton
Prof Richard Gaskin
Dr Nikolaos Gkogkas
Dr Panayiota Vassilopoulou
Dr Daniel Whistler

Partnerships and collaborations

• The European Union’s Creative Research Adaptive Roadmap Project
The Bluecoat
• Herakleidon Museum in Athens
Tate Liverpool
National Museums Liverpool
FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology)
Liverpool Biennial

For details of current projects involving some of these partners led by Yiota Vassilopoulou see: