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Harry Pitt Scott

Thesis Working Title:
The Offshore Imaginary: Fossil Finance and Petroculture, 1973-2008

Harry joined the department as a PhD candidate in 2018. His research is situated in the field of the Energy Humanities, Petroculture and the Economic Humanities, and tracks the relationship between fossil fuels, finance and culture. His thesis addresses the encounters between ‘fossil finance’ and literary form, architecture and financial writing in the long aftermath of the 1970s energy crises, arguing that financialisation is as much an energetic and aesthetic process as an economic and political one.

Before coming to Warwick, Harry completed a BA and an MA at the University of York. He is supervised by Professor Graeme Macdonald and his research is funded by the Centre for Arts and Doctoral Research Excellence (CADRE). He is organising a one-day interdisciplinary conference, Flows and Floods: Environments and Cultures, funded by the HRC Doctoral Fellowship.

Research Interests

Petroculture, Energy Humanities, Economic Humanities, World-Literature


2019-2020: EN123 Modern World Literatures


Professor Graeme Macdonald

Funded by:

Centre for Arts and Doctoral Research Excellence (CADRE)

Office Hour:
Wednesday 11am - 12pm