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Harry Pitt Scott

Thesis Working Title:
'The Poetics of Offshore: Finance and World-Petroculture after 1973'

Harry joined the department as a PhD candidate in 2018. His research is situated in the fields of the Energy Humanities, Petroculture and the Economic Humanities, and tracks the relationship between fossil fuels, finance, and culture during and after the long crisis of 1973-82. His thesis addresses the encounters between ‘fossil finance’ and literary form, architecture and financial writing to assess how the political economy of finance matters to petroculture.

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

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Professor Graeme Macdonald

Funded by:

Centre for Arts and Doctoral Research Excellence (CADRE)

Office Hour:
Wednesday 11am - 12pm