Michael D'Este is a writer, researcher and postgraduate student of Modern and Contemporary Literature at the University of Manchester.
My work focuses on the points of intersection between culture and society. Taken broadly, it is an interdisciplinary investigation of intellectual history as it pertains to the arts and media – an approach grounded in my research interests in art theory and aesthetics, cultural studies, literary criticism, philosophy, political theory (with particular emphasis on heterogenous approaches to Marxism), critical geography and historiography – which attempts to address the role which culture plays in mediating our attitudes and rationality, and reciprocally, the role which a given mode of production plays in conditioning certain cultural products or forms.
If you require any more information or would just like to say hello, feel free to contact me on the above e-mail address. I am particularly open to collaborative writing and research projects; if you feel that our approaches and interests happen to coincide, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
M.A. Modern and Contemporary Literature, University of Manchester, 2018 – ongoing
B.A. (Hons) Philosophy, University of Central Lancashire 2014 – 2018