Jack Parlett is a PhD student in English at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. His project focusses on gay cruising in the work of Walt Whitman, Frank O’Hara and David Wojnarowicz. He has a piece forthcoming in a pamphlet on Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project (co-written with Anne Stillman), and has also written reviews for Dazed & Confused, The Inkling and the Cambridge Humanities Review. He has also published poems in Blackbox Manifold and the BFI Flare Zine. In October 2018 he will take up a Junior Research Fellowship at University College, Oxford to work on a literary history of Fire Island.

University of Sussex: Review: DISCO! An Interdisciplinary Conference

Review: DISCO! An Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Sussex, 21-23 June 2018 The word ‘disco’ refers to several things, both the genre of music which the OED describes as ‘strongly rhythmical pop music mainly intended for dancing’ that was ‘particularly popular in the mid to late 1970s’, to the nightclub or… Continue reading