Hailey Maxwell


Research title

Paris Between the Wars: Radical Art, Community and the Sacred

Research summary

This present research arises out of a long-standing interest in Georges Bataille and his legacy on French critical thought.

MA History of Art (Hons) (2013) and MLitt Art, Politics, Transgression: 20th Century Avant-Gardes (2014)



Andrew Millar Prize for History for my postgraduate taught dissertation 'Metaphor and Myth: Georges Bataille and André Masson 1929-1938'

Scottish International Education Trust 2015-2018

Clark-Mile End Bursary 2016-17

Sutherland Page Trust 2016-17

Glasgow Educational and Marshall Trust 2015-16

Fran Trust Travel Grant June 2017



 Conference Presentations:

  • Presenting European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernist Studies (EAM) 6th International Conference 'Modernism(s) and Realism(s)' at  University of Münster September 2018 as part of the panel ‘Political Sovereignty and the Return to Order in the Avant Garde’ 

  • '"Imagine a bullfight for you alone:" Surrealism and Laure's Sacred' Aggression, Transgression & the Avant-garde 6th June 2017, Edinburgh College of Art 
  • 'The Exquisite Corpse: the Social Body in Surrealist Play' Dada 1916-2016: A Century in Revolt 3rd November 2016, Centre for Contemporary Art Glasgow 
    Also co-organised the postgraduate panel at the conference.  
  • ‘Zurich Dada and Nationalism’ GRAMnet (Glasgow Refugee and Migrant Network) Research Open Day 2016, University of Glasgow

  • ‘Surrealist Collaborative Play’ written as part of a Group Critical Writing Residency curated by Cooper Gallery at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.
    Paper was presented at 12-Hour Jamming Symposium Friday 25 July 2014, part of GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland. 

Participation by attendance


Level 1 History of Art – Graduate Teaching Assistant 

Additional information

Online Publications

"Midwestern Masculinity: Larry Clark in Tulsa" 3:AM Magazine December 2017

Exhibition review "Antony Connelley: If You've Got the Money" Cable Magazine Issue 5 November 2017

"Learning from New Lanark" Conter October 2017

"Decaptiation in the "Low" Surrealist RevolutionAge of Revolutions January 2017


Journal and Book Reviewing 

Peer-reviewer for eSharp issue  'Rise and Fall' Spring 2017

Contributor to LSE Review of Books


Centre of Unsuccessful Submissions  Coburg House Art Studios, Edinburgh 23-26 Feb 2018 (Senior Researcher) 



Arts Emergency

Association 19-20

British Association of Modernist Studies (BAMS)

Dada & Surrealism Research Group led by Edinburgh College of Art

Society for French History