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Brett Walsh

MA work

MA work

Beneath a Double Sign: Philosophy, Poetics, Politics & the Inverted Comma

A literary-critical analysis of the use of the inverted comma within mid 20th century conceptions of nihilism, psychoanalysis and deconstruction. The ethos of the study rests on the necessity to maintain and develop a «hermeneutics of suspicion» in tandem with a poetic appreciation of critical thought, extended to the aesthetic, aural, rhetorical and conceptual effects of its punctuation. It sets the inverted comma into a relation with broad philosophical inclinations, namely metaphysic's inherence within nihilism and visa versa.



  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Critical Writing in Art & Design, 2017

  • I am an artist, writer & filmmaker, living in London. I studied Fine Art (BA) at Leeds College of Art, and Critical Writing in Art & Design (MA) at the Royal College of Art. I make work at the interstices of philosophy, literature and psychoanalysis.

  • Degrees

  • BA Fine Art, Leeds College of Art & Design, 2014
  • Publications

  • ARC20, Royal College of Art, Issue 20, 2016