Carol Sommer

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Iris Murdoch, Philippa Foot, Elizabeth Anscombe, Mary Midgley

Women In Parenthesis Collaborator


Carol Sommer holds a PhD from Leeds Beckett University (2019) for her practice-led research and her thesis entitled ‘Contingent Form and the Feminine in the Novels of Iris Murdoch’. She is an artist based in the North East of England. Since 2005 she has been applying Iris Murdoch’s philosophical ideas about classification to her fictional material as a way of making artwork, and since 2012 to her fictional depictions of women’s experience. This work includes a book, Cartography for Girls, an A-Z of Orientations identified within the Novels of Iris Murdoch, published in 2016, and an Instagram account, @cartography_for_girls, live since May 2017.



Darlington, North East England, England, United Kingdom

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