Emma Cheatle

Dr Emma Cheatle

Senior Lecturer

BA Hons, DipArch, PhD

T: 0114 222 0333
E: e.cheatle@sheffield.ac.uk

Trained as an architect, I have a background in design and architectural humanities teaching. My research critically explores works of architecture and art, and uses forms of critical-creative writing to draw out their cultural and social history. My PhD (Bartlett, UCL) received the 2014 RIBA President's Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis, and is published as Part-Architecture: The Maison de Verre, Duchamp, Domesticity and Desire in 1930s Paris (Routledge, 2016). My current research, The Architecture of Lying-in: From the Dark and Airless Room to the Hospital for Women examines the role of architecture in the historic understanding of the maternal body and maternity practices.

Teaching Activities

Director PhD by Design
Humanities Lecturer and Supervisor
MAAD Co-director: for Live Projects; Thesis; and Studio
Critical Spatial Theory Module [MAAD and MArch]

Research Interests

Critical-creative spatial theory and ficto-critical writing
Feminist and de-colonial theory, practice and pedagogy
Histories of urban common land
Health and maternity architecture
Interdisciplinarity

PGR Supervision Interests

Critical-creative spatial theory and ficto-critical writing; Feminist and de-colonial theory, practice and pedagogy; Urban common land; Health and maternity architecture; Modernist art and architecture; Interdisciplinary topics between art architecture and literature

Grants, Awards and Consultancy

Researcher on AHRC Major Award: Wastes and Strays: The Pasts Present and Future of Urban Common Land 2019–2022

Alumni PhD Exhibition, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, 2016 The Large Glass (turned on its side) with Albrecht Dürer, ‘Artist and Model’, from The Painter’s Manual, 1538 Convolutions, Cuts and Slips through the Maison de Verre, Emma Cheatle, 2010
The City of London Lying-in Hospital, 1772. Engraving by J. Roberts. Wellcome Library, London.

Publications

Books

  • Cheatle E (2017) Part-Architecture The Maison de Verre, Duchamp, Domesticity and Desire in 1930s Paris. Routledge. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

  • Cheatle E (2012) Recording the absent in the Maison de Verre. IDEA Journal. RIS download Bibtex download

Chapters

  • Cheatle E (2018) Fiction In Hvattum M & Hultzsch A (Ed.), The Printed and the Built Architecture, Print Culture and Public Debate in the Nineteenth Century Bloomsbury Publishing RIS download Bibtex download
  • Cheatle E (2017) Between Landscape and Confinement: Situating the Writings of Mary Wollstonecraft In Frichot H, Gabrielsson C & Runting H (Ed.), Architecture and Feminisms Ecologies, Economies, Technologies Routledge RIS download Bibtex download
  • Cheatle E (2016) Part-architecture: the manifest and the hidden in the Maison de Verre and the Large Glass (or towards an architectural unconscious) In Holms L & Hendrix JE (Ed.), Architecture and the Unconscious Routledge RIS download Bibtex download
  • Cheatle E (2010) To Look at the Maison de Verre (from the Other Side of the Glass) with One Eye, Close To, for Almost an Hour, Again In de Sousa E & Wooller K (Ed.), Propositions Ideology in Transparency RIS download Bibtex download