Amos Abrahams

Thesis title: Modernist Theatre, Theatricality, and Twentieth-Century Physics


Amos Abrahams studied for his undergraduate degree in English Literature at the University of Warwick, graduating in 2013. Immediately following that, he relocated to Edinburgh to undertake an MSc in Literature and Modernity. After a brief spell away from academia, Amos returned to Edinburgh in 2015 and began a PhD under the supervision of Professor Olga Taxidou. His research is supported by the Wolfson Foundation.

Undergraduate teaching

2017/18 - English Literature 1

2018/19 - Scottish Literature 1

Current project grants

Wolfson Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship in the Humanities 2015-2018

Papers delivered

May 2018: 'Theatrical philosophy, mathematic science'. Mathematics and Modern Literature Conference. University of Manchester.

March 2017: 'Quantum mechanics and the theatre of Bertolt Brecht.' Scottish Network of Modernist Studies AGM. University of Edinburgh.

June 2016: '“What am I”: Issues of scientific enlightenment and subjectivity in Gertrude Stein’s 'Doctor Faustus Lights The Lights.EGO 'Progress' Conference, University of Oxford.


'Quantum mechanics'. The Edinburgh Dictionary of Modernism. Eds. Vassiliki Kolocotroni and Olga Taxidou. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2018. 307-309.