Projects

Books –

The Instagram Archipelago: Race, Gender, and the Lives of Dead Fish, Zer0 Books (UK), September 2022

Building Black: Towards Antiracist Architecture, Punctum Books (Santa Barbara, CA), early 2022 https://punctumbooks.com/titles/building-black-towards-antiracist-architecture/

City Embers, Death of Workers Whilst Building Skyscrapers (Glasgow), April 2021 (Poetry/essay collection) https://www.deathofworkerswhilstbuildingskyscrapers.com/product-page/city-embers-elliot-c-mason

Materials for Building a City, Marble Poetry (Cardiff), March 2021 (Poetry pamphlet) https://www.marblepoetry.com/product/materials-for-building-a-city-eliot-c-mason/

Essays –

“Building Black Against Architecture: Race, Dance, and the Urban Archipelago”, Interfere journal, Vol. 2, November 2021, pp. 95-109 https://interferejournal.files.wordpress.com/2021/11/6.-mason.-building-black-against-architecture-1.pdf

“Is There a (Black) Literature?”, Academia Letters, November 2021 https://www.academia.edu/60954941/Is_There_a_Black_Literature

“Black Home: Towards an Ethics of Blackitecture”, Academia Letters, April 2021 https://www.academia.edu/s/742bd595c1?source=news

“Pale Future Ruins”, Crumble Magazine, February 2021 https://www.crumblemag.com/2021/02/pale-future-ruins/

“Thing: A Fugitive In( )Operation”, pp. 163-189, Journal of Italian Philosophy, Vol. 3, December 2020 https://research.ncl.ac.uk/italianphilosophy/currentissue/

“Speaking Out”, review of Pluto’s Outspoken series, Tribune, May 2020 https://tribunemag.co.uk/2020/05/speaking-out

“Sounding Out the House: Thinking Sound and Sight in Poetry”, Review31, March 2020 http://review31.co.uk/essay/view/82/sounding-out-the-house-thinking-sound-and-sight-in-poetry

“Mayo-Optimism: Thinking Blackness and the Philosophy of Food”, 3:AM magazine, February 2020 https://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/mayo-optimism-thinking-blackness-and-the-philosophy-of-food/

“Sky Market: the Ideal Neoliberal Non-Nation”, 3:AM magazine, December 2019 https://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/sky-market-the-ideal-neoliberal-non-nation/

“BodiesTM: Poetry. City. Whiteness”, SPAM magazine, November 2019 https://spamzine.co.uk/post/188786758187/essay-bodiestm-poetry-city-whiteness-by

“We Are House of Fraser: the Creation of the Body by the Shopping Centre and Porn”, SPAM magazine, October 2019 https://spamzine.co.uk/post/188561200677/essay-we-are-house-of-fraser-the-creation-of

“(The Refusal) To Work Forever”, Review 31, October 2019 http://review31.co.uk/essay/view/76/the-refusal-to-work-forever

“Is Pride Enough?”, Undercurrent Philosophy, November 2017 http://undercurrentphilosophy.com/medium/is-pride-enough-a-critical-account/

“Atomise the Atom”, Undercurrent Philosophy, November 2016 http://undercurrentphilosophy.com/short/atomise-the-atom/

Poetry –

‘In Anticipation of Coming Rain’, Magma 76, April 2020

‘History Museum’, (p. 108) Aurora Volume 1, poetry anthology, Allegory Ridge press, January 2020 https://www.allegoryridge.com/shop/aurora-volume-01

https://www.abctales.com/user/elliot-c-mason

Three poems by E. C. Mason, Cathexis North West Press, January 2020 https://www.cathexisnorthwestpress.com/post/security-history-museum-neighbourhood-watch

‘Prayer for White Parents’, High Shelf magazine, November 2019 https://www.highshelfpress.com/prayerforwhiteparents

Five poems by Elliot C. Mason, BREAK, UCL Writers’ Society / KCL Literary Society, October 2019 http://bit.ly/UCLWritersBreak

“Reporting a Stain”, Exclamat!on journal, Vol. 3, Exeter University, June 2019

“Fathers”, Smiths magazine, Goldsmiths College, 2016

“Councilled: Memory in Green”, We Will Be Free anthology, 2018 https://www.amazon.co.uk/We-Will-Be-Free-Anthology/dp/1912710064

Translations –

Four poems by Sara Torres, translated into English by Elliot C. Mason, February 2020, Pamenar Press magazine https://www.pamenarpress.com/post/sara-torres

“Landscape for a Dead Woman / Paisaje para una Mujer Muerta, by Rachael Allen, translated into Spanish by Elliot C. Mason”, De Sur a Sur magazine, Year 3, Number 9, October 2019 (pages 59-66)

“Three poems, by A. K. Blakemore, translated into Spanish by Elliot C. Mason”, De Sur a Sur magazine, Year 3, Number 8, June 2019 (pages 32-37)

Exhibitions –

Curator and writer. “Island Biography”, Migration Museum, London, May 2018.

Copywriter and workshop facilitator. “Is Your Life Real?”, Freud Museum, London, March 2018.

Academic talks –

“To Be Human, To Be I: The Violence of Whiteness in Contemporary Poetry”, EARN conference, Leeds University, 7-8 November 2019

“To Be Human, To Be I: The Violence of Whiteness in Contemporary Poetry”, International Poetry Conference, ‘Between Creation and Interpretation’, London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, Birkbeck College, University of London, 21 September 2019

“The White City of Poetry is Ready for Blinding Ink”, Annual Goldsmiths Literature Society conference, 5 June 2019

“Queering Grammar’s Body, or, Pussy Riot and the Queerest of the Queer”, GLITS seminars, Goldsmiths College, University of London, November 2018

“Mark Fisher and Anticapitalism”, London Action Resource Centre, November 2018

Plays and performances –

“Everything Today is the Same”, Chapel Playhouse, King’s Cross, August 2019.

“Everything Today is the Same”, The Drayton Arms, Kensington, June 2019.

“Everything Today is the Same”, political comedy, written by Elliot C. Mason, Katzpace Theatre, London Bridge, May 2019.

“The Charitable Ministry of the Second Look”, short comedy, written and directed by Elliot C. Mason, You’re Hysterical performance event, November 2018.

“She Arrives”, Bread & Roses Theatre, Clapham, September 2018.

“She Arrives”, The Hen & Chickens Theatre, Highbury & Islington, August 2018.

“She Arrives”, one-woman play, written and directed by Elliot C. Mason, Katzpace Theatre, London Bridge, May 2018.

“For All That Matters”, short play, written and directed by Elliot C. Mason, The Vintage Emporium, Shoreditch, November 2013.

“Fame Fatale”, short play written by Elliot C. Mason, Genesis Cinema, Whitechapel, October 2013.

Competitions –

Fitzcarraldo Essay Prize 2020, shortlisted. Black Space in the Basement (later published as Building Black: Towards Antiracist Architecture)

Bart Moore-Gilbert Post-Colonial Essay Prize 2018, winner. “Perverts of Pressure in a Non-Place” essay on Jamaica Kincaid.

University of Bolton Poetry Competition 2018, winner. “Shaving in a Cold Barn”.

Poetry Kit Spring Competition 2018, highly commended. “If I Had Pages Just to Write On”.

Buzzwords Poetry Competition 2016, highly commended. “Romance on Soft Furniture”.

Videos/Recordings –

Four poem recordings from City Embers (2021) – produced by Bruno Vilhar; read by Elliot C. Mason, Klara Kaliger, Bruno Vilhar and Jura McKay:

https://www.deathofworkerswhilstbuildingskyscrapers.com/copy-of-city-embers-elliot-c-mason