Dr Rina Arya

Reader in Visual communication, University of wolverhampton


Research Interests

Rina Arya is an art theorist who has a background in theology.  She is interested in a number of different subject areas including art, theology and spirituality, Francis Bacon, Georges Bataille, gender studies, aesthetics, critical theory, visual communication.



Abjection and Representation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)

The Sacred Dimensions of Georges Bataille (Peter Lang, 2013)

Francis Bacon: Painting in a Godless World (Lund Humphries, 2012)

Chila Kumari Burman: Shakti, Sexuality and Bindi Girls (K T Press, 2012)

Francis Bacon: Critical and Theoretical Perspectives (Peter Lang, 2012)

with Nicholas Chare, Powers of Horror in Art and Visual Culture (Manchester University Press, 2016)


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