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Current Editorial Team:
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Dr Caroline Edwards

Founding and Commissioning Editor


Dr Caroline Edwards is Lecturer in Modern & Contemporary Literature at Birkbeck, University of London. She is author of the forthcoming monograph Fictions of the Not Yet: Time in the Twenty-First-Century British Novel and co-editor of A Reader's Guide to Literary Theory (forthcoming), China Miéville: Critical Essays (Gylphi, 2015) and Maggie Gee: Critical Essays (Gylphi, 2015). She has published articles, reviews and interviews in Modern Fiction Studies, Textual Practice, Contemporary Literature, Telos, Radical Philosophy, Subjectivity and the New Statesman. Caroline is also Editorial Director of the Open Library of Humanities.

Website: http://www.drcarolineedwards.com/

Twitter: @the_blochian




Prof. Martin Paul Eve

Senior Online Editor


Professor Martin Paul Eve is Senior Lecturer in Literature, Technology & Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London. A strong proponent of Open Access, Martin is a member of the steering committee for JISC's OAPEN-UK project and is chief editor of Orbit, the open-access peer-reviewed e-journal on the writings of Thomas Pynchon. He is also on the Editorial Board for the online peer-reviewed journal Excursions

Website: https://www.martineve.com/

Twitter: @martin_eve

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Dolores Resano

Articles Editor


Dolores Resano is a predoctoral research fellow at the Centre Dona i Literatura where she is completing a dissertation on post-9/11 fiction and satire. She holds a BA in English Philology from the Universitat de Barcelona, where she also obtained an MA in Construction and Representation of Cultural Identities with a dissertation on post-9/11 fiction, trauma theory, and Don DeLillo's Falling Man. Her current research examines satirical fiction’s potential for ethical engagement and how it can question, reshape and/or dissent from political and media rhetoric around 9/11 and the War on Terror. She is a member of the editorial board for the peer-reviewed journal 452ºF. Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature and coordinates the site for online reviews Lletra de dona.

Website: https://webgrec.ub.edu/webpages/tmp/ang/dolores.resano.ub.edu.html

Twitter: @lustigeloola


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Andrea Dietrich

Online Editor


Andrea Dietrich, originally from Berlin, completed her first MA in Education/English and French Literature and Linguistics, for which she received a scholarship from the Université franco-allemande, at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (Germany) and the University of Burgundy (France) in 2010. She was selected by the British Council and the German Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs for a Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship in London which she took up alongside a further MA in Modern & Contemporary Literature at Birkbeck, University of London. Andrea is currently a PhD candidate at Anglia Ruskin University. Her research interests include postmodernism, science fiction and Existentialism (particularly the work of Jean-Paul Sartre).

Website: https://anglia.academia.edu/AndreaDietrich

Twitter: @MrsPassepartout

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Dr Harriet Earle

Articles Editor

Dr Harriet Earle is an Associate Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Birkbeck, University of London. She recently completed her PhD in American Comics at Keele University. She is currently preparing her first monograph on the topic of comics and conflict trauma. Her publications are spread across the field of comics studies and in the future she hopes to continue working on traumatic representation in comics, literature and art. 

Website: https://birkbeck.academia.edu/HarrietEarle

Twitter: @comicbomb

Michael Amherst

Michael Amherst

Online Editor

Michael Amherst is a writer of fiction and non-fiction. He is a PhD candidate at Birkbeck College, University of London, combining critical work with creative practice, exploring outsiders and transcendence in the fiction of J. M. Coetzee and Marilynne Robinson. His work has been published internationally, including the Guardian, New Statesman, the Spectator, The White Review and Contrappasso magazine. He has been shortlisted for the 2012 Bridport Prize and longlisted for the 2014 BBC Opening Lines and 2015 Bath Short Story Prize. Michael's work has been performed at Stroud Short Stories, the inaugural London LitCrawl and the Accidental Festival at London's Roundhouse.

Website: http://www.michaelamherst.com/

Twitter: @michaelamherst