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avatar for Keri ThomasKeri Thomas

Keri Thomas is an FE lecturer and Doctor of English Literature, achieving her doctorate in 2016 with her work entitled Hengwrt Chaucer: Cultural Capital in the Digital Domain. The thesis examined digitisation through the work of Bourdieu and incorporated ethnographic interviews with seven key actors working in the field of digital humanities. As an independent scholar her work continues to look at digitisation through a theoretical frame, examining issues of physicality and the impact of digitisation on our relationship with medieval manuscripts. She likes Neil Gaiman, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, and red wine. You can tweet her @keri_thomas.

avatar for Andreas TheodorouAndreas Theodorou

Andreas Theodorou is an independent scholar having completed a BA and MRes in English at Liverpool John Moores University and going on to become a British Library Labs Researcher in Residence. His research observes medical and digital humanities, focusing on simulated terror and play in contemporary Gothic video-games. In his spare time, Andreas is also a culinary hobbyist, baker, and the author and artist behind Beyond the Darkness.

avatar for John RoacheJohn Roache

John Roache is Lecturer in Twentieth-Century Literature at the University of Manchester. His work focuses on the crossovers between archival research and critical theory, with a special focus on the contemporary  legacies of  modernist  and  postmodernist  aesthetics. He is  currently  working on  a monograph  concerning  the  question of  textual,  social,  and  political  marginality in  the  work ofauthors such as William Blake, Djuna Barnes, and David Foster Wallace.

avatar for Donna AlexanderDonna Alexander

Donna Maria Alexander is currently a postdoctoral researcher at University College Cork. Her research interests include contemporary poetry, adaptation studies, postcolonialism, electronic literature and digital pedagogy. Her forthcoming monograph, Weeder of Wreckage: Documentary and Death in the Poetry of Lorna Dee Cervantes (Peter Lang) was the recipient of the runner-up prize in the Peter Lang Young Scholar’s Competition in Women’s Studies, 2015. Donna was awarded a UCC President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2018 after being nominated by students.

avatar for Sophie JonesSophie Jones

Sophie Jones is a doctoral researcher in the Department of English and Humanities at Birkbeck, University of London. Her AHRC-funded PhD examines the way discourses of media and technology intersect with the politics of reproduction in US literature and film between the late 1950s and the early 1970s. In 2011-2012, she was a British Research Council Fellow at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.

avatar for Rob GallagherRob Gallagher

Dr Rob Gallagher is a postdoctoral research fellow at Concordia University’s Technoculture, Art and Games centre. His PhD thesis, completed at the London Consortium, addressed digital games and the embodied experience of time. His current work considers games as fiction, drawing on platform studies and queer theory to engage questions of affectivity, gender and identity.

avatar for Daniel RourkeDaniel Rourke

Daniel Rourke is a writer and digital hoarder currently finalising a practice-based PhD at Goldsmiths, University of London. His research concerns the representation of mutation in digital cultures and the post-humanities. Daniel's portfolio confounds his best interests at machinemachine.net/portfolio.

avatar for Arya AryanArya Aryan

Arya Aryan has recently completed his PhD in Postmodernist, Feminist and Contemporary literature under the supervision of Professor Patricia Waugh and is currently a teaching assistant in the Department of English Studies. His dissertation entitled “The Authorship Question and the Rise of Postmodernist Fiction: From Madness to Agency” examines conceptions of authorship before, during and after the historical moment of the emergence of the concept of the death of the author. He is currently preparing his first monograph on the topic of authorship since the 1950s to the present. He was also a co-editor of Postgraduate English: A Journal and Forum for Postgraduates in English and is a reviewer of the Durham English Review: An Undergraduate Journal.

Victoria AddisVictoria Addis

Victoria Addis is a PhD student at the University of Leeds where her research examines the concept of ecomasculinity in contemporary US fiction that invokes or reimagines the Old West and/or Western tropes. She is the recipient of three postgraduate essay prizes (BACLS 2017; BAAS 2018; ISAANZ 2019) and has published in venues including Studies in Comics, Western American Literature, and US Studies Online. Alongside her PhD, Victoria works as a blogger for the literary journal Ploughshares.

avatar for Hauwa AhmaduHauwa Ahmadu

Hauwa Aliyu Ahmadu is an alumna of York St John University and the University of Oxford. Her research interests include Afrofuturism, Japanese literature, fan cultures and transmedia storytelling. Hauwa received the Clarendon Fund Scholarship to study a Master's Degree in Japanese Studies at Oxford and has taught scholarship candidates on the Ashinaga Africa Initiative in Uganda.

avatar for Jacquelyn ArnoldJacquelyn Arnold

Dr Jacquelyn Arnold completed her doctoral research at London Metropolitan University in 2014. Her PhD, British Civil Defence Policy in Response to the Threat of Nuclear Attack 1972 – 1986, analysed the genesis and development of civil defence during the last two decades of the Cold War by examining the ways in which policies were shaped by economic, ideological and political factors.

avatar for Bryan BankerBryan Banker

Bryan Banker is a PhD candidate at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. His research focuses on how 20th century black intellectual artists used literature and performance as the analytical process in which to negotiate their political, social, and aesthetic consciousnesses.

 

avatar for Alexander BeaumontAlexander Beaumont

Dr Alexander Beaumont is Lecturer in English Literature at York St. John University with research interests in post-war British culture, Thatcherism and the British Left, and contemporary representations of the city. His essay “‘New Times Television? Channel 4 and My Beautiful Laundrette” appears in Thatcher and After. He recently published a monograph entitled Contemporary British Fiction and the Cultural Politics of Disenfranchisement (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), and has essays in Contemporary Literature (55.2) and Maggie Gee: Critical Essays (Gylphi, 2015). He is currently working on post-devolution representations of northern England and everyday life.

avatar for Richard BinghamRichard Bingham

Richard Bingham is a doctoral researcher in English Literature at the University of Birmingham, where he co-convenes PLAY/PAUSE, a seminar series fuelling academic discussion of video games and virtual reality. His PhD thesis is titled 'Digital Natives: Imagining the Millennial in Twenty-First Century Fiction'. His research interests include digital cultures, critical theory and twenty-first century aesthetic realism.

Twitter: @binghari

avatar for Dana BönischDana Bönisch

Dana Bönisch, author of the novel Rocktage (2003), currently works in the department of Comparative Literature at the University of Bonn where she is also working on her PhD exploring narratives of terrorism from the 1970s until the war on terror.

avatar for Lola BoormanLola Boorman

Dr Lola Boorman is an Associate Lecturer at the University of York where she also completed her PhD in January 2020. Her research focusses on the role of grammar in twentieth-century American literature through the work of Gertrude Stein, Lydia Davis, and David Foster Wallace.

avatar for Astrid BrackeAstrid Bracke

Dr Astrid Bracke is Lecturer in English Literature at Radboud University Nijmegen and the University of Amsterdam. She works primarily on ecocriticism and contemporary literature with a special interest in the challenges that non-traditional natural spaces such as cities pose to ecocriticism and contemporary imaginations of nature in general.

avatar for Joseph BrookerJoseph Brooker

Joseph Brooker is Reader in Modern Literature and Director of the Centre for Contemporary Literature at Birkbeck, University of London. His most recent book is Literature of the 1980s (2010).

avatar for Alistair BrownAlistair Brown

Dr Alistair Brown is an Associate Lecturer at the Open University, teaching courses on the arts and literature, and a Postdoctoral Teaching Assistant in English at Durham University, where he also edits the impact blog Research in English At Durham. His PhD on Demonic Fictions: Cybernetics and Postmodernism was completed in 2009.

avatar for Dorothy ButchardDorothy Butchard

Dr Dorothy Butchard completed her PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 2015. Her research explores literary portrayals of new and changing technologies, focusing on depictions of contemporary cultural anxieties, materiality and marginalised voices.

avatar for Alex CalderAlex Calder

Alex J. Calder has recently graduated from an MSc Literature and Modernity programme at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests include artful forms of contemporary literature, precariousness, feminism, and intertextuality in twenty-first-century fiction.

avatar for Christos Callow Jr.Christos Callow Jr.

Dr Christos Callow Jr is an Associate Tutor at Birkbeck, University of London, where he has recently completed his PhD dissertation “Etherotopia, an Ideal State and a State of Mind: Utopian Philosophy as Literature and Practice.” He has published fiction in such places as Cosmos, Polluto, Impossible Spaces and The Mad Scientist Journal.

avatar for Beth CapoBeth Capo

Beth Widmaier Capo is a professor of English and director of the honors program at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois, USA. She is the author of Textual Contraception: Birth Control and Modern American Fiction (2007), co-editor of Reproductive Rights Issues in Popular Media: International Perspectives (2017), and has published articles on 20th and 21st century fiction, pedagogy, and gender studies.

avatar for Ruth CharnockRuth Charnock

Dr Ruth Charnock is Lecturer in English at the University of Lincoln. She is currently at work on a monograph on the writer Anaïs Nin, an edited collection on Joni Mitchell, and a book-length project on care and caring in contemporary America fiction, from which her first article derives.

avatar for Sarah ChihayaSarah Chihaya

Dr Sarah Chihaya is an assistant professor in the Department of English at Princeton University, where she specializes in contemporary fiction and film, and is currently at work on her first book, The Unseen World: Metanarrative and Forms of Contemporary Fiction. Her writing has recently appeared in Public Books, Modern Fiction Studies, and C21 Literature: 21st Century Writings, and she is the editor of Contemporaries at Post45. She received her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley.

avatar for Rowena ClarkeRowena Clarke

Rowena Clarke is a PhD student in the English Department at Boston College in Boston, Massachusetts. Her research focuses on the literature and culture of post-war Britain and America. Rowena co-convenes the Contemporary Literature and Globalization research group at Boston College,and has served as a teaching assistant and section leader for the undergraduate course The City in Film and Literature.

avatar for Martyn James ColebrookMartyn James Colebrook

Dr Martyn James Colebrook is an independent researcher. He completed a PhD focusing on the novels of Iain (M.) Banks and co-edited the first collection of scholarly essays, The Transgressive Iain Banks with Katharine Cox (McFarland 2013). He has published individually and collaboratively within the field of twentieth century fiction with chapters including “Contemporary Scottish Crime Fiction and Terrorism”, “The Wasp Factory, the Gothic and Mental Disorder”, “Paul Auster and Alienation”, “China Mieville and H.P. Lovecraft”, “Iain (M.) Banks and John Fowles”, and “Gordon Burn, Somebody’s Husband, Somebody’s Son and the Yorkshire Ripper".

avatar for Sarah CollierSarah Collier

Sarah Collier is a PhD student in English Literature at UCL. Her research explores representations of military masculinities in contemporary American war narratives.

avatar for Michael J. CollinsMichael J. Collins

Dr Michael J. Collins is Lecturer in American Literature at the University of Kent and author of The Drama of the American Short Story 1800-1865 (University of Michigan Press).

avatar for Daniel CordleDaniel Cordle

Dr Daniel Cordle is Reader in English and American Literature at Nottingham Trent University. He is the author of States of Suspense: The Nuclear Age, Postmodernism and United States Fiction and Prose (Manchester University Press, 2008) and is currently completing a book, Late Cold War Literature and Culture: The Nuclear 1980s (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016/17), theorising the final decade of the nuclear Cold War.

avatar for Marianne CorriganMarianne Corrigan

Marianne Corrigan is a final year PhD student under the supervision of Dr Nick Bentley at Keele University. Marianne's research examines globalization, discourses of inter-connectivity and narrative migrancy in the later novels of Salman Rushdie.

avatar for Rebekah CunninghamRebekah Cunningham

Rebekah Cunningham is a PhD candidate at the University of Birmingham, researching videogame dynamism and community reciprocity and its effects on videogame production and research. She co-created the Play/Pause network, which hosts seminars and events in the Midlands that explore a variety of themes and discussions around videogames and virtual reality.

avatar for Christopher DaleyChristopher Daley

Dr Christopher Daley works at Brunel University London where he holds two roles. He works, primarily, in the library as a Research Publications Officer. In addition to his work with the library, Christopher is also a researcher and lecturer in English Literature, specialising in the interaction between popular culture and the politics of the Cold War.

avatar for Diletta De CristofaroDiletta De Cristofaro

Diletta De Cristofaro is a Teaching Fellow in English Literature at the University of Birmingham. She researches twenty-first and twentieth-century North American and British fiction. Her main research interest is the nexus of narrative and time, with a particular focus on the contemporary post-apocalyptic novel.

avatar for Francesco Di BernardoFrancesco Di Bernardo

Dr Francesco Di Bernardo completed his PhD in Modern and Contemporary Literature, Culture and Thought at the University of Sussex. He is currently Associate Tutor at the School of English at Sussex, having previously worked as Research Support Assistant in Sussex’s School of Media, Film and Music. Francesco is currently also reviewer for the LSE Review of Books.

avatar for Andrea DietrichAndrea Dietrich

Andrea Dietrich is an Associate Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University where she is also currently writing her PhD on existential agency in Science Fiction, 2010-2015. She is a graduate of Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Germany (BA, MA), Université de Bourgogne, France (MA) and Birkbeck University London (MA).

avatar for Zara DinnenZara Dinnen

Dr Zara Dinnen is Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature at the University of Birmingham. Her research focuses on representations of the digital in contemporary American culture. Zara is Co-Organiser of the Contemporary Fiction Seminar at the Institute of English Studies and Reviews Editor for the AHRC-funded journal Dandelion.

avatar for Katharina DonnKatharina Donn

Dr. Katharina Donn is a teacher, lecturer and author in 20th century and contemporary literature. Her monograph A Poetics of Trauma after 9/11 (Routledge, 2016) explores the entanglement of intimate vulnerability and virtual spectacle that is typical of the globalised present. Her current book project, The Politics of Literature in a Divided 21st Century (Routledge, forthcoming 2020) develops an ecocritical vision of political aesthetics. Katharina teaches at the Universität Augsburg in Germany and the University of Texas at Austin in the US, and has held research fellowships at the Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL and the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library. She has also explored questions of embodiment and precariousness in collaboration with performative artists, and has guest-edited the blogs “U.S. Studies Online: Forum for New Writing” and “Litro: Literary Magazine.”

avatar for Sebastien DoubinskySebastien Doubinsky

Sébastien Doubinsky is associate professor in the French section of the university of Aarhus, Denmark. His research fields cover translation, comparative studies and work reading theory. He co-authored Reading Literature Today with Tabish Khair, published by SAGE in 2011. He is also a bilingual novelist and poet.

avatar for Dennis DuncanDennis Duncan

Dr Dennis Duncan is a lecturer in English Literature at Birkbeck, University of London. He is preparing a monograph on Translation and the Oulipo (2014) and is editor of the forthcoming Tom McCarthy: Critical Essays (Gylphi, 2012).

avatar for Harriet EarleHarriet Earle

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 and is currently preparing her first monograph on the topic of comics and and conflict trauma for the University Press of Mississippi. Her publications are spread across the field of comics, popular culture studies and contemporary American literature.

avatar for Peter ElyPeter Ely

Dr Peter Ely is a writer and academic based in London. His research explores the political significance of community in contemporary British literature.

avatar for Zita FarkasZita Farkas

Dr Zita Farkas Dr. Zita Farkas is a senior lecturer at the Department of Arts, Communication and Education, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. Her current research focuses on the adaptations of classical literary texts to the digital medium.

avatar for Clare FisherClare Fisher

Clare Fisher is the author of All the Good Things (Viking, 2017) and How the Light Gets In (2018). Her work has won a Betty Trask Award and been longlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize and the Edgehill Short Story Prize. She is studying for a practice-led PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Leeds and teaches at Goldsmiths College and Queen Mary University of London.

avatar for Daniel GerkeDaniel Gerke

Daniel Gerke recently completed his doctoral thesis at Swansea University, exploring the influence Western Marxist thinkers (Lukacs, Sartre and Gramsci) on the Welsh cultural critic and novelist Raymond Williams. His broader research focusses on the intersections between literature, politics and philosophy, particularly within the paradigms of Marxist humanism and the new realisms. Daniel has an article forthcoming in Key Words: A Journal of Cultural Materialism on the revolutionary implications of Williams's empiricist Gramscianism.

avatar for Rhona GordonRhona Gordon

Rhona Gordon is currently completing her PhD thesis at the University of Glasgow. Her research interests include post-1970s housing, the 1984-85 Miners’ Strike, post-Industrial landscapes and late-twentieth- and early twenty-first-century celebrity.

avatar for Daniel O' GormanDaniel O' Gorman

Daniel O'Gorman is an Associate Lecturer in English at Oxford Brookes University, London South Bank University, and Royal Holloway, University of London. He has recently published an article on Dave Eggers and Judith Butler in Textual Practice, and has a piece on Iraq war fiction forthcoming in Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction. Daniel's book Fictions of the War on Terror: Difference and the Transnational 9/11 Novel​ will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in July 2015.

avatar for Matthew GriffithsMatthew Griffiths

Dr Matthew Griffiths recently completed his PhD in English Studies at Durham University under Professor Timothy Clark and Dr Jason Harding. His novel The Weather on Versimmon explores ecological themes in a science-fiction setting, and his debut poetry pamphlet, How to be Late, was published by Red Squirrel in 2013.

avatar for Andy HagemanAndy Hageman

Andy Hageman is an Associate Professor of English at Luther College. He teaches courses for the English department, Environmental Studies program, and Paideia first-year experience and capstones on ethics. Regular courses include American literature surveys and a course on the novel, film studies, and Paideia; his courses on EcoMedia and Science Fiction have been popular.  researches the intersections of ecology, technology, and ideology. He publishes on subjects that range from ecology and infrastructure in science fiction from around the world (China, Iceland, etc.) to Twin PeaksStar Trek, and the poetry of Gary Snyder.

avatar for Grace HaldenGrace Halden

Dr Grace Halden is a lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Birkbeck College, University of London. She has particular interest and expertise in the representations of technology in popular culture. Grace is currently working on a book on nuclear power in American popular culture, which ties into her fascination with technological influence and human response in the 20th and 21st Century.

avatar for Katharine HandelKatharine Handel

Dr Katharine Handel received her PhD in Medieval Studies form the University of York in 2015. She specialises in Anglo-Norman literature of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, particularly hagiography. She currently works as a researcher at the Oxford English Dictionary.

avatar for Marie HendryMarie Hendry

Marie Hendry is Assistant Professor of Language and Literature at State College of Florida-Venice and is the author of the book Agency, Loneliness, and the Female Protagonist in the Victorian Novel.

avatar for Jonathan HoggJonathan Hogg

Dr Jon Hogg is Senior Lecturer in Twentieth Century History at the University of Liverpool. He researches and teaches the cultural and social history of the British nuclear state. His book British Nuclear Culture: Official and Unofficial Narratives in the Long Twentieth Century (Bloomsbury, 2016) offers a new interpretation of the British nuclear century by tracing the tensions between 'official' and 'unofficial' narratives.

avatar for Courtney HopfCourtney Hopf

Dr Courtney Hopf is a part-time lecturer in Brunel University's School of Arts and the acting manager of the universitiy's central learning development unit. She received her PhD from the University of California, Davis in December 2011, and is currently preparing a monograph based on her dissertation titled Story Networks: The Politics and Poetics of Mass-Collaboration.

avatar for Heidi James-DunbarHeidi James-Dunbar

Dr Heidi James-Dunbar is a lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing at Kingston University. She is author of The Mesmerist's Daughter (Apis Books, 2007) and Carbon (Blatt, 2009), which is currently being made into a film.

avatar for Katie JonesKatie Jones

Katie Jones is a recent PhD graduate with research interests in the history of psychoanalysis, critical theory, and life writing. Her PhD research, Improper Subjects: Confession, Shame, and Femininity, focuses on ‘confession’ as a narrative trope in semi-autobiographical fictions by twentieth- and twenty-first-century English- and German-language women writers. She has articles or reviews published or forthcoming in the Modern Language Review and gender forum.

avatar for Robert W. Jones IIRobert W. Jones II

Robert W. Jones II is a third year PhD student at the University of Leicester. He has written book reviews for the Journal of American Studies and is an occasional contributor to The Poetry Show on KUSP NPR Santa Cruz.

avatar for Raphael KaboRaphael Kabo

Raphael Kabo is a postgraduate student, performance poet, and writer. He completed his undergraduate degree at the Australian National University and is about to embark on an MA in English Literature at King's College London with the support of a King's President's Scholarship. His work examines the relationships between contemporary subversive literature, spatiality, psychogeography, and urban existence, with a particular interest in the spatialities of contemporary protest literature from the UK and beyond.

avatar for Hannah KarminHannah Karmin

Hannah Karmin is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at Cornell University. She received a BA from Yale University in 2012 and completed a post-baccalaureate in Classics at Columbia University in 2013. Her dissertation, titled “Lapsed Attentions, Classical and Modern”, investigates patterns of attention and distraction in James Joyce and Homer, Virginia Woolf and Euripides, and H.D. and Callimachus. She is currently working on a final chapter on contemporary, feminine (in)attention in the works of Anne Carson and Lucy Ellmann.

Arin KeebleArin Keeble

Arin Keeble is a Lecturer in Contemporary Literature and Culture at Edinburgh Napier University. His research focuses on the literary and cultural response to terrorism and disaster. It is driven by a belief that through analysis of the ways texts represent, undercut and/or reinforce the official narratives of terror and crisis it is possible to move beyond often limited and reductive understandings of these phenomena.

avatar for Megan KirkwoodMegan Kirkwood

Megan Kirkwood is a Graduate from Edinburgh Napier University where she received a First Class Honours Degree in English Literature and Film. Since graduating, Megan has kept an academic film studies blog and won Highly Commended at the Global Undergraduate Awards in 2018. The paper submitted for that award has now been published in a peer-reviewed journal.

avatar for Sarah Kirpekar-SauerSarah Kirpekar-Sauer

Sarah Kirpekar-Sauer is a third-year student of a BA hons in English and Film at Edinburgh Napier University. Her interests include the history of queer fiction, urban spaces in literature, and post-colonial studies.  She is currently working on original fiction projects.

avatar for Alex LatterAlex Latter

Alex Latter teaches at Birkbeck College, where he has recently completed his PhD. He is currently co-editing a book of essays on Peter Riley for Gylphi’s Contemporary Writers Series.

avatar for Bianca LeggettBianca Leggett

Bianca Leggett is a researcher and Visiting Lecturer in the English and Humanities department at Birkbeck and in Media and Performing Arts at Middlesex University. She is working on a monograph based on her doctoral research entitled Englishness Elsewhere: English Identity in the Contemporary Travel Novel.

avatar for Christine LehnenChristine Lehnen

Christine Lehnen is a novelist and academic. Her research has been published in The Journal of Literary Theory and her short stories have been awarded the prizes of the Young Academies of Europe and the Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen. Since 2014, she has been teaching the Novel Writing Workshop at the University of Bonn. She has just completed her postgraduate degree of English Literatures and Cultures at the Universities of Bonn and Paris (III), and is finishing up a Master’s degree in Political Sciences. As C. E. Bernard and C. K. Williams, she publishes fantasy and suspense novels. She has studied in Paris, lived in the United States, Canada, Australia, and is currently based in Bonn.

avatar for Deborah LilleyDeborah Lilley

Dr Deborah Lilley completed her PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London working in the field of contemporary literature and theory. She has recently relocated to San Francisco from London and is working on a monograph based on her doctoral research entitled The New Pastoral in Contemporary British Writing.

avatar for Caroline MagennisCaroline Magennis

Caroline Magennis teaches British literature, culture and history at Harlaxton College, a study abroad campus for US students. She is a graduate of Queen’s University, Belfast (BA, MA, PhD). She has held post-doctoral research fellowships at the Institute of Irish Studies at Queen’s and University College Dublin. Caroline publishes in the area of modern and contemporary Irish literature and culture, and is the author of Sons of Ulster: Masculinities in the Contemporary Northern Irish Novel and co-editor of Irish Masculinities: Reflections on Literature and Culture.

avatar for Churnjeet MahnChurnjeet Mahn

Dr Churnjeet Mahn is Lecturer in English at the University of Surrey. Her monograph, Travels in the Palimpsest: British Women's Travel to Greece 1840-1914, is forthcoming with Ashgate in 2012.

avatar for Xavier Marco Del PontXavier Marco Del Pont

Dr Xavier Marcó Del Pont is currently Postdoctoral Visiting Research Fellow at the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford. He completed his doctoral studies on narrative structure in the works of Thomas Pynchon at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has published work on Pynchon, American identity, and the graphic novel form; beyond Anglophone Literature, his research interests include Film Theory, Literature and Science, and post-1945 Literature.

avatar for Hannah MarcusHannah Marcus

Hannah Marcus is an independent scholar having recently completed an MA in Cultural and Critical Studies at Birkbeck. Her work ranges from feminist technology theory to explorations of Jewish womanhood in media culture. She is also a commercial semiotician currently working for an Artificial Intelligence research start-up, where it has become necessary to define herself as a 'human' in relation to the machines she works with.

avatar for Richard MartinRichard Martin

Richard Martin is a writer and lecturer based in London, who works at the intersections of film, art and architecture. He currently teaches at King’s College London, leads courses at Tate Modern, and writes for the Tate Research Department. He is the author of The Architecture of David Lynch (Bloomsbury, 2014), and his articles and reviews have appeared in the European Journal of American CultureJournal of American StudiesFlow, Senses of Cinema49th Parallel,Critical QuarterlyThe Berlin Review of Books and The Modernist. He completed his PhD at Birkbeck’s London Consortium, and has previously taught at Birkbeck and Middlesex University.

avatar for Ricarda MennRicarda Menn

Ricarda Menn is a PhD Student and research assistant at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) in Essen. Her thesis examines serial autobiographies and autofictions in Contemporary Literature

avatar for Cathryn Josefina Merla-WatsonCathryn Josefina Merla-Watson

Dr. Cathryn J. Merla-Watson is an Assistant Professor in the Literatures and Cultural Studies Department and affiliate faculty in Women and Gender Studies as well as Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas, Río Grande Valley. Currently, Dr. Merla-Watson is completing a book examining how queer, trans-American Latinx performances enact affective politics through re-imagining the gothic and the post/apocalyptic.

avatar for Antony MullenAntony Mullen

Antony Mullen is a Graduate Student in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics at Newcastle University, and a Research Assistant in the Department for Quality in Learning and Teaching. He has  previously published on childhood and trauma in film, film pedagogy, and contemporary fiction, and presented conference papers on similar topics. Antony is currently working on a chapter for an edited collection on Hard Times and Popular Culture, and an entry on the United Kingdom for the SAGE Encyclopaedia of War.

avatar for Jacob MurphyJacob Murphy

Jacob Murphy holds an MA in 21st Century Literature from the University of Lincoln. His research interests include existentialism, martial arts, depictions of real and unreal spaces in literature, the literary mashup, post-apocalyptic and dystopian narratives and the videogame as a legitimate narrative form. Jacob is an alumnus member of the 21st Century Research Group at the University of Lincoln.

avatar for Ash OgdenAsh Ogden

Ash Ogden is a postgraduate student in the department of English Studies at Durham University. He is currently in the process of writing a dissertation on interactivity in experimental literature and videogames and is the television editor of The Bubble online magazine.

avatar for Sarah OliveSarah Olive

Dr Sarah Olive is Lecturer in English in Education at the University of York, where she is Programme Leader for the B.A. English in Education. She is editor of Teaching Shakespeare and a trustee of the British Shakespeare Association.

avatar for Holly PesterHolly Pester

Holly Pester is an AHRC-funded PhD student in the Contemporary Poetic Research Centre at Birkbeck, University of London. Holly teaches English on Birkbeck’s BA programme, and her first collection of poetry, Hoofs, has recently been released with if p then q press.

avatar for Dolores ResanoDolores Resano

Dolores Resano is a research fellow (FPU) at the Centre Dona i Literatura, Universitat de Barcelona, where she is currently completing her dissertation on 9/11 fiction and satire. Her research examines political and media rhetoric on 9/11 and their satirical contestation in literature. She is also the coordinator of the site for online reviews Lletra de Dona.

avatar for Meilanny RisamasuMeilanny Risamasu

Meilanny Risamasu is a local pastor in Gereja Protestan di Indonesia bagian Barat (GPIB or Protestant Church in Western Part of Indonesia) for eighteen years. She currently studies in Jakarta Theological Seminary for her postgraduate program. Her research and thesis interests include Theology of Religions, Mission Theology, and Feminist Theology. She is a member in Department of Church, Society, and Religions in GPIB (Germasa Dept.) and also in Peruati (Persekutuan Perempuan Berpendidikan Teologi or Communion of Women Theologians in Indonesia).

avatar for Christina ScholzChristina Scholz

Christina Scholz is currently writing her PhD thesis on M. John Harrison's Kefahuchi Tract trilogy. Her fields of interest include China Miéville's fiction, the further theorisation of Weird Fiction, Hauntology and the Gothic imagination, the interrelation of genre fiction and other forms of art, and depictions of war, violence and trauma in the arts. Her Master’s thesis, Thanateros: (De)Konstruktion von männlichen Heldenbildern im Mainstream-Film, has been published by AV Akademikerverlag in 2012. She is a regular reviewer for Strange Horizons.

avatar for Katy ShawKaty Shaw

Katy Shaw is is Senior Lecturer and Subject Leader for English Literature at the University of Brighton. She is Director of C21: Centre for 21st-Century Writings and editor of C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-century Writings.

avatar for Kristian ShawKristian Shaw

Kristian Shaw is an AHRC-funded PhD student at Keele University. His research focuses on the transition from postmodern to cosmopolitan writing in late C20th and C21st transatlantic fiction, including an analysis of time and space in the works of Don DeLillo, Thomas Pynchon and David Mitchell. He completed his MPhil thesis at Durham University and is currently working towards a critical companion to the fiction of David Mitchell. He is an undergraduate tutor, freelance editor and book reviewer.

avatar for Iain Robert SmithIain Robert Smith

Dr Iain Robert Smith is Lecturer in Film Studies at King's College London. He is author of The Hollywood Meme: Transnational Adaptations in World Cinema (EUP, 2016) and co-editor of the collections Transnational Film Remakes (with Constantine Verevis, EUP, 2017) and Media Across Borders (with Andrea Esser and Miguel A. Bernal Merino, Routledge, 2016). He is co-chair of the SCMS Transnational Cinemas Scholarly Interest Group and co-investigator on the AHRC-funded research network Media Across Borders.

avatar for Sam SolnickSam Solnick

Sam Solnick  recently completed his AHRC-funded PhD at Queen Mary, University of London, where he also teaches. He writes regularly for the Times Literary Supplement and is a contributing editor for the arts and politics quarterly The White Review.

avatar for Jacob SouleJacob Soule

Dr. Jacob Soule is a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the English Department at Auburn University. In December 2019 he completed his PhD in the Program in Literature at Duke University. He is currently at work on a monograph titled The City Novel After the City: Planetary Metropolis, World Literature. He has an article on the historical novel in the current issue of Contemporary Literature, and has previously written for Polygraph, Keywords: A Journal of Cultural Materialism,Jacobin, The New Socialist, and the Verso Books Blog.

avatar for Daniel South (York)Daniel South (York)

Dr. Daniel South holds a PhD in English Literature from the University of York, where his research focussed on contemporary novels’ treatments of (and contributions to) the public sphere in the internet age. He is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and currently works for a widening participation charity in London.

avatar for Louise SquireLouise Squire

Louise Squire is a doctoral candidate at the University of Surrey currently in her third year. Her thesis explores a strand of contemporary environmental crisis fiction that draws links between the emergence of environmental crisis and the human fear of death.

avatar for Adam StockAdam Stock

Dr Adam Stock completed his PhD, Mid-Twentieth Century Dystopian Fiction and Political Thought, in December 2011. He teaches in the English Studies department at Durham University and writes on apocalypse, dystopia, and the relationship between visual arts and literature.

avatar for Rachel SykesRachel Sykes

Rachel Sykes is a Lecturer in Contemporary American Literature at the University of Birmingham. Her research and teaching focuses on three areas: 1) sound studies and aesthetics of quiet and loud in American culture, 2) memoir and contemporary life-writing, and 3) digital and popular cultures.

avatar for Rhys TrimbleRhys Trimble

Dr. Rhys Trimble is a bilingual poet, text artist, performer, drummer, editor, critic, collaborator, shaman, staff-wielder and shoutyman based in Wales. The author of more than a dozen books, including his latest, Swansea Automatic, he is interested in avant-garde poetry and Welsh metrics. He edits ctrl+alt-del e-zine. He has performed in countries around the world and his work has been translated into Slovak, Polish, Latvian and Turkish.

avatar for Neil VallellyNeil Vallelly

Dr Neil Vallelly is a former Commonwealth Scholar (2012-2015) at the University of Otago in conjunction with Shakespeare's Globe. His research and publications focus on phenomenology, particularly through the work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty. He is also interested in theories of space, place, and perception. He formerly studied at Queen's University Belfast and is presently based in Dunedin, New Zealand.

avatar for Christopher VardyChristopher Vardy

Christopher Vardy is studying for a PhD at the University of Manchester that explores contemporary figurations of neoliberalism, the ‘End of History’ and the 1980s. He has published an article on sexuality, space and radical politics in American fiction of the 1990s, and has contributed a chapter on nostalgia and retro in David Mitchell’s Black Swan Green to the upcoming Twenty First Century British Fiction edited collection.

avatar for Tony VeneziaTony Venezia

Dr Tony Venezia recently completed a PhD on Alan Moore and the historical imagination at Birkbeck, University of London. He is a visiting lecturer teaching English and film at Birkbeck and Middlesex University and has published articles and reviews in a number of academic journals, including Peer English, Radical Philosophy, New Formations, and Visual Culture in Britain.

avatar for Diana WagnerDiana Wagner

Diana Wagner is currently writing her PhD thesis on Siri Hustvedt at the Philipps University of Marburg, Germany. Her field of interests includes the relationship between fiction and the visual arts, intermediality, questions of perception, vision, and gender, transdisciplinary approaches to literature.

avatar for Lewis WardLewis Ward

Dr Lewis Ward has taught modern and contemporary literature at the University of Exeter, the University of Plymouth and the University of the West of England. He is currently working on a book provisionally titled Voices of Empathy in Contemporary Narratives of War, Genocide and Exile, which will investigate intersections between ethics and narrative voice in recent transnational fiction.

avatar for Kate WilkinsonKate Wilkinson

Kate Wilkinson is a Teaching Associate in the School of English and Drama, Queen Mary University of London. She has recently completed her PhD on the persistence of letters in contemporary novels.

avatar for Mark P. WilliamsMark P. Williams

Dr Mark P. Williams is currently a Teaching Fellow at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany, where he has worked since 2014. He previously taught at the University of East Anglia (UK) and Victoria University of Wellington (Aotearoa New Zealand), and has also been a political reporter for Scoop Independent Media in the NZ Parliamentary Press Gallery. His PhD, Radical Fantasy: A Study of Left Radical Politics in the Fantasy Writing of Michael Moorcock, Angela Carter, Alan Moore, Grant Morrison and China Miéville, was awarded from the University of East Anglia.

avatar for Denise WongDenise Wong

Denise Wong is a PhD candidate and Teaching Associate at Queen Mary University of London. Her doctoral research explores temporality and affect in contemporary second-person narratives.

avatar for Heidi YeandleHeidi Yeandle

Dr Heidi Yeandle is based at Swansea University and is currently working on her first monograph, Angela Carter and Western Philosophy. Her research on Carter has been published in Contemporary Women's Writing and Imagining the End: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Apocalypse. She has a forthcoming chapter on Carter and Claude Levi-Strauss in Marie Mulvey-Roberts' edited collection The Arts of Angela Carter: A Multidisciplinary Kaleidoscope, which is due to be published in Manchester University Press in 2017.