Julia Ditter (Managing Editor)
Julia Ditter is a PhD candidate at Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and holds an MA in British and North American Cultural Studies from the University of Freiburg. Her dissertation focuses on Scottish literary responses to borders and environmental discourses from 1800 to the present day. She is co-founder and editor of Arcadiana and co-organiser of the EASCLE Webinar series. Since 2020, she is an elected member of the board of the British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies. Her research interests include British, Irish and Scottish literatures, television studies, cultural studies, border studies, animal studies, mobility studies and ecocriticism.
Liam Harrison (Managing Editor)
Liam Harrison is a PhD candidate at the University of Birmingham, researching late styles and the legacies of modernism in twenty-first century literature. He has previously worked in book distribution at Gill Books in Dublin. He is an elected member of the board of the British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies.
Martin Goodhead (Managing Editor)
Martin is an English Literature Phd at Keele University: his research details with contemporary representations of British working-class subjectivity within post-2008 fiction with reference to hauntology and emergent political imaginaries along with existent practices. He previously completed an MA in English at Keele, graduating in 2018/19 with a thesis on Williamsian working-class Residual and Emergent practices in reference to Mark Fisher’s Hauntology within the novels of Martin Amis, Lisa Blower and Anthony Cartwright.
Martin has worked as a Peer Review Liaison and Editor for the Keele HUMSS journal Under Construction@Keele , before taking over as Editor-in-Chief in June 2019. He previously co-edited Alluvium Journal’s ‘The Global Contemporary: Ecologies of Gender and Class within the Combined and Uneven Anthropocene’ June 2019 issue. Martin is an elected member of the British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies Executive Committee (2020-22). He also serves on Keele’s Humanities and Social Science Work in Progress Research Seminar Group, an active member of Keele’s Geopoetics collective Dawdlers, Postgraduate Rep for Keele’s Postgraduate Community and Student Rep on Keele’s HUMSS Postgraduate Research Committee. He co-organized the 2018 and 2019 HUMSS Postgraduate Conferences at Keele, and lead- organized November 2018’s ‘Placing Class within the Contemporary’ interdisciplinary Conference at Keele.
Previous Managing Editors
Chloé Ashbridge (Managing Editor)
Chloé Ashbridge is an AHRC-funded PhD student in the School of English at the University of Nottingham where her doctoral research explores representations of Northern England within twenty-first century British Literature. Chloé’s thesis examines the ways literary geographies in ‘the North’ interact with political debates surrounding the tenability of the British union and locate the region in a post-devolution context. Chloé is PG rep for BACLS, co-editor of the Journal of Languages, Texts and Society and coordinator of Nottingham’s Landscape, Space and Place research group.
Dr Zoe Hope Bulaitis (Managing Editor)
Dr Zoe Hope Bulaitis is an early career researcher exploring the value of the humanities in the nineteenth and twenty-first century.
She is currently teaching at the University of Birmingham and is a visiting lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton, having previously worked at the University of Exeter. Zoe’s research specialism lies in nineteenth- to twenty-first-century novels concerning economics and education, alongside critical theory that addresses socio-economic, historicist, and aesthetic values. Her work places contemporary cultures of “crisis” within a historical perspective in order to develop a nuanced articulation of contemporary culture.
She is an elected member of the board of the British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies.
Dr Caroline Wintersgill (Managing Editor)
Caroline Wintersgill is Senior Teaching Fellow and Programme Director of the MA in Publishing at University College London. She is also Visiting Faculty at the School of Advanced Studies of University of Tyumen, Russia. She completed her PhD on endings in contemporary fiction in 2020, funded by a 175th Anniversary Studentship from the University of Winchester. Her research puts literary critical perspectives on the novel into dialogue with perspectives from readers, authors and the literary industry. Outside academia, Caroline has worked as a commissioning editor for both academic and trade publishers, including Bloomsbury and Routledge, for 30 years.
Dr Caroline Edwards (Founding and Commissioning Editor)
Caroline Edwards is Senior Lecturer in Modern & Contemporary Literature at Birkbeck, University of London. She is author of the forthcoming monograph Fictions of the Not Yet: Utopian Times in the Twenty-First-Century British Novel and co-editor of 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.
Prof Martin Paul Eve (Senior Online Editor)
Martin Paul Eve is Professor of 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.