Robert Bond is a researcher based in London. His doctoral thesis (Cambridge 2002) was the first full-length study of the writing of Iain Sinclair, and his book Iain Sinclair (2005) is published by Salt Publishing. He is the author of numerous articles on Sinclair¹s work, which include essays on Suicide Bridge, Rodinsky¹s Room and London Orbital for the online Literary Encyclopaedia, and ‘Speculating Histories: Walter Benjamin, Iain Sinclair’, for Historical Materialism (forthcoming). He has also written on Vahni Capildeo, Wyndham Lewis and Brian Catling. His current project is Albion Island Vortex, an account of spiritual violences in experimental London poetries of the 1970s.
Christopher C. Gregory-Guider
Christopher C. Gregory-Guider teaches Modernist literature at the University of Sussex, where he is completing his doctoral thesis on the use of the peripatetic as a strategy of memorialisation in works by Iain Sinclair, W. G. Sebald, and Patrick Modiano. He has published articles on W. G. Sebald (Contemporary Literature and Lise Patt’s Searching for Sebald) and William Least Heat-Moon (E-Sharp).
Colette Meacher has collaborated with NYC artists Glowlab and contributed to Surface Tension: Problematics of Site (Errant Bodies Press) and Occasional Sights: a guidebook of missed opportunities and things that aren’t always there (Photographer’s Gallery). An interview with Jock McFadyen was published in the Room 5 journal by Lawrence & Wishart Press. Colette is currently finishing a PhD with the London Consortium and works as a freelance writer and editor. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe Moshenska graduated from Cambridge in 2005, and is currently Procter Visiting Fellow in the English department at Princeton. He has delivered papers in Toronto and Belfast, and he is currently writing a paper on representing suffering on the stage for a conference in Princeton.
Alex Murray is currently completing his PhD in the Department of English at the University of Melbourne. His thesis is an analysis of narrative logic, literary and material history in the work of Peter Ackroyd and Iain Sinclair. He is also a member of the Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy and has published articles on a range of subjects, including contemporary British fiction and material cultures, late nineteenth-century aestheticism, Modernist aesthetics, and Australian urban history.
Paul Newland is currently teaching at both the University of Exeter and the University of Plymouth. His research interests cover British and European cinema, contemporary British literature, urbanism, architecture and the city, modernism and postmodernism. His PhD was a study of representations of London’s East End, and he is currently working on the sets built by the production designer Andre Andrejew for films such as G.W. Pabst’s Pandora’s Box (1928) and The Threepenny Opera (1931). He will also soon be publishing on the collaborative work of Joseph Losey and Harold Pinter on the films The Servant (1963), Accident (1967) and The Go Between (1971), and their aborted project to film Proust’s A la recherche du temps perdu.
Kirsten Seale is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English, University of Sydney. Her dissertation is on the writing of Iain Sinclair and its engagement with the imbricated notions of refuse and refusal.
Ruth Silver first encountered the work of Iain Sinclair, which inspired her to investigate the boundary between architecture and writing, while studying for her BA in Architecture at Cambridge. Following this she worked on a range of commercial and residential projects for architects’ offices based in London. In 2004 she graduated with a Diploma in Architecture from The Bartlett, University College London. Since then Ruth has worked for Metaphor, an office specialising in exhibition design for museums; where architecture, design and narrative come together. She has just completed Anne Frank + You, a travelling exhibition for the Anne Frank Trust UK and is currently working on gallery development for the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Exhibition design started out as something of a hobby, as she spent much of her childhood surrounded by somewhat curious objects designed by artists and architects. “100 Masterpieces of Design,” “Arne Jacobsen: A Centenary Exhibition” and “Mid-Century Modern” being just three examples she has worked on previously. As part of Mobile Studio, a design-based collective, Ruth has recently exhibited at the Jerwood Gallery. A site-specific installation entitled The New Jerwood Museum, for which Ruth developed a fictional narrative to take visitors through a museum, which never really existed. Ruth walks London almost every day.
Ben Watson was born in Kingston in 1956 and now lives in Somers Town running the website www.militantesthetix.co.uk with Esther Leslie. They have recently picketed Shadowtime, Brian Ferneyhough’s opera about Walter Benjamin, had a baby called Iris Rosemarine and issued Academy Zappa: Proceedings of the First International Conference of Esemplastic Zappology (SAF), an attempt to use the pleasure principle to electroconvulse celebrity morbidity and academic stooge.
Julian Wolfreys is Professor of nineteenth- and twentieth-century British Literature at the University of Florida. In addition to two volumes of Writing London, he has published and edited numerous books. He is currently working on a third volume of Writing London, which will address the poetics and politics of urban representation from the seventeenth to the twentieth century.