Claire Allen is currently working on her PhD thesis at the University of Northampton on Literary Representations of London at the Millennium.
David Ashford in a lecturer in English and the University of Surrey. Reecent publications include: “Children Asleep in the Underground: the Tube-Shelters of Bill Brandt and Henry Moore”. The Cambridge Quarterly, December 2007, and “Hostile Symbiosis: the American Invasion of the London Underground in Theodore Dreiser’s The Stoic”. Symbiosis: A Journal of Anglo-American Literary Relations
Martyn J. Colebrook
Martyn Colebrook is a fourth-year doctoral student at the University of Hull researching a thesis focusing on the fiction of Iain Banks. He completed his BA and MA at the University of Hull, writing a dissertation focusing on the novels of Don Delillo. He has one published article entitled “To The Insane; I owe them everything”: J.G. Ballard and the Subversion of Dominant Literary Forms” (Sub/Versions: Cambridge Scholars Press 2008) and has forthcoming publications focusing on “the postindustrial Scottish novel” and “Michel Houellebecq, Dambudzo Marechera and Mark Thomas” (with Mark Williams, UEA). He has co-organised conferences examining the work of Iain Banks, Millennial Fictions, Michael Moorcock and the Representation of 9/11 in Contemporary Narratives. He is Assistant Editor for Reconfigurations Journal and Trialogues: A Journal of Contemporary Literature and a regular reviewer for Literary London and Critical Engagements.
Ian Foakes teaches at Forest School, London.
James Graham teaches at Middlesex University and has research interests in southern African and contemporary British literature and culture. Publications include articles in the Journal of Postcolonial Writing, English Studies in Africa, Transtexte(s)-Transcultures: Journal of Global Cultural Studies, Exiled Ink!, and Literary London. A monograph, Land and Nationalism in Fictions from Southern Africa, will be published by Routledge in 2009.
James Heartfield wrote The ‘Death of the Subject’ Explained in 2002. His latest book is Green Capitalism: Manufacturing Scarcity in an Age of Abundance. He is based at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster, London, UK.
Anthony Lake is Lecturer in English Literature in the Department of English Language and Literature at Istanbul Kultur University. He has published articles on Sir Walter Scott, Lord Byron and Charles Dickens. He is currently working on a book on connections between religion, sexuality and place in the novels of E. M. Forster
Mark P. Williams
Mark P. Williams has studied at the University of Hull and the University of Warwick and is in the process of completing a PhD at the University of East Anglia on ‘fantasy and the body politic in contemporary genre fiction’ looking at the work of Michael Moorcock, Angela Carter, Alan Moore, Grant Morrison and China Miéville. He has contributed to conferences on Science Fiction, globalisation and literature, millennial fictions, the literary canon and the literary response to 9/11, and co-organised a conference on Michael Moorcock at Liverpool John Moores.