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Notes on Contributors

Steven Barfield

Steven Barfield is Senior Lecturer of English at the University of Westminster, UK.
Suman Bhuchar

Suman Bhuchar is an arts producer, promoter, writer and filmmaker. She has worked on a variety of projects including, The Far Pavilions, Twelfth Night, Bombay Dreams, Midnight’s Children and Alone Together for which she won an award at the Asolo Film Festival for Best Arts Film. She writes regularly for magazines such as Asian Woman and is undertaking a PhD at Westminster University on British Asian theatre.
Kristin Bluemel

Kristin Bluemel is Professor of English at Monmouth University. She is the editor of the journal The Space Between: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945. Her books include Experimenting on the Borders of Modernism: Dorothy Richardson’s Pilgrimage (1997), George Orwell and the Radical Eccentrics: Intermodernism in Literary London (2004) and the edited collection, Intermodernism: Literary Culture in Mid-Twentieth-Century Britain (forthcoming).
Martyn J. Colebrook

Martyn J. Colebrook is a student at the University of Hull. He is currently in the third year of a part-time MPhil examining the works of Iain M. Banks in relation to post 1970s British Fiction. He has research interests in contemporary British and American fiction and is also a book reviewer for Aesthetica magazine.
Susan Alice Fischer

Susan Alice Fischer is Professor of English at Medgar Evers College of The City University of New York, where she coordinates the English Department’s Cross-Cultural Literature concentration. In addition to being Book Reviews Editor for Literary London, she is Co-Editor of the Routledge journal, Changing English.
Simon Goulding

Simon Goulding’s article in this edition of the journal continues his fascination with the suburban spaces of London that tend to dominate his literary and film criticism. Having received his PhD in 2007 from Birmingham, Simon is currently working on two studies of Notting Hill and one of the east end and Docklands. A confirmed walker and dedicated researcher he drank in all the pubs of Fitzrovia in order to establish which was the model for The Midnight Bell and one night got himself drunk in order to see if one could make the 10.20 from Euston if the pubs in Rathbone Place close at 10.00 (answer: you can). Among his current research interests are our cognitive understanding of the environment, the counterculture and pop/op art movements of the 1960s and the wanderings of Mick Jagger’s accent. He has an article on Performance to be published by the end of the year. He reads way too much and remembers it all.
Nick Hubble

Nick Hubble is Lecturer in English at Brunel University. His monograph, Mass-Observation and Everyday Life (2006) is a cultural history and critical exposition of the famous social research organisation founded in 1937. He has published journal articles and book chapters on writers including Pat Barker, Ford Madox Ford, William Empson, Sarah Hall, B.S. Johnson, George Orwell, Salmon Rushdie and Christopher Priest. His essay ‘The Intermodern Assumption of the Future: William Empson, Charles Madge and Mass-Observation’ will appear in Kristin Bluemels’s forthcoming edited collection on Intermodernism.
Kate Macdonald

Kate Macdonald is a lecturer at the Department of English, University of Ghent, Belgium. She is the author of John Buchan. A Companion to the Mystery Fiction (McFarland & Co, 2009), and a former editor of the John Buchan Journal. She teaches poetry and British culture.
Suneel Mehmi

Suneel Mehmi is a PhD Student in English literature and psychoanalysis at the University of Westminster and lives in East London. He received a first in literature from the University of Westminster, a law degree from the London School of Economics, as well as an LLM from Brunel University.
Beryl Pong

Beryl Pong studied at Queen’s University in Canada and at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests include: narrative studies, the city, literature and medicine, French Romanticism, and the interrelations of the arts in the 20th century.
Joanna Pready

Joanna Pready is currently writing-up her PhD on the function of hotels in novels of the twentieth century for the English Department at Nottingham University. She has given conference papers at ‘Literary London’ at Brunel University (July 08), ‘Border Crossings’ at the University of New Hampshire, USA (March 06) and ‘Stasis and Mobility’ at The University of South Columbia, USA (March 06).
Pilvi Rajamäe

Pilvi Rajamäe is Lecturer at the Department of English at the University of Tartu, Estonia where she has been working since graduating from the same in 1983. She teaches British history and English literature up to and including modernism. She is a founding member and the executive director of the Estonian Centre for British Studies which was founded in 1994 and has been hosting conferences for more than ten years now. She wrote her M.A. thesis on Evelyn Waugh and her PhD thesis on John Buchan’s heroes and the chivalric ideal. She has published on both, plus Tom Sharpe whom she finds hilarious. At the moment, she is working on a book on Buchan.
Omar Sabbagh

Omar Sabbagh is currently doing PhD research on Time, Narrative and Subjectivity in Conrad and Ford at King’s College London, under the supervision of Professor Max Saunders. He has published one academic article, ‘Indefiniteness in George Eliot’s Middlemarch’ in The George Eliot Review (2005), and has published poetry in journals such as, Poetry Review, PN Review, Stand, The New Writer, The Reader, The Warwick Review, Envoi, and has a first collection forthcoming in September 2010, published by Cinnamon Press.
Susie Thomas

Susie Thomas edited A Reader’s Guide to Hanif Kureishi (Palgrave, 2005).
Rudolf Weiss

Rudolf Weiss is Associate Professor in the English Department of Vienna University, Austria. He holds a PhD from Vienna University and took his ‘postdoctoral degree’ (‘Habilitation) in 2000, with a study of the dramatic aesthetics of the Edwardian New Dramatists; the monograph –- Der Januskopf der traditionellen Moderne: Die Dramenaesthetik St. John Hankins und John Galsworthys –- was published by Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier in 2002. He has mainly published on 19th and 20th century drama and theatre as well as reception history; recent research interests focus on contemporary fiction in English, cultural transfer, and musico-literary studies. He is co-coordinator of the Research Council funded project Weltbühne Wien: The Reception of Anglophone Plays on Viennese Stages of the 20th Century.