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Notes on Contributors

Steven Barfield

Steven Barfield is Senior Lecturer of English at the University of Westminster, UK.
David Barnes

David Barnes teaches English at Queen Mary, University of London, where he recently completed a PhD on images of Venice in the works of John Ruskin and Ezra Pound. His research interests vary from nineteenth-century travel literature to the rap musings of British hip-hop artist Roots Manuva. He is currently working on a book on Pound, Venice and politics.
Arianna Casali

Arianna Casali graduated cum laude in Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Bologna, Italy. She is completing her PhD in Literatures in English at Sapienza Università di Roma with a dissertation on “Cynicism in American Literature”. She is a high school teacher of English and a free lance translator of technical and scientific texts from/to English/French/Italian. Her main interests are modern and post-modern American and English literature, Film and TV Studies, and Science Fiction. She lives in Rome.
Michelle Geric

Michelle Geric completed her PhD at Birkbeck College (London) and currently teaches English Literature at the University of Westminster. She has research interests in Romantic and Victorian poetry, the exchange between literature, science and politics, and specifically the relationship between poetry and nineteenth-century theories of geology.
John Keefe

John Keefe completed his MA in 1979 (University of Leeds), since then working as a lecturer in theatre and film, theatre director, performance dramaturge, and researcher and consultant. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at London Metropolitan University, and Field Lecturer in Theatre & Performance at Queen’s University (Canada) Bader International Study Centre. His co-written and edited volumes on ‘physical theatres’ were published by Routledge in 2007. He is presently working on a short monograph on ‘the film spectator’ for a forthcomimg volume on Film & Ethics (Continuum 2010).
Huw Marsh

Huw Marsh is a final year PhD candidate at Queen Mary, University of London. His thesis is on the fiction of Beryl Bainbridge. He has previously published one article entitled ‘Life’s nasty habit: Time, death and intertextuality in Beryl Bainbridge’s An Awfully Big Adventure’ (Critical Engagements, 2.1).
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.
Nicola Minott-Ahl

Sue Nolan

Sue Nolan is a lecturer at Thomas Calton Further Education Community College in Peckham, London. Prior to this, she studied for her MA in Modernism at Goldsmiths College.
Nathanael O’Reilly

Nathanael O’Reilly is Assistant Professor of English at The University of Texas at Tyler. His doctoral dissertation examined representations of suburbia in contemporary Australian fiction. He has published articles on British, Australian, Irish and American literature, and is the co-editor (with Jean-François Vernay) of Fear in Australian Literature and Film, a special issue of Antipodes (June 2009). He is currently editing a collection of essays entitled Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature, forthcoming from Cambria Press.
Summer Pervez

Summer Pervez obtained a BA and MA from the University of Western Ontario and holds a PhD from the University of Ottawa. She lives near Vancouver, British Columbia and teaches in the English Department at the University of the Fraser Valley where she is a specialist in World Literatures, with an emphasis on South Asian literature. Additional teaching interests and research areas include Middle Eastern and African literatures, contemporary British literature and literary theory and criticism. Her current research projects include a postcolonial study of contemporary literature and film of the British South Asian diaspora and an essay collection on states of violence in South Asian film, fiction and media.
Janine Utell

Janine Utell is Associate Professor of English at Widener University. She has published on many aspects of modernist studies in Journal of Modern Literature, The Space Between, College Literature, and James Joyce Quarterly. Her research focuses on the relationship between narrative and erotic life, and the construction of love lives and love stories. James Joyce and the Revolt of Love: Marriage, Adultery, Desire, her first book, is forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan.