Steven Barfield is Senior Lecturer of English at the University of Westminster, UK.
Simon Goulding is currently working for the Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust. He is writing his first book on British writing in the lead-up to the Second World War and has also written articles on British horror films of the sixties and on the work of Angela Carter in the same decade.
Alan Munton is Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of English at Exeter University. In 2008-9 he was Principal Investigator for an AHRC project that put Wyndham Lewis’s art criticism online, and he is joint editor of the main Lewis website; both are hosted at the University of La Rioja in Spain. With colleagues in Spain he is about to begin a year-long project on literary satire. He edited the Wyndham Lewis Annual from 2000 to 2010, and publishes widely on literary and visual Modernism.
David Parker is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Kingston University. He has taught for the University of Sheffield, the University of Malaya, and the Open University. And for twenty-one years he was Curator of London’s Charles Dickens Museum. For more than forty years he has been publishing books, articles and reviews on a wide variety of literary topics, but since 1978 he has concentrated on Dickens studies. His most recent book was Christmas and Charles Dickens (New York: AMS Press, 2005). Currently, he is working on Pickwick and Reform for AMS Press.
Tatiana Pogossian is currently completing a PhD in English literature at Université Paris 7 Diderot (France), under the supervision of Professor Catherine Bernard. The PhD is provisionally entitled The Poetics of Disintegration of Experience in contemporary London and it explores the works of Peter Ackroyd, Iain Sinclair and images by Gilbert & George.
Kirsten Seale is Senior Researcher at the School of Media and Communication, RMIT University, Melbourne. Previously, she was a Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin where she conducted the first scholarly appraisal of the Iain Sinclair archive. Her current research considers obsolescence, archival practices, and how cultural production engages with notions of refuse and waste.
Bernard Vere is Lecturer in Modern Art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London. His publications include (ed.) Eyeing London (Lawrence and Wishart, 2002), ‘Oversights in Overseeing Modernism: A Symptomatic Reading of Alfred H. Barr Jr.’s “Cubism and Abstract Art” Chart’, Textual Practice, 24:2 (2010), ‘On the Wings of a Dove: Jacob Epstein’s Third Marble Doves’ in (ed.) Tony Godfrey, Understanding Art Objects (London: Lund Humphries, 2009) and ‘Enigma Variation: Edward Wadsworth’s “Marine Still-Lifes” and Giorgio de Chirico’, Visual Culture in Britain, 7:1 (2006). He wrote his PhD, ‘Two Steps Forward… The Faltering Progress of the Avant-Garde in England, 1909-1939’ at the London Consortium (Birkbeck College, University of London; Architectural Association; Institute of Contemporary Arts; and Tate). Next year, his essay, ‘Pedal-Powered Avant-Gardes’, on artistic representations of competitive cycling before World War One, will be published in the International Journal of the History of Sport and then in the book The Visual Turn in Sports History (London: Routledge, 2011), both edited by Mike Huggins and Mike O’Mahony.
Susie Thomas edited A Reader’s Guide to Hanif Kureishi (Palgrave, 2005).
Joseph Waller is a New York based artist. His blog can be accessed here: http://quizzicalbandit.blogspot.com/
Joanna Wargen is a PhD student at the University of Westminster. Her doctoral thesis is on the role of the nineteenth-century female scientist in fact and fiction. Joanna also has an MA in Gothic Studies. Her research interests are in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Science, Gothic Literature and Welsh Writing in English.
Anne Witchard lectures in English at the University of Westminster. She is the author of Thomas Burke’s Dark Chinoiserie: Limehouse Nights and the Queer Spell of Chinatown (Ashgate) and co-editor with Lawrence Phillips of London Gothic (Continuum). Her forthcoming book is Lao She, London and China’s Literary Revolution for Hong Kong University Press.