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Notes on Contributors

The Literary London Journal, Volume 9 Number 2 (September 2011)

Brycchan Carey

Brycchan Carey is President of the Literary London Society and the guest editor for this edition of the journal. He is Reader in English Literature at Kingston University, London, and specialises in the literature of slavery and abolition in the British Empire. More information is available from his website at

David Charnick

David Charnick was born in Bethnal Green, East London, and has lived there all his life. He studied at the University of Hull, Birkbeck College, University of London, and King’s College, London, where he completed a PhD titled The Role of Evil in Old English Narrative Verse. He worked for seventeen years with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, then four years in the Registry at University College London. He left UCL in February 2010 to concentrate on completing a book on Peter Ackroyd’s twentieth-century novels. He is currently working on a set of short stories called ‘The Dead of London’ and has an article forthcoming in Modern Language Review on ‘Peter Ackroyd’s Imaginative Projections: A Context for the Creature of The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein’.

Simon Goulding

Simon Goulding has written several articles and reviews for the Literary London Journal. He has written a chapter on Angela Carter for a book due to be published in August. He is currently working on a various pieces including on Siegfried Sassoon and British spy thrillers of the 1960s in addition to his first book. Now living in Birmingham, he spent four years living in London, two of those working for London Underground.

Tzu Yu Allison Lin

Tzu Yu Allison Lin received her PhD from Goldsmiths, University of London. She is the author of Virginia Woolf and the European Avant-Garde (Taipei: Showwe, 2009). Dr Lin is Assistant Professor in the Department of Western Language and Literature, University of Gaziantep, Turkey. She is currently working on a book, in Chinese, on Virginia Woolf, Confucious, and Rumi. She is also composing a collection of essays in English on the aesthetics of writing and arts.

Phil Robinson

Phil Robinson is lecturer and head of programme development in the College of Humanities at the University of Exeter. His main research interests are in the cultural properties, histories, and historiographies of early modern urban space.

Henriette Steiner

Henriette Steiner, Research Associate at ETH Wohnforum – ETH CASE, ETH Zurich since 2009. A Danish citizen, she holds a BA in Comparative Literature and a MA in Modern Culture from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, as well as a MPhil in History and Philosophy from the University of Cambridge, UK. In 2008, she graduated with a PhD in Architecture from the University of Cambridge. She has held visiting fellowships at TU München, University of Copenhagen, the National University of Singapore and the University of California, Berkeley. Her research and publications cross disciplinary boundaries between the humanities, the social sciences and the aesthetic fields and her research interests concern the way the modern city has been represented and discussed, read and interpreted.

Susie Thomas

Susie Thomas is an independent scholar who has published articles on British writers from Aphra Behn to Martin Amis. She edited A Reader’s Guide to Hanif Kureishi (Palgrave, 2005) and is currently working on Waguih Ghali’s Beer in the Snooker Club.

Andelys Wood

Andelys Wood is Professor of English at Union College in Kentucky, where she teaches English literature, humanities, and writing courses. She has published essays on the work of Shakespeare, Shelley, Keats, Ruskin, Yeats, and Woolf, as well as on children’s literature, and spends as much time in London as possible.