Derek Attridge is Professor of English at the University of York, and was elected in 2008 as a member of the British Academy. With research interests ranging from Renaissance prosody to J. M. Coetzee, Professor Attridge has published widely, in particular on the language of literature. His theoretical study The Singularity of Literature received an ESSE book award in 2006.
Lizzy Finn is working towards a PhD at the University of Leeds. Her thesis is an examination of the work of several key indigenous critical and creative writers in Australia since 1988 through the lens of multiculturalism.
Sara Gorman is a graduate student in the English department at Harvard University. She works mainly in the medieval period but also has strong interests in the early modern period and particularly in issues of periodisation. Her research in the medieval period focuses on late medieval women's religious writing and the medieval 'mystics' including Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe. She recently completed a masters degree at Oxford University, where she wrote her dissertation on multilingualism in late-medieval English convents.
David Hering is researching a doctorate on Postmodern American Literature at the University of Liverpool. He has publication pending of reviews and academic articles in the Journal of American Studies and a forthcoming book on literature and architecture entitled Architexture. He has also recently been invited to give academic papers at Harvard University and at the University of Strathclyde.
John Morton currently teaches English at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has a chapter on 'T. S. Eliot and Tennyson' forthcoming in the 2009 OUP collection Tennyson Among the Poets and has published articles and reviews in the Tennyson Research Bulletin, Essays in Criticism and the TLS; he is also a contributor to the Guardian Books Blog.
Patricia Novillo-Corvalán has recently been awarded her PhD from Birkbeck College, University of London, and serves as Teaching Fellow in the School of English & Humanities at Birkbeck. She has published articles in Comparative Literature, Variaciones Borges, James Joyce Broadsheet, and Irish Migration Studies in Latin America. She is currently working on a study of the reception of James Joyce in Argentina, and is converting her thesis: Borges and Joyce: A Comparative Study into a monograph.
Darya Protopopova is a PhD candidate at New College, University of Oxford. She is also affiliated to the School of Philology, Moscow State University. Her thesis deals with Virginia Woolf's interest in Russian literature and with the reception of Russian art in early twentieth-century Britain.
Susan Valladares is a doctoral student at Oriel College, University of Oxford. She is writing her thesis on British Romanticism and representations of Spain, and is particularly interested in the intersection between political culture and the Georgian stage.