Alastair Beddow graduated in 2010 from University of Cambridge with an MPhil in American Literature where he completed a thesis examining the relationship between cinema, visuality and text in the novels of John Dos Passos. Prior to that he studied English at Durham University for three years. He is now working as a consultant for Lighthouse Global, a consultancy specialising in providing client-centric solutions to the advisory sector.
Joseph Crawford is a Research Fellow at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge University. He is presently researching the origins of Gothic fiction.
Thomas Darby is a Nottingham-based film-maker.
Steven Gregg is studying towards a PhD at Lancaster University. His thesis is entitled '"The king is with the body, but the body is not with the king': Mimesis, Biopolitics and the Sovereign Body in Shakespeare's Drama'. His research interests include early modern drama, sovereignty, critical theory and textual bibliography.
Oliver Mezger is a London-based artist, working mostly in film.
Michael McCluskey is a PhD candidate in the English Department at UCL, researching a thesis on Humphrey Jennings and urbanisation. His work considers the ways in which Jennings's films use images of the city (particularly London) to articulate shifts in individual, regional and national identity.
B.D. Morgan is a doctoral student of comparative literature at UCL, working on English, Russian and American representations of the Central European spa. His other interests include Chinese cinema and early Soviet literary avant-gardes.
Lawrence Rainey is the author of two influential monographs: Institutions of Modernism: Literary Elites and Public Culture (Yale U.P.: 1998) and Revisiting "The Waste Land" (Yale U.P.: 2005). He has recently edited and translated Futurism: An Anthology (Yale U.P.: 2009), a collection of manifestos tracing the movement's development from beginning to end, and is currently on a Leverhulme Fellowship, writing Office Affairs: Secretaries in the Modern Imagination. He holds the chair in Modernist Literature at the University of York.
Eleanor Spencer is an AHRC-funded doctoral researcher in the Department of English Studies at the University of Durham. Her thesis focuses on the significance of inheritance, influence, and tradition in the poetry of Anne Stevenson. Her other research interests include echo and allusion in twentieth-century poetry; 'transatlantic' poetry; and bibliotherapy. She is a shared reading group facilitator, trained and accredited by The Reader Organisation, and is currently Reader in Residence at a women's prison.