Mostafa Abedinifard, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow (2017-2019), University of Toronto
Nazry Bahrawi, Singapore University of Technology and Design
Jason Baskin, Exeter University
Ericka Beckman, University of Pennsylvania
Samanta Bellotta, QMUL
Charlotte Beyer, University of Gloucestershire
Arunima Bhattacharya, Leeds University
Sourit Bhattacharya, Warwick University
Hannah Boast, Birmingham University: Hannah Boast researches water crisis in contemporary world literature and is writing a monograph titled Hydrofictions: Water, Power and Politics in Israeli and Palestinian Literature.
Elleke Boehmer, Oxford University
Maggie Bowers, University of Portsmouth
Diana Brydon, University of Manitoba
Lorna Burns, St Andrews University
Alexandra Campbell, University of Edinburgh
Chris Campbell, Exeter University
Maria Elisa Cevasco, Universidade de São Paulo
Joe Cleary, Yale University
Pilar Cuder-Domínguez, Huelva University
Lucio De Capitani
Sharae Deckard, University College Dublin
Treasa De Loughry, University of Exeter
Ryan Dennis, NUI Galway
Ian Ellison, Leeds University
Deirdre Flynn, University College Dublin
Sandra Folie, Universität Wien
John Gardner, Anglia Ruskin University
Sorcha Gunne, STK, University of Oslo: One of the founder members of the world-literature network, Sorcha’s current research – including an article in the recent world-literature special issue of Atlantic Studies: Global Currents – focuses on the intersection of world literature and materialist feminism/ SRT.
Daniel Hartley, Leeds University: Daniel Hartley is a Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellow in the Centre for World Literatures at the University of Leeds. His first book, The Politics of Style: Towards a Marxist Poetics, was published in 2017. He is currently working on two interrelated book projects: a comparative study of impersonality and depersonalisation in contemporary world literature, and a postcolonial theory of personhood.
Stefan Helgesson, Stockholm University
Christinna Hobbs, Liverpool John Moores University
Jason Hong, Yale University
Jenny Horton, Clemson University
Kate Houlden, Anglia Ruskin University: Kate Houlden is a Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin and one of the founder members of the world literature network. Her most recent work – including an essay on the author Anna Kavan for Women: A Cultural Review (2017) – is on the intersections between queer, transnational feminist and world-literary approaches to fiction.
Walt Hunter, Clemson University: Walt Hunter is author of Forms of a World: Contemporary Poetry and the Making of Globalization, forthcoming from Fordham University Press. He has written about poetry in the Atlantic, ASAP/Journal, College Literature, Cultural Critique, the minnesota review, Modern Philology, symplokē, Viewpoint, and elsewhere. His poems have appeared in the Harvard Advocate, Boston Review, Oversound, and Prelude. He is the co-translator, with Lindsay Turner, of Frédéric Neyrat’s Atopias: Manifesto for a Radical Existentialism (Fordham UP, 2017).
Margaret-Anne Hutton, St Andrews University
Indrani Karmakar, University of York
Anna Kemball, Edinburgh University
Ian Kennedy, NUI Galway: Ian Kennedy has worked in primary, secondary and higher education for over twenty years. He is a Doctoral Researcher at the Department of English, National University of Ireland, Galway and the Academic Writing Tutor at St. Angela’s College, Sligo. His previous research included a cultural history of the Yeats International Summer School (2015) and a phenomenological approach to a Theology of Mission (2002). His current research considers arts policy in post-war Ireland with particular attention to cultural, political, social and economic changes in this period.
Wendy Knepper, Brunel University
Stephanie Lambert, York University
Liam Lanigan, Texas Women’s University
Neil Lazarus, Warwick University
Belén Martín-Lucas, Universitat de Vigo
Brian McGrath, Clemson University
Rebecca Macklin, Leeds University
Mafruha Mohua, QMUL
M V Ramana Moorthy
Pablo Mukherjee, Warwick University
Angela Naimou, Clemson University
Michael Niblett, Warwick University
Zoe Norridge, Kings College London
Kenneth Toah Nsah
David O’Connor, University of New Mexico
Dominic O’Key, University of Leeds: Dominic is a doctoral candidate in comparative literature. His research focuses on contemporary world literature (W. G. Sebald, J. M. Coetzee, and Mahasweta Devi) and the question of the animal.
Kerstin Oloff, Durham University
Cóilín Parsons, Georgetown University
Tasnim Qutait, University of Uppsala
Nebojša Radić, University of Cambridge
Leila Rahimi Bahmany
Jenni Ramone, Nottingham Trent University
Tomas René, Palgrave Macmillan
Nestor E. Rodriguez, University of Toronto
Rashi Rohatgi, Nord Universitet
Aida Rosende-Pérez, Universitat de les Illes Balears
Amy Rushton, Nottingham Trent University: Amy Rushton is a Lecturer in English whose research intersects with postcolonial studies, world-literature, and queer theories, with particular interest in North American and sub-Saharan African literature. A regular collaborator with Sorcha Gunne, Kate Houlden, Treasa De Loughry and Sharae Deckard, Amy leads the Network’s research cluster on World Literature and Mental Health. Their current project considers the relationship between contemporary narratives of depression and ongoing legacies of colonialism and neoliberalism @DrAimz
Vivek Santayana, University of Edinburgh
Rehnuma Sazzad, Associate Fellow of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICwS) at the School of Advanced Study, University of London: Her monograph, Edward Said’s Concept of Exile: Identity and Cultural Migration in the Middle East (2017), creates a portrait of redoubtable intellectual practice in the twenty-first century context by adding new depths to discourses of resistance, home and identity. She is currently working on her second monograph, which focuses on the questions of language and nationalism in decolonized South Asia.
Flair Donglai Shi (施东来), Oxford University: Flair Donglai Shi (施东来) is a DPhil candidate in English at the University of Oxford. His thesis focuses on the Yellow Peril as a traveling discourse in modern Anglophone and Sinophone literatures. His research interests include postcolonial and queer theories, Victorian literature and modern East Asian literatures. His articles have been published in many academic journals including Women: A Cultural Review, Comparative Literature & World Literature, Subalternspeak and so on.
Svetlana Stefanova, Universidad Internacional de La Rioja | UNIR
Tamar Steinitz, Goldsmiths University
Cheryl Stobie, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Andrew Stones, Warwick University
Agata Szczeszak-Brewer, Wabash College
Loraine Thomas, Anglia Ruskin University
Hayley Toth, Leeds University
Kelly Yin Nga Tse
Masami Usui, Doshisha University
Thomas Waller, University of Nottingham: Thomas Waller is a PhD candidate at the University of Nottingham researching Portuguese-language African literatures and cinemas with a particular focus on the cultural production of Angola and Mozambique. Working within the analytical framework of the world-systems tradition, his research looks at the ways in which cultural production from Portuguese-speaking Africa registers a tension between ‘the local’ and ‘the global’, seen for example in the conflict between local social conditions and a global cultural and economic agenda. His thesis will be a comparative study of literary genre in Portuguese-speaking southern Africa, engaging the fields of postcolonial studies, ecocriticism and materialist theories of world literature in order to argue that literary production in this region has developed distinctive aesthetic idioms that critically respond to crises in global capitalism and failures in postcolonial governance.
Andy Webb, Bangor University
Mark Williams, University of Duisburg-Essen
Jessica Siu-yin Yeung
Peter Xu, Bangor University: Peter Jingcheng Xu completed his PhD at the School of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, Bangor University, UK in January 2018. His doctoral research situates the twentieth-century Anglophone-Welsh poet Edward Thomas within the ecological framework of Chinese indigenous philosophy Daoism in pursuit of their unexpected ecological affinities and insights that inform our responses to the deteriorating Earth in the Anthropocene. His research interest involves Anthropocenic ecocriticism, Translation Studies, English Translation of Chinese Classics, British literature, and Chinese literature. He is also a poet and translator. He has translated into Chinese context many contemporary British poets, such as Gillian Clarke, Jason Walford Davies, Ian Gregson, Robert Minhinnick and Emily Critchley, and into English a wide spectrum of Chinese literary texts (both ancient and contemporary). His translation works and reviews are published in some key journals, such as Foreign Literature and Art, The World of English, and Journal of World Chinese Studies. He has until now co-edited five English textbooks for Chinese university students, with Intellectual Property Publishing House, Peking University Press, and Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press. He has published several book chapters and book reviews with some key presses and journals, involving Lexington Books, Palgrave Macmillan, Modern Language Review, and Perspective: Studies in Translation Theory and Practice.