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Mostafa Abedinifard, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow (2017-2019), University of Toronto

Şule Akdoğan

Nazry Bahrawi, Singapore University of Technology and Design

Pascale Baker, UCD 

Jason Baskin, Exeter University

Ericka Beckman, University of Pennsylvania

Domingo Begin

Natalya Bekhta, University of Helsinki

Samanta Bellotta, QMUL

Neval Berber

Charlotte Beyer, University of Gloucestershire

Arunima Bhattacharya, Leeds University 

Sourit Bhattacharya, Warwick University

Jacob Blakesley, Leeds 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 

Abdenour Bouich, Exeter University

Maggie Bowers, University of Portsmouth

Kelsey Box

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 

Asis De

Lucio De Capitani 

Sharae Deckard, University College Dublin

Treasa De Loughry, University of Exeter

Ryan Dennis, NUI Galway

Ian Ellison, Leeds University

Pat Ezinwoke

Fiona Farnsworth, University of Warwick

Deirdre Flynn, University College Dublin 

Sandra Folie, Universität Wien

Joe Ford

John Gardner, Anglia Ruskin University

Iris Gioti, University of Exeter

Javier Gimenez-Sanchez

Francesco Gonyea

Rebecca Gould

Rachel Gregory Fox

Deniz Gundogan Ibrisim, Washington University in St Louis

Sorcha Gunne, STK, University of OsloOne 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.

Sri Habsari

Chelsea Haith

Jack Hallstrom

Sandy Hardeman

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.

Isabelle Hesse, The University of Sydney

Stefan Helgesson, Stockholm University

Christinna Hobbs, Liverpool John Moores University 

Jason Hong, Yale University

Angela Howell

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

Demet Intepe, University of Warwick

Beatrice Ivey

Sarah Jilani, University of Cambridge

Jaimie Johansson

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 

Gah-Kai Leung

Thomas Lockwood-Moran

Belén Martín-Lucas, Universitat de Vigo

Fiona McCann

Brian McGrath, Clemson University 

Rebecca Macklin, Leeds University 

Rebecca Mann

Maitrayee Misra

Mafruha Mohua, QMUL

M V Ramana Moorthy

Michael Morris

Kate Morrison

Pablo Mukherjee, Warwick University 

Angela Naimou, Clemson University 

Ravindran Nambiar

Noémie Nélis, Université de Namur

Michael Niblett, Warwick University

Mahesh Nivargi

Zoe Norridge, Kings College London

Marilin North

Kenneth Toah Nsah

Sarah O’Brien

Janessa Ochs

David O’Connor, University of New Mexico

Gidget O’Flynn

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

Michael Paye, University of Warwick

Ellisha Pettitt

Lucy Potter

Tasnim Qutait, University of Uppsala

Nebojša Radić, University of Cambridge

Leila Rahimi Bahmany

Jenni Ramone, Nottingham Trent University

Ona Reid

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

Yosr Salhi

Vivek Santayana, University of Edinburgh

Emanuelle Santos, University of Birmingham

Srija Sanyal

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.

Mohankumar Shanmugan

Stephen Shapiro, Warwick University

Flair Donglai Shi (), Oxford University: Flair Donglai Shi () 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.

Anne-Frédérique Schlaepfer

Christian Smith

Ava Stead

Svetlana Stefanova, Universidad Internacional de La Rioja | UNIR

Tamar Steinitz, Goldsmiths University 

Aneta Stepien

Cheryl Stobie, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Andrew Stones, Warwick University

Agata Szczeszak-Brewer, Wabash College

Tina Takapoui

Hanna Teichler

Loraine Thomas, Anglia Ruskin University

Hayley Toth, Leeds University

Olta Totoni

Dale Tracy, Royal Military College of Canada

Kelly Yin Nga Tse

Nathanoot Udomlamun, 

Masami Usui, Doshisha University

Julie Wainscott

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

Sutida Wimuttikosol, Thammasat University

Jessica Siu-yin Yeung

Yue Xin

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.

Hanna Zima