Benedict Jones-Williams | University of Edinburgh
Benedict is a first year PhD student at the University of Edinburgh – his doctoral research focuses on the relationship between museums and literature in Europe and North America from 1850 until the present day. He recently graduated with distinction from Edinburgh’s Book History and Material Culture Masters programme, prior to which he studied English Literature at the University of Aberdeen, where he co-founded The Elphinstone Review, an undergraduate journal for the arts and social sciences. He has presented at conferences in Toronto and Leeds, and will soon be giving a paper at the 27th annual Virginia Woolf conference.
Heather Green | Nottingham Trent
Heather is a PhD candidate at NTU, researching the interpretation of literary heritage within Nottingham under the supervision of Duncan Grewcock. She completed her MA in Museum and Heritage Development at NTU in 2016, and has worked professionally within libraries and archives since 2009.
Chris Beausang | Maynooth Univeristy
Chris is a first-year PhD candidate in An Foras Feasa at Maynooth University, working under the supervision of Professor Susan Schreibman. His research investigates the resurgence of modernist aesthetics within the novels of contemporary novelists such as Anne Enright, Eimear McBride, Tom McCarthy and Will Self and involves reaching a definition of literary style through the use of machine learning and the construction of neural networks. Chris received his B.A. in English Studies from Trinity College Dublin in 2014 and his MPhil in Digital Humanities and Culture, also from Trinity, in 2015. He has had fiction published in Gorse, The Galway Review and The Bohemyth.
Veronika Schuchter | University of Innsbruck
Veronika is a final year PhD student at the University of Innsbruck and a Visiting Scholar at Nottingham Trent University where her doctoral project in the area of contemporary women’s writing is co-supervised. She is particularly interested in feminist and postcolonial theory as well as Canadian literature and women’s writing. She is steering group member of the Postgraduate Contemporary Women’s Writing Network (PG CWWN) and on the executive committee of the Feminist and Women’s Studies Association (FWSA).