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Andreas Athanasiades

is Adjunct Lecturer in English at the University of Cyprus. He has published book chapters with various colleagues as well as articles in the Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Auto/Fiction, the Journal of Mediterranean Studies and Indi@Logs among others, on a range of topics such as desire, sexuality, memory and postmemory, life writing and trauma, Islamic fundamentalism, and postcolonial identity in Hanif Kureishi’s work. He is currently working as a contributor in Brian Bergen-Aurand and Andrew Grossman’s upcoming Encyclopaedia of Queer Cinema.

Laura Chrisman

is Nancy K. Ketcham Endowed Chair of English at the University of Washington, where she teaches African, black diaspora, and postcolonial studies, as well as modern literatures in English. Her publications include Postcolonial Contraventions: Cultural Readings of Race, Imperialism and Transnationalism (Manchester UP, 2003) and Rereading the Imperial Romance: British Imperialism and South African Resistance in Haggard, Schreiner and Plaatje (Oxford UP, 2000). Edited and co-edited publications include “The Rendez-Vous of Conquest”: Rethinking Race and Nation (Lawrence and Wishart, 2001); Postcolonial Theory and Criticism. Essays and Studies, volume 52, 2000; (with Benita Parry); Transcending Traditions: Afro-American, African Diaspora and African Studies (Special issue of The Black Scholar, 2000, with Farah Griffin and Tukufu Zuberi); Colonial Discourse and Post-Colonial Theory: A Reader (Harvester, 1993, with Patrick Williams). She is currently preparing a book on transnational relations between black South Africa and black America in the late 19th- and early 20th- centuries.

Lars Eckstein

is Professor of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures at the University of Potsdam. He is the author of The Making of Tupaia’s Map, with Anja Schwarz (jph, 2019), Postcolonial Literatures in English, with Anke Bartels, Dirk Wiemann and Nicole Waller (Metzler, 2019), Reading Song Lyrics (Brill, 2010), and Re-Membering the Black Atlantic (Brill, 2006). Among his edited works are Remembering German-Australian Colonial Entanglements, with Andrew Hurley (Routledge, 2020), Postcolonial Justice, with Anke Bartels, Dirk Wiemann and Nicole Waller (Brill, 2017), and Postcolonial Piracy, with Anja Schwarz (Bloomsbury, 2014). He is co-spokesperson of the rtg minor cosmopolitanisms.

Michael Freeden

is Emeritus Professor of Politics, University of Oxford. His books include The New Liberalism (1978), Ideologies and Political Theory (1996), The Political Theory of Political Thinking (2013) (all Oxford University Press), Conceptual History in the European Space (co-edited with W. Steinmetz and J. Fernández-Sebastián, Berghahn, 2017), and In Search of European Liberalisms (co-edited with J. Fernández-Sebastián and J. Leonhard, Berghahn, 2019). He is the founder-editor of the Journal of Political Ideologies. He has been awarded the Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize for Lifetime Contribution to Political Studies by the UK Political Studies Association, and the Medal for Science, Institute of Advanced Studies, Bologna University.

Eva Canan Hänsel

is a research assistant at the chair of variation linguistics in the English Department at wwu Muenster, where she earned a B.A. and an M.Ed. in English and Spanish. Currently, she is working on a PhD thesis on English in secondary and tertiary educational institutions in Grenada. Her research interests include varieties of English with a focus on Caribbean Englishes, English in education and news media, as well as language attitudes.

Caroline Koegler

is Assistant Professor of British Literary and Cultural Studies at wwu Muenster. She is author of Critical Branding. Postcolonial Studies and the Market (Routledge 2018) and, with Felipe Espinoza Garrido, Deborah Nyangulu and Mark Stein, co-editor of Locating African European Studies: Interventions-Intersections-Conversations (Routledge 2020). Other current publications include “Queer Home-Making and Black Britain. Claiming, Ageing, Living” (Interventions, 2020), “Follow the Hatred: The Production of Negative Feeling in Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights (1847)” (NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction, forthcoming), the special issue “Writing Brexit: Colonial Remains” (Journal of Postcolonial Writing; with Marlena Tronicke, Pavan Malreddy, forthcoming), and Law, Literature and Citizenship (DeGruyter; co-edited with Jesper Reddig, Klaus Stierstorfer, forthcoming).

Larissa Lai

is Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Creative Writing at the University of Calgary, having been Assistant Professor in Canadian Literature at ubc (2007–2014). She is author of novels When Fox Is A Thousand (Press Gang, 1995; Arsenal Pulp, 2004), Salt Fish Girl (Thomas Allen, 2002) and The Tiger Flu (Arsenal Pulp, 2019); poetry books Sybil Unrest (with Rita Wong; LINEbooks, 2008; New Star, 2013), Automaton Biographies (Arsenal Pulp, 2009), and Iron Goddess of Mercy (forthcoming Arsenal Pulp, 2021); and a monograph, Slanting I, Imagining We: Asian Canadian Literary Production in the 1980s and 1990s (wlup, 2014).

Elizabeth le Roux

is Associate Professor in Publishing Studies at the University of Pretoria. She is co-editor of the journal Book History, and author of A Social History of the University Presses in Apartheid South Africa (Brill, 2016) and A Survey of South African Crime Fiction, with Sam Naidu (ukzn Press, 2017). Her history of the anti-apartheid publisher Ravan Press will shortly be published by Cambridge University Press.

Mavis Reimer

is Professor of English and Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Winnipeg. She was awarded a Canada Research Chair in Young People’s Texts and Cultures from 2005 to 2015 and serves as a director of the Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures. She has published widely in the field of texts for young readers, including the co-edited volumes Girls, Texts, Cultures (with Clare Bradford; Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2015) and Seriality and Texts for Young Peoples: The Compulsion to Repeat (with Nyala Ali, Deanna England, and Melanie Dennis Unrau; Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

Simon Rosenberg

worked as teaching and research assistant at the Institut für Buchwissenschaft & Textforschung. From 2016 to 2020 he was Akademischer Oberrat at the English Department of wwu Muenster, taking on teaching and administrative duties of the vacant chair of book studies. He has published articles on the Women’s Prize for Fiction (2018), the authority of typography (2012, 2016) and has co-edited the liber amicorum Material Moments in Book Cultures (2014) with Sandra Simon. He is the author of the monograph Book Value Categories and the Acceptance of Technological Changes in English Book Production (2020).

Ana Sobral

is Assistant Professor of Global Literatures in English at the University of Zurich. Her publications include articles and book chapters on rap and poetry in the Global South, Islamic feminism, the performative aspects of the Arab Spring, and the links between popular music, migration and cosmopolitanism, as well as the monograph Opting Out: Deviance and Generational Identities in American Post-War Cult Fiction (Brill, 2012).

Katja Sarkowsky

is Chair of American Studies at Augsburg University. Her research focuses on literary citizenship studies, life writing, and Indigenous literatures in Canada and the United States. Her publications include the monographs AlterNative Spaces: Constructions of Space in Native American and First Nations Literatures (Winter, 2007) and Narrating Citizenship and Belonging in Anglophone Canadian Literature (Palgrave, 2018) as well as the edited volumes “Cranes on the Rise”: Metaphors in Life Writing (De Gruyter, 2018) and Nachexil/Post-Exile (with Bettina Bannasch, forthcoming).

Taiwo Soneye

is a Professor of English Language at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. She teaches phonology, phonetics and applied linguistics and researches identity, voice and ideology in the pronunciations of English, Pidgin and Nigerian Indigenous languages. She has authored and co-authored several works including, ‘We just don’t even know’: The Usage of the Pragmatic Focus Particles Even and Still in Nigerian English, English World Wide (2013) and “A Review of David Jowitt’s Nigerian English.” Folia Linguistica. 53(2), (2019). She is the founder of the Association of Phoneticians and Phonologists in Nigeria (appn).

Mark U. Stein

is Chair of English, Postcolonial and Media Studies at wwu Muenster (ptts.wwu.de) where he runs the National and Transnational Studies programme. His research interests include diaspora, transnational, and postcolonial studies with a focus on phenomena such as porosity and translocation in Anglophone cultural production. Publications include the monograph Black British Literature: Novels of Transformation (2004, Ohio State UP), and, ed. with Susheila Nasta, The Cambridge History of Black and Asian British Writing (cup 2020), ed. with Tobias Döring, Edward Said’s Translocations (Routledge, 2012), ed. with Lyn Innes, African Europeans (Wasafiri, 2008), and, ed. with Susanne Reichl, Laughter and the Postcolonial (Rodopi, 2005).

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