Notes on the Editors and Contributors

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Notes on the Editors and Contributors

Bram Lambrecht

is an Assistant Professor of Dutch and Translation Studies at Ghent University, Belgium. He publishes both on 20th- and 21st-century poetry and popular culture. He is currently writing a monograph on 21st-century poetry of mourning from the Low Countries.

Miriam Wendling

is a research associate at KU Leuven, working on the FWO-funded project Cantors and Catafalques: Music and Death 1300–1530. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, with a thesis on the development of musical notation at Bamberg Cathedral and has worked widely on plainchant as well as on German-American musical culture.

Nicolette van den Bogerd

is a Ph.D. candidate in Musicology at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Her research interests include music and Holocaust memory, constructions of Jewish identity in music, and music and politics, with a special focus on twentieth century Poland, East and Central Europe, and France. Much of her work is interdisciplinary, engaging in the areas of Jewish Studies, Holocaust studies, religious studies, and memory and trauma studies.

Tammy Clewell

is professor of English at Kent State University, in Kent, Ohio. She is the author of Mourning, Modernism, Postmodernism (Basingstoke: 2009) and editor of Modernism and Nostalgia: Bodies, Locations, Aesthetics (Basingstoke: 2013).

Lizet Duyvendak

is associate professor Literature at the Faculty of Humanities of the Open University in the Netherlands. She works on the social function of literature: city poetry, poets laureates and in the reading motivation of members of reading societies and book clubs.

David Gist’s

postgraduate studies in anthropology prepared him for his 16-year career at the Australian War Memorial. He has been instrumental in the drafting of the institution’s policy and procedures for managing the emerging commemorative practice of votive items.

Maryam Haiawi

studied musicology, Catholic church music, piano and organ. In her Ph.D. thesis she explored interconfessional exchange of oratorios in the 18th century. She is currently a scientific assistant of the research training group on spiritual intermediality in the early modern period of the Universität Hamburg and church musician at the Lutheran Hauptkirche St. Trinitatis in Hamburg-Altona.

Owen Hansen

is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Kansas pursuing a degree in Musicology. He specializes in studying how grief and war affected English musicians. He is currently working on a dissertation about the friendship between British composers George Butterworth and Ralph Vaughan Williams and the impact it had on Vaughan Williams’s A London Symphony.

Maggie Jackson

works as a senior lecturer in Social Work at Teesside University. Recently she has been researching and publishing on the place of death in picture books for young children. Her most recent publication is Death, Playfulness and Picture books.

Christoph Jedan

is Professor of Ethics and Comparative Philosophy of Religion in the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen. His research interests include the intersections of religion and philosophy and the history and continuing relevance of consolation for death and loss.

Carlo Leo

is a Ph.D. student in Literary Studies at KU Leuven, Belgium. His research focuses on the literary memory of the Italian occupation of Fiume. He is a member of the research group MDRN on literary modernism and collaborates with “Il Vittoriale degli Italiani,” the prominent research center dedicated to poet Gabriele d’Annunzio. In 2017 he worked as a research intern at Waseda University in Tokyo, investigating the role of japonisme in contemporary Italian literature. He recently edited Mario Carli’s futurist writings Con d’Annunzio a Fiume: Prose belliche e fiumane (Rome-Cesena: 2021).

Wolfgang Marx

is Associate Professor in Musicology at University College Dublin and a member of the UCD Humanities Institute. His research interests include the representation of death in music, György Ligeti, post-truth and music, and the theory of musical genres.

Tijl Nuyts

is a doctoral student at the University of Antwerp, where he prepares a Ph.D. in literature on the travelling memory of the medieval mystical author Hadewijch in modern Belgium.

Despoina Papastathi

teaches Modern Greek Literature at the Department of Philology of the University of Ioannina, Greece. Her research focuses on literary genres and the relation of literature with other arts. She is the author of Kiki Dimoula “achthophoros melancholias”. Poiēsē kai poiētikē tou penthous (Athens: 2018).

Julia Płaczkiewicz

is a PhD student at the University of Warsaw and a graduate of UW’s American Studies Center. Her dissertation project focuses on the influence of postfeminism and the #MeToo movement on the image of female rage in contemporary American popular culture. She is a writer for the student journal, The WASP, and her main areas of interest are horror cinema, postfeminism, identity, and gender.

Bavjola Shatro

is Associate Professor of World Literature and Albanian Literature at Aleksander Moisiu University. She is President of South East European Studies Association (SEESA), USA. She has authored and co-authored eleven scholarly books in the field.

Caroline Supply

is an FNRS Research Fellow at the UCLouvain (Belgium), conducting research on the Neo-Latin poetic vein of family mourning at the turn of the Italian Quattro- and Cinquecento under the direction of Professor Aline Smeesters.

Eric Venbrux

is Chair and Professor of Comparative Religion at Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He conducted anthropological fieldwork among the Tiwi people of Australia, as well as in Switzerland and The Netherlands. He has published extensively on mortuary ritual.

Janneke Weijermars

is Assistant Professor of Modern Dutch literature at the University of Groningen. Her award-winning dissertation, Stepbrothers: Southern Dutch Literature and Nation Building under Willem I, 1814–1834, was 2015. She is currently working on a research project about the life and work of the Flemish poet Prudens van Duyse (1804–1859).

Mariske Westendorp

Ph.D., is an anthropologist and religious studies scholar. She currently works as lecturer at the Department of Anthropology, Utrecht University. Her interests include the anthropology of death, religion and the city.

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Grief, Identity, and the Arts

A Multidisciplinary Perspective on Expressions of Grief

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