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Notes on Contributors

Christine BERBERICH is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Portsmouth, UK. Her book The Image of the English Gentleman in Twentieth Century Literature was published with Ashgate in 2007. She has published on Englishness and authors such as George Orwell, Julian Barnes, W.G. Sebald, Kazuo Ishiguro, Evelyn Waugh, Siegfried Sassoon and Anthony Powell. Currently, she is at work on two collaborative, edited volumes, one on These Englands, forthcoming with MUP, the other dedicated to Land & Identity.


Daniel CANDEL BORMANN is Professor of English literature at the University of Alcalá in Spain. He has published widely about Julian Barnes and Graham Swift. His main interests lie in the intersection between nature, science and literature – above all the relationship between science and other discursive formations in the neo-Victorian novel – and that between religion, ethics and literature. His most important publications include a book – The Articulation of Science in the Neo-Victorian Novel, Peter Lang – and a series of articles in journals of international renown, like English Studies, Neophilologus, and the ZAA. He has also published a tool of literary and cultural analysis in the web called “JustdoLit,” which not many visit, although he claims it to be the best tool available at present (


Elsa CAVALIÉ has written her doctoral dissertation on the “Rewritings of England in Contemporary British Literature” (Julian Barnes, Kazuo Ishiguro, Ian McEwan, Pat Barker) at the University of Toulouse – Le Mirail, France. Her work focuses on the notion of Englishness, stereotypes and the invention of tradition, as well as the (re-)writing of history in modern and postmodern literatures.


Peter CHILDS is Professor of modern English literature at the University of Gloucestershire and author of nearly twenty books on British culture and literature. He has published widely on twentieth-century fiction and on E. M. Forster, Ian McEwan, and Paul Scott in particular. In 2004 he was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy. He has given numerous papers at international conferences – in Germany, the US, and the Netherlands – as well as many more at British institutions, on a range of subjects from national identity to post-colonial theory. His recent books include two edited volumes on Ian McEwan, Contemporary Novelists for Palgrave, Modernism and the Postcolonial for Continuum, and a monograph on Julian Barnes which is in press for Manchester University Press. He has recently contributed the chapter on contemporary historical fiction to the Cambridge History of the English Novel.

Wojciech DRAG is a graduate of the University of Glamorgan in Wales and currently a PhD student at Wrocław University in Poland, writing a dissertation on the relationship between memory and the self in the fiction of Julian Barnes, John Banville and Kazuo Ishiguro.


Sebastian GROES is Lecturer in English literature at Roehampton University. He specializes in modern and contemporary culture and literature, and representations of cities. He is the author of two forthcoming works, British Fiction of the Sixties (Continuum, 2010) and The Making of London: London’s Textual Lives from Thatcher to New Labour (Palgrave, 2010), and editor of Ian McEwan: Contemporary Critical Perspectives (Continuum, 2009) and Kazuo Ishiguro: Contemporary Critical Perspectives (Continuum, 2009).


Vanessa GUIGNERY is Professor of English Literature at the École Normale Supérieure in Lyon (France). She is the author of several books and essays on the work of Julian Barnes, including The Fiction of Julian Barnes (Macmillan, 2006), and Conversations with Julian Barnes (Mississippi Press, 2009), co-edited with Ryan Roberts. She has published articles on Arundhati Roy, Anita Desai, Jeanette Winterson, Alain de Botton, David Lodge, Jonathan Coe and Michèle Roberts, as well as a monograph on B.S. Johnson, This is not Fiction. The True Novels of B.S. Johnson (Sorbonne UP, 2009). She is the editor of several collections of essays on contemporary British and post-colonial literature including (Re)mapping London (Publibook, 2008) and Voices and Silence (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009).


Frederick M. HOLMES is Professor of English at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. His area of expertise is British literature of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, with special emphasis on contemporary fiction and narrative theory. He is the author of Julian Barnes, which was published in 2009 by Palgrave Macmillan.


Bozena KUCALA teaches nineteenth-century and contemporary English literature at the English Department of the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland. Her doctoral thesis was on the concept of history and its representations in selected twentieth-century English fiction. She has published articles (in English and Polish) on contemporary novelists, especially Graham Swift, A. S. Byatt, Peter Ackroyd and J. M. Coetzee as well as translated academic essays into Polish. She has also prepared an updated edition of Bronislawa Balutowa’s survey (in Polish) of the English twentieth-century novel and is currently working on her own book on intertextuality in neo-Victorian fiction.


Bianca LEGGETT is a PhD student at Birkbeck College where she is undertaking doctoral research into cosmopolitan identity and travel in the contemporary English novel.


Adriana NEAGU is Associate Professor of Anglo-American Studies at Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj, the Department of Applied Modern Languages. She is the author of Sublimating the Postmodern Discourse: toward a Post-Postmodern Fiction in the Writings of Paul Auster and Peter Ackroyd (2001), In the Future Perfect: the Rise and Fall of Postmodernism (2001), and of numerous critical and cultural theory articles. Dr. Neagu has been the recipient of several pre- and postdoctoral research awards. Previous academic affiliations include an Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Edinburgh and visiting positions at Oxford University, the University of Bergen, Tuebingen University, the University of London, and a Leverhulme Research fellowship at the University of East Anglia. Her teaching areas are diverse, combining literary and cultural studies disciplines. Her main specialism is in comparative cultural studies and translation theory and practice. At present her research centres on the nation-translation nexus and the new paradigms of cultural identity in the U.K. Since 1999, Dr. Neagu has been Advisory Editor and, since 2004, Editor-in-Chief of American, British and Canadian Studies, the journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania.


Rebecca NESVET is a playwright and Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Gloucestershire. She has frequently contributed to ABC and other journals, including the Review of English Studies, EMLS, Women’s Writing, The New Welsh Review, Shakespearean International Yearbook and, most recently, Ecumenica. An essay on the ‘reading nation’ in Mary Shelley’s Perkin Warbeck is forthcoming in Mary Shelley and Her Circle and Contemporaries, edited by Lucy Morrison, from Cambridge Scholars Press, and she is currently writing full-length play commissions for New York’s Ensemble Studio Theatre and London’s Merkavah Theatre.


Gregory J. RUBINSON, Ph. D., is Lecturer in the UCLA Writing Programs, where he teaches courses on expository writing, postmodern literature, dystopian literature, and writing literary journalism. He is the author of The Fiction of Salman Rushdie, Julian Barnes, Jeanette Winterson, and Angela Carter: Breaking Cultural and Literary Boundaries in the Work of Four Postmodernists (McFarland, 2005).


Ana-Karina SCHNEIDER is Associate Professor at Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu, holding a PhD in critical theory and Faulkner studies from Lucian Blaga University (2005), as well as a Diploma in American Studies from Smith College, MA, USA (2004). She has published a book entitled Critical Perspectives in the Late Twentieth Century. William Faulkner: A Case Study, and a course book on the history of Anglo-American literary criticism (Lucian Blaga UP, 2006), as well as an assortment of articles on William Faulkner’s novelistic achievement and its critical reception, English fiction, literary translation, reading practices, and English Studies at higher education level. She has been Manuscript and Review Editor of American, British and Canadian Studies since its inception in 1999, Review Editor of East/West Cultural Passage, reviewer for College Literature, Secretary and Treasurer of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania.


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