Alex Belsey

Alex Belsey read for his BA in English at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and studied the MA in Life-Writing at King’s College London. He is currently in his first year as an MPhil/PhD student. Alex’s doctoral research project centres on the journals of twentieth-century British painter Keith Vaughan and the relationships between life-writing and art practice. His other research interests include the life and works of Irène Némirovsky and late nineteenth-century literature in England and France.

Hannah Boettcher

Hannah Boettcher studied English Literature and Art History at the Free University Berlin, but ever since her Erasmus exchange at Queen Mary University in London (2006-07) she has been interested in the East End of London and wrote her MA thesis on this subject. After graduating from the Free University in early 2011, she taught German at the University of Western Australia in Perth for two semesters and enrolled there for her PhD in German Studies last year. She is now taking part in a cotutelle-programme between the Free University Berlin and the University of Western Australia.

Alexis Brown

Alexis Brown earned a B.A. in English literature with highest honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is currently studying for a M.St. in English literature (1900-present) at Oxford on a Rhodes scholarship. She is the recipient of the William P. Vilas Prize, Standish B. Henning Shakespeare prize, Mark Mensink Research Grant, Chesler Prize, Helen C. White Award, Andrew Bergman Writing Prize in History, and the Lila Hicks Furber Award. Her interests lie in twentieth-century literature, cinema, and modernism.

Geoffrey K. Bucy

Geoffrey K. Bucy is a PhD student at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is currently working on a dissertation that explores the dynamic and co-constitutive interplay between infrastructure, embodied experience, and narrative. His project focuses on stories that are indebted to and mediated by the constraints and freedoms of a shifting U.S. railroad infrastructure, from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden to contemporary Amtrak travelogues. He received his M.A. from the University of Chicago (’09) where he focused on mid-twentieth century U.S. narratives of train travel.

Edward Falvey

Edward Falvey is currently a Master’s student at the University of Exeter writing a dissertation on ‘spatial psychology’ in superhero fiction and film entitled ‘”Welcome to the Madhouse”: Deconstructing a Hero’s Metropolis, Batman and his Villains, and Spatial Psychology’. This project will allow him to continue to pursue his research into urban theory and city spaces and Batman as an extended case study will provide an interesting focal point to which he can apply his ideas. Beyond that he has been awarded a full scholarship from the AHRC to write his Ph.D., currently titled ‘Deconstructing the Cinematic City; Metropolitan Iconography, Psychological Space, and the Birth of New York City’. He will also write his Ph.D. at University of Exeter.

Drew Danielle Maxwell

Drew Danielle Maxwell is a second year PhD student of English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. She is Canadian, and completed her Bachelor of Arts Honour’s degree in English Literature and Anthropology at Trent University. She completed her Master’s degree in English Literature at the University of Toronto and her current work examines gendered concepts of time and memory in Middle English romance texts.

Nanette O’Brien

Nanette O’Brien is currently a student on the Life Writing MA at King’s College London, having completed her undergraduate degree in English at St Anne’s College, Oxford in 2011. She has also studied music performance and creative writing at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Alexander Williams

Alexander Williams is a student on the MRes Art: Theory and Philosophy course at Central St Martins College of Art and Design. His dissertation research is centred on the Lacanian notion of logical time, together with his use of variable length sessions. Having finished his dissertation, Alexander hopes to become a writer of philosophy.

Alden Wood

Alden Wood is a graduate student in the Humanities at San Francisco State University. His research interests are post-Marxism, Italian operaismo and autonomia, Marxist literary and cultural theory, biopolitics, and communization theory.

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