Prof. Kristin Davidse

KU Leuven, the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium)

Kristin Davidse is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Leuven. Her main research interest is the description of English grammar from a functional perspective. She has published on such topics as middle, existential and cleft constructions. She has also published on various processes of change such as grammaticalization, deictification and (inter)subjectification in the English noun phrase. She was one of the founding editors of the journal Functions of Language.

Anuradha Roy

Anuradha Roy is the author of An Atlas of Impossible Longing and The Folded Earth, as well as Sleeping on Jupiter, which won the DSC Prize for Fiction 2016 and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015. Her latest novel, All the Lives We Never Lived, was published worldwide in 2018 and has been longlisted for the JCB Prize for Literature (2018).

Roy won the Economist Crossword Prize for The Folded Earth, which was longlisted for the Man Asia Prize. Her first novel, An Atlas of Impossible Longing was picked as one of the Best Books of the Year by Washington Post, Huffington Post and Seattle Times.

All her books have been widely translated, into French, Italian, Turkish, Arabic, Hebrew and Portuguese as well as several other languages.

She works as a designer at Permanent Black, an independent press she runs with Rukun Advani. She lives in Ranikhet, India.

Photo (c) Francesca Mantovani

Prof. María Jesús Lorenzo Modia

University of A Coruña (Spain)

María Jesus Lorenzo Modia is Professor of English Studies and Dean of the Faculty of Philology at the Universidade da Coruña. She coordinates the research network on English Language, Literature and Identity III (ED4152017/17), funded by the Xunta de Galicia, in which three research teams from Galician universities are included. Her research focuses English and Irish female writers from the 18th to the 21st century. Her most recent publications include "The Contribution of Isabella de Rosares and Isabella de Josa to the Development of Women's Learning in the Sixteenth Century", in The Invention of Female Biography (Gina Luria Walker, ed. Routledge, 2018: 37-54); and, co-authored with Margarita Estévez-Saá, "The Ethics and Aesthetics of Eco-Caring: Contemporary Debates on Ecofeminism(s)", in Women's Studies: An inter-disciplinary journal (2018, 1-24).

Prof. Carmen Pérez Llantada

University of Zaragoza (Spain)

Carmen Pérez Llantada is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Zaragoza (Spain). Her research interests include genre analysis, English for Academic Purposes, academic writing and academic literacy development. Her main research goal is to understand how multilingual scholars communicate in their work environment through different genres and languages. She is also editor-in-chief of Ibérica: Journal of the European Association of Languages for Specific Purposes.

Prof. Peter Boxall

University of Sussex (UK)

Peter Boxall is Professor of English Literature at the University of Sussex. He is author of many books on the novel, including  Don DeLillo: The Possibility of Fiction (2006),  Since Beckett (2009) ,  Twenty-First-Century Fiction (2013), and T he Value of the Novel (2015). He is editor of the  Cambridge Companion to British Fiction: 1980 to the Present, co-editor, with Byran Cheyette, of volume 7 of  The Oxford History of the Novel, and with Peter Nicholls of  Thinking Poetry. He is also editor, since 2009, of the UK journal  Textual Practice. His most recent book,  The Prosthetic Imagination: A History of the Novel as Artificial Life, is forthcoming.