Dr Fotini Apostolou

Fotini Apostolou is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Translation and Intercultural Studies. She holds a PhD in English Literature from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has worked as a freelance translator and interpreter since 1993. She teaches and researches in the fields of translation practice, community and conference interpreting, cultural studies. Her book Seduction and Death in Muriel Spark’s Fiction was published by Greenwood Press in 2001.

Webpage: http://www.enl.auth.gr/staff/apostolou.htm 

Dr Glenn Jordan

Dr Glenn Jordan recently retired from his post as Reader in Cultural Studies and Creative Practice at the University of South Wales. He is Founding Director of Butetown History & Arts Centre. His research and publications are in cultural studies, especially where that field intersects with history, ethnography and photographic practices. He has written on themes and issues in African American intellectual history; the formation of African-American subjectivity from the middle passage to the Civil Rights Movement; and the histories of immigrants and minorities in Wales and Ireland, particularly in Cardiff docklands. His books include Under the Bridge: Being Homeless in Cardiff ((with Andrew McNeill, 2015), Glenn Jordan (photographer and editor) et al: Life Portraits from a Jewish Community (2012), Somali Elders: Portraits from Wales / Odeyada Soomaalida: Muuqaalo ka yimid Welishka (2004) and Cultural Politics: Class, Gender, Race and the Postmodern (1995). His practiced-based research, which results in exhibitions as well as academic writing, brings together photographic and curatorial practices with oral history and post-positivist ethnography. His photographic work combines large portraits, life stories and ethnography and has been shown in museums and galleries in the UK, Ireland and the USA. Born in Sacramento, California, Glenn was educated at Stanford University and the University of Illinois. Prior to coming to Cardiff in 1987, he was Assistant Director of the Afro-American Studies and Research Program at the University of Illinois. He is currently writing a book, Thinking with John Berger, on photographic practice and criticism. 

Webpage: http://media.research.southwales.ac.uk/gjordan/

Dr Mina Karavanta

She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the State University of New York at Binghamton (May 1999). She has specialized in Postcolonial Theory and Literature and, more generally, in Critical Theory. She is a lecturer at the Faculty of English Language and Literature of the School of Philosophy of the University of Athens (Greece). She has written several essays related to the fields of Comparative Literature, Critical Theory and Cultural Studies and translated poetry and theory from and into English and Greek. She has participated in numerous conferences in the US and Europe and is a member of the ACLA and MLA and a partner of ATHENA II (European Thematic Network). She is currently working on a book about the concept and praxis of community, co-authoring a book on Globalization and Literature and an edited collection of essays entitled Humanism and the Global Hybrid with Professor Nina Morgan (Kennesaw State University). Her teaching and research interests include Globalization Studies, Post-colonial Studies & Comparative Feminist Studies.

Webpage: http://en.enl.uoa.gr/human-resources/professorial-staff/literature-and-culture/karavanta-asimina0.html

Professor Victor Sage

Victor Sage is an Emeritus Professor at the University of East Anglia. His areas of interest are: Nineteenth and twentieth century writing; contemporary prose fiction and poetry; Irish Writing; Gothic Horror; Creative Writing. PhD on Samuel Beckett's novels. He is the author of numerous essays on the Gothic tradition. Co-edited with the late Allan Lloyd-Smith Gothick Origins and Innovations (1993) and Modern Gothic: A Reader (MUP, 1997). A novelist and short-story writer, he has published two novels: A Mirror for Larks (Secker and Warburg, 1993); and Black Shawl (Secker and Warburg, 1995). Co-wrote full-length theatrical script of Angela Carter's Nights at the Circus performed at UEA in 1997; and has published (Pretext, 2006) a rewrite of the death of Socrates, from the executioner's point of view. Has published on Scott, Hogg, Blake, Wordsworth, Browning, Dickens, Beckett, Katharine Mansfield, Bram Stoker, Rebecca West etc. More recent work has been on Irish writing: editions of Maturin's Melmoth the Wanderer (Penguin Classics, 2000) and J.S.Le Fanu's Uncle Silas (Penguin Classics, 2001); and a monograph in 2004, Le Fanu's Gothic: the Rhetoric of Darkness (Palgrave Macmillan). Recent work includes essays on Ballard (Continuum, 2010); Ishiguro (Continuuum, 2011); Scottish Women's Gothic: Galloway, Kennedy, Louise Welsh (2011); Le Fanu's Willing To Die (2012). He is currently working on A Cultural History of European Gothic for Polity Press.

Webpage: https://www.uea.ac.uk/literature/people/profile/v-sage

Professor Chris Weedon

Chris Weedon is Professor Emerita and Honorary Director of the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory at Cardiff University. For several years she also chaired the Re-constructing Multiculturalism Interdisciplinary Research Network. She has published widely on feminist theory, cultural politics, culture and identity, women's writing, British Black and Asian writing and film and multi-ethnic Britain. Her books include Feminist Practice and Poststructuralist Theory (1987), Cultural Politics: Class, Gender, Race and the Postmodern World (with Glenn Jordan, 1995), Postwar Women's Writing in German: Feminist Critical Approaches (1997), Feminism, Theory and the Politics of Difference (1999), Identity and Culture: Narratives of Difference and Belonging (2004), and Gender, Feminism and Fiction in Germany 1840-1914 (2007). She is currently working on a book on the cultural politics of memory.

Webpage: https://literature.britishcouncil.org/writer/chris-weedon