The organisers are a group of PhD students from Northumbria University, Newcastle:
Eret Talviste is in her second year of PhD studies in English Literature. Her research focuses on rethinking Hélène Cixous’s work in the lights of contemporary affect studies to understand Virginia Woolf’s and Jean Rhys’s modernist feminist fiction.
Jenny Hunter is in her second year of PhD studies in English Literature. Her thesis explores the use of allegory in early modern plague literature in order to highlight the layers of moral and political meaning within this understudied genre.
Kieron Fairweather is in his second year of PhD studies in English Literature at Northumbria University. His research focuses on the works of Jean Rhys and Djuna Barnes and looks to rework practices of flânerie and psychogeography through the scope of affect studies.