Isabel Davis

Isabel is a Senior Lecturer in Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Birkbeck, teaching on the BA English, MA Medieval Literature and Culture, and MA Renaissance Studies, and supervising students doing doctoral work on medieval topics. Her publications include Writing Masculinity in the Later Middle Ages (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007) and she has recent articles in the journals Studies in the Age of Chaucer, Speculum, and Textual Practice.

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Dennis Duncan

Dennis directs the MA in Modern & Contemporary Literature at Birkbeck, teaching modules on T. S. Eliot, Henry James, English Literary Modernism, and Contemporary US Fiction. His primary research interests are in late modernism, literary translation, and the European avant-garde. He is currently writing a history of the book index.

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Karen Attar

Rare Books Librarian, Senate House Library, University of London.

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John Hughes

John Hughes is founder and co-editor of Spiralbound an artists’ publishing project. He is also a student on the MA in Contemporary Literature and Culture at Birkbeck, University of London, researching the growing 21st-Century cultural interest in the physical materiality of pre-digital objects and the aesthetics of nostalgia.

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Anthony Bale

Anthony Bale is Professor of Medieval Studies at Birkbeck; he is currently teaching the "Medieval Material Texts" MA module and researching the scribe of "The Book of Margery Kempe".

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Material Texts

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Gill Partington

Gill Partington is a Research Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London. She works on theories of media, the history of reading and textual materiality. She has published work exploring the nature of Tom McCarthy’s fictional spaces, and is currently completing a monograph on the misreading of fiction as fact. She has also recently edited two collections on ‘Book Destruction’ and ‘Missing Texts’.

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Thomas White

Tom is a doctoral student at Birkbeck, University of London. His current research focuses on medieval literature and its appearance in manuscripts, textiles, and wall paintings. Tom also writes on ecology and sound art, and is currently editing a thread titled 'Ecocriticism Now' for online journal the 'Glasgow Review of Books'.

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Katie Walter

Katie Walter is a lecturer in medieval literature at the University of Sussex. Her research has focused on notions of the body forged in the intersections of medical, religious and literary traditions in late medieval England. She is currently completing work on a monograph on the mouth entitled 'Middle English Mouths: Religious and Medical Traditions in Late Medieval England', and working on a series of articles on 'The Medieval Body in Time', which approaches lifecycle stages through the lenses of skin, flesh and the physiology of the interior body. She is editor of two essay collections, 'The Culture of Inquisition in Medieval England' (with Mary C. Flannery, 2013) and 'Reading Skin in Medieval Literature and Culture' (2013), and she has authored articles on medieval literary theory, the body, the senses, and interiority.

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Martin Eve

Martin Eve is a professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London. He is founder of the Open Library of the Humanities.

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Holly Dugan

Holly Dugan is an Associate Professor of English at The George Washington University. Her scholarship focuses on questions of gender, sexuality, the boundaries of the body, and the role of the senses in late medieval and early modern England. She is the author of The Ephemeral History of Perfume: Scent and Sense in Early Modern England (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011) and co-editor (with Lara Farina) of a 2012 special issue of Postmedieval on the intimate senses.

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