Vol. 29-1 Summer 2020 – Contributors

Abril-Hernández, Ana is an independent Scholar,  PhD Cum Laude in Comparative Literature from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Master’s Degree in Literary Studies (UCM), Master’s Degree in Teacher Training for Compulsory Secondary Education, Upper Secondary Education, Vocational Training and Language Teaching (UCM), and Master’s Degree in Literary and Cultural Studies in Great Britain and Anglophone Countries: Literature, Culture, Communication and Translation (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid). Ana’s research follows a semiotic approach to literature and intermedial adaptations of it on different formats. Her publications in different books and journals revolve around the same fields with a special interest in comparative approaches to world literatures.


Ahmetspahić, Adisa works as a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Philosophy Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She teaches Anglophone literature and history courses. She holds a BA degree in English Language and Literature and is currently a graduate student at the Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo. She is a member of American Studies Association in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Her research interests encompass identity problems and manifestation of minority groups in the modern era.

Kahrić, Damir earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature in 2018. Damir Kahrić is a graduate student at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo, and his MA thesis focuses on the analysis of Shakespearean dramas. He is currently working as an editor and translator of the new poetry collection Shakespeare Again Visits My Home in Sarajevo.


Carrere, Anaïs since 2016 September a Ph. D student and assistant junior professor at the University Bordeaux-Montaigne at the English Department of the English Studies, member of the CLIMAS laboratory. Her doctoral dissertation focuses on “What language and gender studies might reveal about the conversational style of committed women in the public sphere: a historical and empirical perspective” under the supervision of Jean-Rémi LAPAIRE, a certified professor at the University of Bordeaux Montaigne in English linguistics, cognitive linguistics and gesture studies. Research interests: English linguistics (syntax, pragmatics, lexical, semantics aspects), Socio-linguistics, Discourse analysis (feminist and politics), Women’s studies and feminist studies, Gender and identity. Email: anais.carrere@u-bordeaux-montaigne.fr.

Peake, Jeni is a PhD candidate and English language teacher at the University of Bordeaux Montaigne, France. She obtained a master’s degree in Anglophone Studies in 2019 from the University of Bordeaux Montaigne. Her main areas of study are language hybridity in public spaces, with a particular focus on graffiti. Her thesis title is “Urban graffiti and inscriptions as linguistic markers of language flux and hybridity in France: implications for English language teaching.” Email: jeni.peake@u-bordeaux.fr


Fernández Rodríguez, Carmen María is at present a teacher at the Official School of Languages in A Coruña (Spain) and she holds a Ph.D. in English Philology. A member of The Burney Society and a regular collaborator of The Burney Letter, Fernández is also the co-editor and the translator into Spanish of Frances Burney’s plays The Witlings and A Busy Day (2017), and she has published articles on Jane Austen, Sarah Harriet Burney, and on the reception of Maria Edgeworth’s oeuvre on the Continent.


Freij, Maria (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer in English, Kristianstad University, Sweden. Her teaching interests include Creative Writing, poetry, literature, grammar, and translation. Research interests include representations of selves and identities through the imagery of childhood landscapes, metanostalgia, and melancholy, primarily in the poetry of Lars Gustafsson. Her critical work appears in Humanities, AJFS, and TEXT; translations in the Redroom Company/Lyrikline Project and Mascara Literary Review; and creative work in journals including Meanjin, Blue Dog, Southerly, Softblow, and Overland. Her translation of Boris Vian’s Je Voudrais pas Crever was published in If I say If—The Poems and Short Stories of Boris Vian (Adelaide University Press 2014, ed. Rolls et al.).


García Coto, Bárbara holds a BA in Spanish Language and Literature (University of Oviedo), as well as in English Studies (UNED, National University of Distance Education) and an MA in Spanish as a Foreign Language (University of Alcalá) and in Asturian Language (University of Oviedo). I am also an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, a certified English-Spanish translator (DipTrans loLET) and ESL teacher (Trinity College London). I received my PhD in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature at the University of Oviedo. I currently work as a teacher of Spanish Language and Literature in Torrejón de Ardoz (Madrid), where I have a permanent position.


Košinaga, Jelena is a second-year Ph.D. student at the Doctoral School of Literary and Cultural Studies, University of Szeged. She is currently researching “Japanese Women’s Desire for English: Reconfiguration of Occidentalist Longings and Commodity Feminism.” Email: jmilosavljevic87@gmail.com.


Le Bihan-Colleran, Christèle is currently an Associate Professor in American Studies at the University of Poitiers (France). She is affiliated to the interdisciplinary research group MIMMOC (Mémoires, Identités, Marginalités dans le Monde Occidental Contemporain). She is the author of a PhD dissertation on the “politically correct” movement on American campuses. She works on issues related to this movement, and more broadly on multiculturalism and its impact on both higher education and American society, which she analyzed notably in an article entitled “Multiculturalism in the United States: A Fait Accompli?”. She is the co-editor of a collection of articles on the challenges of cultural diversity in the labor market (2020). Her research interests also include the history of feminism, which she has been teaching for several years.


Sandip Paul is currently working as a Junior Research Fellow in the Department of English at Banaras Hindu University, India. He is doing a full-time Ph.D. on the autobiography of Maya Angelou. He has done MA in English from West Bengal State University in 2014 and worked as a faculty of English with Ministry of Labour, State Govt. of West Bengal in 2017.

Muhammad, Ahmad Abdullah Salih is a Ph.D. ICCR Scholar in the Department of English, Banaras Hindu University, India. He is on a study leave as he works as a university English language teacher at the Department of English, Faculty of Arts, Thamar University, Yemen. He is at present doing Ph.D. on modern Yemeni novel in relation to society and politics. He has also worked as a co-translator for a book published in 2018 and another under review for publication.


Székelyhidi, Johanna E. is a PhD candidate at the School of English and American Studies at Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary. She is currently researching gender in modern and contemporary British theatre between 1950-2010. Her thesis focuses on gender and performative identity in the works of Caryl Churchill.


Terentieva, Yuliia is a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Literary Studies at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. The focus of her research is the representation of space in a selection of novels written by David Lodge. Her research interests include spatial studies, trauma theory and gender studies as applied to contemporary English-speaking literature. Her recent articles include a research entitled “The Image of the Library in the Novel The British Museum Is Falling Down by David Lodge” which focuses on the heterotopic features of libraries in Lodge’s fiction as well as in other famous texts.


Tully, Cassandra S. is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Extremadura in Cáceres, Spain. She is specialising in Irish literature and Gender Studies while working as an assintant lecturer at the Faculty of Humanities in Extremadura. She holds a BA in English Studies by the University of Seville (Spain), a Master’s in English Teaching and an MA in Gender and Literature both by the University of Extremadura. Her research interests include the study of literature through Corpus Linguistics, Corpus Stylistics, and the use of digital toolkits such as AntConc or Sketch Engine.