Embodiments / Corporealidades

Antonia Navarro Tejero (WORK PACKAGE LEADER) (ff1natea@uco.es)

Antonia Navarro-Tejero, Ph.D. in English, has lived and lectured in the USA, India and Spain. She teaches Cultural Studies and South Asian Literature at Universidad de Córdoba (Spain), where she chairs the Permanent Seminar on India Studies. Among other awards and recognitions, she was a 2004-2005 Fulbright scholar at University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests include Transnational Gender Studies, and Postcolonial Feminist Theory and Criticism with emphasis on India and its diaspora. She is the India Studies Series Editor for Cambridge Scholars Publishing, and is the author of the books Globalizing Dissent: Essays on Arundhati Roy (Routledge, 2009), Gender and Caste in the Anglophone-Indian Novels of Arundhati Roy and Githa Hariharan: Feminist Issues in Cross-Cultural Perspectives (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2005), Talks on Feminism: Indian Women Activists Speak for Themselves (Sarup and Sons, 2008), among other publications. She has presented papers at conferences around the world on issues of subalternity, and is Founder-President of the Spanish Association for Interdisciplinary India Studies.

Joel Kuortti (joel.kuortti@utu.fi)

Joel Kuortti is Professor of English at the University of Turku, Finland. His major research interests are in postcolonial theory, Indian literature in English, transnational identity, diaspora, hybridity, gender and cultural studies. In his recent works, he has studied especially transculturation in literary and cultural contexts. He was the principal investigator of the Out of the Ordinary project (The Academy of Finland, 2014–2017). Kuortti is an international expert on Salman Rushdie’s works, and has published widely on Rushdie, and on Indian English literature in general. His most important book publications include The Salman Rushdie Bibliography (1997), Place of the Sacred: The Rhetoric of the Satanic Verses Affair (1997), Fictions to Live In: Narration as an Argument for Fiction in Salman Rushdie’s Novels (1998), Indian Women’s Writing in English: A Bibliography (2002), Tense Past, Tense Present: Women Writing in English (2003), Writing Imagined Diasporas: South Asian Women Reshaping North American Identity (2007), Reconstructing Hybridity: Post-colonial Studies in Transition (co-ed. with J. Nyman 2007), Changing Worlds, Changing Nations: The Concept of Nation in the Transnational Era (co-ed. with O. P. Dwivedi 2012), Critical Insights: Midnight’s Children (ed. 2014), Transculturation and Aesthetics (2015), and Manju Kapur, the Indian Novelist: A Bibliography (2017).

Anna Kèrchy (akerchy@gmail.com)

Anna Kérchy is an Associate Professor at the English Department of the University of Szeged, Hungary. She holds a PhD in Literature from the University of Szeged and a DEA in Semiology from Université Paris VII Denis Diderot, as well as a Habilitation degree in literature and culture from the University of Debrecen. Her research interests include intermedial cultural representations, the post-semiotics of the embodied subject, interfacings of Victorian and postmodern fantastic imagination, gender studies, women’s art, fairy tales, and children’s/YA literature. Besides numerous refereed essay published in international journals and collections, she has authored two monographs: Alice in Transmedia Wonderland. Curiouser and Curiouser New Forms of a Children’s Classic (McFarland, 2016) and Body-Texts in the Novels of Angela Carter. Writing from a Corporeagraphic Point of View (Edwin Mellen, 2008). She (co)edited 5 essay collections on postmodern reinterpretations of fairy tales, the literary fantastic, the iconology of law and order, the cultural history of Continental European freak shows, posthumanism in fantastic fiction, as well as an EJES special journal issue on feminist interventions into intermedial studies, a Bookbird special journal issue on Translating and Transmediating Children’s Literatures and Cultures, and an Americana special issue on Interspecies Encounters in Postmillenial Filmic Fantasies.

Alberto Fernández Carbajal (afc9@le.ac.uk)

Dr Alberto Fernández Carbajal is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Roehampton, in South-West London (UK), after having worked at the Universities of Leeds, Edge Hill, York St John, and Leicester. He holds a Licenciatura in English Philology from the University of Oviedo (Spain) and an MA in Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Studies (Distinction) and a PhD in English Literature both from the University of Leeds, where he worked under the supervision of Prof John McLeod. He researches colonial, postcolonial, queer, and diaspora literatures and film, with a current emphasis on the intersection of Islam and anti-normative sexual orientations. His first monograph, Compromise and Resistance in Postcolonial Writing: E. M. Forster’s Legacy was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2014. His second monograph, which he has written while undertaking a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship (ECF-2014-067), is in preparation for Manchester University Press with the title of Queer Muslim Diasporas in Contemporary Literature and Film. His developing research is progressing from queer diasporic perspectives on sexual orientation to issues of transgenderism in transnational Muslim cultural contexts, which he will undertake for the Bodies in Transit project. He is consultant for ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature, peer reviewer for The Journal of Commonwealth Literature and Liverpool University Press, and he is the current Vice-Chair of the Postcolonial Studies Association (UK).

Nicole Márkotic (markotic@uwindsor.ca)

Nicole Markotić is a Professor of English at the University of Windsor (Canada), where she teaches English-Canadian Literature, Creative Writing, Disability Studies, and Children’s Literature. She is a critic, novelist, poet, and YA writer, and her work appears in literary journals in Canada, the United States, Australia, and Europe. She is the author of seven books of poetry and fiction—Connect the DotsMinotaurs & Other AlphabetsYellow PagesScrapbook of My Years as a ZealotBent at the SpineWhelmed, and the YA novel Rough Patch—as well as a critical book, Disability in Film and Literature. She has also edited several books, including the recent collection of essays, Robert Kroetsch: Essays on His Works (2016), and the co-edited Problem Body: Projecting Disability on Film (with Dr. Sally Chivers), and has guest edited numerous literary journals, such as Canadian Journal of Film Studies / Revue canadienne d’études cinématographiques and Open Letter. In Windsor, she publishes the chapbook series Wrinkle Press, and works on the literary board for Alberta’s NeWest Press as one of its fiction editors. Currently, she is researching for a book focused on representations of disability in Children’s Literature.