Biographical Information Contributors of Debating the Difference

Felicity Donohoe is a Carnegie Scholar at the University of Glasgow and gained her MLitt and MA from the University of Dundee. She currently holds two fellowships at the American Philosophical Society and the Robert H. Smith International Centre for Jefferson Studies, Monticello. Publications pending include a chapter for an edited collection titled, 'Indian Women, Civilisation and Nativism' for 'Native Diasporas: Indigenous Identities and Settler Colonialism in the Americas' (Gregory D. Smithers & Brooke N. Newman (eds)). She is editor of two journals: U.S. Studies Online postgraduate journal from the British Association for American Studies, and Past Horizons volunteer archaeology magazine.

Marissia Fragou Marissia Fragkou graduated with a PhD in Drama and Theatre from Royal Holloway, University of London. Her doctoral work was on American playwright Phyllis Nagy and her research interests include women's theatre/performance, contemporary British theatre, Samuel Beckett, political theatre as well as social and psychoanalytic theory. She has presented papers in interdisciplinary and theatre conferences in Britain and abroad. She has previously published an article on Phyllis Nagy and a book review in Platform postgraduate ejournal of Theatre and Performing Arts. She currently works as a visiting lecturer at Royal Holloway teaching critical theory and women playwrights. 

Heather M. Morgan is a PhD student with the University of Aberdeen. She is currently pursuing doctoral research within the remits of Gender Studies and Criminology, through their School of Social Sciences. She is specifically interested in exploring the intricacies of crime and gender, expressly as they inter-relate and intersect. More recently, she has begun to consider how these are exposed within surveillance practices: a contemporary concern for our so-called "Big Brother" (not sister) state.

Nancy Pedri is Assistant Professor of English at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Her major fields of research include word-and-image relations in contemporary literature, photography in fiction and postcolonial criticism. Most of her recent work is characterized by a particular interest in the representation, both verbal and visual, of identity, especially marginal identity. She has edited Travelling Concepts III: Memory, Narrative, Image (ASCA UP, 2003) and a special issue of Poetics Today (Spring 2008) on photography in fiction. She has published a number of articles on the use of images, especially photographic images, in fiction.

Julia Round lectures in Media and Communication at Bournemouth University and has previously taught at Bristol University and St Martins College of the Arts, London.  Her PhD thesis focused on the launch of the DC Vertigo imprint, applying literary critical models of the gothic, myth and fantastic.  She has published and presented work internationally on comics, including the 'graphic novel' and Vertigo's influence in the same; and cross-media adaptation.  Her work revolves around the application of literary criticism and terminology to comics and the mobility of voice and view in comics narratives more generally. She has variously analysed the postmodern superhero figure as a gothic, mythic and fantastic motif, and also considered this figure in relation to gender criticism. She co-edits journal Studies in Comics.

Norman Watson is a senior journalist with The Courier newspaper in Dundee and the writer of 3000 major articles on news and current affairs. He was elected to write The Courier's Book of Dundee (1989) and its Millennium (2000) and Bicentenary (2001) supplements, and most recently represented the paper at the Beijing Olympics. His books include Dundee's Suffragettes (1990), Dundee: A Short History (2006) and WRVS in Scotland (2008). He won the 2007 Robson Lowe literature award for The Postal History of Perth. He is currently writing the first proper biography of William McGonagall. He has researched, written and broadcast on women's history for 20 years.

June Waudby  teaches at the University of Hull, with research interests in English women writers and translators of the Renaissance, including Anne Vaughan Locke, Aemilia Lanyer, Elizabeth Carey and Mary Sidney Herbert; 16th-century popular medicine; religious dissidence in the London; Merchant Adventurers, mercers and heresy.

Marion Wynne-Davies  is Professor of English Literature at the University of Surrey, with research interests in Early Modern Literature and women's writing. Publications include, Margaret Atwood (2007), Women's Writing and Familial Discourse in the English Renaissance: Relative Values (2007), Sidney to Milton, 1580-1660 (2002), and Women and Arthurian Literature: Seizing the Sword (1996).

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