Emma Catan (Managing Editor)
Emma Catan (she/they) is a third-year (part time) PhD candidate at Northumbria University; their thesis is titled ‘Cross-Dressing and ‘Transgression’ in the Neo-Victorian city’. Their research interests focus on gender and space; how city-spaces are constructed and policed, and how social codes can be transgressed through gender performance (specifically, cross-dressing). They also have interests in fantasy and science-fiction; early modern and nineteenth-century literature, and the works of Terry Pratchett.
Emma has guest edited for Alluvium during 2020-2022, and was elected in 2022 to the Executive Committee of the British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies for 2022-2024. They run the Victorian and Neo-Victorian Studies podcast, Victorian Legacies, and can be found on Twitter as @academicmeeple and @victorianlegac1
Wiktoria Tunska (Managing Editor)
Wiktoria Tunska (she/her) is a PhD candidate at the University of York. Her research project explores representations and consequences of individual and collective affects related to Brexit in post-2001 British fiction. Her research interests include critical and cultural theory, Brexit, and modern and contemporary literature, with a particular emphasis on Polish and English literature.
Wiktoria acts as an Editorial Assistant at ASAP/J, the open-access platform of ASAP/Journal. She is also a co-convenor of the Political Forms Reading Group at the Department of English and Related Literature (UoY). Since 2022, she is an elected member of the board of the British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies.
Athira Unni (Managing Editor)
Athira Unni (she/her) is a final-year PhD candidate at Leeds Beckett University. She holds a double undergraduate degree in English and Sociology from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York and an MA in English Literature from the University of Hyderabad, India.
Athira’s PhD research considers utopian and dystopian texts from South Asia and the Caribbean in relation to women’s work. Her research interests include utopian studies, postcolonial studies, environmental humanities and the Anthropocene, critical posthumanism and 20th-century American poetics. Her first book of poetry “Gaea and Other Poems” was published in 2020.
She has been an elected member of the board of the British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies and the Managing Editor of Alluvium since 2022.
Prof Martin Paul Eve (Senior Online Editor)
Martin Paul Eve is Professor of Literature, Technology & Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London. A strong proponent of Open Access, Martin is a member of the steering committee for JISC’s OAPEN-UK project and is chief editor of Orbit, the open-access peer-reviewed e-journal on the writings of Thomas Pynchon. He is also on the Editorial Board for the online peer-reviewed journal Excursions.
Previous Managing Editors
Julia Ditter (Managing Editor)
Julia Ditter is a PhD candidate at Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and holds an MA in British and North American Cultural Studies from the University of Freiburg. Her dissertation focuses on Scottish literary responses to borders and environmental discourses from 1800 to the present day. She is co-founder and editor of Arcadiana and co-organiser of the EASCLE Webinar series. Since 2020, she is an elected member of the board of the British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies. Her research interests include British, Irish and Scottish literatures, television studies, cultural studies, border studies, animal studies, mobility studies and ecocriticism.
Liam Harrison (Managing Editor)
Liam Harrison is a PhD candidate at the University of Birmingham, researching late styles and the legacies of modernism in twenty-first century literature. He has previously worked in book distribution at Gill Books in Dublin. He is an elected member of the board of the British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies.
Martin Goodhead (Managing Editor)
Martin is an English Literature Phd at Keele University: his research details with contemporary representations of British working-class subjectivity within post-2008 fiction with reference to hauntology and emergent political imaginaries along with existent practices. He previously completed an MA in English at Keele, graduating in 2018/19 with a thesis on Williamsian working-class Residual and Emergent practices in reference to Mark Fisher’s Hauntology within the novels of Martin Amis, Lisa Blower and Anthony Cartwright.
Martin has worked as a Peer Review Liaison and Editor for the Keele HUMSS journal Under Construction@Keele , before taking over as Editor-in-Chief in June 2019. He previously co-edited Alluvium Journal’s ‘The Global Contemporary: Ecologies of Gender and Class within the Combined and Uneven Anthropocene’ June 2019 issue. Martin is an elected member of the British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies Executive Committee (2020-22). He also serves on Keele’s Humanities and Social Science Work in Progress Research Seminar Group, an active member of Keele’s Geopoetics collective Dawdlers, Postgraduate Rep for Keele’s Postgraduate Community and Student Rep on Keele’s HUMSS Postgraduate Research Committee. He co-organized the 2018 and 2019 HUMSS Postgraduate Conferences at Keele, and lead- organized November 2018’s ‘Placing Class within the Contemporary’ interdisciplinary Conference at Keele.
Chloé Ashbridge (Managing Editor)
Chloé Ashbridge is an AHRC-funded PhD student in the School of English at the University of Nottingham where her doctoral research explores representations of Northern England within twenty-first century British Literature. Chloé’s thesis examines the ways literary geographies in ‘the North’ interact with political debates surrounding the tenability of the British union and locate the region in a post-devolution context. Chloé is PG rep for BACLS, co-editor of the Journal of Languages, Texts and Society and coordinator of Nottingham’s Landscape, Space and Place research group.
Dr Zoe Hope Bulaitis (Managing Editor)
Dr Zoe Hope Bulaitis is an early career researcher exploring the value of the humanities in the nineteenth and twenty-first century.
She is currently teaching at the University of Birmingham and is a visiting lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton, having previously worked at the University of Exeter. Zoe’s research specialism lies in nineteenth- to twenty-first-century novels concerning economics and education, alongside critical theory that addresses socio-economic, historicist, and aesthetic values. Her work places contemporary cultures of “crisis” within a historical perspective in order to develop a nuanced articulation of contemporary culture.
She is an elected member of the board of the British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies.
Dr Caroline Wintersgill (Managing Editor)
Caroline Wintersgill is Senior Teaching Fellow and Programme Director of the MA in Publishing at University College London. She is also Visiting Faculty at the School of Advanced Studies of University of Tyumen, Russia. She completed her PhD on endings in contemporary fiction in 2020, funded by a 175th Anniversary Studentship from the University of Winchester. Her research puts literary critical perspectives on the novel into dialogue with perspectives from readers, authors and the literary industry. Outside academia, Caroline has worked as a commissioning editor for both academic and trade publishers, including Bloomsbury and Routledge, for 30 years.
Dr Caroline Edwards (Founding and Commissioning Editor)
Caroline Edwards is Senior Lecturer in Modern & Contemporary Literature at Birkbeck, University of London. She is author of the forthcoming monograph Fictions of the Not Yet: Utopian Times in the Twenty-First-Century British Novel and co-editor of China Miéville: Critical Essays (Gylphi, 2015) and Maggie Gee: Critical Essays (Gylphi, 2015). She has published articles, reviews and interviews in Modern Fiction Studies, Textual Practice, Contemporary Literature, Telos, Radical Philosophy, Subjectivity and the New Statesman. Caroline is also Editorial Director of the Open Library of Humanities.