Lindsey Moore is a Lecturer in English Literature in the Department of English & Creative Writing at Lancaster University. She is also Director of Undergraduate Studies (Courses) and Academic Officer.
Lindsey's first book, Arab, Muslim, Woman: Voice and Vision in Postcolonial Literature and Film (Routledge, 2008), is an interdisciplinary examination of a wide range of Arab women's postcolonial fiction, autobiography, film and other visual media. She continues to work on Arab women's writing and visual media, and on postcolonial women's writing more broadly; she is currently working on British-Asian fiction, on the work and collaborations of expatriate American writer Paul Bowles, and on postcolonial women's writing in an international frame.
Lindsey is on the steering group of the Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research, and the co-organiser of Trans-Scriptions, a series that brings together creative writers, publishers and academics to discuss interfaces between 'Writing, Culture and Location'. For further information, see Lindsey's web page on the Lancaster University site.
Arthur Bradley is a Senior Lecturer in Literary & Cultural Studies in the Department of English & Creative Writing at Lancaster University. He is also Director of Graduate Studies.
Arthur has research interests in continental philosophy; philosophy of religion and contemporary literature. He is the author of three books: Negative Theology and Modern French Philosophy (London and New York: Routledge, 2004); Derrida's Of Grammatology: A Philosophical Guide (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press and Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008) and The New Atheist Novel: Fiction, Philosophy and Polemic after 9/11 (co-authored with Andrew Tate) (London: Continuum, 2010).
Arthur has also edited four collections of essays: Romantic Biography (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003); Technicity (Prague: Charles University Press, 2007); The Messianic Now: Religion, Politics, Culture in The Journal of Cultural Research 13: 3-4 (2009) and The Politics to Come: Power, Modernity and the Messianic (London: Continuum, 2010). His publications also include essays and articles on contemporary literature, continental philosophy and politics in journals such as Literature and Theology, Textual Practice, Paragraph and The Yearbook of English Studies. In 2010, he is working on a monograph on continental philosophy of technology from Marx to Stiegler to be published by Palgrave Macmillan. For further information, see Arthur's web page on the Lancaster University site.
Abir Hamdar has a BA in Communication Arts (Lebanese American University), an MA in English Literature (American University of Beirut) and a PhD in Languages and Cultures of the Near and ME (SOAS-Univ. of London).
Abir completed a PhD on the representation of female physical illness and disability in Arabic literature at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She has published a number of critical articles and short stories on gender, illness/disability, exile, and jihad. Her play “The Silicone Bomb” was first staged in Gulbenkian Theatre at the Lebanese American University in March 2009. It has since been performed at other theatre festivals and venues in Beirut, Alexandria and Amman. In the fall of 2010, Hamdar was lecturer at the American University of Beirut where she taught a course on ‘Illness Narratives: Arab & Eng’ and another on ‘Medieval, Islamic and Renaissance Civilization’.
Abir's recent and forthcoming book chapters and articles include: - “The Crisis of Iraqi Masculinity in Betool Khedairi’s Ghayeb.” Masculinity in Middle Eastern Literature and Film, ed. Lahoucine Ouzgane (Routledge, 2008); “Female Physical Illness and Disability in Arab Women’s Writing.” Feminist Theory (forthcoming 2010); “Representations of Women, Gender and Islamic Cultures in Films: Lebanon.” Encyclopaedia of Women and Islamic Cultures (online, forthcoming 2010); “Jihad of Words: Gender and Contemporary Karbala Narratives.” Yearbook of English Studies 2009, Special Issue on Literature and Religion. Ed. Andrew Tate. 39.1&39.2 ( 2009). Her short stories have been published in Brand Literary Magazine and MovingWorlds: Journal of Transcultural Writings. For further information, see Abir's web page on the Lancaster University site.
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