Niki Holzapfel began her studies in English with a creative nonfiction focus at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She continued on to earn a Master's degree in American literature at the University of Nebraska before completing the MA in creative writing at University College Dublin. Currently at the University of Edinburgh, Niki is in the second year of her PhD, focusing on humorous, first-person journalism from Mark Twain to Stephen Colbert. Broadly speaking, she aims to highlight the continued relevance of truthiness and post-truth in literary journalism.
Currently seeking a local band that loves gigging!
Anahit Behrooz is a second year PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh, by way of Oxford and St Andrews. Her research explores representations of medieval literary tradition and manuscript culture in J.R.R. Tolkien’s works. When not in Middle-earth, Anahit is interested in depictions of the monstrous and supernatural in literature and art, from marginalia to Marvel and everything in between.
Harriet MacMillan, alumna of the Universities of Edinburgh and Oxford, is now carrying out doctoral research into feminist rewritings of mythology. She is also a published writer of poetry and prose. Harriet is a literary omnivore, confirmed Italophile, mediocre singer, flag-flying feminist, occasional storyteller, and aubergine enthusiast. No, that isn’t a euphemism.
Robyn Pritzker is a graduate of McGill University and the University of Edinburgh. Her research involves the Victorian print trade, women, authorship, and digital humanities. Otherwise, Robyn is an avid ghost story reader with heterochromia and a penchant for the outdoors.
Maria Elena Torres-Quevedo is a PhD student in English Literature, focussing on contemporary American life writing through a postmodern feminist lens. She previously studied at the University of Seville and Cornell University. Her research interests include gender, identity politics, the intersection of narrative and identity construction, and genre theory.
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