Veronica is a first year PhD candidate in English literature at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests include feminist literature, gender studies and contemporary fiction. She is currently studying how contemporary women writers use dystopian fiction as a platform for feminist activism in the broader context of the arts.
Alice De Galzain
Alice de Galzain
Alice is a Ph.D. student at the University of Edinburgh. Both French and Italian, she has studied in many different countries - including France, Germany, Italy and the United States. Specialised in Nineteenth-Century American literature, her research interests include American Transcendentalism, transnational writing, abolitionism and women’s studies.
As an expatriate literary enthusiast Aija has a penchant for the disenfranchised, displaced and quirky. As a mostly an introverted extrovert, her interests are solidly in diasporic abolitionist, women’s, and gender studies, with focus on pro-womanist literature, languages and identity. Aija’s PhD research focuses on African American women’s in literature and publishing.
Shashikant Bukalsaria is a PhD (Postcolonial Literature) student at the University of Edinburgh. He is studying how the narrative power of marginalised women, especially widows and other socially oppressed women are impacted by insurgency and governmental negligence in Assam, India. His research studies gaze, sex roles, gendered bodies and narrations.
Marianne is a recently converted sports fan and second-year English Lit PhD student researching LGBTQ life writing comics. Her diverse range of hyperfixations has resulted in a mild hoarding tendency, theoretical woodworking skills, and a white-hot rage concerning the WNBA wage gap. As a Scandinavian import to the UK, Marianne enjoys many of the shared hallmarks of our cultures, such as avoiding strangers, a love of gravy, and Sandi Toksvig.
Hannah DeWitt is a 2nd year Literature PhD candidate. She researches feminine violence by female to male cross dressers in early modern drama. This is her second year working on the LLC Blethers event and last year she was also a presenter. When she isn’t reading, she is reading.
After studying his undergraduate and masters at the University of York, Thom is currently working towards his PhD at the University of Edinburgh, looking into the reaction(s) of England and Scotland to the Thirty Years War. A history enthusiast, he almost made it to Vogue for his talented photography skills.
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