Presenter bios

Siân Adiseshiah is Reader in English Literature and Drama at the University of Lincoln, UK. Her primary research interests are in contemporary theatre (political theatre in particular), utopian literature and theory, and twenty-first-century literature and cultural contexts. Her publications include Twenty-First Century Drama: What Happens Now, edited with Louise LePage (Palgrave, 2016); Twenty-First Century Fiction: What Happens Now, edited with Rupert Hildyard (Palgrave, 2013); and Churchill’s Socialism: Political Resistance in the Plays of Caryl Churchill (Cambridge Scholars, 2009). She has also published book chapters and articles in journals such as Utopian Studies, Modern Drama, Comparative Drama, and Studies in Musical Theatre. Adiseshiah is currently working on a monograph, Utopian Drama: In Search of a Genre, which will be published by Methuen Drama in 2019.

Desmond Harding is Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at Central Michigan University, where he teaches courses in British modernism, global modernism, modern and contemporary British and Irish literatures and cultures, survey courses in English literature, and introductory courses to literary analysis. His publications include interdisciplinary articles on nationality and religion as well as articles on the interrelations between urban theory and literature. He is the author of Writing the City: Urban Visions and Literary Modernism (Routledge, 2003). His current manuscript is Emerging Subjects: Transnational Modernism and the Urban Imaginary.

Richard A. Kaye is Professor of English at Hunter College and the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. He is the author of The Flirt’s Tragedy: Desire without End in Victorian and Edwardian Fiction (University of Virginia Press, 2002) and the forthcoming Voluptuous Immobility: St. Sebastian and the Decadent Imagination (Columbia University Press).

Jennifer Buckley (panel organizer and presider) is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Iowa. Her essays and reviews have appeared in Theater, Modernism/modernity, Theatre Survey, SHAW: the Journal of Bernard Shaw Studies, and Comparative Drama. Her current book manuscript is Beyond Text: Theater and Performance in Print.