Martha Addante is a doctoral candidate at Western Michigan University in Michigan, USA where she is currently completing her dissertation, ‘Mapping the Global Landscape in Women’s Diasporic Writing,’ focusing on works by Zadie Smith, Jessica Hagedorn, and Michelle Cliff. Her areas of specialization include postcolonial literature and theory and women’s studies. Martha is currently teaching gender theory at Trent University in Ontario, Canada.
Michael Aidin is an amateur historian, fascinated by memorials commemorating those who lost their lives in war. After leaving university Michael became an accountant with work involving visits to many countries. On his travels he realised that war memorials all over the world were occasionally distinguished works of art, sometimes poignant, and often interesting footnotes to history and changing attitudes to war. Michael is currently writing an article for the Journal of the Kipling Society on Rudyard Kipling’s work on the Commemoration of the Dead of the Great War.
Born in India in the last years of the British Raj, Charles Allen is best known as a historian of the British impact on South Asia, with such publications as Plain Tales from the Raj; Soldier Sahibs; The Buddha and the Sahibs and, most recently, God’s Terrorists: The Wahhabi Cult and the Roots of Modern Jihad (2006). His latest book, Kipling Sahib: India and the Making of Rudyard Kipling, is a study of the impact on India on the young Rudyard Kipling, to be published in November 2007.
Richard Ambrosini is Professor of English Literature at the Faculty of Political Science of the Università di Roma III, has worked in the past mainly on Joseph Conrad (Conrad’s Fiction as Critical Discourse, Cambridge UP, 1991; Introduzione a Conrad. Laterza, Bari, 1991), and R. L. Stevenson (R. L. Stevenson: la poetica del romanzo, Bulzoni, 2001; Richard Ambrosini, Richard Dury, eds., Robert Louis Stevenson, Writer of Boundaries, U. of Wisconsin P., 2006). He has also written a little book on the pleasure of English poetry (Il piacere della poesia inglese, Cuem, Milano, 2000), and a number of essays on various authors, from Chaucer to Coleridge, through Shakespeare and William Cowper. His first essay on Kipling, ‘Lawbreaking ghosts of empire in Rudyard Kipling’s “The Man Who Would Be King”’, will appear in a collection to be published by les Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux.
Is Boy-Love Greek? Far off across the seasThis response to Kipling shows that some seem to have wondered about his sexuality in his own lifetime, something later taken up in Kipling criticism by Martin Seymour-Smith. And there are also broader implications for how we think about Kipling. For all the reputation for conservative politics and the emphatic statements, the writing creates spaces into which readers have projected their own wishes and desires. Just as film theorists have noted the importance of identification and fantasy for the audience of Hollywood film, so the study of Kipling needs similar approaches.
The warm desire of Southern men may be:
But passion freshened by a Northern breeze
Gains in male vigour and purity.
Our yearning tenderness for boys like these
Has more in it of Christ than Socrates.
Howard J. Booth lectures in English Literature at the University of Manchester. He is the editor, with Nigel Rigby, of Modernism and Empire, and the author of many articles on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century writing and culture. Recent publications include the chapter on Maurice in The Cambridge Companion to E.M. Forster. Out next year from MUP is a collection of essays he has edited entitled New D.H. Lawrence.
M.A. (in English literary studies), University of Durham, UK; Candidata Magisterii in English (major) and Latin (minor), University of Copenhagen (usually called a cand.mag. degree, it is similar to an M.A. plus a 2-year bachelor in a minor subject); until recently a Ph.D. student in the Department of English at the University of Copenhagen, still working on the thesis on Kipling's early short stories, preliminary title is ‘Devious Discourse: Rudyard Kipling's Early Short Stories’.
Shirley Chew is Emeritus Professor of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Literatures at the University of Leeds. She is the founding editor of Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writings. Her work in progress includes the Blackwell History of Postcolonial Literature.
Jo Collins teaches in the Cultural Studies and English and American Literature departments at the University of Kent at Canterbury. Her thesis examined the use of gothic tropes and the uncanny in colonial literature and travel writing, including the work of Kipling and Conan Doyle. She is currently co-editing a collection of essays called Uncanny Modernity: cultural theories, modern anxieties (forthcoming with Palgrave, 2008), and has published articles on colonial Australian women writers. Besides postcolonial theory, colonial literature, and the uncanny, her interests include cultural theory, sensation literature, modernity, gender and American literature.
Laurence Davies is Senior Research Fellow in English Literature at the University of Glasgow and Visiting Professor of Comparative Literature at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire. He is general editor of The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad; the eighth and ninth volumes, the last in the series, will appear later this year. He has co-authored a biography of Kipling’s contemporary (and ideological contrary) R. B. Cunnninghame Graham; among his other academic interests are utopian and dystopian fiction, science and literature, and the relation of oral to literary tradition.
Bradley Deane teaches nineteenth-century literature at the University of Minnesota, Morris. He is the author of The Making of the Victorian Novelist: Anxieties of Authorship in the Mass Market (Routledge, 2003). He is currently working on a study of masculinity and imperialism in late Victorian popular literature.
Besides being a professional translator, Roberto Di Scala (1972) teaches English in the distance learning programmes of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. He holds a PhD in English Literature obtained from the University of Pisa with a dissertation on Kipling’s Plain Tales from the Hills. He is currently investigating the relationship between applied linguistics and e-learning.
Among his most recent publications, Bit by Bit. Computer English (2002), Ubi maior, minor cessat. Saggi sulla produzione minore di JRR Tolkien (2004) and ‘Acroos, and Astray. Leading the Sense in Translating Tolkien’s The Lay of the Children of Húrin’ (forthcoming).
Amanda-Jane Eddleston received her bachelor’s degree in International Business from the University of Maryland and was awarded the Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award for her year. She received her first M.A. in International Political Relations and her second in English Literature. In between, she studied Scottish literature at the University of Edinburgh. Currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Mainz, her thesis focuses on Kipling’s modernism and post-colonial modernity. She has been accepted as a visiting research student at the University of Sussex for spring 2008.
Dr. Dorothea Flothow, M.A., studied English Literature and Modern History at the Universites of Tuebingen (Germany) and Reading (UK). While employed at the Sonderforschungsbereich ‘Kriegserfahrungen’, University of Tuebingen (a collaborative research centre on war experience, sponsored by the DFG – the German Research Community), she finished her PhD on war imagery in British children’s novels (1870 to 1939). She is currently working as a Post-Doc at the English Department of the University of Salzburg (Austria).
Adrienne E. Gavin is a Reader in English Literature at Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK where she specializes in Victorian Literature, Children’s Literature and Crime Fiction. She is author of Dark Horse: A Life of Anna Sewell (2004) and co-editor of Mystery in Children’s Literature: From the Rational to the Supernatural (2001). She is currently working on an edition of Caroline Clive’s Victorian crime novel Paul Ferroll and is co-editing with Andrew Humphries a collection of critical essays on Childhood in Edwardian Fiction.
Mary Hamer taught at Cambridge before becoming a fellow of the
, Wordsworth Poetry Library 1994, E.B. Du Bois Institute, Harvard. Her books include Writing by Numbers: Trollope’s Serial Fiction, Signs of Cleopatra, Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and Incest: A New Perspective. She is currently writing a novel about Rudyard Kipling.
Robert Hampson is Professor of Modern Literature and Head of the Department of English at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is best known for his work on Conrad, including two monographs, Joseph Conrad: Betrayal and Identity and Cross-Cultural Encounters in Joseph Conrad’s Malay Fiction, as well as a collection of essays, Conrad and Theory, co-edited with Andrew Gibson. He has also written on Ford Madox Ford, and co-edited Ford Madox Ford: A Re-Appraisal (with Tony Davenport) and Ford Madox Ford and Modernity (with Max Saunders). He edited Something of Myself, Soldiers Three and In Black & White for Penguin – and has most recently edited Rider Haggard’s King Solomon’s Mines for them as well.
A member of the English department at The College of Wooster in Ohio since 1971, Peter Havholm has published on the use of technology in the classroom and on Rudyard Kipling’s fiction. His book Politics and Awe in Rudyard Kipling’s Fiction will be published by Ashgate in December, 2007.
Beatrix Hesse has studied and taught at the universities of Paderborn and Bamberg (Germany). Her PhD dissertation dealt with recurring patterns of communication in Shakespeare’s comedies, and her forthcoming second book (the German ‘Habilitationsschrift’) will be a study on the development of the English crime play in the twentieth century. Apart from that, she has published on several contemporary British dramatists and on various writers of prose fiction from the late 19th to the late 20th century. After teaching an extremely popular course on Rudyard Kipling this summer term she is now going to present her first academic paper on the author.
Andrew Humphries is a Senior Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University where he is a programme leader for PGCE English Secondary and also teaches PGCE Primary English. He lectures on a variety of English topics including Shakespeare, Drama and Literature. He has an MA from Cambridge University and is currently working on a PhD entitled ‘Transport and Mobility: The Role of Travel Technology in the Major Novels of D.H. Lawrence.’ In July 2006 he presented a paper at the University of Hertfordshire Conference ‘The Edwardians’ on ‘Transport and Transition in D.H. Lawrence’s The White Peacock.’ He has worked as a Head of English and Head of Drama in secondary schools and as a primary English coordinator before coming to Canterbury in 2003. He is currently co-editing and contributing to a collection of critical essays titled Childhood in Edwardian Fiction.
Simon Humphries is currently working on an edition of Christina Rossetti for OUP, and on a critical study. His essays on Gerard Hopkins have appeared in Victorian Poetry and in the TLS; essays on Christina Rossetti are appearing this year in Victorian Poetry and in the Review of English Studies. He is a member of Linacre College, Oxford.
Anurag Jain is a final year PhD research student at Queen Mary, University of London. His Project is entitled ‘ “When Art Put on Khaki and Went into Action”: Ford, Kipling, Conan Doyle, Wells and British Propaganda of the First World War’.
Charlotte Jorgensen is a PhD candidate at Royal Holloway in the departments of Drama & Theatre and English. Her area of research is three imperial coronation ceremonies in a postcolonial and performative context. These durbars took place in India during the British Raj and were an amalgamation of ritual and theatre, of notions of feudalism and orientalism. These events developed during a time which also saw the rise of the Olympic Games, and as performances they contribute to our understanding of modern identity and subjectivity.
Daniel Karlin is Professor of English at the University of Sheffield. His previous appointments were at Boston University and University College London. He edited The Jungle Books for Penguin Classics and the Oxford Authors volume of Kipling’s stories and poems, and has published a number of essays on Kipling in journals and books, most recently the Oxford Handbook of British and Irish War Poetry.
Joanna Kokot is Professor of English literature at Warmia and Mazury University in Olsztyn.My field of research comprises English literature at the turn of the 19th century, especially the so-called popular literature (horror literature, detective fiction). Some of my publications concern the literary output of J.R.R. Tolkien, too; I am also a translator of a few scholarly works devoted to this writer. More important of my studies are Tekst w tekscie (Text within text, 1992), Gry z czytelnikiem w nowelistyce Rudyarda Kiplinga (Plays with the reader in Rudyard Kipling’s short stories, 1993), Kronikarz z Baker Street. Strategie narracyjne w utworach Conan Doyle’a o Sherlocku Holmesie (The Baker Street chronicler. Narrative strategies in the Sherlock Holmes tales by Arthur Conan Doyle, 1999), ‘This Rough Magic’. Studies in Popular Literature (2004). I am currently working on the turn-of-the-century horror fiction (Stoker, Machen, Blackwood, M.R.James and others).PAULA M. KREBS and TRICIA LOOTENS
Paula M. Krebs is a professor of English at Wheaton College, in Massachusetts. She is the author of Gender, Race, and the Writing of Empire: Public Discourse and the Boer War (Cambridge UP, 1999) and of articles on Olive Schreiner, the Boer War concentration camps, Wuthering Heights, and other topics in Victorian literature and culture.
Tricia Lootens, a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of English at the University of Georgia, is the author of Lost Saints: Silence, Gender and Victorian Literary Canonization (University Press of Virginia, 1996.) Her publications include work on nineteenth-century Romantic and Victorian women’s poetry, patriotic poetry, and the gothic.
John Lee lectures at the University of Bristol, having recently returned from ICU, Tokyo. He is still missing the Burwash edition which ICU's library kindly bought. He works mainly in the area of English Renaissance literature, but has also become interested in Kipling. One product of this was an article on Hamlet and 'Mrs Bathurst', published in The Kipling Journal.
Eleni Loukopoulou (BA National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, MA Birkbeck University of London) Current research student at the School of English, University of Kent. Research project: the geopolitical significance of London and Zürich in James Joyce’s work.
Erin Louttit is reading for her doctorate part-time at the University of St. Andrews on the topic of Kipling and spirituality. Her research interests are wide-ranging within Victorian literature and culture, and she has recently contributed to the forthcoming Oxford Companion to the Book.
Dr Paul March-Russell teaches English and Comparative Literature at the University of Kent. He is the author of The Short Story: An Introduction (Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming) and co-editor with Carmen Casaliggi of Ruskin in Perspective (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, in press). Other recent and forthcoming publications include an introduction to May Sinclair's Uncanny Stories (Wordsworth Editions, 2006), articles on Joseph Conrad, J.G. Ballard, Mina Loy and Joanna Russ, and an essay in Childhood in Edwardian Fiction, eds. Adrienne Gavin and Andrew Humphries (under proposal). His paper on Kipling and Neo-Romanticism forms part of his current research project with Oxford University Press.
Dr Jan Montefiore is Reader in English Literature at the University of Kent where she has taught since 1978. She has a long-standing interest in Kipling who was the subject of her first published article, ‘Day and Night in Kipling’ (1977). Her books include Feminism and Poetry (1987,2004) Men and Women Writers of the 1930s (1996) and most recently Rudyard Kipling (Northcote House 2007).
Dr Kaori Nagai is the author of Empire of Analogies: Kipling, Ireland and India (Cork University Press, 2006), and currently holds a Leverhulme Research Fellowship at the University of Kent.
Muireann O'Cinneide is a Lecturer in English at St Peter's College, University of Oxford. Her research interests centre on women's writing, class, and empire, particularly travel literature. She has a forthcoming book with Palgrave called Aristocratic Women and the Literary Nation, 1832-1867, which considers the role played by aristocratic women in mid-Victorian literature and culture.
I am a Senior Lecturer in English at Canterbury Christ Church University. Publications include Literature and Religion in Mid-Victorian England: from Dickens to Eliot (Palgrave Macmillan 2002) and Romantic Friendship in Victorian Literature (Ashgate 2007). My current research is for the first biography of the New Woman writer Mary Cholmondeley. My third collection of poetry, Warned Against Unnecessary Journeys, will be published by bluechrome in 2007.
Judith Plotz, Professor of English at George Washington University, has published widely on Kipling, 19th-century children’s literature, and romanticism. Her most recent book is Romanticism and the Vocation of Childhood. She is now working on a book tentatively titled Kipling and the Little Traditions: Gender, Children’s Literature, and Modernism.
John Radcliffe is a former Chairman of the Council of the Kipling Society, and General Editor of the New Readers' Guide. John Walker is the Librarian of the Kipling Library, and Poetry Editor for the New Readers' Guide.
Élodie Raimbault, agrégée in English and a recent member of the Kipling Society, is currently teaching at the Université de Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle and writing a PhD thesis entitled ‘Figures de l’espace et de la frontière dans la fiction de Rudyard Kipling’ (Space and Boundary Figures in Rudyard Kipling’s Fiction) under the supervision of Prof. Jean-Pierre Naugrette.
DAVID ALAN RICHARDS is a property lawyer with the law firm of McCarter & English LLP in New York City. He is Secretary of the Grolier Club of New York, a Vice President of the Kipling Society, and serves on visiting committees at the Morgan Library & Museum and the Yale University Library. His published work about Kipling includes Rudyard Kipling: The Books I Leave Behind (New Haven and London: 2007); Kipling and His First Publisher (High Wycombe: 2001); and 'Kipling and the Pirates’ (Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, Vol. 96: I, March 2002). In 2008, his bibliography of Rudyard Kipling, the first in fifty years, will be published by Oak Knoll Press and the British Library, He is the former chair of both the Real Property Section of the American Bar Association, and of the Anglo-American Real Property Institute.
Harry Ricketts was born in London. He has published eight collections of poems (most recently Your Secret Life), an acclaimed biography of Kipling, The Unforgiving Minute (1999), and the extended personal essays How To Live Elsewhere (2004) for the Montana Four Winds Press series and How To Catch A Cricket Match (2006) for Awa Press Ginger series. He is co-editor of the review journal New Zealand Books and lives in Wellington, New Zealand where he teaches English literature and creative non-fiction at Victoria University.
I am in my final year of writing a DPhil at Oxford University on Kipling’s prose. Earlier this year I completed a British Council Research Fellowship at the Kluge Center in the Library of Congress, Washington D.C., where I worked on - amongst other things - the very first draft of ‘Mowgli’s Brothers.’ I have also had poetry published in various national literary magazines.
After a career in teaching, George Simmers is now a postgraduate student at Oxford Brookes University, researching fiction of the Great War. He has previously delivered papers on Dornford Yates, T.S.Eliot and Richard Blaker.
Florian Stadtler recently finished his PhD at the Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Research in the School of English at the University of Kent. His thesis analyses how Rushdie deploys the commercial Bombay film in his fiction. His research interests are in Indian writing in English, Sri Lankan fiction, the novel and Bollywood cinema. Recent publications include: ‘Cultural Connections: Lagaan and its audience responses,’ Third World Quarterly 26.3 (2005), pp. 517-524; ‘Nargis and Aurora Zogoiby - Imaging Mother and Nation in Mehboob Khan’s Mother India and Salman Rushdie’s The Moor’s Last Sigh’ in Once Upon a Time in Bollywood: The Global Swing in Hindi Cinema (forthcoming 2007).
Harish Trivedi is Professor of English at the University of Delhi and has been visiting professor at the University of Chicago and the University of London. He is the author of Colonial Transactions: English Literature and India (Calcutta 1993; Manchester 1995), and has co-edited The Nation across the World: Postcolonial Literary Representations (New Delhi 2007), Literature and Nation: Britain and India 1800-1990 (London 2000), and Interrogating Post-colonialism: Theory, Text and Context (Shimla 1996; rpt. 2000).
Hedley Twidle was born in South Africa and has lived and studied in Cape Town, Oxford, Edinburgh and York. He is writing a book on the literary history of Cape Town.
Dr. Sue Walsh is a lecturer in English, American and children’s Literature at the University of Reading where she teaches on undergraduate courses and the MA in Children’s Literature. She is the author of a number of articles and chapters on various aspects of critical theory and children’s literature, and is currently writing a book on Kipling’s children’s literature and its criticism.
Claire Westall is a doctoral candidate at the University of Warwick, where she also teaches. Her recently submitted thesis examines the place and significance of cricket in English and Caribbean literatures and is entitled ‘What Should We Know of Cricket Who Only England Know?’. Her research interests are principally in the areas of postcolonalism, cultural practice and gender.
Ivan Wise is editor of The Shavian, the journal of the Shaw Society. He spoke as the expert witness for Shaw on Great Lives on BBC Radio 4 in May. Last year, he was a Ronald Bryson scholar at the Shaw Festival in Canada and organised a conference on Shaw's 150th anniversary at the University of London. He has written articles about Shaw in the Times Higher Education Supplement and Guardian Unlimited. He has recently given papers on CS Lewis in Manchester, Charles Lamb in Oxford and William Morris in Toronto. He also volunteers with young offenders and the bereaved.
MA, German Literature, BA, Political Science and German Area Studies, University of Oregon, Post baccalaureate study in Tübingen, Germany. MA, Librarianship and Information Management, University of Denver.
Currently Senior Catalog Librarian, Library of Congress, Special Materials Cataloging Division, Rare Book Team. One of two project catalogers assigned to the Rudyard Kipling Collections. Also worked on: Benjamin Franklin, Paul Avrich Anarchism, Third Reich, Reformation, Martin Luther and other collections for LC’s Rare Books and Special Collections Division, Law Library and Prints and Photographs Division.
Past positions at the Nagoya University of Commerce and Business Administration, Nisshin-shi, Japan, responsible for western language rare book cataloging and processing their collection of the papers of Sir Roy Harrod, British economist. Also worked as cataloger for the Children’s Literature Archive, University of Washington in Seattle, Washington and other cataloging positions at Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University and Boise State University.