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About the Contributors (Vol 2, No 1)

Ahu Antmen is Assistant Professor at Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts in Istanbul, Turkey. She graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Communications. She obtained an MA in 20th Century Art from Goldsmiths College, and completed her PhD on “New Approaches in Turkish Art” at Mimar Sinan University. She lectures on 20th Century Art, Contemporary Art Practice, Contemporary Turkish Art and Visual Culture at Marmara University. Her recent publications (in Turkish) include a book on Trends in 20th Century Western Art and monographies on Turkish artists Ali Teoman Germaner and Hale Tenger. She has also edited a volume on Art History and Feminist Criticism. Email: aantmen@doruk.net.tr

Amrit Sen is Reader in English at the Department of English & Other Modern European Languages, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan. He has won the Outstanding Thesis Award for his book The Narcissistic Mode: Metafiction as a Strategy in Moll Flanders, Tom Jones and Tristram Shandy. (Worldview, 2007) He is interested in Travel Writing and has recently won the UGC Research Award for his Project titled, The Self & the World in Tagore’s Travel Writings. He also takes a keen interest in the History of Science in India, especially the writings of Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray. He would welcome your comments at amritsen@gmail.com

Anindya Raychaudhuri is a PhD student at Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University, researching the constructions of gender in the narratives of the Spanish Civil War. His other research interests include Marxist and postcolonial theory, detective fiction, graffiti and urban studies, and subculture studies. He has written on, among other things, cinema and the Indian Partition, the works of Christopher Caudwell, Doctor Who and on British graffiti-artist Banksy. Email: raychaudhuria@cardiff.ac.uk

Chung Chin-Yi is completing doctoral studies at the National University of Singapore. Her research centers on the relationship between deconstruction and phenomenology. She has published in Nebula, Ol3media and the Indian review of World literature in English, KRITIKE: An Online Journal of Philosophy, Vitalpoetics and SKASE Literary Journal. She is a teaching assistant at the National University of Singapore. She has presented papers on the Beckett centenaries in 2006 in Denmark and Ireland and recently at the Theory Culture and Society 25th anniversary conference. Email: enigma719@hotmail.com

Debasish Lahiri is Lecturer in the Department of English, Lal Baba College, West Bengal, India. Email: debasish.lahiri@gmail.com.

Eleni Gemtou is Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and History of Science, University of Athens, Greece.  She studied classical archaeology in the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Germany) and completed her dissertation in Art History in the Kapodistrian University, Athens (Greece). Amongst others projects, she worked on archaeological excavations and in museums within Greece, as well as in the educational programs of the British auction house, Christie’s, in Athens. Since 2004 she has been working as a lecturer in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science in the University of Athens. She published papers in international and Greek journals and participated in a number of conferences. Email: egemtos@phs.uoa.gr

Gilbert Tarka Fai is Lecturer, Department of English, Higher Teachers’ Training College, University of Maroua, Cameroon. Email: tarkafai@gmail.com.

Josephine A. McQuail is a Professor of English at Tennessee Technological University in the U.S. She served as the Executive Director of the Northeast Modern Language Association from 2003-2006. She has published on a number of subjects, including William Blake, George Gissing, and James Joyce. E-mail: jmcquail@tntech.edu

Reynaldo Thompson, an artist, curator and writer par excellence, is Coordinator at the School of Digital Arts of the University of Guanajuato, Mexico. His visual art and architecture background helps him to play with the interaction of space, time and art. In 2006 he was awarded a scholarship from the CONACULTA and has participated in more than 30 solo and group shows in the United States, Latin America and London. His works have been shown in collective and solo shows in spaces such as the Dallas Museum of Art for the Day of the Death (October-November, 2002), the Centro Cultural de España in Mexico city with the show Chateau de l’ame: trilogy of water (February- March, 2006) and the Museum of Modern Art of Santo Domingo with the video-installation Red Alive (June 14, 2008). His works have also been exhibited in many other public and private shows. Thompson also participated in an experimental project in London organized by Phyllida Barlow and sponsored by the Arts Council of England entitled What do artists do? in October 2008.  In June 2009 he will have a solo show in Demolden Gallery Project in Santander, Spain.  He had also participated as a curator in many exhibitions in the last three years. Email: thompsonreynaldo@gmail.com

Sarawut Chutiwongpeti graduated from the Department of Fine and Applied Arts at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, in 1996. Since then, he has been working as a media artist with Cyber Lab at the Center of Academic Resources, Chulalongkorn University. In 1998, he secured funding and travelled as a visiting artist/researcher to several countries such as Canada, the United States of America, Denmark, Finland, France, Norway, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Austria, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, Egypt, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea and Japan. He is associated with a number of international organisations and centres.   Sarawut has organised many international solo and group exhibitions of his works. He has won many national and international awards for his original works. More of his works can be found at http://www.chutiwongpeti.info.  Email: utopia1998@gmail.com.

Shira Bat-Ami Segal is doing her doctoral research on Representations of Pregnancy and Childbirth in Avant-garde Cinema and Home Movies in the Department of Communication and Culture, Indiana University. She is also Associate Instructor of C360 Motion Picture Production in the same department. She has published a number of research papers and presented papers in quite a few conferences and seminars. Email: sbsegal@indiana.edu

Siddhartha Dasgupta is Lecturer in the Department of Political Science, Bhatter College, Dantan, West Bengal, India. He did M.A in International Relations from Jadavpur University in 1999. He worked (2000-2003) as Political Affairs Officer at the Consulate General of Japan, Kolkata. He is doing doctoral research on “Bengali, Bangladeshi and Islamic Identities in the Politics of Contemporary Bangladesh: Cross-border Implications for West Bengal”. He has also completed a UGC Minor Research Project (MRP) on Indo-Bangladesh affairs. He has published quite a few papers in reputed journals. Email: sdg1975@rediffmail.com

Sreecheta Mukherjee is a freelance writer on fashion designing, arts and crafts. She runs her blog Designs from India at http://sreecheta.blogspot.com. She studied Textile Designing from International Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD), Kolkata. Email: sreecheta1980@gmail.com.
Tom Lavazzi
is Associate Professor of English, Kingsborough Community College, New York, USA. His poetry and criticism appears in such journals as American Poetry Review, Postmodern Culture, Women in Performance, the South Atlantic Review, Symploke, Talisman, Midwest Quarterly, The Little Magazine, Mantis: Journal of Poetry, Criticism, Translation; Genre, Poetry Motel, Poetry New York, Post-Identity, Rhizome: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge, and Sagetrieb, among others; his work has been anthologized in Finding the Ox: Buddhism and American Culture (SUNY Press, forthcoming), Dialogism and Lyric Self-Fashioning: Bakhtin and the Voices of a Genre. (Pennsylvania: Susquehanna University Press), Modernism and Photography (Praeger), Synergism: An Anthology of Collaborative Poetry and Poetic Prose (Boshi Press), Carl Rakosi, Man and Poet (National Poetry Foundation), Contemporary Literary Criticism (Gale), Poetry Criticisms 42 (Gale), Home Grown (Blue House), and Jumping Pond: An Anthology of Ozark Poetry (Sand Hills Press).  I have published three volumes of poetry: Stirr’d Up Everywhere, Crossing Borders, and LightsOut.  A book of experimental critical performances, Off the Page: Scripts, Texts and Multimedia Projects from TEZ (a performance group he founded in 1995) is forthcoming from Parlor Press’s Aesthetic Critical Inquiry series (2009). Email: Tom.Lavazzi@kbcc.cuny.edu

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