Albert Russo who has published worldwide over 75 books of poetry, fiction and photography, in English and in French, his two mother-tongues, is the recipient of many awards, such as The American Society of Writers Fiction Award, The British Diversity Short Story Award, several New York Poetry Forum Awards, Amelia Prose and Poetry awards and the Prix Colette, among others. His work has been translated into a dozen languages, including German, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Turkish, Bengali and Polish, and broadcast by the World Service of the BBC, published on the five continents. He has also garnered several prizes for his photography books, Indie Excellence awards, among others. He was also a member of the 1996 jury for the prestigious Neustadt International Prize for Literature which often leads to the Nobel Prize of Literature.
Adamu Pangmeshi holds a PhD in English from the University of Yaounde 1, Cameroon, and specialized in CommonWealth and Postcolonial Studies. He is a senior Lecturer and has published in national and international journals. He is also Head of Service for Teaching Staff at the Higher Teacher Training College of the University of Maroua, Cameroon, where he has have been lecturing since 2009.
David Ayers' principal interests are in the fields of Modernism, American Literature and Critical Theory. He is the author of Wyndham Lewis and Western Man (Macmillan, 1992), English Literature of the 1920s (Edinburgh University Press, 1999) Modernism: A Short Introduction (Blackwell, 2004) and Literary Theory: A Reintroduction (Blackwell: 2008). His current work, funded by a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship, is titled 'Internationalism and the Idea of Europe' and concerns the cultural impact in Britain of the Russian Revolution and the formation of the League of Nations, with an emphasis on the 1920s. Elements of this work include 'The English Trotsky', an analysis of the English language publications of Leon Trotsky and their reception, and 'The Criterion and Communism', an analysis of the treatment of Russian politics and culture in T. S. Eliot's The Criterion. My literary interests include all of the central figures of high modernism (especially Lewis, Pound, Eliot, Loy, Woolf, Lawrence, Ford and Joyce), modern American literature and culture, and the field of poetry in the modernist tradition up to the present day. My interest in philosophy and theory extends from Kant and Hegel to Heidegger, Adorno and Benjamin, and includes French theorists and philosophers, especially Derrida, Foucault, Lyotard, Deleuze and Badiou. Prof. Ayers is interested in supervising postgraduate work in each of these areas, and especially that work which seeks to synthesize literary, historical and theoretical topics. He has supervised graduate work on Nabokov, Lewis, Pynchon, Joyce, Derrida, David Jones, Beckett, Prynne, Burroughs, Bowles, Middleton Murry. He chairs European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernist Studies (EAM) 2010-2012 and International Relations Chair, Modernist Studies Association (MSA) 2009-2013.
K. V. Dominic, English poet, critic, short story writer and editor is a retired professor of the PG & Research Department of English, Newman College, Thodupuzha, Kerala, India. He was born on 13 February 1956 at Kalady, a holy place in Kerala where Adi Sankara, the philosopher who consolidated the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta was born. He took his PhD on the topic "East-West Conflicts in the Novels of R. K. Narayan with Special Reference to The Vendor of Sweets, Waiting for the Mahatma, The Painter of Signs and The Guide" from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala. Prof. Dominic is the Secretary of Guild of Indian English Writers, Editors and Critics (GIEWEC). International Poets Academy, Chennai conferred on him the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD "in recognition of his distinguished contribution to World Poetry, and for his pioneering pursuits in influencing mankind towards the path of World Peace, Global Harmony and Cosmic Humanism" on 9th July 2009 at the World Poetry Day Celebration at World Peace Centre, Chemmencherry, Chennai. His publications include eighteen anthologies of literary criticism and four books of poetry.
Amrendra K. Sharma (b. 31th Dec. 1954) is Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Dhofar University, Salalah, Oman. He did MA in English at Patna University and MA in Linguistics for ELT at Lancaster University, England. He received his Ph.D. degree in the area of Language Acquisition and Language Testing at Bhagalpur University. He also studied for PGCTE and PGDTE at CIEFL, Hyderabad successfully. He has a wide teaching experience of about three decades in India and abroad. He has published a book entitled Teaching and Testing Grammar and a large number of papers in the areas of ELT, Linguistics and Indian Writings in English. He is associated with several national and international journals in various editorial and advisory capacities. He may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
TS Chandra Mouli, was a Visiting Fellow at Nagaland University, Kohima [Nov, 2005]. He is a Fellow of Royal Asiatic Society, Great Britain and Ireland.His publications include fifteen anthologies of literary criticism and two books of poetry besides a Telugu play translated into English.He visited China and Thaland and made a presenttion in Chinese University of Hong Kong in an International Conference
Jaydeep Sarangi is a poet-academic,editor,translator, academic administrator and the author of a number of significant publications (including twenty eight books) on postcolonial issues, Indian writing in English, Australian literature and linguistics and ELT in reputed journals/magazines in India and abroad. Dr Sarangi has delivered more than twenty five keynote addresses in different national and international seminars and chaired sessions. His doctoral thesis Indian Novels in English: A Sociolingustic Study (pub. 2004) has been reviewed as a welcome contribution to post-colonial studies in different journals including, Revista de Lenguas para Fines Especificos (Spain). His important books include: The Indian Imagination Of Jayanta Mahapatra (Hardcover - 2006) ,Raja Rao The Master & His Moves (Hardcover - 2007) ,Indian Legendary Writers In English (2009) ,Australian Literature: Identity Rep.& Belonging (Hardcover – 2007),The Voice Of India (2009), Presentation of Postcolonialism: New Orientations (back cover comments by Prof. Jasbir Jain and Prof. Bruce Bennet) ,Basavaraj Naikar: Trends and Techniques and Writing as Resistance: Literature of Emancipation (New Delhi:2011)---a book devoted to dalit writings in India.
Prof. Rajkamal Shiromani (62), a renowned Linguist, phonetician, ELT specialist, critic, bilingual writer of poems and stories, the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of English Language and Literature (IJELL), the President of the Guild of Indian English Writers, Editors and Critics (GIEWEC®) and the Founder President and MD of the International Congress of Language, Literature, and Culture (ICLLC), has been teaching Language, Linguistics & Phonetics to UG (Hons.) and PG students for the last 44 years (since 1966 when he was just 18) and guiding serious Ph.D. projects in different areas of ELT, Linguistics and Phonetics. He is an alumni of the prestigious CIEFL (now EFLU), Hyderabad from where he got his specialization in both ELT & Linguistics and Phonetics. His romance with Linguistics started way back in 1964 when he was pursuing his Post Graduate studies and later ripened during 1968-71 when he was coordinating the teaching of Indian Languages to American Peace Corps volunteers across the country. He also worked as an ELT specialist and Associate Professor of Linguistics and Phonetics for nearly nine years (1993-2002) in Sana and Taiz Universities in the Republic of Yemen. Shiromani has actively participated, presented scholarly research papers and also taught as a Resource Person at dozens of National and International Conferences, work-shops, training programmes and Seminars and has also held very senior administrative positions including the Chairman of the College Development Council and Dean, Students' Welfare, TM Bhagalpur University, Bihar. He is also on the Executive/ Managing/ Editorial/ Advisory Board of several Educational, Social, Cultural Institutions, Organizations and reputed research journals. Born in a family of senior academicians and writers of repute, Shiromani has both language and literature in his blood. His poems, stories, and critical research papers have been published in various magazines and journals both in India and abroad. Shiromani is the recipient of various academic and literary awards and distinctions, the latest being the International Poets' Academy's most prestigious 'LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD'.
Bran Nicol is Professor of English Literature. He joined the University of Surrey in 2012 having previously been Director of the Centre for Studies in Literature at the University of Portsmouth. Bran works on post-war fiction, contemporary culture, and crime fiction and film. His books include The Cambridge Introduction to Postmodern Fiction (2009), Stalking (2006), and the forthcoming The Private Eye: Detectives in Film (2013). His research interests include: Post-war British and American Fiction, Postmodernism, Psychoanalytic Theory, Film Studies and Crime fiction and film. The books authored by him: The Private Eye: Detectives in Film (Reaktion Books: forthcoming, 2013), Crime Culture: Figuring Criminality in Fiction and Film (Continuum, 2010; co-edited with Patricia Pulham and Eugene McNulty), The Cambridge Introduction to Postmodern Fiction (Cambridge University Press, 2009), Stalking (Reaktion Books, 2006), D. M. Thomas (Writers and their Work series, British Council/Northcote House, 2004), Postmodernism and the Contemporary Novel: A Reader (Ed.) (Edinburgh University Press, 2002), Iris Murdoch: The Retrospective Fiction (Macmillan, 1999). [2nd edition, Palgrave, 2004] .