CHAIR | Helga Ramsey-Kurz

teaches English literature at the Department of English at the University of Innsbruck. She has published widely on postcolonial writing, is author of the book The Non-Literate Other: Readings of Illiteracy in 20th-Century Novels in English, and has co-edited i.a. Projections of Paradise: Ideal Elsewheres in Postcolonial Migrant Literature and On the Move: The Journey of Refugees in New Literatures in English. More.



SECRETARY | Petra Tournay-Theodotou

is Associate Professor of English at European University Cyprus, where she teaches Postcolonial, British, and African-American literature. Her research focus is on Black British, British Asian and migrant literature. She has published articles, interviews and reviews in English Studies, Wasafiri, Kunapipi, Miscelánea and Transition and is currently working on a special issue for the Journal of Postcolonial Writing. She is also Assistant Editor of Cadences, A Journal of Literature and the Arts in Cyprus.



TREASURER | Veronika Schuchter

Veronika is currently a Visiting Scholar at Nottingham Trent University. Her doctoral project investigates the ways in which contemporary women writers and their texts engage with twenty-first century notions of travel while also re-working, experimenting and subverting the genre of the travel narrative. She is particularly interested in feminist and postcolonial theory as well as literary modernism and contemporary women’s writing. She is also a steering group member of the Postgraduate Contemporary Women’s Writing Network (PG CWWN).

You can follow her work on academia.edu and twitter.




is a lecturer at the English Department and a research assistant at the faculty of law at Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. She is currently working on her Ph.D-thesis under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Christoph Bode with the working title “Shifting the Focus – Beyond the Postcolonial. A Comparative Approach to Postcolonial Theory and Literary Practice in India, the Caribbean and South Africa.” Her broader research interests include postcolonial theory, apartheid and postapartheid South African literature and Caribbean literatures. Laura is co-chairing the 2015 Postcolonial Narrations Conference in Essen and will host the 2016 conference in Munich respectively.



FORMER CHAIR | Geoffrey V. Davis

Geoffrey Davis MA (Oxon.), Dr.phil (Aachen), Dr.habil. (Essen). Taught at universities in Austria, France, Germany and Italy and has held research fellowships at Cambridge University, Curtin University (Perth, Aus.) and the University of Texas. Co-editor of Cross/Cultures: Readings in the Post/Colonial Literatures and Cultures in English and of the African studies series Matatu. Chair of ACLALS from 2007-2010.


Alicia Menéndez Tarrazo, Liamar Durán Almarza, Isabel Carrera Suárez

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