Roger Luckhurst
Roger Luckhurst is Professor of Modern Literature at Birkbeck College, University of London, and author of The Trauma Question and several books on the Gothic. His BFI Classic on The Shining appears in October 2013.

Audrey Linkman
Audrey Linkman is an independent photohistorian who previously worked at Manchester Metropolitan University and the Open University. Her research into nineteenth century commercial portrait photography developed from her work in the 1970s and 1980s when, with the collaboration of many other people, she grew from scratch an archive of some 80,000 photographs copied from the family collections of local people. In 1985 she co-founded the Documentary Photography Archive in Manchester commissioning contemporary photographers to document aspects of everyday life. Death related images featured prominently in the family album and Linkman’s most recent publication Photography and Death (Reaktion, 2011) traces their significance, role and meaning within the context of changing attitudes to death from the Victorian period to the present day.

Timothy Secret
Timothy Secret is a lecturer in philosophy at University of Essex. His work on mourning and eulogy was recently recognised by the AHRC and BBC Radio 3 when he was awarded the title of New Generation Thinker 2012, since which time he has made numerous appearances on national radio and at public philosophy and art events around the country. His first book The Politics and Pedagogy of Mourning will be published in the coming months.

Briony Campbell
Briony Campbell is a photographer based in London. In 2009 Briony graduated from the MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography with distinction at London College of Communication. That year she made The Dad Project; the story of losing her dad to cancer. The process of making this work, as well as the public response to it, became a formative chapter for her personally and professionally. The Dad Project has been exhibited, published and awarded internationally. Briony’s work has been featured in publications such as The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent, The Financial Times, El Mundo, Die Zeit and British Journal of Photography.


Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin
Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin are artists living and working in London. Their latest book War Primer 2 is published by MACK (2011). Broomberg and Chanarin teach at the Zurich University of the Arts and are Visiting Fellows at the University of the Arts London. Their work is represented in major public and private collections including Tate Modern, the Stedelijk Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, and International Center of Photography.

Dr Jennifer Pollard
Jennifer Pollard is senior lecturer in the history and theory of photojournalism and documentary photography at London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London. She has written and published various articles on the subjects of photography and conflict; history and memory; trauma theory and psychoanalysis; media representations of the War on Terror, and cybercultures. Two books, ‘Mythologizing the Vietnam War: Visual culture and mediated memory,’ (ed.) and ‘Photo-Trauma: Seeing September 11th are forthcoming in 2013 and 2014.

Professor Margaret Iversen
Margaret Iversen is Professor in the School of Philosophy and Art History, University of Essex.  She is author of Beyond Pleasure: Freud, Lacan, Barthes and Alois Riegl: Art History and Theory. Recent publications include Chance and Writing Art History (with Stephen Melville).  From 2008-2011, she was Director (with Diarmuid Costello) of AHRC-funded research project, “Aesthetics after Photography.”  She is currently writing a book on photography, trace and trauma.

Professor Robert Eaglestone
Robert Eaglestone is Professor of Contemporary Literature and Thought at Royal Holloway, University of London. He works on contemporary literature and literary theory, contemporary philosophy and on Holocaust and Genocide studies. He is the author of five books and editor/co-editor of six more. His work has been translated into five languages. He is the Series Editor of Routledge Critical Thinkers.


Professor David Bate
Professor David Bate is a photo-artist and theorist. Recent works includes the books Zone (Artworks, 2012), Photography: Key Concepts (Berg, 2009) and Photography and Surrealism (IB Tauris, 2004). He is currently a Professor of Photography at the University of Westminster, London and co-editor of the journal Photographies (Routledge).

Dr Andrea Brady
Dr Andrea Brady is Senior Lecturer in early modern and contemporary English literature at Queen Mary University of London, where her research interests include poetry, ritual, embodiment, dreams, theories of the imagination and the material conditions of writing. Her books of poetry include Wildfire: A Verse Essay on Obscurity and Illumination (Krupskaya 2010) and the forthcoming Mutability: Scripts for Infancy (Seagull 2012). She is co-publisher of Barque Press and director of Archive of the Now.

Professor Robert Hampson
Robert Hampson is Professor of Modern Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he is Director of the MA in Literatures of Modernity and teaches on the MA in Poetic Practice. He has published widely on Conrad, Ford, and contemporary poetry. His recent publications include Frank O Hara Now (2011; co-edited with Will Montgomery), Conrad’s Secrets (2012), a volume of poetry, An Explanation of Colours (2011) and the Crater Press pamphlet, Out of Sight (2012).

Professor Tom Hunter
Tom Hunter is an internationally acclaimed artist whose medium is photography. Tom graduated from the London College of Printing in 1994. His degree show, The Ghetto, a series of photographs and a model of his squatted neighbourhood, is now on permanent display in the Museum of London. Tom received an MA at the Royal College of Art, where, in 1996, he was awarded the photography prize by Fuji Film for his series Travellers. Tom has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as the National Gallery, London, where he held the first solo photography show; the Saatchi Gallery; White Cube; and many others.