Lehel Balogh earned his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Szeged, Hungary. He currently teaches Western Philosophy courses at Kyungsung University in Busan, South Korea. His current research involves comparative philosophy and ethics, environmental ethics and late Heidegger.
Sutapa Dutta is Assistant Professor of English at Gargi College, University of Delhi, India. She has obtained her Ph.D from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, on the thesis ‘Construction of National Identity in Early English Fiction’. Her research interests include issues of Identity, Nationality and colonial and postcolonial representation in literature. Her recent publications deal with inter-cultural relations in Bengali literature. She has published articles on topics related to South Asian culture and identity. The focus of her study has been particularly on the Bauls, their lyrics, customs and rituals.
R.A. Goodrich teaches in the School of Communication & Creative Arts, Deakin University – Melbourne Campus, co-edits the online refereed arts-practice journal Double Dialogues, and, amongst several collaborative research projects, currently co-ordinates (with Maryrose Hall), a longitudinal study of the behavioural, cognitive, and linguistic development of a number of children within the autistic spectrum of disorders which has also resulted over the past five years in a series of extended critiques for the New York-based Metapsychology.
Tom Kazas is a composer, record producer, film maker, broadcast operator and student of the humanities. He came to international prominence in the mid 1980s with his rock group, The Moffs. He has continued a varied career, releasing stylistically diverse music from the experimental to the traditional, both vocal and instrumental. He has composed for theatre, produced music for local and international artists, and has performed internationally. He has made several music videos and short films, including the sixteen minute cinema poem ‘The Topologist’. He now has a renewed interest in writing, culture and politics. See www.tomkazas.net
Kathryn Keeble is a Melbourne-based writer and PhD candidate at Deakin University, Australia, currently undertaking research for a new biography of Australian physicist Sir Mark Oliphant. Kathryn has had academic papers published in various journals including Double Dialogues and antiThesis. Kathryn is also an arts reviewer for the Melbourne Observer. Her other writing interests include drama and short story for which she has won various awards. Her short story ‘Aftermath’ appears in Award Winning Australian Writing (2010) and her play ‘Ion Man’s Adventures in Atomic Wonderland’ was shortlisted for the 2010 Playwriting Australia’s National Script Workshop.
Maebh Long is Lecturer in Literature at the School of Language, Arts and Media at the University of the South Pacific. She is the author of Assembling Flann O’Brien (London: Bloomsbury, 2014), a monograph of theoretical engagements with the Irish author Flann O’Brien/Myles na gCopaleen/Brian O’Nolan. In addition to incursions into Irish Studies, her areas of engagement and publication are theory and philosophy, currently ironic and fragmentary forms in Derrida, Blanchot and Schlegel.
Margaret Mishra received her PhD from Monash University in Melbourne and teaches ethics and governance in the School of Government, Development and International Affairs at the University of the South Pacific. Her research interests currently focus on feminisms, indenture and morality.
Christopher Norris is Distinguished Research Professor in Philosophy at the University of Cardiff, Wales, and has taught and lectured at many universities around the world. He has written more than thirty books on aspects of philosophy and literary theory, among them Badiou’s Being and Event: a reader’s guide, Re-Thinking the Cogito: naturalism, reason and the venture of thought and Derrida, Badiou and the Formal Imperative. His latest book is Philosophy Outside-In: a critique of academic reason (Continuum, 2013).
Josephine Scicluna is a poet, fiction & essay writer who is inventing and exploring diverse hybrid forms. But really she’s writing about music and mobile phones, love and crumbling houses. She collaborates with musicians to create performance works and recordings for radio broadcast, which have been featured on RRR-FM and ABC Radio National. Her spoken word/music collaborations with Tom Kazas ‘Something like an emergency’ and ‘Conversation in an air raid shelter’ are both released on CD. She has won several awards for her short fiction. Find her on www.writingfix.com.au
Anurag Subramani is an Assistant Lecturer in English Literature, Creative Writing and Film at the University of the South Pacific. His key areas of interest are Pacific historiography and film history and theory. His Masters research, published as Towards a New Pacific Historiography, argued for the re-imagining of Pacific History using an idea proposed by the cultural theorist, Hayden White, that the historical text is a literary artefact. He has also been active in film production, having shot two short films and currently producing a feature-length film, which he hopes to complete by the middle of next year.
Russell Smith lectures in literary studies at the Australian National University, Canberra. He has published numerous journal articles and book chapters on Samuel Beckett, including most recently essays in Samuel Beckett in Context (Cambridge 2013) and a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Medical Humanities on ‘Beckett and the Brain’. He edited Beckett and Ethics (Continuum 2009) and is currently completing a book entitled Beckett’s Sensibility. He is co-editor of Australian Humanities Review.
Thomas White has Master’s degrees from Edinburgh University and Durham University, and is currently lecturing in Ethics at Fiji National University. Research interests include climate change ethics and the South Pacific, the interface between religious narratives and Fiji’s constitutional process, and the interaction of local discourses with Western secular structures of meaning.