About Us

Nathan Abrams:  Professor of Film Studies at Bangor University. He is the author of The New Jew Film: Exploring Jewishness and Judaism in Contemporary Cinema (2012), as well as editor of Hidden in Plain Sight: Jews and Jewishness in British Film, Television, and Popular Culture (Northwestern UP). He also co-edits Jewish Film and New Media: An International Journal and is currently working on a book about Stanley Kubrick as a New York Jewish Intellectual.

Ruth Gilbert:  Reader in English Literature at the University of Winchester. She has published number of articles on contemporary British-Jewish writing and is author of Writing Jewish:Contemporary British Jewish Literature (Palgrave, 2013).

Peter Lawson: Associate Lecturer and Research Affiliate in the English Department of The Open University. He is also a member of the Postcolonial Literatures Research Group. Peter has published widely on British Jewish literature, and in particular poetry. His books include Passionate Renewal: Jewish Poetry in Britain since 1945 (2001) and Anglo-Jewish Poetry from Isaac Rosenberg to Elaine Feinstein (2006). The former was awarded a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation. He has also published a collection of poetry, Senseless Hours (2009). Most recently, Peter has written on Rudyard Kipling’s utopian/dystopian science fiction (The Kipling Journal, 2015). His article on utopia/dystopia in British Jewish literature is due to appear in the Yearbook for European-Jewish Literature studies (2016).