Organising Committee


Peter Adkins

Peter is a PhD candidate at the University of Kent, where he is writing a thesis on James Joyce, Virginia Woolf and Djuna Barnes in relation to the ecological and philosophical implications of the Anthropocene. He is author of articles and book chapters on James Joyce, the Bloomsbury group, and Edward Carpenter, and co-editor of a 2018 special issue of 19: Interdiscplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century on ‘Victorian Ecology’. He is also co-editor of Virginia Woolf, Europe and Peace: Aesthetics and Theory (in preparation) and a collection of essays on Rosi Braidotti and Virginia Woolf. 

Saskia McCracken

Saskia is a PhD candidate at the University of Glasgow. Her research focuses on representations of animals in the works of Charles Darwin and Virginia Woolf. She has published on Katherine Mansfield (eSharp), and Woolf (The Virginia Woolf Miscellany), and has a chapter in preparation for Virginia Woolf, Europe, and Peace: Aesthetics and Theory. She is currently transcribing the earliest known draft of Flush: A Biography. Woof.  

Maria Sledmere

Maria is a PhD/DFA student at the University of Glasgow, exploring Anthropocene aesthetics and the everyday through creative-critical practice. Her research spans Romanticism, modernism and contemporary literature and works across hybrid forms and media, including poetry, lyric essays, visual/sound collaboration and fiction. She is Poetry and Nonfiction Editor at SPAM Zine and Press, member of A+E (Art + Ecology) Collective and founding editor of Gilded Dirt, an online publication centred on the poetics of waste. Her reviews, criticism and creative pieces have been published/are forthcoming in places such as Burning House PressCreative Carbon ScotlandGlasgow Review of BooksGutterJournal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry, MAP MagazineThe Kelvingrove Review and USSO.

Caitlin Stobie

Caitlin is a PhD candidate at the University of Leeds, where she is co-founder of the Leeds Animal Studies Network. She has published articles and book chapters on literary vegan studies (ISLE, Through a Vegan Studies Lens: Textual Ethics and Lived Activism); critical book and film reviews (Berfrois, Glasgow Review of Books, Green Letters); and creative pieces (Plumwood Mountain, Poetry & AudienceReflex Fiction, The Stockholm Review of Literature, Zoomorphic and more). She has an article in preparation for a special collection of essays on Virginia Woolf and Rosi Braidotti.