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Collischonn, Lúcia

luciacia Collischonn is a Brazilian-German translator and PhD candidate in Translation Studies at the University of Warwick. She takes special academic and professional interest in Exophony in creative writing and translation, that is, writing literature in a foreign language and translation into and out of one’s mother tongue. Exophony was the theme of both her Master’s dissertation and her current PhD research. She has special interest in the works of Yoko Tawada, having recently translated two texts by the author, the novel Etüden im Schnee (2016) which was published in Brazil in May 2019, and Der erste Nachtgesang published in the latest edition of the Journal No Man’s Land. Research interests include: translation theory and practice, literary theory, contemporary and world literature, Portuguese-language literatures, German-language literatures, transnational literature and adaptation studies.


Gülez, Elif

Elif Gülez is a PhD student in Literary Practice, at the University of Warwick. Her research is about borders, migration and memory. She also holds an LLM Degree in International Human Rights Law from Essex University; and two MA degrees in English Literature and in Creative Writing from the University of Warwick. Before she fully committed herself to writing, she has worked many years in public relations and marketing in Istanbul. During those years she’s spent as a professional, she worked voluntarily as the editor of a local cultural magazine Scripta. Her work has appeared in Warwick Writers’ Anthology (2018-19), in Scripta and in Sefername, an anthology of travel essays published in her mother language Turkish.


Loveard, J.S

LOVEARDJ.S. Loveard is a writer. Currently working on a novel Common Place, as part of the Literary Practice PhD at Warwick, he also lectures and tutors at the Centre of Academic Writing (CAW) at Coventry University. He has also contributed a text to Where the Marsh Plants Grow, an Arts Council England funded recording project with Via Nova, a Birmingham-based experimental choral ensemble. He very occasionally tweets @jsloveard.