D I R E C T O R S
Georgina Colby is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Westminster, where she leads the MA in English Literature: Modern and Contemporary Fictions. She is the author of Kathy Acker: Writing the Impossible (Edinburgh University Press, 2016), and has published widely in the field of experimental women's writing and feminist cultural studies in publications such as Textual Practice; New Formations: A Journal of Culture / Theory / Politics; Women: A Cultural Review; Comparative Critical Studies; and The Times Literary Supplement. She is currently working on an edited collection titled Reading Experimental Writing for Edinburgh University Press and a monograph, Forms of Solidarity, which addresses the relationship between experimental writing, political activisms and feminist forms of solidarity, from 1970 to the present day. Recent public-facing work includes a TLS podcast on Kathy Acker.
Susan Rudy is Professor Emerita of English at the University of Calgary in Canada and a Senior Research Fellow in the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary University of London. Since the late 1980s, Professor Rudy has been carrying out research that sits at the intersection of experimental writing, feminist theory, queer and lesbian theory, and historiography. The author of dozens of journal articles, book chapters, and reviews, her book-length publications include Writing in Our Time: Canada’s Radical Poetries in English (1957-2003) (2005) and Poets Talk (2005), both co-authored with Pauline Butling. Current work includes “Strange Passage(s): Finding ourselves in queer space with Caroline Bergvall,” which will appear in Reading Experimental Writing, edited by Georgina Colby, and “This (queer) woman who is not one, lesbian existence beyond the apparition: Ghost work and experimental writing by lesbians,” which has been invited for submission to a special issue of Feminist Theory. Recent, public-facing pieces on gender and sexuality may be found in The New Statesman.