Professor Douglas Kerr
Douglas Kerr recently retired from Hong Kong University, where he worked for more than thirty years, including service as Head of the English Department and Dean of the Arts Faculty. He taught courses in nineteenth century, modern, and contemporary literature in English. Besides his work on Wilfred Owen, his research interests in literary history include the literature of colonialism in Asia, the literature of war and of travel, and the history of literary modernism. He has published books on George Orwell, on representations of Orient and empire in British writing, and on Arthur Conan Doyle, and is general editor of the twenty-volume Edinburgh Edition of the Works of Arthur Conan Doyle (forthcoming from Edinburgh University Press). He is the author of Wilfred Owen’s Voices: Language and Community (Oxford University Press, 1993)
Professor Daniel Hipp
Daniel Hipp has an MA in English Literature from Villanova University and PhD in English Literature from Vanderbilt University. He serves as a Professor of English at Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois. He is the author of The Poetry of Shell Shock (McFarland, 2004), a study of wartime trauma and healing in the works of Wilfred Owen, Ivor Gurney and Siegfried Sassoon. His research and teaching interests include Modernism and Poetry, with scholarly presentations on the works of Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Frost.
Dr Kate Kennedy
Kate Kennedy has a PhD from Cambridge University and has held Research Fellowships at Girton College, Cambridge and the English Faculty, Cambridge. She lectures in English and Music, and is Deputy Director of the Oxford Centre for Life-writing at Wolfson College Oxford, where she is Weinrebe Research Fellow in Life-writing. She is author of Dweller in Shadows: Ivor Gurney – Poet, Composer (Princeton University Press, forthcoming), and editor of Literary Britten (Boydell and Brewer, 2018), and co-editor of The Silent Morning: Culture, Memory and the Armistice 1918 (Manchester University Press, 2013) and The First World War: Literature, Music and Memory (Routledge, 2012). She is a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio 3 on early twentieth century music and literature, and is currently writing a triple biography of Rupert Brooke, W Denis Browne and F S Kelly.
Dr Santanu Das
Educated in Presidency College, Kolkata and St. John’s Cambridge (where he was also a Research fellow), Santanu Das is a literary and cultural historian based at King’s College London. He is the author of Touch and Intimacy in First World War Literature (Cambridge, 2006) and Indian Troops in Europe, 1914-1918 (Paris, 2014) and the editor of Race, Empire and First World War Writing (2006) and Cambridge Companion to the Poetry of the First World War (2014). His latest book, South Asia and First World War Culture: Literature, Images and Music, is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in 2018 and he is currently editing the Oxford Book of Empire Writing of the First World War. He has been involved in several centennial commemorative projects on the war, from radio and television programmes to advising on concerts, exhibitions, and, most recently, dance-theatre.