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GENERAL EDITORS & FOUNDERS | editors [at] longitudines.com
Amin Fatemi is a doctoral researcher in English literature at the University of Reading, where he works on intersections of philosophy and literature in the work of Samuel Beckett. He is also a teacher and has taught courses on poetry, rhythm and James Joyce’s Ulysses. He is currently working on a translation of Patrick Kavanagh’s The Great Hunger into Farsi.
Antonio Gambacorta is a doctoral researcher in English literature and urban studies at the University of Reading, where he is also a sessional lecturer. He worked in advertisement and in video game script creation and translation. He currently translates literature and films from English into Italian and collaborates with Automattic. He received a publication proposal for a poetry collection in Italian and he is working on a collection of short stories in English.
Andrea Romanzi is a doctoral researcher at the University of Reading and Bristol in comparative literature and translation studies. He is main editor of Question, academic journal for the arts and the humanities, and he was editor and contributor for Prosopopeia, Norwegian journal of comparative literature. He translates literature from Norwegian and English into Italian. He collaborates actively with publishing houses across Europe as a consultant for Norwegian literature.
DUTCH EDITORS | du-editors [at] longitudines.com
Peter De Voecht is an author and screenwriter living in Antwerp, Belgium. He has published short stories and poems in a variety of literary magazines and has written three books: Slachtvlinders (‘Butcherflies’), Dwarrelstad (‘Flutter City’) and De vrouw van de schilder (‘The Painter’s Wife’). He is currently working on a new novel set in Sardinia.
Ellen Vanderstraeten is a doctoral researcher at the University of Antwerp, where she is developing a new module of the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project. The aim of her research is to study Beckett’s oeuvre as a whole and to visualize the intersections and overlaps between his works in order to reassess the way Beckett worked as a writer. She is also the organizer of the LeesMij reading group where she and her fellow researchers discuss their favourite books together with book enthusiasts.
ENGLISH EDITORS | en-editors [at] longitudines.com
Derek de Boer holds an M.Phil in Irish Literature from Trinity College Dublin and degrees in both Philosophy and English from the University of Connecticut. He spent periods studying Philosophy at University College Utrecht and Dutch at University College London. He currently resides in the Netherlands and works as a content consultant for a knowledge management consulting firm.
William Davies is a literary critic and historian. He publishes regularly on various aspects of twentieth-century European culture. His book Samuel Beckett and the Second World War is forthcoming with Bloomsbury. He is currently editing with James Brophy a volume of essays on Beckett’s poetry. He works at the University of Reading and lives in Guildford, Surrey, where he is trying to write some poems and improve his ginger beer recipe.
Shane O’Neill is a writer that lives in County Limerick. His short story ‘Fragments’ was shortlisted for the RTÉ Frances MacManus Short Story Competition in 2017 and subsequently published and broadcast on RTÉ Radio One. O’Neill’s short monologue play Kebabs and Hookers was produced as part of Scene + Heard Festival, 2020. O’Neill is also a Government of Ireland, Irish Research Council funded doctoral candidate at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick. His PhD project is entitled ‘Analysing Samuel Beckett’s Self-Translation Process Through his Dramatic Works.’
Sophie Thomas is a researcher and writer from Wales currently based in Coventry. Her research interests are eco-feminism and animal studies and she has previously written about the works of Samuel Beckett and Margaret Atwood. She currently reviews contemporary fiction in her free time.
FRENCH EDITORS | fr-editors [at] longitudines.com
Louise Mai is a student at the École Normale Supérieure. After a master’s degree in Literary Theory at the Université Paris-Sorbonne, she has spent this year doing a research residency at the University of Oxford, working on the influence of the modernist novel on Sartre’s fiction, and teaching as a sessional lecturer at the University of Reading.
Marie Pellan is a French literature and drama teacher, and holds an agrégation higher degree in Literature. She specialised in Comparative Literature and Holocaust studies at the universities of Rennes, La Sorbonne (Paris) and Reading. In 2018, she published Le hussard noir, a novel based on her experience as a high school teacher in the disadvantaged suburbs of Paris. She is currently working on her second novel.
GERMAN EDITORS | ge-editors [at] longitudines.com
Francesco Adriano Clerici studied in Milan, Kiel, Jerusalem, and Berlin, where he currently lives and works. He is currently Ph.D. candidate at the Humboldt Universität, with a doctoral thesis on the psychoanalytical constellation of the work of the Negative (André Green) in German-Jewish authors such as Franz Kafka and Paul Celan. In addition to academic publications and translations, he is involved in several musical projects between Berlin and Milan. He recently published his first poems in Italian on the magazine Materiali di Estetica (Milan).
Sandra Aline Wagner has been working as a cultural journalist for OPUS Kulturmagazin since 2010. She is in charge of the pop and youth culture column and publishes regularly. She is also an expert in German Studies and has recently finished her PhD at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick. In 2019, her monograph on contemporary German mash-up novels and romantic monsters was published with Königshausen&Neumann in Würzburg. She is currently working as a lecturer for German language at MIC.
ITALIAN EDITORS | it-editors [at] longitudines.com
Andrea Suverato is a PhD Candidate in Modern Languages, Literatures, and Culture at the Universities of Bologna and L’Aquila. In 2016 he graduated in European Literary Cultures from the University of Bologna with a Master Thesis on autofiction. He spent study periods abroad in Norway (Universitetet i Bergen) and France (Université de Strasbourg, Université Paris-Nanterre). His research focuses on the hybridizations between fiction and non-fiction, notably on the forms of neo-historical and testimonial narrative.
Giovanna Vincenti has recently completed her PhD in English Literature at the University of Reading. Her research explores how different experiences of madness (either one’s own or of another) are turned into aesthetic form in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake and Samuel Beckett’s early English prose. More generally, her research interests include European modernism and medical humanities. She is a translator from English into Italian and has been mainly working on film and theatre scripts.
SPANISH & CATALAN EDITORS | sp-editors [at] longitudines.com
Helena Fornells is a poet and translator from Barcelona currently based in Edinburgh. She writes poetry in both English and Catalan, and is currently completing an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of St Andrews. In 2018 she won the Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition (EAL). Helena also works as a bookseller.
Josep Llobera Capllonch is a Mallorcan writer-translator based in Edinburgh. He writes both prose and poetry in Catalan, Spanish and English. He self-translated his novel La necesidad es un pato into English as part of his MSc in Translation Studies at the University of Edinburgh. His academic research brought him to Charles University where he presented his paper “Self-Translation: Breaking the Traditional Axioms in a Tongue not Mine” in the last L2 Translation Conference.
ART EDITORS | art-editors [at] longitudines.com
Viola Alberti is an artist and a teacher. She studied and practices art, and experiments mainly with paint, film and mixed media creations. She uses visual arts as a means to promote children’s language development and critical thinking. She enrolled in the Art Psychotherapy Summer School at the University of Roehampton to deepen her knowledge on the subject. She is working on a portfolio of paintings, mixed media and photo editing.
Francesca Ferrario is an artist and communication designer currently studying for a master’s degree in Web and Graphic Design at the Academy of Fine Arts. She collaborates as social media manager and content creator with local associations operating in tourism and territory promotion while working as a freelance illustrator.