Adina Stroia is a fourth year PhD candidate at King’s College London. Her thesis, which is being funded by the AHRC, is entitled ‘Narratives of Loss and Mourning in Contemporary French Women’s Writing: Marie Nimier, Camille Laurens and Annie Ernaux. Adina is an associate member of the Centre for Contemporary Women’s Writing at the IMLR. Her recent publications include ‘Snapshots of Absence: Photography in Camille Laurens’s Works’ (The Birmingham Journal for Languages and Literature, Vol VII, 2016) and ‘Polymorphous Perversity in La Girafe’ (Marie Nimier: Absence et perte, Paris: Éditions le Passage, forthcoming, 2017).
Ben Dalton is a second year PhD candidate at King’s College London. His thesis, which is being funded by the AHRC, looks at the concept of plasticity across contemporary French and Francophone thought, literature and cinema. Prior to King’s, Ben completed his BA in Modern and Medieval Languages and MPhil in comparative European literature at the University of Cambridge. He is an assistant editor for both The Still Point literary journal and Intensities: Journal of Cult Media and hosts a neuroscience based radio show on KCL Radio. His recent publications include “It Follows: Horror in a Straight Line” (Intensities Vol 8 2016). Ben’s teaching at KCL currently includes French core language in the French department, and a module on European Cinema in the Film department.
Kate Foster is a second year PhD candidate at King’s College London. Her thesis examines the representation of mannequins and androids in visual art and literature in fin de siècle and early twentieth century France. Before starting at King’s, Kate was a solicitor, specialising in commercial litigation.