Eleonora Bello, Phd Candidate in Italian Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
Eleonora is currently enrolled in the first year of the PhD in Italian Studies at Victoria University of Wellington (NZ), where she is also a tutor for Italian classes at undergraduate level. The main topic of her research deals with the fictional representation and criticism of mental institutions in contemporary Italian writings. After completing a first level Master PROMOITALS (Teaching Italian as a second/foreign language) at the Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy), she obtained an MA in Italian Literature at Université de Franche-Comté (Besançon, France). Prior to coming to New Zealand she spent the last three years teaching Italian in Milan, Mexico City and Besançon.
Cordelia Black, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
I'm an alumnus of the Linguistics, European Languages and Classics programmes and completed a PGDipArts in Linguistics under Janet Watson. I am a writer, theatre producer, performer and arts philanthropist based in Wellington. My research interests include gender presentation and gender diversity in the modern and ancient world, translation studies, and the terminology of performance and identity in various subcultures and fandoms.
Publications: Essay in The European Connection, eds. Smith, Hanne et al. ; Eketahuna German Literature Society; poetry collection and translations into NZ English, endorsed by NZCLT and Goethe-Institut Neuseeland. Plus a history of delivering seminars and postgraduate lectures on language use and translation.
Biologist with experience in the field of marine mammal conservation and protection in Italy and Egypt, currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Otago on the impacts of tourism activities on the behaviour and ecology of wild spinner dolphins in the Egyptian Red Sea.
I graduated with a BA Honours in History and Politics in May 2013. I am currently working on Masters’ thesis which looks at New Zealand-Indonesian relations during the Sukarno years, 1945-1966. I present my first conference paper, entitled “New Zealand’s response to the 30 September coup attempt and Indonesian mass killings, 1965-1966”, which looks at left-wing groups in the debate around the Indonesian independence struggle. In the past, I have taken notes for several History and Politics papers.
Sally Ann McIntyre is a sound and radio artist and writer who lives and works in Dunedin. She is active as a radio maker, a live performer, an exhibiting artist, and a publishing writer, with works often fusing these roles in an interdisciplinary manner. Her recordings have appeared on numerous labels, including Gruenrekorder (Germany), Consumer Waste (UK), Flaming Pines (Aust), and Idealstate (NZ/Sweden). She has made programmes in collaboration with broadcast networks and radio art project stations in Berlin, Bratislava, Chicago, Lisbon, Montreal, and New York, among others, and has been an Australasian programmer/curator for the 24 stationRadia international radio art network since 2009. Her sound works have been exhibited internationally, most recently in galleries in Hobart, Sydney, London and Auckland. Critical coverage has included articles in peer-reviewed publications such as Leonardo Music Journal, Antennae: the Journal of Nature in Visual Cultureand Reading Room: A Journal of Art and Culture, and she is one of 150 historical and contemporary artists working with the medium of transmission to be included in the book Transmission Arts: Artist and Airwaves (PAJ, 2011). Her current creative research focuses on hidden and overlooked sound histories, and the relation of sound to memory within New Zealand Natural History collections and archives.
Kim Min-kyoung is enrolled in a Doctoral course of English Literatureand teaches English Conversation at Kookmin University in Seoul. She has published a series of two English Grammar books. She is presently researching on postmodern English novels about history and historiographic metafiction and plans to write her PhD thesis on this subject.
Murari Prasad, Dr., Department of English, D.S.College, Kaihar, Katihar, India
Jane Ross ia Postgraduate student within the Media, Film and Communication Department of the University of Otago. Her research interests include documentary film and character driven film narratives. Her recently completed MA research focused on representations of rural life in contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand documentary.
Timothy Alexander Smith, PhD Candidate, Department of Philosophy, University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ