Universität Bielefeld, Germany
Dr. Gigi Adair (editor) is an assistant professor at the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Potsdam, Germany. She specialises in Postcolonial Studies and British Literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with her first monograph, Kinship Across the Black Atlantic: writing diasporic relations, due to be published by Liverpool University Press in 2019. Her work on Isabella Bird has been published in Studies in Travel Writing, and a chapter on the nineteenth-century Indian traveller Bholanauth Chunder is forthcoming. Adair’s current project concerns travelling masculinities in nineteenth-century British and Indian writing, including both fiction and travelogues. Lenka Filipova completed her doctorate on Ecocentrism and the sense of place at the Freie Universität Berlin. Her research interests lie in the Environmental Humanities; while her dissertation explored notions of emplacement in movement and primarily focused on contemporary writers, her postdoctoral project will interrogate issues concerning space, place, affect, and the environment in both travel writing and fiction from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Filipova has published work on contemporary environmental writing and is currently finalising a chapter on Lady Anne Barnard’s letters and watercolours.