Strandlines editors

The Strandlines editors got to know each other either through working together on events for Strandlines Mark I, or through related research interests.

The group includes expertise in medieval, digital and eighteenth-century matters; in hair work and memorial culture, authors’ rights and churchyards; in drones and undergrounds; in soundscapes and life writing. We share different forms of fascination with London, and can occasionally be found discovering more common interests in one of the Strand’s pubs.

Clare Brant

Clare Brant

PROJECT DIRECTOR
Clare is co-Director of the Centre for Life-Writing Research, and Professor of Eighteenth-century Literature & Culture in the English Department at King’s College London.
Geoff Browell

Geoff Browell

HEAD OF ARCHIVES AT KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
Geoff is responsible for historic collections relating to science, medicine, warfare and literature spanning two hundred years.
Jane Wildgoose

Dr Jane Wildgoose

ARTIST AND RESEARCHER
Jane works to commission with museums, historic houses and archives. She has exhibited at Sir John Soane's Museum and Waddesdon Manor (Rothschild Collections/National Trust) in the UK and the Yale Center for British Art in the USA. She was an Arts Council Museumaker Selected Maker in 2010. Jane is also Keeper of her own collection, The Wildgoose Memorial Library, for which she was awarded a NESTA Fellowship in 2005.
Katie Paris

Katie Webb

INTERNATIONAL CO-DIRECTOR OF FUIS
Katie has worked extensively with the writer and activist Maureen Duffy, whose archive is held at King's. Between 2011 and 2016, Katie ran the International Authors Forum, a world-wide network of 60 unions of writers and artists set up to protect authors' interests in copyright.
Emrys Jones

Dr Emrys D. Jones

LECTURER IN 18TH CENTURY LITERATURE AT KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
Dr Jones' first monograph, Friendship and Allegiance in Eighteenth-Century Literature, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013. His research focuses on various aspects of privacy and publicity in eighteenth-century life, including issues of sociability, celebrity and patronage.
James Metcalf

James Metcalf

ADMINISTRATOR OF THE CENTRE FOR LIFE-WRITING RESEARCH
James is the administrator for the Centre for Life-Writing Research at King's College London and a PhD candidate in the English department, where he researches mid-eighteenth-century graveyard poetry.
Michael Trapp

Michael Trapp

PROFESSOR OF GREEK LITERATURE AND THOUGHT AT KING’S COLLEGE LONDON
Michael’s research interests stretch from Greek literature under the Roman Empire to the history of the KCL Strand Campus, with special reference to statues, fountains, the remains of the old Somerset House, and all things to do with Strand Lane.
Robert Gallagher

Robert Gallagher

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER AT KING's COLLEGE LONDON
Rob's current research addresses the effect of digital technologies on understandings of the voice and its relationship with identity. It explores how web users communicate, construct identities and circulate biographical narratives in the era of voice recognition software, video streams, Skype and Siri.
Josh Davies

Josh Davies

LECTURER IN MEDIEVAL LITERATURE IN THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT AT KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
Josh's research works across the boundaries between the Middle Ages and modernity, and he is particularly interested in environmental, poetic and institutional histories of medieval culture.