For questions and queries, please contact the organisers:

Dr Daniel Hartley (

Beatrice Ivey (

About the Organisers

Dr Daniel Hartley is a Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at the University of Leeds. He is the author of The Politics of Style: Towards a Marxist Poetics (2017) and co-editor of Emergent Forms of Life in Anglophone Literature (2015). He is on the Comité editorial of the French online journal of Marxist theory, Revue Période, and has published widely on Marxist theory and contemporary literature. He is currently at work on a book project on postcolonial impersonality in contemporary world literature.

Beatrice Ivey is a part-time seminar tutor, education outreach fellow, and third-year PhD student at the University of Leeds working with Profs. Max Silverman and Margaret Atack, supported by a Leeds Anniversary Scholarship. Her research looks at the literary and cultural works of Assia Djebar, Hélène Cixous, Ahmed Kalouaz, Malika Mokeddem, and Nina Bouraoui in order to think through questions of gender performativity and cultural memory. Previously, she has worked with Opera North and the University of Leeds on the Performing Violence project, and as an English teacher at Lyon 2 University.